Alliance Air (India) (9I, Delhi International) has secured two ATR42-600s on dry-lease from TrueNoord following a tender floated in November last year.

Deliveries of the two ATR - Avions de Transport Régional turboprops will start towards the middle of the year after which they will be deployed on flights to the remote hot-and-high airports of Shimla and Kullu located in the Himalayas.

Following the recent privatisation of former parent Air India (AI, Delhi International), Alliance Air is now a standalone government-run airline that specialises in serving Tier II & III cities across India. Its fleet currently consists of eighteen ATR72-600s although, according to the ch-aviation fleets history module, it did operate up to seven ATR42-300s between 2002 and 2020.