Indian startup Fly91 (IC, Goa Dabolim) has taken delivery of its first aircraft, an ATR72-600 registered as VT-NUT (msn 1385). The airline announced acceptance of the plane on its social media platforms last week. The aircraft was placed at Fly91 by VMAN Aero Services on an operating lease running through December 31, 2028.

Fly91 CEO Manoj Chacko called VT-NUT's arrival "a proud moment." According to ch-aviation fleets data, the 7.13-year-old ATR - Avions de Transport Régional turboprop formerly flew for TruJet (TRJ, Hyderabad International) and, most recently, flybig (FLG, Indore). As reported in ch-aviation, Fly91 recently closed a deal with DAE Capital to fund its first two ATRs. Chacko hopes to grow the fleet to six of the type within the first six months of its first flights.

Fly91 is a joint venture between Indian airline executive Manoj Chacko and Mumbai-based private equity firm Convergent Finance. The startup plans to connect smaller Indian cities, providing last-mile connectivity to underserved and unserved airports. Chacko recently told ch-aviation that he was in the final stages of securing Fly91's air operator's certificate and hoped to have it issued within weeks.

After its delivery last week, VT-NUT remains at Hyderabad International for maintenance purposes.