Free Spirit Airlines (Melbourne Essendon) has acquired a single Beech 1900C with the turboprop having recently been ferried to Melbourne Essendon. Built in 1991, VH-EMK (cn UC-159) was originally destined for West Wing Aviation (Mount Isa).

As previously reported, Free Spirit plans to use the aircraft on Regular Public Transport (RPT) flights from Essendon to Merimbula and Burnie beginning next month.