AirSWIFT (T6, Manila Ninoy Aquino Int'l) has taken delivery of its first ATR72-600 following the arrival of RP-C7201 (msn 1440) in the Philippines this past weekend.

On lease from Nordic Aviation Capital, the Avions de Transport Régional turboprop was positioned from Billund to the Philippines via Budapest, Cairo Int'l, Abu Dhabi Int'l, Nagpur, Chiang Mai and Ho Chi Minh City over the course of February 8-12 according to Skyliner Aviation and AirNav RadarBox ADS-B data.

Once in service, it will supplement the Filipino carrier's existing fleet of three ATR42-600s of which one, RP-C4205 (msn 1210), is also an NAC lease.

According to the ch-aviation capacity module, AirSWIFT currently operates a network of domestic flights mainly out of El Nido, a popular tourist resort, connecting it with each of Manila Ninoy Aquino Int'l, Cebu, Caticlan, and Clark. It also serves Basco out of Manilla Ninoy Aquino Int'l. In 2018, the carrier plans to add further destinations out of El Nido, as well as launch flights to Sicogon out of the Filipino capital.