Loganair (LM, Glasgow Int'l) took delivery of a maiden ATR42-500, its first passenger-configured Avions de Transport Régional turboprop, on January 13, 2020, Skyliner Aviation has reported.

Msn 490 is 24 years old and owned by Nordic Aviation Capital. It was previously operated by HOP! as F-GPYD and was ferried from Toulouse Francazal to Aberdeen Dyce on January 13 still under its French registration. Eventually, it will be re-registered as G-LMRA in the United Kingdom. The aircraft was phased out by HOP! in April 2019 and has since been stored first at Mönchengladbach and then at Toulouse Francazal airports, Flightradar24 ADS-B data shows.

Loganair is planning to add twenty ATR42-500s to replace first its two remaining active Saab 2000s and then thirteen Saab 340Bs.

The Scottish regional specialist plans to debut the ATR42-500 in commercial operations on March 29, 2020, deploying the turboprop on its 6x weekly service between London City and Dundee, the ch-aviation schedules module shows.

Besides the Saab aircraft, Loganair currently also operates one DHC-6-300, two -400s, four E135s, and thirteen E145s. The airline's cargo fleet consists of one ATR72-500(F), two Saab 340A(F)s, and two Saab 340B(F)s. Loganair is in the process of adding its first ATR72-600, an ex-flybe. (BE, Exeter) unit, and wet-leases one Saab 340(B) from NyxAir (NYX, Tallinn Lennart Meri).