Airest, one of the leading European players in the regional segment of air cargo transportation, is excited to announce the addition of the ATR 72-500F, MSN 715, leased from Jetstream Aviation Capital (Miami, FL) in conjunction with Petrus Aviation, to its growing cargo fleet. This new aircraft represents a significant enhancement to Airest’s cargo operations, providing increased capacity, improved efficiency, and greater flexibility to meet the diverse needs of its customers.

“We are proud to introduce the ATR 72-500F into our cargo fleet,” said Aleksei Lupitski, CEO of Airest. “This new aircraft is a great supplement to our cargo operations, enhancing our ability to serve our customers with greater capacity, efficiency and reliability.”

Stuart Klaskin, CEO of Jetstream, said “It is our great pleasure to expand Jetstream’s longstanding relationship with Airest with this ATR freighter. We have every confidence that it is an optimal regional cargo solution for Airest and its’ customers and appreciate the opportunity to participate in this next step in Airest’s evolution.”

The ATR 72-500F will be deployed to serve one of Airest’s core clients in Germany starting in mid-June 2024.

Airest, founded in 2002, is a private aviation company based in Tallinn, Estonia providing charter, ACMI and wet lease cargo and passenger services under EU-OPS 1. Airest principally serves the European Union, UK, and Eastern Europe. It’s fleet is comprised of  ATR72 and Saab 340 cargo and Airbus A320 passenger aircraft.

Jetstream Aviation Capital, founded in 2010, is a Miami-based aircraft lessor specializing in commercially operated regional turboprop aircraft, and is the largest global owner of Saab 340 and Saab 2000 aircraft and associated spares and engines. Jetstream’s portfolio of over 150 aircraft also includes ATR 72-600, ATR 72-500 Cargo, Cessna Caravan, Embraer EMB-120 and Pilatus PC-12 passenger and cargo aircraft.

Aircraft rendering: Jetstream Aviation Capital / Steve Wyrostok