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The ATRs Part 2, October 2019
The ATR-42 was, indeed a hit, but the 72 model was a home run, with well over 1000 in service, and production continuing, albeit at a modest pace. The cards following reflect the broad assortment of operators that are flying or have flown the 72.
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Aer Lingus  Regional ATR-72 #1 KCF
An excellent postcard view of Aer Lingus' ATR-72, EI SLL.  It was delivered new to Atlantic Southeast in May of 1999. After 10 years with Atlantic Southeast, it went to Aer Lingus Regional. In 2013 it went to Czech Airlines, and now operates for Sprint Air in Poland.
Card issued by JP Aviation Images.

"By courtesy of Kuo-Ching Fu"
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Aero  ATR-72 #1
Aero Airlines, launched in 2002, was based in Tallinn, Estonia. Finnair ATR-72s were used to conduct flights from Helsinki, Turku and Vaasa to Tallinn. Until shut down in January 2008.
Shown on this Aero issue is OH KRK, one of the early 72s, originally delivered to Foshing in October of 1991. It was sold to Finnair in 1998

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Aero  ATR-72 #2
OH KRK operated for Finnair from 1998 -2002, when it began service with Aero. It operated until the shutdown of Aero in 2008, and was sold to UT Air, where it is still active. Card is an Aero Issue.

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Aeromar ATR-72 #1KCF
Aeromar, a substantial and successful operator of ATR-42s, received their first 72 in 2013. In 2016, they began adding 6 additional ATR-72-600 models, the last of which was ATR #1446, delivered in July 2018.
The card is an uncommon oversized issue, kindly shared by Kuo-Ching Fu

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Air Algerie ATR-72 #1KCF
In late 2003, Air Algerie ordered 9 ATR-72s to replace and expand upon their F-27 fleet. An additional 6 have been delivered, including 3 600 models. All are still active with Air Algerie. The card is an unidentified publisher, shared by Kuo-Ching Fu.

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Air Caledonie ATR-72
Air Caledonie received their first ATR-72 in 2006. F OIPN, shown on this Air Caledonie Issue, served for 11 years, and was sold to Buddah Air of Nepal in January 2017. The original three 72s were replaced by 4 new ATR-72-600s in 2016 and 2017.

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Air Dolomiti ATR-72 #1
Air Dolomiti, now a subsidiary of Lufthansa, operated a fleet of 13 ATR-72s.
This excellent in flight view features I ADLK,
delivered in March of 2004. In 2013 it went to a leasing company, and is now flying for C A A of Zaire.

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Air Dolomiti ATR-72 #3
Another nice view of ADLK in flight

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Air Dolomiti ATR-72 #4
One final view in a different format of ADLK, which was ATR # 706.

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Air Dolomiti ATR-72 #2
The airline to say the least, was generous with postcards. This one, I ADLM, was delivered in March of 1998, and was sold to a leasing company in 2010. It continues to serve today with Air KBZ.

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Air Dolomiti ATR-72 #5KCF
An additional Air Dolomiti issue of ADLM, which was an earlier aircraft, sn 543. Card by courtesy of Kuo-Ching Fu.

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Air K B Z  ATR-72 #1
Air K B Z is a significant ATR-72 operator, currently operating 11 out of Yangon, Burma. This nice K B Z card was issued with both square and rounded corners.

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Air KBZ ATR-72 #2 KCF
Air K B Z's first ATRs were ex American Eagle aircraft,received in 2011. By 2013 the airline was taking delivery of new ATR-72-600s, creating the current 11 aircraft fleet. Card  by courtesy of Kuo-Ching Fu.

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Air Madagascar ATR-72 #1KCF
Air Madagascar operated 4 ATR-72s on domestic and short regional routes. This one, 5R MJF, was delivered to Air Madagascar in December 2005. It is currently operating for Air Madagascar's domestic subsidiary Tsaradia.
Card is a Collection Vilain Issue by courtesy of Kuo-Ching Fu.

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Air Mandalay ATR-72 #4 KCF
Air Mandalay, also from Myanmar, currently operates 2 ATR-72 aircraft. Two other 72s were operated and are now with Air Bagan. This Air Mandalay issue by courtesy of Kuo-Ching Fu.

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Air Mandalay ATR-72 #2
This is one of at least 3 similar in flight issues from Air Mandalay. F OHLC was delivered to Air Mandalay in December, 1995.

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Air Mandalay ATR-72 #1
F OHLC, also shown on this Air Mandalay issue, was sold to Bangkok in 1998, but returned as a leased aircraft in 2003. It was later delivered to Air Bagan in 2008. In July 2015, it was written off in a landing accident at Rangoon.(Yangon)

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Air Mandalay ATR-72 #3
One final Air Mandalay issue of F OHLC.

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Air New Zealand Link ATR-72
An excellent Air New Zealand issue of their ATR-72, ZK MCA, delivered in September, 1999. Like other "Link" airliners, it was operated by Mount Cook. It served Air New Zealand until August of 2017, when it was sold to Novo Air of Bangladesh, where it is still active.

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Air New Zealand Link ATR-72 #2KCF
Also, an outstanding in flight view, this is ZK MCC, delivered in 2004, and still operated for Air New Zealand by Mount Cook Airlines. Card is a Mount Cook Airlines issue by courtesy of Kuo-Ching Fu.

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Air Tahiti ATR-72 #1KCF
A beautiful Ifolor issue of Air Tahiti's ATR-72, F OHJO, delivered in June 1998. It operated for Air Tahiti until sold to Airlinair in 2006. It later spent 4 years with Hop! and since April 2017, is flying for Sky Express in Greece.
Card by courtesy of Kuo-Ching Fu.

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Alsie Express ATR-72#1KCF
Alsie Express is a unique air shuttle operation connecting Copenhagen with Sonderborg. Five flights a day are operated with 2 ATR-72 aircraft.
Shown on this unidentified publisher card is OY CLY, delivered new to Azerbaijan Airlines in June of 2008. In 2013 it was acquired by Alsie Express, and continues to serve the route, as well as occasional charters to other destinations.
Card kindly shared by Kuo-Ching Fu.

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American Eagle  ATR-72 #1
A very nice Plane Views issue of American Eagle's ATR-72 EI-CBC, delivered in January 1990, and operated by Executive Airlines.

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American Eagle  ATR-72 #2
The ATR-72s served at American's San Juan and Miami hubs. This aircraft was leased from Guiness Peat, and after 8 years with American, it was leased to Air Nostrum, Schreiner, Cimber Air, West Air Sweden, and is currently operating for Swift Air of Spain.
Card is an American issue from a collector series.

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Atlantic Southeast ATR-72
Atlantic Southeast operated 19 ATR-72s for Delta, starting with this aircraft, N630AS, delivered in May of 1993. It operated for ASA until June of 1993, when it was sold to FedEx.
Card is a Plane Views issue.

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Avanti Air ATR-72 #1KCF
The German charter airline Avanti Air acquired this ATR 72 from Eurowings in 2005. D ANFC, shown on this unidentified issue operated from 2005 until sale to Calm Air in 2013. Card by courtesy of Kuo-Ching Fu.

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Avanti Air ATR-72 #2KCF
Another nice view of D ANFC, one of only 2 72s operated by Avanti. The aircraft was operated for Bangkok Airways on a wet lease in 2007 and 2008,
Card is an unidentified issue, shared by Kuo-Ching Fu

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Avianca  Argentina ATR-72 #1KCF
Avianca Argentina was launched in November 2017 through a license agreement with Avianca. Initially, 12 ATRS were ordered but only 2 were delivered.  LV GUH, shown on this rare airline issue, shared by Kuo-Ching Fu, was ATR #1395, delivered in March 2017. The airline ceased operations in June of this year.

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Azul ATR-72 #1 KCF
Azul of Brazil is a major operator of ATR aircraft, which included this specially painted 72 model celebrating 30 years of ATR production. PR AZY was originally an Air Tahiti aircraft delivered in 1993. It went to CCM, operating in Air France colors from 1999 through 2005. It arrived in Brazil with Trip in 2006 and was sold to Azul in 2011. In 2013 it went to Overland of Nigeria, where it is still active. Card is a JJ issue.

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Azul ATR-72 #2KCF
An excellent in flight view of PR AZV, "La Ville Rose", in a unique rose colored version of Azul's livery. The scheme was intended to carry a breast cancer awareness message. It appears the aircraft was a freighter, operated only briefly before sale to Solenta Aviation for use as a DHL aircraft.
It was originally delivered to Lao Aviation in 1995 and arrived at Azul in 2011. It left the fleet in 2012. The card is an unidentified publisher, shared by Kuo-Ching Fu.

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Bangkok ATR-72 #1
Bangkok, a significant ATR user, currently operates 14. This early card enumerates the various aircraft in their fleet on the reverse.

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Bangkok ATR-72 #6KCF
On the other hand, this early Bangkok issue, shared by Kuo-Ching Fu, lists the cities served.

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Bangkok ATR-72 #2
This Bangkok issue Features HS PGA, a 200 model delivered in 1994. It served Bangkok until 2003, when sold to Aer Arann. In 2008 it was acquired by Danube Wings where it operated until 2013. (This is the aircraft shown on the Danube Wings card below). Currently it flies for Dimonim Air of Indonesia.
A newer HS PGA currently operates for Bangkok

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Bangkok ATR-72 #5 KCF
This excellent New Years card, shared by Kuo-Ching Fu, shows the new HS-PGA, delivered in 2003. In 2006 it went to affiliated airline Siem Reap, in Cambodia. Now stored.

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Bangkok ATR-72 #4
Bangkok adopted a new more exotic livery, themed after destinations, as shown on this Bangkok issue of HS PGL, delivered in June of 2001.

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Bangkok ATR-72 #3
This final Bangkok issue features HS PGL in flight. After service with Bangkok, it operated for Siem Reap for two years. It was returned to Bangkok and was written off in a landing accident in August 2009.

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Binter Canarias ATR-72 #1
Binter is among the largest ATR operators, and decidedly the most prolific ATR-72 postcard publisher. Currently the airline operates 22, with 2 on order.

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Binter Canarias ATR-72 #2
Over the years the airline has operated a total of 44 72s. Shown on this 10th anniversary issue is an excellent in flight  view in original colors.

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Binter Canarias ATR-72 #8KCF
This nice Binter Issue , featuring their second livery, shows EC-JQL, "Teide", delivered  in March of 2006. It is still active with Binter.

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Binter Canarias ATR-72 #5
A later Binter issue, showing EC-KYI, "Guarapo", the 850th ATR delivered. This one, shown in the current livery, was delivered in February, 2009.

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Binter Canarias ATR-72 #6
Another nice Binter issue, showing EC KSG, the "Malvasia Volcanica". The aircraft is ATR #796, delivered in June, 2008.

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Binter Canarias ATR-72 #10KCF
One more Binter issue, this one  featuring EC KGJ, "Madeira", delivered in June of 2007. Like the previous aircraft, it is currently serving Binter. Card by courtesy of Kuo-Ching Fu

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Binter Canarias ATR-72 #7KCF
An interesting Binter issue of a 72 receiving a water salute, shared by Kuo-Ching Fu

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Binter Canarias ATR-72 #9KCF
One final Binter Issue shared by Kuo-Ching Fu.

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British ATR-72
A great postcard view of British Airways Express ATR-72, G BVTJ. It was delivered in 1994, and operated by CityFlyer Express for BA until 2003, when it was sold to Aer Arann. In 2008 it went to Trigana Air Service of Indonesia, where it is still serving. Card issued by CityFlyer Express.

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British World ATR-72
Undoubtably one of the best looking ATR-72s, was this beauty, G OILA, the first of only 2 operated by British World. Delivered in 1996, it operatedodor just 3 years before sale to CityFlyer Express.
It is currently operating (since 2004), for Aero Caribbean of Cuba.

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C S A  ATR-72 #4KCF
An outstanding, but unidentified card featuring CSA's ATR 72, OK XFB, delivered in April of 1992. It was the 2nd of 6 delivered.

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Czech ATR-72 #1
This  airline issue also shows OK XFB, but in the new Czech Airlines Livery. It operated for 19 years before sale to Eurolot in 2011.

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Czech ATR-72 #2KCF
This very nice Czech Airlines issue, shared by Kuo-Ching Fu, shows OK XFD, the last of 4 ATR-72 201 models delivered to the airline. It served until delivered to Helitt Lineas Aereas of Spain in 2011. It is currently active with the airline.

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China Xingjiang ATR-72 #1 KCF
Xinjiang was formed by CAAC as a subsidiary in 1985,  operating a fleet of TU 154s.  In 1997 and 98, a fleet of 5 new ATR-72s was delivered to service thinner route segments. These operated until the merger of Xinjiang into China Southern, where they operated as recently as 2011. As of today, 2 are active, with Air KBZ and Air Serbia.
    The card is a rare item published as an insert in the Taiwanese magazine "Airway", kindly shared by Kuo-Ching Fu.

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Cimber ATR-72 #1 KCF
Cimber Air was a significant operator of ATRs, 16 of which were 72 models. The first  72, OY CIM was delivered in February 1999, and the last delivery was in November 2006. After 2009, the airline became Cimber Sterling. Only 2 72s remained at the shutdown of the airline in 2012. Card is an Ifolor issue, by courtesy of Kuo-Ching Fu

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Continental  Express ATR-72
This beautiful 72 was delivered new to Continental Express in November of 1993. It flew for Continental for 7 years before sale to European Air Express in 2000. It last operated for United Airways of Bangladesh, and was WFU in 2014.
Card is a Plane Views Issue

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Danish ATR-72 #1KCF
A nice in flight postcard view of OY RUB, an ATR-72 that was passed around quite a bit before settling at Danish Air Transport. Delivered new in 1992 to Air Tahiti, it went to Gill Airways in 1998. After return to ATR, it was sold to Danish, who leased it to Binter, Royal Air Maroc and Aer Arann, before entering service with Danish in 2016.
Card is a Danish Air issue, by courtesy of Kuo-Ching Fu.

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DanubeWings ATR-72 #1KCF
Just an outstanding view of Danube Wings ATR-72, OM VRA, acquired in 2008. The aircraft was delivered new in 1993 to Bangkok Air, and is the aircraft shown on card #31 above. Since 2013, it has been operating for Dimonim Air in Indonesia.
Card is an Ifolor issue, kindly shared by Kuo-Ching Fu.

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Delta  Connection ATR-72 #1KCF
This outstanding ASA issue shows an unidentified ATR-72, flying in the later Delta Connection colors. ASA operated 19 72s.
Card by courtesy of Kuo-Ching Fu.

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Eurolot ATR-72 #3KCF
A nice take off view of Eurolot's SP LFF,  a 72 delivered to LOT in March of 1994. In 2001 it was transferred to the regional subsidiary Eurolot, and operated until sale to United Airways of Bangladesh in 2013.
This card is an N CEWE issue shared by Kuo-Ching Fu.

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Eurolot ATR-72 #1
SP LFF was also featured on this LOT issued card.

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Eurolot ATR-72 #2 KCF
LOT's 75th anniversary set also featured this aircraft.

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Eurowings ATR-72 #7
Eurowings was born with the merger of two successful German airlines, RFG and NFD. Both airlines were ATR operators, including six 72s at NFD. This card is an unusual promotional card issued by the airline.

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Eurowings ATR-72 #8
This outstanding Eurowings issue features D ANFA, the first 72 delivered to NFD in March of 1991. The aircraft is shown in its original colors on the NFD issues below.
After serving Eurowings for 9 years, it went to Cimber Air, and is now operating for FedEx.

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Eurowings ATR-72 #4
This splendid Eurowings issue shows D AEWH, delivered new to Eurowings in April 1993. It operated for 13 years until sold to FedEx in January 2006.

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Eurowings ATR-72 #3
Another nice Eurowings issue of D AEWH

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Eurowings ATR-72 #6
A very nice, but unidentified ATR-72 on a Eurowings Issue

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Eurowings ATR-72 #9KCF
Also an unidentified Eurowings issue shared by Kuo-Ching Fu.

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Eurowings ATR-72 #2
One more nice Eurowings issue showing an unidentified ATR 72 in flight.

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Farnair ATR-72
An outstanding postcard view of HB AFG, originally delivered in 1992 to Air Littoral. This is the first production ATR-72, sn 108. The airliner went to Royal Air Cambodge in 1996, and served 4 years before return to ATR for conversion to a freighter.
     It went to Farnair in 2002, operating through 2015, when the airline was acquired by ASL. Since 2016, it is serving in New Zealand as a DHL Express aircraft.
Possibly Farnair Issue?

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Finnair ATR-72 #1
An interesting view of Finnair's ATR-72 OH KRE, which was delivered to Kar Air in April of 1990. It was transferred to Finnair in 1995, and operated for 10 years before becoming an Aero aircraft in 2005.
It was sold to UT Air in 2008, but is now WFU.

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Finnair ATR-72 #2
This is a later Finnair issue , featuring OH KRB. It, too, was delivered new to Kar Air, and was operated for Finnair before transfer in 1995. Likewise, it went to Aero in 2005, and was later sold to JAT in 2007. Now WFU.

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FinnComm ATR-72 #1 KCF
FinnComm was launched in 1993, as an air taxi service to remote destinations in Finland. By 2003, the airline has grown into a successful regional airline and shortly thereafter a fleet of ATR's was ordered, which ultimately included 16 72 models. This one, OH ATE, was the first one, delivered in January 2007. The airline became Fly BE Nordic in 2011, and in 2015 became Nordic Regional.
OH ATE is still active with Nordic Regional.
     The card is from an unidentified publisher, shared by Kuo-Ching Fu.

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Firefly ATR-72
Firefly, actually a subsidiary of Malaysian, operates a fleet of 15 ATR-72s. First deliveries were in 2008, with the last delivery in April 2016. Shown is one of two similar Firefly issues.

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Firefly ATR-72 #2KCF
This German publisher card, shared by Kuo-Ching Fu, gives an excellent view of Firefly's 9M FIE, still wearing its delivery registration. This later 600 model was delivered in March of 2015, and is currently operating for the airline.

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Flitestar ATR-72
Flitestar was set up as a subsidiary of Trek Airways in 1991. Two ATR 72s, were acquired to operate domestic routes in competition with South African. ZS NDI, shown on this Avimage issue, was delivered to Flitestar in November of 1991. It operated until the shutdown of the airline in 1994. Afterwards it served 6 years with Royal Air Cambodge,  and is now serving as a freighter for Swiftaire of Spain.

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Fly B E ATR-72 #1KCF
A great postcard view of Fly Be Nordic's ATR-72, OH ATG, the 757th ATR, delivered in October of 2007. Since 2015 it has operated as Nordic Regional Airlines, a subsidiary of Finnair. This card, shared by Kuo-Ching Fu, is from an unidentified publisher.

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Foshing ATR-72 #1KCF
Foshing Airlines took delivery of 5 ATR-72s in late 1990 and 1991.  These operated for Foshing, later known as TransAsia, until returned to ATR in 1997.  
Card is a Foshing issue, shared by Kuo-Ching Fu

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Garuda ATR-72 #2KCF
An outstanding postcard view of a Garuda ATR-72-600 in flight. Garuda initially ordered 35 ATR-72s, and has taken delivery of 18. Five have subsequently gone to Citilink.
Card is from an unidentified publisher by courtesy of Kuo-Ching Fu.

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Garuda ATR-72 #1 KCF
This splendid Garuda issue, shared by Kuo-Ching Fu, shows ATR #1119, delivered to Garuda in November 2013. PK GAA served with Garuda for nearly 6 years before being transferred to subsidiary airline City Link. It is currently operating there.

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InterSky ATR-72 #1KCF
An excellent, but unidentified  postcard showing an ATR-72-600 in flight. OE-LIF, shown on the card was apparently never delivered, as the airline shut down in November 2015. Two 600s were operated by Intersky up to that time.
Card by courtesy of Kuo-Ching Fu.

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Iran Air ATR-72 #1KCF
A very nice Iran Air issue of EP-ITA, the first of a fleet of 16 ATR-72-600s delivered to the airline in 2017.

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Iran Air ATR-72 #2KCF
A second Iran Air Issue of ITA, which was ATR #1386.

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Iran Air ATR-72 #3 KCF
This nice Iran Air issue shows EP-ITF, at take off. The 1431st ATR is of course still operating.
Card by courtesy of Kuo-Ching Fu

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Iran Air ATR-72 #4KCF
One more Iran Air issue showing EP ITF, shared by Kuo-Ching Fu

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Iran Asseman ATR-72 #1EVH
Iran Asseman, on the other hand, has operated ATR-72s since 1994. This card shows EP ATZ,  the 398 th ATR, delivered in January of 1994, and still operating for the airline.
This card by courtesy of Eddy Van Haute.

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Iran Asseman ATR-72 #2 KCF
Another Iran Asseman issue of EP ATZ, landing, kindly shared by Kuo-Ching Fu.

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Iran Asseman ATR-72 #3 KCF
This is a nice oversized ramp view of the ATR 72 in original Iran Asseman colors. EP ATA, ATR # 334, was delivered to Iran Asseman in October 1993, and continues to operate for the airline.
Card is an Iran Asseman issue, shared by Kuo-Ching Fu.

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Iran Aseman ATR-72 #4 KCF

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Iran Aseman ATR-72 #5 KCF

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Island Air ATR-72 #1KCF
An excellent postcard view, shared by Kuo-Ching Fu, of Island Air's ATR-72, N348E. This 72 was originally an American Eagle aircraft, delivered in February 1993. It operated as American Eagle until sold to Island in 2012. In 2017 it was sold to a leasing company.

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Jet Airways ATR-72
Jet Airways was a significant ATR user, operating 27 72s, the first of which was delivered in October, 1999. Deliveries continued until 2015. Sadly, the fleet has been disbursed upon the shutdown of the airline. Card is a Jet Airways issue.

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Kar Air ATR-72 #1
Kar Air introduced the ATR 72 to Finland. OH KRA, shown on this Kar Air issue, was the first ATR delivered, in January 1990. It, as well as the 5 other 72s, became part of Finnair in 1995.

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Kar Air ATR-72 #2
All 6 ATR-72s went to Aero in 2004 and 2005. OH- KRA, shown on this 2nd Kar Air issue went on to serve Aer Arann in 2006, and Air Contractors in 2009.  Now WFU.

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L I A T ATR-72 #1KCF
This outstanding take off view shows V2-LIA, the 1007th ATR, delivered to LIAT in June of 2013. The airline currently operates 5 ATR-72-600s, as well as 5 ATR-42s. The card is an OKC issue, shared by Kuo-Ching Fu.

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L O T ATR-72 #2
This early LOT issue shows SP LFA,  the first ATR-72 delivered to LOT in July, 1991.
After 10 years, it was transferred to regional subsidiary Eurolot. It continued to operate for Eurolot until 2013.
    After a year with Darwin Airlines it was converted to a freighter for Sprint Air, where it currently operates.

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L O T ATR-72 #1
SP LFA was also featured in this later LOT series of cards, that covered all LOT aircraft.

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Lufthansa  Regional ATR-72 #1KCF
Contact Air operated flights on behalf of Lufthansa, beginning in 1994, and in 1996 became Lufthansa Regional. In 2005, D ANFH, shown on this unidentified card was acquired from original operator Eurowings. It served Contact Air as a Lufthansa Regional aircraft until November 2009, when it went to Air Dolomiti. In 2014 it was acquired by Darwin Airlines of Switzerland, where it currently operates.

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M A S Wings ATR-72 #1KCF
M A S Wings has operated as many as 14 ATR-72s, flying rural air services in Borneo and Sarawak on behalf of Malaysian. The first 72 was delivered in 2009. The last 4, all 600 models were delivered in 2014. This excellent airline issue, provided by courtesy of Kuo-Ching Fu.

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N F D  ATR-72 #1
This excellent NFD issue shows D ANFA, the first 72 model delivered to NFD  in March 1991. It continued to serve with the creation of Eurowings, and is featured on the first Eurowings card shown above. The aircraft is now being operated for Fed Ex by Air Contractors.

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N F D  ATR-72 #2
Another NFD issue featuring D ANFA.

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N F D  ATR-72 #3
One final look at D ANFA, from NFD.

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Passaredo ATR-72
An excellent OKC issue of Passaredo's ATR-72, PR PDA, sn 1022, still wearing its delivery registration. Delivered in May of 2012, it operated for Passaredo until 2017. In 2018 it was acquired by Air Nostrum in Spain, where it is still operating.

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S A T A  ATR-72 #1 KCF
This is an excellent TACV Issue, showing TACV’s 2nd ATR-72, received in July 2007. It operated for 10 years, and was sold to a leasing company in 2017. Now, however stored.
Card by courtesy of Kuo-Ching Fu.

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Siem Reap ATR-72
A splendid Siem Reap issue of their ATR-72 HS PGK. This aircraft was delivered new to Bangkok in November of 2001. It, like several others went to Bangkok's Cambodian subsidiary in 2006. Later it returned to Bangkok and was WFU in 2018.

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Simplifly Deccan ATR-72 #1KCF
Air Deccan of India acquired 4 New ATR-72s in 2006 and 2007. In 2008, Kingfisher acquired Air Deccan, and subsequently rebranded it Simplifly Deccan, as shown on this N CEWE Issued card. Soon after, it was renamed Kingfisher Red and finally shut down in 2012. The 72s were returned to their leasing companies and one is currently flying for Nok Air in Thailand.
Card by courtesy of Kuo-Ching Fu.

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Syrianair ATR-72 #1KCF
Syrian took delivery of 2 ATR-72s. Shown on this unidentified issue is YK AVA, ATR # 836, delivered in April of 2010. It is still with the airline, but believed to be stored.
Card by courtesy of Kuo-Ching Fu.

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TW Express ATR-72
A beautiful in flight postcard of aTrans World Express ATR-72. N721TE, the first of only 3 operated for TWA, was delivered  to Trans States in March 1991 for service on TWA routes. In 2005, it was converted to a Freighter for FedEx, and continues to operate for FedEx in Canada.
   Card is a Plane Views issue.

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TAT issued a number of excellent cards including this great view of F GKOA, one of the earlier 72 models, sn 201. Delivered to TAT in 1991, it was sold to Air Liberte in 1997. In 2002 it was leased to Iran Asseman for 2 years and then was acquired by Aer Arann in 2004. Finally, it was sold in 2008 to Trigana Air of Indonesia, where it is still operating.

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Transasia ATR-72 #1
An outstanding TransAsia issue of B 22707, delivered in July 1992. In 1999 it went to Airlinair, first for lease to Europe Airpost, then after 2003 operating as Airlinair. In 2013, it was sold to Calm Air International in Canada, where it is still operating.

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Transasia ATR-72 #2 KCF
A beautiful postcard view of TransAsia's ATR-72, B22801. This aircraft was delivered to TransAsia in July of 1997, operating until WFU in 2014. Now broken up.
This is a rare card from Airway of Taiwan, kindly shared by Kuo-Ching Fu.

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Tuninter ATR-72
An outstanding postcard view of Tuninter's ATR-72, TS LBB. One of 5 Tuninter 72s, TS LBB was delivered in March of 1992, operating until written off in a crash into the Mediterranean in 2005.

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U T Air ATR-72 #1KCF
A  nice postcard view of UT Air's ATR-72, VP BYZ.  It was originally a TransAsia aircraft, delivered in 1992. In 1999, it was sold to Finnair, who operated it for 4 years, and then leased it to the newly formed Aero Airlines. In July of 2008, it was sold to UT Air, and sadly, was written off at Tyumen on April 2, 2012. Card is an N CEWE issue, shared by Kuo-Ching Fu.

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Viet Nam ATR-72 #1KCF
An outstanding, but unidentified publisher card featuring a Viet Nam Airlines ATR-72. Viet Nam operated a total of 23 ATR-72s, taking delivery of their first 200 model in 1994, and their last 500 model in Jan 2011. All have been retired. Card by courtesy of Kuo-Ching Fu.

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Wings Abadi ATR-72 #1KCF
An outstanding Frontier Productions issue of Wings Air's ATR-72 PK WHG, the 1250th ATR, delivered in May of 2015. Wings operates a fleet of 62 ATR-72s, in association with Lion Air of Indonesia. Card by courtesy of Kuo-Ching Fu.

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