Industry Bangkok Airways orders four additional ATR72
Thailand’s airline Bangkok Airways and ATR have signed a contract for the purchase of four additional ATR 72-600s. The signing ceremony took place at the Singapore Airshow.
The deal is valued at over US$ 100 million and should enable the airline to continue the modernization and harmonization process of its regional fleet around the ATR 72-600s. Today, Bangkok Airways operate a fleet of 15 ATR aircraft, nine ATR 72-600s and six ATR 72-500s that are being progressively replaced with the introduction of the new ATR -600s. Deliveries of these four additional aircraft; configured with 70-seats, will take place between October 2018 and March 2019.
Commenting on the signature at the Singapore Airshow, Mr. Christophe Clarenc, Bangkok Airways’ Senior Vice President - Technical declared: “Since the introduction of our very first ATR back in 1994 we have built up a solid and fruitful partnership that has substantially contributed to providing air services all over the country, thus developing business and tourism. The ATRs have proven, for years, to be the right aircraft to create new routes and efficiently expanding regional networks. “
Bangkok Airways promotes itself as boutique airlines and was founded in 1968. Beside the 15 ATR aircraft, Bangkok Airways operates a fleet of 13 Airbus A319 and 9 A320 from its hubs in Bangkok, Phuket and Chiang Mai. The carrier owns the three Thai regional airports Samui Airport, Sukhothai Airport and Trat Airport.
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