SINGAPORE, February 9, 2018 — Recently, Bangkok Airways led by Mr. Anawat Leelawatwatana, Senior Vice President – Finance and Accounting (left) and ATR led by Mr. Christian Scherer, Chief Executive Officer (right) 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 will enable the airline to continue the modernization and harmonization process of its regional fleet around the ATR 72-600s. Deliveries of these four additional aircraft will take place between October 2018 and March 2019.
Today, Bangkok Airways operates a fleet of 15 ATR aircrafts; 6 ATR 72-500s and 9 ATR 72-600s. The four additional aircraft will be utilized to support Bangkok Airways’ route extension plans across its domestic and regional network in the future.