Bangkok Airways puts down ATR order for SE Asia growth

More ATRs for regional expansion; Bangkok Airways' Anawat Leelawatwatana (left) and ATR's Christian Scherer

Bangkok Airways on Wednesday signed a contract to purchase four ATR 72-600 aircraft, valued at more than US$10 million, for the airline to develop its domestic and regional networks.

Anawat Leelawatwatana, its senior vice president – finance and accounting, confirmed at Singapore Airshow 2018 that the airline is looking to expand its reach in the Indochina region.

More ATRs for regional expansion; Bangkok Airways’ Anawat Leelawatwatana (left) and ATR’s Christian Scherer

“We’d also like to increase the frequency (of flights) to some of our existing destinations,” shared Anawat. Bangkok Airways flies to more than 20 destinations in Thailand and Asia, including Koh Samui, Phuket and the Maldives.

The airline has considerably increased its fleet strength, from eight aircraft in early-2014 to the current fleet of 15.

This includes the four new additions, comprising a total of nine ATR 72-600s and six ATR 72-500s being progressively replaced by the former.

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