The first ATR 72-600 for Bangkok Airways (Image © ATR Aircraft)

First ATR 72 for Bangkok Airways

Bangkok Airways got its first ATR 72-600 at a special ceremony in Toulouse, France, on 26 November. It is the first of 9 new ATR aircraft the Thailand based company will receive until 2017.

The introduction of these new 70-seat ATR 72-600s, which are more fuel efficient than earlier aircraft in their category, will contribute to Bangkok Airways’ economic performance. These new generation ATRs are equipped with a new “full-glass” cockpit and feature a new interior with larger overhead bins.

There are currently more than 300 ATR aircraft in operation in the Asia-Pacific region, flying the colors of more than 50 airlines. ATR has taken orders for 430 aircraft from airlines in Asia-Pacific since 2005, a figure that accounts for two-thirds of total sales of regional aircraft below 90 seats in the region.

Source: ATR Aircraft

The first ATR 72-600 for Bangkok Airways (Image © ATR Aircraft)
The first ATR 72-600 for Bangkok Airways (Image © ATR Aircraft)