By The Nation
The company said in a press release that Dechit Chareonwong, Vice President of Flight Operations, and pilots welcomed the new aircraft, which was manufactured in Toulouse, France.
Bangkok Airways said this new-generation ATR-600 is equipped with state-of-the-art full-glass cockpit monitoring and control systems. It also features a high comfort layout with seating for 70 passengers and has larger overhead bins.
The ATR 72-600 will be added to the services on some of the airline's destinations such as Sukhothai, Trat, Lampang, Luang Prabang (Laos), and Siem Reap (Cambodia).
Currently, Bangkok Airways’ fleet consists of 39 aircraft; 4 ATR72-500s, 11 ATR72-600s, 9 A320s, and 15 A319s.