Bangkok Airways receives its 40th aircraft

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Bangkok - On January 18, Bangkok Airways has received its 40th aircraft, an Airbus A319. The aircraft registered as HS-PPU was previously operated by Royal Jordanian Airlines.

Last week, the Bangkok-based regional airline operator Bangkok Airways included its 40th aircraft in its fleet. The eleven years old Airbus A319 began its service life in October 2008 with Royal Jordanian Airlines.

The new jetliner of the Thailandese carrier is configured to accommodate 144 passengers in an all economy class, and it will be deployed on routes from Suvarnabhumi International Airport to Chiang Mai, Phuket, Samui, Krabi, Myanmar, Cambodia, India, and Vietnam.

With the arrival of the new A319, the number of A319s in the Bangkok Airways' fleet reached 16. The airline also operates nine Airbus A320, 11 ATR-72-600, and four ATR-72-500.