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Pattaya Airways Takes Delivery of First of Two ATR Freighters

(02/05/24)  Pattaya Airways has taken delivery of the first of two ATR 72-500 Freighters from ACIA Aero Leasing, with the second scheduled for delivery later this month.

The cargo airline is in the final phase of securing its AOC in Thailand and is planning to start operations in Q4 2024 with a number of select domestic and regional flights.

“We are very pleased to be entering a new market by placing our first aircraft in Thailand and providing the Pattaya Group with its first aircraft. Pattaya Airways has a robust business plan to capitalize on growing domestic and regional cargo demand in Thailand and South East Asia complementing their existing logistics businesses and infrastructure,” said Mick Mooney, ACIA’s Chief Executive Officer. “We continue to see strong demand for the ATR 72 freighter and are looking forward to placing further freighter aircraft in this region in the near future.”

Pattaya Airways celebrates delivery of its first ATR 72-500 Freighter. Click to enlarge.
Pattaya Airways celebrates delivery of its first ATR 72-500 Freighter

Founded in 2015 as part of the Pattaya Group, Pattaya Aviation began operations at U-Tapao Airport (UTP) and later expanded to various other airports across Thailand, including Suvarnabhumi (BKK), Don Mueang (DMK), Chiang Mai (CNX), Krabi (KBV), Phuket (HKT) and others.

The company, based in Nonthaburi, offers a range of airport services that include passenger handling, flight operations, ramp services, cargo services, aircraft cabin cleaning, lounge services, GSE services, and more.

“The Pattaya Group has a strong established footprint across many sectors of aviation in Thailand and we have decided to further grow our business through the start of our own airline operation, Pattaya Airways. The ATR is the perfect fit to serve the growing requirement for domestic and regional cargo and we very much appreciate the support we have received from ACIA Aero Leasing as we establish our new airline operation,” said Tosaporn Asunee, Pattaya Airways’ Chairman.

See also: U-Tapao Airport (UTP) in Rayong / Pattaya, Thailand - Interview with Ampika Chadawong

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