Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Pattaya Airways welcomes new ATR 72-500 freighter to fleet

Pattaya Airways welcomes new ATR 72-500 freighter to fleet

Pattaya Airways has announced the addition of a new ATR 72-500 Freighter aircraft, registered as HS-PAW and affectionately dubbed “Thantima,” to its expanding fleet. 

This milestone marks a significant step forward for the airline as it ventures into cargo operations to cater to the growing logistics and E-commerce industries in the ASEAN region.

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The arrival of “Thantima” represents the first of two ATR 72-500 Freighters planned for incorporation into Pattaya Airways’ fleet. These versatile aircraft will play a pivotal role in the airline’s cargo operations, facilitating seamless transportation both domestically and internationally. The second ATR 72-500 Freighter is scheduled to join the fleet by May 2024, bringing the total to two aircraft by the end of the year. Pattaya Airways has ambitious plans to expand its fleet capacity to five aircraft by 2028, further solidifying its presence in the air cargo market.

The airline has received its Air Operating License (AOL) from the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) and is currently in Phase 3 of acquiring its Air Operator Certificate (AOC). This phase involves the meticulous evaluation of operational manuals, ensuring compliance with industry standards and regulations.

Pattaya Airways has expressed that they are delighted to welcome the ATR 72-500 Freighter ‘Thantima‘ to our fleetThis addition underscores our dedication to providing reliable and efficient cargo solutions to our customers across ASEAN. As they continue to expand their operations, they remain committed to delivering excellence in every aspect of our service.

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The maiden flight of Pattaya Airways is expected in late July.

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Anastasiya Simsek

Anastasiya Simsek started her journalism career in 2016 at Ukrainian TV-Channels: 24 Channel and 1+1 Media. Having worked across a number of different sectors, including news, medicine and lifestyle, she joined the Air Cargo Week editorial team in 2024. To share your news and exclusive insights, contact


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