Bangkok Airways selects A350

Bangkok Airways is to acquire six Airbus A350s for operation on new long range services from Thailand to Europe commencing in 2012.

The airline currently operates a fleet of seventeen jet and turboprop aircraft on a network of services to tourist destinations in Thailand and across Asia.

The fleet includes three leased A320s, which are deployed on services from Bangkok to destinations in China and Japan.

This decision by Bangkok Airways takes the number of total firm orders and commitments for the new Airbus A350 to 170 aircraft from 13 customers.

Bangkok Airways will announce its choice of engines for the aircraft at a later date.