Bangkok Airways is choosing between the Airbus A319neo, Boeing 737 Max 7 and the Bombardier CS300 for its fleet renewal and expansion needs.
According to Peter Wiesener, the fleet management advisor, the decision for adding about 20 new aircraft should be made within three to six months. Currently, the carrier operates 15 A319s, in addition to nine A320s and six ATR 72-500s, and is looking forward to replace the narrowbodies. Bombardier C series has a good chance, since they are lighter and will bring better fuel savings compared to the current Airbus or to the Boeing aircraft, however the carrier also needs to consider the impact of adding a new aircraft type to its fleet.
The deliveries of the new additions are expecting to start from the second half of 2019. At present all of Bangkok Airways aircraft are taken on lease but they also intend to start acquiring.