ACIA Aero Leasing delivers first of two ATR 72-500 bulk freighters to Pattaya Airways

Pattaya Airways accepts ATR72-500 Freighter

ACIA Aero Leasing, a regional aircraft lessor, announced today the delivery of the first of two ATR 72-500 bulk freighters to Thailand’s newest airline, Pattaya Airways.

Pattaya Airways took delivery of the aircraft (MSN745) earlier in April 2024, with the second (MSN742) scheduled to deliver this May.

Mick Mooney, ACIA’s Chief Executive Officer stated: “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 have 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.

“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.”

Tosaporn Asunee, Pattaya Airways’ Chairman said: “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”.