Bangkok Airways has signed an agreement for nine ATR 72-600s, sources close to the discussions say.

The turboprops are expected to be direct purchases from the airframer as part of the boutique carrier’s fleet renewal plans.

Bangkok Airways could not be contacted for comment.

Flightglobal’s Ascend Online database shows that Bangkok Airways has eight ATR 72-500s in its fleet. The turboprops were built between 2001 and 2008. It also has a fleet of 16 Airbus A319s and A320s

The carrier had earlier told Flightglobal Pro that it is also likely to add either the A320neo or the Boeing 737 Max to its fleet.

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