Thailand's troubled second national carrier, Angel Air, has delayed plans to add two wet-leased Airbus A300-600Rs to its fleet because of low demand.

The airline leased a A300-600R from China Northern Airlines late last year, as part of a broader co-operation with the Shenyang-based carrier. It was to take another two aircraft in December and January, but now says that March is a more likely delivery date, in time for the summer season.

This has delayed the launch of services from Bangkok to Chengdu, Dubai and Kunming until at least March. The airline is operating just 12 frequencies a week between Bangkok and Hong Kong. Angel hopes to add services to Japan and South Korea in the summer season, but has yet to secure traffic rights.

The airline halted services last June for one month when financial problems forced it to return aircraft to lessors.

Source: Flight International