Tue, Jun 22, 2010
Some From Boeing, Some From Airbus, As Fleet Ages
Thai Airways has unveiled a plan to replace several of its
older airliners, and will split the order between Boeing and
The airline says it has ordered seven A300-300 medium-range
aircraft, along with eight B777's to cover the long-haul routes.
The airline said it would take delivery of the aircraft on lease by
While no financial details were disclosed, the international
news service AFP reports that the airline said in February that it
would spend more than $1 billion on 15 new aircraft.
Like most airlines, Thai Airways has had a difficult time during
the global recession, and sometimes-deadly political protests have
driven down the tourist business in Thailand. Because of the
economic conditions, the airline has delayed taking delivery of six
Airbus A380 aircraft until 2012-2013.
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