Thai Airways to Order 15 New Aircraft

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Monday, 21 June 2010

Thai Airways International has said that in addition to its previous order for eight A330-300 and six A380 between 2010-2013, the airline will also acquire another 15 new aircraft which will consist of seven regional aircraft (about 300 seats, through financial lease) and eight intercontinental aircraft (about 350 seats, through operating lease).

The aircraft THAI will order are seven Airbus A330-300s and eight Boeing 777-300ERs.

THAI has selected Zim Flugsitz GmbH as Seat Supplier for the new aircraft, replacing Koito. Zim Flugsitz GmbH will supply the economy class seats including the inflight entertainment for the A330-300 (4th to 8th aircraft) and for retrofitting of B747-400 (7th 12th aircraft).

THAIs Board has also approved on THAIs borrowing of THB 8 billion from the Siam Commercial Bank, for the period of 7 years.

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