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Thai Airways Signs MoU for 7 A330-300s

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Thai Airways International has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Airbus for the purchase of seven more A330-300s. The aircraft will be delivered from end 2011 and will join an existing fleet of 20 A330-300s flying to destinations across the Asia Pacific region.

THAI has selected the A330-300 to meet our medium haul requirement. This will lead to improved efficiency as well as reducing the average age of our fleet. As our objective is to be a first choice airline, we would like to enhance our customer's experience with new aircraft and the best service available on board, said Capt. Montree Jumrieng, THAI Managing Director of Technical Department. Our fleet strategy aims to improve efficiency and reduce carbon emissions by matching aircraft size to market demand, while working on fleet simplification in the long-term."

To date, Airbus has won more than 1,000 firm orders for the various versions of the A330. Almost 700 A330s have already been delivered and the aircraft is currently flying with over 80 operators worldwide.

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