Formalizes Commitment Made At Farnborough Air Show
Thai Airways International (THAI) has finalized a purchase
agreement with Airbus for the firm order of seven A330-300s,
confirming a commitment announced at last month's Farnborough Air
Show. Deliveries will begin at the end of 2011 and the newly
ordered aircraft will join an existing fleet of 20 A330-300s at
THAI flying to destinations across the Asia-Pacific region.
"THAI has ordered the additional A330-300 aircraft to meet our
medium haul requirement and enable us to continue to operate one of
the most modern and efficient fleets in the region," said
Piyasvasti Amranand, President, Thai Airways International.
“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. The popular A330
remains an important part of that strategy.”
"This latest order from THAI is another vote of confidence in
the proven efficiency, low operating costs and wide passenger
appeal of the A330," said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating
Officer, Customers. "We are pleased that the A330 will continue to
be an important part of the THAI fleet for many years to come,
underscoring its status as the most efficient mid-size widebody
aircraft in-service today."