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Posted on Thursday 19 August 2010 in Thailand
Those hoping to catch Thai Airways flights to destinations across the Asia-Pacific region will soon have more options as the air carrier recently announced that it bought seven new aircraft.
Thai Airways has finalized a purchase agreement with Airbus for seven A330-300s. The seven airplanes, which are expected to be delivered starting at the end of 2011, will join a fleet that already has 20 of the aircraft.
Piyasvasti Amranand, the President of Thai Airways has said that the order was part of the airline's strategy to reduce carbon emissions and improve efficiency by utilizing aircraft that meet market demand.
"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," he said.
For their part, Airbus said it was happy that the air carrier continued to utilize its aircraft.
"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," said John Leahy, chief operating officer for customers.
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