Thai Airways International has finalized a firm order for six Boeing 777-300ERs in a deal which Boeing values at $1.7 billion at list prices.
The signing completes an agreement to purchase Boeing 777-300ERs announced during the Paris Air Show in June.
“These additional Boeing 777-300ERs will support our commitment to expanding market presence while delivering profitable growth,” says Piyasvasti Amranand, president of Thai Airways International.
“The 777-300ER sets the standard for twin-aisle reliability because Boeing continuously incorporates new technology and innovations into the airplane to improve operating cost and airplane performance,” adds Amranand. “And, with a wider and more spacious cabin, the Boeing 777-300ER is preferred by passengers in every class.”
Thai Airways International already operates nearly every 777 model produced, including the 777-200, 777-200ER, 777-300 and 777-300ER. In addition, Thai Cargo became the first carrier in Southeast Asia to operate the 777 Freighter.
In the Paris Air Show announcement, Thai announced that its board of directors also authorized the lease of eight Boeing 787s.
Thai Airways International has also recently become a customer for the Airbus A320 family and for the A350 XWB.