Thai Airways International has taken delivery of the 25th Boeing 777 it has ordered directly from the manufacturer.
The Thailand flag carrier’s 25th direct 777 delivery is a Boeing 777-300ER, which Thai Airways International received at the Boeing delivery center in Everett, Washington, where the manufacturer’s primary widebody final-assembly facility is located.
“This is a very special delivery for us – our 25th 777 delivery from Boeing,” says Charamporn Jotikasthira, president of Thai Airways International. “The flexibility of the 777 family has played a significant role in our continued success and our latest 777-300ER will ensure we continue to expand our long-haul markets efficiently and economically, while providing our passengers the best possible experience.”
Thai Airways International has operated nearly every model of the 777 over the last two decades (including the basic 777-200 and 777-300) and also currently operates five Boeing 787-8s.
Additionally, Thai Cargo was the first carrier in Southeast Asia to use the 777 Freighter, according to Boeing; and in January the two companies celebrated the airline’s 75th direct delivery from Boeing.
The Bangkok-based airline has one additional 777-300ER on order.