Thai Airways reportedly considering ordering up to 95 new planes

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Thai Airways is in talks with Boeing and Airbus for a potential order of 95 aircraftaccording to industrial sources, cited by the agency Reuters.

The Thai airline, which is in the midst of a debt restructuring, has already indicated it needs at least 30 jetliners, but its latest tender opens the door to 95 aircraft, reports declared these industrial sources. Thai Airways would like to negotiate for 15 single-aisle aircraft and up to 80 wide-body aircraftrepresenting one of the largest airline orders in Southeast Asia in recent years.

Questioned by ReutersThai Airways indicated that it was “very beginning” of market exploration for various studies. The Thai flag carrier, which began restructuring 400 billion baht ($11.17 billion) of debt in 2021, currently has a fleet of 20 Airbus A320s and has secured a dozen new A321neos on lease in 2025 and 2026 for its domestic and regional network.

On the long haul, it operates a mixed fleet of around 45 wide-body aircraft, including the recent Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus A350, as well as the older Boeing 777 and Airbus A330. By the first quarter of 2024, its long-haul fleet will increase from 45 to 56 aircraft with the arrival of other leased aircraft.

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