Thai Airways International takes delivery of final B787
Thai Airways International (THAI) on Tuesday took delivery of its second and final B787-9 at a delivery ceremony in Seattle attended by the airline’s board and Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO, Kevin McAllister. Read More »
The aircraft flew from Everett nonstop to Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport in 15:30 hours.THAI took delivery of its first B787-9 three weeks ago. Both -9s are on lease from AerCap. Thai already flies six B787-8s from Bangkok to Japan, Australia and Singapore.
The final -9 delivery marks a critical moment in the relationship between the U.S. manufacturer and the Thai flag carrier, considering THAI has no additional aircraft orders with Boeing.
“For now,” Boeing senior vice-president sales Asia-Pacific and India, Dinesh Keskar, said to Orient Aviation at the Everett delivery. We appreciate the THAI Airways board having come all this way to Seattle and are confident new orders will be placed in due time.”
THAI has said it would place an order for up to 20 wide body aircraft “soon” to replace its B777-200ER and remaining B747-400 planes.