Thai Airways purchases seven new Airbus aircraft

Thai Airways International (THAI) has announced that it has finalized its order of seven Airbus A330-300s, confirming an announcement that they made earlier at the Farnborough Air Show.

Deliveries of the large, luxurious planes will start at the end of 2011 and will join THAI's existing fleet in flying across the Asia-Pacific region.

"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," said Piyasavasti Amranand, president of the airline. "Our fleet strategy aims to improve efficiency and reduce carbon emissions by matching aircraft size to market demand, while working on fleet simplification in the long term. The popular A330 remains an important part of that strategy."

The A330 is one of the most widely used aircraft in the skies today. Currently Airbus is looking at improving the aircraft premier class cabins by adding a 26-inch-wide seat that converts into a flat bed that also has a baggage area under it, according to Airbus' website.ADNFCR-3467-ID-19927741-ADNFCR

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