Thai Airways signs lease for 3 new 787-9 aircraft

Render of a Thai Airways Boeing 787-9 in flight over the city.
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Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL) has announced the signing of long-term lease agreements. The lease covers three brand-new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft with Thai Airways International.

These fuel-efficient and technologically advanced widebody airplanes are scheduled for delivery in 2025. This order comes directly from Air Lease Corporation’s existing order book with Boeing.

“We are excited to welcome Thai Airways International as a new customer and to support their fleet modernization efforts with the addition of these three Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners,” said Steven F. Udvar-Házy, Executive Chairman of Air Lease Corporation.

Air Lease Corporation is a leading global aircraft leasing company based in Los Angeles, California that has airline customers throughout the world.

Operation on Long-Haul Network

Thai Airways plans to utilize these new aircraft on long-haul routes to Europe, Australia, and within Asia.

“These state-of-the-art Boeing 787-9s will play a key role in enhancing our passenger experience and operational efficiency,” said Chi Yan, Senior Vice President of Air Lease Corporation.

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“We are delighted to partner with Air Lease Corporation, a leader in the aviation leasing industry, to add these new Boeing 787-9s to our fleet,” said Chai Eamsiri, CEO of Thai Airways International.

“This acquisition underscores our commitment to fleet modernization and providing our passengers with exceptional comfort and efficiency on their journeys. We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with Air Lease Corporation.”

Recent Fleet Expansion

Thai Airways recently announced a significant upgrade to its long-haul network with the acquisition of 45 brand-new Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

This ongoing expansion allows Thai Airways to strengthen its global reach. The new Dreamliners will serve routes across Europe, Australia, and within Asia.

Additionally, the acquisition reflects the airline’s commitment to modernizing its fleet. Thai Airways seeks to replace older aircraft with the latest technology, thereby enhancing both passenger comfort and operational efficiency.

By expanding its long-haul capabilities, Thai Airways positions itself for future growth in the ever-evolving travel landscape.

About Thai Airways International

THAI, founded in 1960 and one of the founding members of Star Alliance, operates as a full-service carrier.

THAI and its alliance has a network of routes covering 30 countries around the world. With over 60 years in the airline business, THAI maintains a focus on safety and quality of service.

The THAI touches for passenger comfort throughout the journey which have made THAI one of the best airlines in the world guaranteed by various awards of recognition.

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