AerCap announces lease agreements with Thai Airways

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AerCap Holdings N.V. today announced it has signed lease agreements with Thai Airways for seven widebody aircraft comprising four Airbus A350-900 aircraft and three Boeing 787-9 aircraft, and ten Airbus A321NEO aircraft.

The decision to procure these aircraft was made in 2023 as part of Thai Airways’ short-term fleet development strategy.

Of the four A350 aircraft, two have already been delivered with the remaining 2 units scheduled for delivery in the first and second quarter of 2024, respectively.

The 787 deliveries are scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2024 through the fourth quarter of 2025, while deliveries of the A321NEOs are scheduled to begin in the third quarter of 2025 through the second quarter 2026.

Peter Anderson, the Chief Commercial Officer of AerCap said: “AerCap is very pleased to announce this significant transaction with Thai Airways and to support them with both their widebody and narrowbody fleet modernization plan as they emerge from a very challenging period.

“AerCap’s business relationship with Thai Airways began in the mid-1990s with the lease of Boeing 737-400s and Airbus A330-300s, and we have worked closely together during both the upcycles and downcycles to maintain and strengthen the partnership between our two companies.

“We thank Thai Airways for their business and look forward to working with them as these aircraft deliver, and beyond.”

Chai Eamsiri, the Chief Executive Officer of Thai Airways said: “This marks a significant milestone as we celebrate the continuing partnership with AerCap.

“It’s a testament to the trust and commitment we share, as we emerge from the recent challenging period.

“The addition of these new generation aircraft enhances our ability to swiftly adapt to the evolving market demands, and not only enhances our operational capacity but also offers exceptional levels of comfort for our passengers”.