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Boeing, Thai Airways announce order for 45 787 Dreamliners to grow fleet and network

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Boeing and Thai Airways announced today the flagship carrier placed an order for 45 787 Dreamliners as the airline looks to modernize and grow its widebody fleet and international network.

Thai Airways selected the 787-9 to support its long-term strategy to renew and expand its fleet with more efficient jets, as well as open new routes to support high demand for air travel across Southeast Asia.

Chai Eamsiri, Thai Airways CEO said: “To accomplish our company’s and the national carbon neutral goals by 2050, the 45 new Boeing 787 Dreamliners will be equipped with GEnx engines, which are known for their cutting-edge technology and reduced environmental impact.

“Furthermore, we are confident that the acquisition of the 787 Dreamliners will ultimately benefit our customers and support the growth of our country’s economy.”

Thai Airways flies widebody jets ─ including 777s and 787s ─ to nearly 60 domestic and international destinations, including the Middle East, Asia and Europe.

Brad McMullen, Boeing senior vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing said: “Thai Airways’ strategic investment in the 787 Dreamliner builds on our long-standing partnership and signifies the airline’s commitment to operate a modern, efficient and flexible fleet.

“This order will support Thai Airways’ ability to meet demand, foster tourism and trade, and create further opportunities for this carrier.”

The order, which was finalized in December 2023, was listed as unidentified on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website.

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