The FINANCIAL — Boeing and Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) celebrated the Thailand flag carrier’s 25th direct 777 delivery, a 777-300ER (Extended Range), from the Boeing delivery center in Everett, Wash.
“This is a very special delivery for us – our 25th 777 delivery from Boeing,” said THAI President Mr. Charamporn Jotikasthira. “The flexibility of the 777 family has played a significant role in our continued success and our latest 777-300ER will ensure we continue to expand our long haul markets efficiently and economically, while providing our passengers the best possible experience.”
THAI has operated nearly every model of the 777 over the last two decades and also currently operates five 787 Dreamliners. THAI Cargo was the first carrier in Southeast Asia to utilize the 777 Freighter and in January the two companies celebrated the airline’s 75th direct delivery from Boeing.
“Boeing is honored to celebrate this milestone delivery with Thai Airways International; it is a testament to the strong partnership between our two companies and the capabilities of the 777,” said Dinesh Keskar, senior vice president of Asia Pacific and India Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “With its superior economics and award-winning passenger interior, the 777 has been an outstanding airplane for THAI, and alongside THAI’s 787 Dreamliners, will ensure their success for decades to come.”
The 777-300ER is the most fuel and cost-efficient airplane in its class today with 99.5 percent reliability, making it the most reliable twin-aisle aircraft in the world. The flagship of the world’s elite airlines, the 777-300ER carries 386 passengers in a standard three-class configuration up to 7,825 nautical miles (14,490 kilometers), on non-stop routes, according to Boeing.
The Bangkok-based airline has one additional 777-300ER on order.