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Kanok Karn
26th February 2011, 07:47
Thai Airways International Plc (THAI) plans to heighten service efficiency and reduce fuel consumption with brand new aircraft to be purchased during 2011-2022.

According to THAI President Piyasvasti Amranand, the THAI board of directors has given the green light to a purchase plan for 37 new jets along with spare engines, worth 216 billion THB totally, during 2011-2017. Another plan with a budget of 241 billion THB was also approved for procurement of 38 new wide-bodied carriers during 2018-2022, which will be used on intercontinental and regional routes.

The plans are part of the national flag carrierís strategy to revamp the fleet for higher operational efficiency and an added technological edge. With a number of old aircraft being replaced, the average age of THAIís fleet is being reduced from 11.9 years in 2010 to 8.5 years in 2017.

In addition, thanks to the new planes, THAI will become more fuel-efficient with a decrease in the average yearly oil consumption by 1.3 percent while its average carbon dioxide emission and maintenance cost will drop by 1.5 percent and 3.2 percent per year, respectively. Passengers will also enjoy the high-technology entertainment system as well as the extra comfortable seats.


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Pee Baa Jub Jub
26th February 2011, 13:13
How about putting in new entertainment system in all the "old" planes and kick out all the grumpy old ladies that work now. Put some new fresh Air Asia girls so we get the Thai smooth as silk back.