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The national airline of Thailand is debating the addition of 20 twin-aisle jets

As people around the globe resume their travels, Thailand’s flag carrier airline is in talks with aircraft manufacturers about adding roughly 20 twin-aisle jets to its fleet. Thai Airways apparently raised the problem with Boeing Company recently, according to individuals who requested confidentiality and talked on the condition of anonymity. Thai Airways representatives were asked for a statement, but they did not respond immediately.

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, Thai Airways was forced to remove half of its workforce and forty percent of its fleet. The airline is currently working on a debt rehabilitation plan projected to cost US$5.3 billion. Thai Airways indicated earlier that, as part of the reorganization plan, it would add ten wide-body jets in 2023, followed by eight more in 2024. The airline is also contemplating temporarily recalling a portion of its six Airbus A380s in 2024 in order to meet a demand shortfall. Thai Airways will continue to await the delivery of newer aircraft in the interim. The previous month, Thai Airways declared that sixty percent of its pre-pandemic fleet had returned to service, marking its rebirth. Thai Smile Airways, a subsidiary of THAI, has also enjoyed a rebound because of the increased demand for domestic flights. More than ninety percent of the airline’s fleet is back in service. According to THAI’s chief commercial officer, the company is attempting to grow its presence in the Asia-Pacific area because the number of passengers is expected to climb by 4.5% and reach 2.53 billion by 2040. This number would be higher than anywhere else, making it a certainty that extra flights should be added. The number of planes in service for THAI has decreased from 83 prior to the outbreak to 44. However, now that Covid’s restrictions have been lifted, the carrier has been free to make a comeback. The combined weekly flight schedule of THAI and Thai Smile is 713, offering service to 68 different destinations. They operate 63 flights per week in Europe, 227 domestic flights per week, and 21 flights per week in Australia out of the total amount of flights they operate each week. According to the Chief Commercial Officer, the number of passengers traveling on Japanese and Indian routes is on the rise as aircraft capacity nears 2019 levels.

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