Thai Airways International Public Company Limited’s (THAI) first 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft departed from Boeing’s Everett Delivery Center in Seattle, Washington, USA on a non-stop, 15-hour flight to Suvarnabhumi Airport, Thailand.
The 787-8 is the first of eight Dreamliners that THAI will lease from AerCap (six 787-8 set for delivery between 2014-2015, and two 787-9 for delivery in 2017).
As the largest customer of the 787 program in the world, we are proud to celebrate this important delivery to THAI,” said Aengus Kelly, CEO of AerCap. “This airplane is a perfect complement to THAI’s fleet and its excellent onboard service.”
THAI’s 787 Dreamliner is configured with 24 lie-flat seats in Royal Silk Class and 240 seats in Economy Class. The 787-8 is a mid-size aircraft that can fly longer distances and offer great fuel efficiency, complete with the interior environment that has been designed to make passenger travel comfortable and convenient.