Thai Airways International (THAI) has signed a contract with Airbus covering the firm order of four A350-900s and five A320 aircraft, becoming a new customer for both aircraft types. The Airbus A350 XWB is set to operate on long haul services to Europe and the A320s on domestic and regional routes.
In addition to the aircraft ordered from Airbus, the airline is also leasing eight additional A350-900s and six more A320s from third party lessors.
THAI is one of Airbus’ longest standing customers and currently operates a fleet including the A340, A330 and A300-600. In addition to the recent order, the airline is also set to become a new operator of the A380 in the second half of 2012.