THAI ORDERS FOUR BOEING 747-400s, TWO MORE 777s
THAI ORDERS FOUR BOEING 747-400s, TWO MORE 777s SEATTLE, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Thai Airways International has
ordered four more 747-400s and two more 777s for which government approval was granted last month, Boeing Commercial Airplane Group confirmed today. The value of the order is more than $820 million including spares.
The four 747-400s boost Thai Airways' order for that type to 12 airplanes, of which four are now in service with the carrier. The 747-400s are all powered by General Electric CF6-80C2 engines. The first of the eight firm 777s to be delivered to the Bangkok- based airline is scheduled for early 1996. The airline holds options on six more of Boeing's newest jetliner. Thai has chosen Rolls-Royce Trent engines to power its 777s. Larry Dickenson, vice president - international sales, Asia/Pacific, hailed the order as "another good indication that Boeing has the right product mix for Pacific carriers where air traffic growth continues to rebound from 1991. We are especially pleased that Thai Airways has added to its 777 order -- confirming our belief that our new airplane offers the best economics for this important region." The Thai 777s will offer ranges of up to 4,600 miles (7,400 km) with passenger capacity of 350 to 400. Aimed at use on regional routes out of Bangkok, the wide-body jetliners provide new levels of passenger comfort and interior spaciousness. Today's announcement brings total orders for the 777 to 88 aircraft, and total 747-400 orders to 444. -0- 4/1/92 R /CONTACT: Valarie Kusuda-Smick of Boeing Commercial Airplane Group, 206-237-8967/ (BA) CO: Boeing Commercial Airplane Group; Thai Airways International ST: Washington IN: AIR SU: 264 04-01-92 12:04 EDT SC -- SE001 -- 3867 04/01/92 12:42 EST
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