Thai Airways International's planned low cost subsidiary, tentatively known as "Thai Wing" or "Thai Wings", is planning to launch domestic and short-haul regional services by the end of the second quarter of 2012. Originally expected to use Boeing 737s, the carrier will now operate only new build Airbus A320s. Operations will start with the first of six A320s leased by the parent carrier. One report gives RBS Aviation Capital as the supplying lessor and a 12-year lease term on these aircraft. The arrival of up to five additional A320s in 2014 and 2015, which will be purchased directly from the manufacturer by Thai Airways International, will complete the subsidiary's fleet. Although a low cost carrier, Thai Wings plans to configure all its aircraft with both business and economy class seating.
Thu, Aug 4 2011 4:48 PM
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