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​Thai takes its first Boeing 787-9

Thai Airways International has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-9.

The aircraft arrived at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport on 17 September after a delivery flight from Boeing's Everett Delivery Centre, says the carrier.

Registered HS-TWA, the jet is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines and features 30 business class and 268 economy seats.

The aircraft will operate the Bangkok-Chiang Mai route between 23 and 30 September, and then the Bangkok-Singapore route from 1 October to 15 November.

Following the delivery of its second 787-9, Thai will start using the type on services to Auckland and Taipei. Flight Fleets Analyzer shows that the second -9 will arrive in mid-October.

Thai operates six 787-8s, and the two 787-9s will conclude its 787 orders. Flight Fleets Analyzer shows that both -9s are leased from AerCap.

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