Thai Airways has taken delivery of its first of eight Boeing 787 aircraft on 18 July, a -8 variant.

The aircraft will have 264 seats in a two-class configuration, with 24 business and 240 economy class seats, says the carrier.

Thai first 787 aircraft takes off

Thai Airways

Out of the eight 787s it will receive on lease from AerCap over the next three years, six of them are the -8 variant, while the remaining two are -9s.

“As the national airline, the addition of the 787 to our fleet is a major milestone for Thai and Thailand. Boeing and AerCap have provided an airplane that is perfect for Thai and our passengers,” adds Thai's acting president, air chief marshall Siwakiat Jayema.

Source: Cirium Dashboard