Orient Thai Airlines, which operates regional and domestic services, is acquiring eight 172-seat MD-80s from Continental Airlines and will phase out two of its eight 747s. The MD-80s will be used by budget operation One-Two-Go. As part of the fleet revamp, two 757s flown by One-Two-Go will be transferred to Orient Thai. Bangkok Airways has decided to add 717s to its fleet despite acquiring A320s. It has sourced two more 717s, its fifth and sixth, that will be put into service next year.

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