Computer-generated drawing of a 777-300ER in Thai Airways’ livery. Photo: Courtesy, Boeing. The Thai government gave Thai Airways the right to decide how it acquires aircraft, clearing the way for the carrier to move forward with a plan to buy or lease up to 75 aircraft over a 12-year period. Thai previously could only acquire aircraft under the direction of Thailand's Transport Ministry, which had pushed for all new acquisitions to be purchases rather than leases. Thai ...

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