Thai Airways announced that it will buy eight A330-200s to cover a shortfall in capacity resulting from the A380 delays. Thai President Apinan Sumanaseni made the announcement in Bangkok. The airline will receive its A380s in 2011 instead of 2009. Last year, Airbus leased 19 A330s to Singapore Airlines (ATWOnline, July 24, 2006) and sold four A330s to Qantas (ATWOnline, Dec. 22, 2006) to cover A380 delays. Separately, the Associated Press reported yesterday that Thai posted a THB4.03 billion ...

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