Over the years, THAI has ordered more than 75 airplanes from Boeing, including DC-10s, MD-11s, 737s, 747s, 777s and 787 Dreamliners. THAI was a launch customer for the 777 program and was the first airline in Southeast Asia to operate the 777. THAI currently operates more than 50 Boeing airplanes and took delivery of its first 787-9 Dreamliner in September 2017.
In 2011, a 777-200 operated by THAI conducted Asia’s first passenger biofuel flight, underlining the commitment of both Boeing and the airline to advance the use of alternative, sustainable aviation fuel.
In 2014, the Royal Thai Air Force purchased an additional 737-800 Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) to serve as Thailand’s head-of-state aircraft. This is the second 737 to serve in this capacity.
Nok Air, the low-cost, Thailand-based carrier, currently operates more than 20 Next-Generation 737-800s. In May 2014, the low-cost carrier finalized an order for seven Next-Generation 737-800s and eight 737 MAX 8s.
Thai Lion Air, a low-cost carrier part of the Lion Air Group, operates Next-Generation 737-800s and 737-900ER (Extended Range) airplanes.