According to Reuters, Thai Airways has agreed to acquire 37 planes over the next six years, splitting the new aircraft between Boeing and Airbus.
Of the 37 planes to be acquired, 15 will be new planes and 22 more will be leased.
Under the plan, it would buy six Boeing (BA.N) B777-300ERs, with delivery in 2014 and 2015, four Airbus (EAD.PA) A350-900s for delivery in 2016 and 2017 and five Airbus A320-200s for delivery in 2014 and 2015.
It plans to lease six B787-8s to be delivered in 2014 and 2015 and two B787-9s for delivery in 2017 from International Lease Finance Corporation with rental terms of 12 years.
It would also obtain, for delivery in 2016 and 2017, six A350-900s from Aviation Lease and Finance Company and two from CIT Aerospace International with rental terms of 12 years.
An additional six A320-200s, with a 12-year term of rental, would be leased from RBS Aerospace Limited for delivery in 2012 and 2013.
There hasn’t been a lot of activity on the orders front for the past month or so with many airlines waiting until the Paris Air Show next week to announce new orders. The Air Show begins June 20th. Boeing is hoping to gain momentum with its new 747, the 747-8, while Airbus is predicting a slew of orders for its modernized A320, the A320neo.