Efficient Fleet Planning
In 2013, THAI phased out six A300-600 aircraft from its fleet and took delivery of 11 new aircraft comprising six Boeing 777-300 ER, two A330-300, three A380-800 aircraft. The average age of THAI’s aircraft is reduced to 9.41 years and will be further reduced to 8.47 years in 2014. This will help increase aircraft utilization and reduce expenses directly relate to flight operations, especially fuel consumption which will gradually decrease in greater proportion. In addition, air flow through aircraft aileron in the Boeing 777 aircraft has been improved, helping to reduce fuel consumption by 0.6 percent.