Thai Airways is postponing retiring some of its oldest widebody aircraft to cover delays in its fleet acquisition plans and a capacity crunch caused by Boeing 787 groundings for unschedued engine maintenance. The Thailand flag carrier had planned to retire its remaining Boeing 747-400s over the next few years, VP-alliances and commercial strategy Krittaphon Chantalitanon said. However, it has extended the phaseout “for another year or so,” he told ATW’s sister publication ...

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