The new B777-300ER marked the 75th direct aircraft delivery from Boeing to THAI, and to celebrate the occasion the two companies collaborated with the Another Joy Foundation to transport 1,000 woollen blankets, which will be distributed to disadvantaged communities in Thailand to help them through the cool winter months.
“This is a very special delivery for us, our 75th direct delivery from Boeing, and we are excited to mark this occasion with another joint humanitarian flight,” said THAI’s president, Charamporn Jotikasthira.
“THAI is thankful to Boeing and Another Joy Foundation for providing winter blankets and pleased that Thai Airways International can carry them to people in need in Thailand. This partnership demonstrates the close relationship between THAI and Boeing, and our shared interest in humanitarian support in Thailand.”
Boeing’s Humanitarian Delivery Flights programme began in 1992 and has since partnered with almost 50 carriers on more than 170 humanitarian flights. On previous delivery flights, THAI and Boeing have provided medical kits and school supplies.
THAI now operates a fleet of 12 B777-300ERs and has a further two on order.