Thai Airways International (TG, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi) has said it would revise its plan to order twenty-three new aircraft by the end of 2018 after the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) criticised the airline, The Nation has reported.

"We will take time one month to revise the plan. Then we will propose the new plan to the transport minister and NESDB for consideration," CEO Sumeth Damrongchaitham said.

The plan was announced in July 2017 by the Minister of Transport Arkhom Termpittayapaisith. He said that the total value of the order, which still needed the approval of the entire cabinet at that time, could reach THB100 billion bahts (USD3.1 billion). He specified that the new order would likely include A320neo for regional subsidiary Thai Smile (WE, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi) and any of A330-800s, A330-900s, A350s, B787-9s, or B777Xs for the mainline carrier.

According to the ch-aviation fleets module, the Thai flag carrier currently operates an exclusively widebody fleet consisting of fifteen A330-300s, twelve A350-900s, six A380-800s, eight B747-400s, six B777-200s, six B777-200(ER)s, six B777-300s, fourteen B777-300(ER)s, six B787-8s, and two B787-9s. For its part, Thai Smile operates twenty A320-200s.