On December 1st, 2013 Thai Airways’ daily service between London Heathrow and Bangkok will be jet-propelled into the 21st century when the world’s largest aircraft, the A380, comes into operation on the route.
The A380 is just the latest advance in Thai’s 53-year pioneering history and another clear sign of its commitment to offering customers the most comfortable and environmentally friendly flights available allied to its incomparable THAI service.
While other airlines may also fly the A380, none can match THAI’s seven galleys and food service stations that will ensure faster service and responsiveness by its 24 cabin attendants.
The A380 is among the most environmentally and technologically advanced civil airliners flying today, with major innovations in construction, fuel-efficiency, avionics and flight control systems.
It has also proved extremely popular with passengers due to its increased space and enhanced levels of comfort in all classes.
Relative to the next largest aircraft - the Boeing 747-400 - the A380-800 offers 50 per cent more cabin area on its two full-length upper and lower decks, larger windows and overhead bins as well as 60 cm more headroom.
It carries up to 35 per cent more passengers (thus helping to alleviate the growing problem of congestion at major airports), yet creates significantly less noise and CO2 emissions than its rivals.