Thai Airways International has become the eighth operator of the A350 XWB, following the delivery today of the first of 12 aircraft set to join the carrier’s fleet. Thai has configured its A350-900 with a premium two class layout with a total of 321 seats, comprising 32 Thai’s Royal Silk Class, convertible to fully lie-flat beds, and 289 in the main cabin.
Boeing and Thai Airways have celebrated the Thai flag-carrier’s 75th direct delivery of a Boeing airplane. Marking the milestone delivery, Boeing and Thai collaborated to transport 1,000 wool blankets onboard THAI’s newly delivered 777-300ER (Extended Range). The blankets, donated by Another Joy Foundation, will be distributed by the airline to people in need in Thailand during the colder winter months.
The Thai Government has confirmed it will impose a 60-day state of emergency in Bangkok and neighboring provinces as of today in response to protests and to cope with unrest. However, Thai Airways has reassured passengers the country remains a safe tourism destination.
Malaysia Airlines is today celebrating the first anniversary of its Airbus A380 operation between London Heathrow and Kuala Lumpur. At the same time, Thai Airways has confirmed it will no longer be launching its own A380 route out of Heathrow later this year as originally planned.
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.
From June 11th, British Airways’ customers will be able to fly to the popular Thai holiday hotspots of Phuket, Koh Samui and Chiang Mai thanks to a new agreement between the airline and Bangkok Airways. The codeshare arrangement between the two airlines means that British Airways’ customers will be able to book flights, via Bangkok, to these tourist destinations in one seamless transaction on ba.com.
Amadeus and Thai Airways International, the flag carrier of Thailand, have signed a long-term, full content agreement that enables the airline to reach Amadeus’ network of travel agencies across the world. Amadeus users worldwide will now have guaranteed access to the entire range of fares, schedules and availability relating to more than 18 million seats sold annually by THAI and its new brand, THAI Smile.
Tourism New Zealand, national carrier Thai Airways and Auckland Airport have just launched a new initiative offering special deals to families travelling from Thailand to picturesque New Zealand. The campaign aims to encourage Thai families to explore New Zealand’s stunning landscapes and experience the golden season of autumn by road.
AWAS announced today that it has agreed to place nine A320 aircraft from its new order pipeline with Thai Airways, the flag carrier of Thailand. These aircraft will be used for the expansion of Thai’s successful regional subsidiary, ThaiSmile.
Thai Airways has confirmed it will launch its first Airbus A380 next week. The superjumbo will launch flights between Bangkok and Hong Kong on September 27th, to be followed by a Bangkok-Singapore route on October 6th.
Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) announced that electronic boarding passes issued on smartphones will be used in lieu of paper boarding passes, which will be introduced on domestic flights departing from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Chiang Mai and Phuket, effective 1 August 2012. Electronic boarding passes, using the two dimensional “Mobile 2D Barcode Boarding Pass,” will reduce check-in counter processes, increase passenger convenience, and to protect the environment.