Thai Airways announced (27-Sep-2012) it took delivery of its first of six A380 aircraft. The aircraft will be configured with 507 seats in a three-class layout. Thai Airways executive vice president technical Montree Jumrieng said, "With the A380 Thai will elevate its Royal Orchid Service to a new level. In every class we are offering a new dimension in passenger appeal, from redesigned seating to the latest entertainment systems. These features, combined with the aircraft’s quiet and spacious cabin, will truly make the Thai A380 the smoothest way to fly." The airline will enter the aircraft into service in early Oct-2012 on Bangkok Suvarnabhumi-Hong Kong and Bangkok Suvarnabhumi-Singapore services. Once the airline receives more of the aircraft from later in 2012, it will commence services to Frankfurt, Tokyo Narita and Paris CDG. [more - original PR]
Thai takes delivery of first A380
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