Thai Airways International on December 1, 2017 celebrated the launch of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner for its flight operations on the Bangkok-Taipei route.
Starting on December 1, 2017, Thai will be utilizing its newest aircraft type, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner for flight operations between Bangkok and Taipei with flight TG632 Bangkok-Taipei and TG633 Taipei-Bangkok. Currently, Thai offers 20 weekly flights between Bangkok and Taipei.
Thai took delivery of its first 787-9, the pictured HS-TWA, on September 15, 2017. A second copy was subsequently delivered, allowing the carrier to start operations with the new type.
Copyright Photo: Thai Airways International Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner HS-TWA (msn 38777) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 939195.
Thai Airways International has become the eighth operator of the Airbus A350-900, following the delivery on August 30, 2016 of the first of 12 aircraft (HS-THB) set to join the carrier’s fleet. The aircraft delivered is being operated on lease from US-based CIT.
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.
After an initial period flying on regional services between Bangkok and Chiang Mai, the aircraft will be deployed on long haul flights soon thereafter, starting with the Bangkok-Melbourne route.
Altogether Thai has ordered 12 Airbus A350-900s. Four of these are being purchased directly from Airbus, with the other eight aircraft being acquired under lease agreements.
To date, Airbus has recorded a total of 810 firm orders for the A350 XWB from 43 customers worldwide, already making it one of the most successful widebody aircraft ever.
Copyright Photo: Thai Airways International Airbus A350-941 F-WZGQ (HS-THB) (msn 044) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 933885.
Thai Airways International (Bangkok) is ending two long-haul routes per Airline Route. The flag carrier will drop the Bangkok (BKK) – Seoul (ICN) – Los Angeles route on October 25. The route is currently operated four days a week with Boeing 777-300 ERs. This means Thai will no longer serve the United States.
Thai is also ending the Bangkok – Rome (FCO) route on the same day.
Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 777-3AL HS-TKP (msn 41525) approaches the runway at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
Boeing (Chicago, Seattle and Charleston) and Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (Bangkok) celebrated the Thailand flag carrier’s 25th direct 777 delivery, a 777-300 ER (Extended Range) (HS-TKY), from the Boeing delivery center in Everett, Washington.
Thai has operated nearly every model of the 777 over the last two decades and also currently operates five 787 Dreamliners. Thai Cargo was the first carrier in Southeast Asia to utilize the 777 Freighter and in January the two companies celebrated the airline’s 75th direct delivery from Boeing.
The Bangkok-based airline has one additional 777-300 ER on order.
Photo Above. Boeing. The pictured Boeing 777-3D7 ER HS-TKY (msn 42114) was handed over on June 23 and airliner is pictured departing Paine Field on the same day bound for Bangkok.
Thai Airways International (Bangkok) is also planning to retire its Airbus A340-600s. According to Airline Route, the last revenue flight for the aging type is currently scheduled for the Frankfurt – Bangkok route as flight TG 293, departing on FRA late on March 28 and arriving the next day at BKK.
Copyright Photo: John Adlard/AirlinersGallery.com. Thai Airways International Airbus A340-642 HS-TND (msn 710) approaches the runway in Sydney.
Thai Airways International (Bangkok) flight TG 47 scheduled to operate from Khon Kaen to Bangkok with Airbus A330-321 HS-TEG (msn 112) aborted the takeoff and skidded off the runway as it attempted to takeoff last night (November 3) There were no injuries according to the National. The incident closed the airport and a Nok Air flight was forced to divert to another airport.