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Thai takes delivery of its first Airbus A350-900

Thai takes delivery of its first Airbus A350-900

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.

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Thai is dropping Los Angeles and Rome

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).

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Thai and Boeing celebrate the 25th Boeing 777-300 ER direct delivery

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.

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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.

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Thai to operate its last Airbus A340-600 revenue flights in March

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.

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Thai Airbus A330-321 HS-TEG operating as flight TG 47 overruns the runway at Khon Kaen, Thailand

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.

Read the full report with photos: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A330-321 HS-TEG departs from Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) before the incident.

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Thai Airways to axe 1,500 jobs this year, hopes to return to profitability by the fourth quarter

Thai Airways International (Bangkok) meanwhile expects to cut 1,500 jobs this year as it expects to return to profitability in the fourth quarter according to this article by the Business Times.

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Copyright Photo: Richard Vandervord/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 747-4D7 HS-TGG (msn 33771) departs gracefully from Phuket, Thailand.

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Thai takes delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Thai Airways International (Bangkok) yesterday (July 17) took delivery of its first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.  The pictured HS-TQA (msn 35315) departed Seattle on its delivery flight.

The airline issued this statement:

Thai Airways International Public Company Limited announced that its first 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft departed from Boeing’s Everett Delivery Center in Seattle, Washington, on a nonstop, 15-hour flight to Suvarnabhumi Airport, Thailand.

ACM Siwakiat Jayema, Acting President of Thai Airways International said, “As the national airline, the addition of the 787 to our fleet is a major milestone for Thai and Thailand. Boeing and AerCap have provided an airplane that is perfect for Thai and our passengers.” The 787-8 is the first of eight Dreamliners that Thai will lease from AerCap (six 787-8 set for delivery between 2014-2015, and two 787-9 for delivery in 2017).

Thai’s 787 Dreamliner is configured with 24 lie-flat seats in Royal Silk Class and 240 seats in Economy Class. The 787-8 is a mid-size aircraft that can fly longer distances and offer great fuel efficiency, complete with the interior environment that has been designed to make passenger travel comfortable and convenient.

Thai’s Boeing 787-8 aircraft is equipped with the next-generation Rolls-Royce Trent 1000-AE engines. The culmination of advanced aerodynamics, and lightweight structures contribute to 20 per cent reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, as well as less “roar” around airport boundaries and airport communities.

Top Copyright Photo: TMK Photography/AirlinersGallery.com. HS-TQA lands at Paine Field before the handover.

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