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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.

Thai Slide Show: CLICK HERE

Bottom Copyright Photo: Thai Airways International.

Thai 787 Dreamliner Welcome (Thai)(LRW)

Thai Airways International’ Airbus A330-300 HS-TEF skids off the runway in Bangkok, 8 hurt

Thai A330-300 HS-TEF (05)(Apr) BKK (JS)(LRW)

Thai Airways International‘s (Bangkok) Airbus A330-321 HS-TEF (msn 066) while operating flight TG 679 from Guangzhou (CAN) to Bangkok (BKK) (Suvarnabhumi) with 287 passengers and 14 crew members skidded off the runway on landing in Bangkok after the front landing gear failed late last night (September 8). At least 8 passengers were slightly injured during the evacuation (some media reports raise this number to 14).

Read the report from the WSJ: CLICK HERE

Thai issued this statement:

“Thai Airways International Flight TG 679, Guangzhou – Bangkok operated with Airbus 330-300 aircraft departing Guangzhou at 16:03 hrs. (local time) scheduled to arrive at Suvarnabhumi Airport at 23:00 hrs. (local time) experienced incident while landing at Suvarnabhumi Airport. As the aircraft was landing, the landing gear touched the runway, the nose gear failed. As a result, the plane skidded off the runway. The captain took control of the aircraft until it stoped and the passengers were evacuated using slides. The aircraft was carrying 287 passengers and 14 crew members. 8 passengers were slightly injured. Injured passengers were taken care and sent to hospital for medical treatments.”

Copyright Photo: Jay Selman/AirlinersGallery.com. HS-TEF approaches BKK for landing before the accident.

Thai Airways International: AG Slide Show

Bangkok Air to restore nonstop Bangkok-Krabi service, welcomes two Airbus A320s

Bangkok Air (Bangkok Airways) (Bangkok) will resume nonstop service to the resort destination of Krabi, Thailand on March 31 when it restores nonstop Bangkok-Krabi flights according to Airline Route. The carrier dropped the route in June 2008 although service was maintained through Samui.

In other news, the airline welcomed its two latest Airbus A320s  named “Maha Mongkol” and “Sawadee Umporn” at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport in November and December, its 20th and 21st aircraft. The A320 is configured with 162 economy class seats and will be assigned to both domestic and international routes such as Chiang Mai, Phuket, Yangon (Myanmar), Siem Reap (Cambodia), Mumbai (India), and Dhaka (Bangladesh).

Presently, Bangkok Air’s fleet consists of eight ATR 72s, five Airbus A320s and eight A319s.

Copyright Photo: Jay Selman. Painted to promote the island destination of Krabi, the blue and green tropical special livery adorns the fuselage of Airbus A320-232 HS-PGV (msn 2310) pictured on final approach to Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi).

Bangkok Air: AG Slide Show

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