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A380 Joins Thai Airways’ London-Bangkok fleet

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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.   Whilst other airlines may also fly the A380, none can match THAI’s seven galleys and food service stations that will ensure faster service and responsiveness by its 24 cabin attendants.

The A380 TG911 will fly daily London- Bangkok departing at 11.50 (ETA 06.10) with the return A380 TG910 departing Bangkok at 01.10 (ETA 07.15).  An A346 will operate on THAI’s second daily flight:  the TG917 departing London at 21.35 (ETA 15.55) and the TG 916 departing Bangkok at 12.50 (ETA 18.55).

The A380 is among the most environmentally and technologically advanced civil airliners flying today, with major innovations in construction, fuel-efficiency, avionics and flight control systems.  It has also  proved extremely popular with passengers due to its increased space and enhanced levels of comfort in all classes.

Relative to the next largest aircraft – the Boeing 747-400 –  the A380-800 offers 50 per cent more cabin area on its two full-length upper and lower decks, larger windows and overhead bins as well as 60 cm. (2 ft.) more headroom.  It carries up to 35 per cent more passengers (thus helping to alleviate the growing problem of congestion at major airports), yet creates significantly less noise and CO2 emissions than its rivals.

Throughout its 50+ year history, THAI has created an enviable reputation for the quality of its celebrated Royal Orchid Service. The A380s will continue this tradition. The standard cabin layout offered by the Airbus A380 manufacturers allows between 525 and 853 passengers. In THAI’s configuration however, the number of seats has deliberately kept to an even lower 507 passengers to maximise space and comfort.

The seats are arranged in three classes: 12 in Royal First Class, 60 in Royal Silk (Executive Class), and 435 in Economy.  This design has been chosen to allow for enhanced comfort and service in all classes whilst retaining its inimitable sense of Thainess, The décor and ambiance on board will continue to reflect the airline’s long-established image, combining rich vibrant colours with traditional design elements seen, for example, on bulkhead murals. The overall atmosphere will be stylish and sophisticated, with variable cabin ‘mood’ lighting simulating different times of day.

Everyone at THAI is excited that the A380 will make flying between London and Bangkok an even more enjoyable and unforgettable experience.  We’re sure that our loyal travellers will be too!

Thai Airways flies twice daily to Bangkok, leading on to over 70 cities across 5 continents. THAI constantly has special promotions so check out the website for the latest deals.

Further information: www.thaiairways.co.uk; 0844 561 0911.

For further information on THAI please contact Amanda Bunn at Paul Gogarty Communications:amanda.bunn@pgcomms.co.uk / 01603 706559.