Thai Airways (THAI) has taken delivery of its first A380 aircraft, making it the ninth airline to operate the “world’s largest” airliner.
Handed over to the airline yesterday, the aircraft is the first of six on order to arrive and has been fitted with a three class layout, seating 507 passengers: 12 private suites in First Class, 60 fully flat sleeper seats in Royal Silk Class and 435 seats in Economy.
THAI executive vice president technical Montree Jumrieng said the new aircraft takes the airline’s 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,” Mr Jumrieng said.
“These features, combined with the aircraft’s quiet and spacious cabin, will truly make the THAI A380 the smoothest way to fly.”The new aircraft is expected to commence commercial services in early October on flights from Bangkok to Hong Kong and Bangkok to Singapore.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J