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Thai Airways Unveils Details of its A380 Fleet; First Flights to Hong Kong and Singapore

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Thai Airways International held a pre-launch reception last night (Wednesday, 29 August 2012) to showcase its first Airbus A380-800 aircraft and new products and services.

Thai Airways has configured all six of its A380s scheduled to join the fleet between this year and next with 507 seats in three classes: 12 in Royal First Class, 60 in Royal Silk Class, and 435 in Economy Class.

Thai Airways will take delivery of its first A380-800 on 27 September 2012, it will then take delivery of an additional three A380s during the 2012 Winter Program, with a further two A380s to be delivered in 2013.

THAIs first Airbus A380-800 will operate flights to and from Bangkok-Hong Kong and Bangkok-Singapore beginning 6 October 2012. Upon delivery of the second aircraft in approximately mid-December 2012, THAI will operate to and from Bangkok-Frankfurt as well as to and from Bangkok-Hong Kong. In January 2013, THAI will begin operating the Airbus A380-800 to and from Bangkok-Narita and to and from Bangkok-Paris in February 2013.

The Three Classes

- Royal First Class is fitted with 12 seats that recline 180 degrees, have 83-inch pitch, 26.5-inch seat width, with semi-privacy conventional configuration, have the latest Audio Video On Demand (AVOD) ex2 system with a 23 inch personal entertainment screen that offers 100 movies, 150 television programs, 500 CD albums, and 60 games. Passengers have more personal storage area in Royal First Class, with individual coat storage, in addition to internet connection, Wi-Fi, enables mobile phone use on board, and an electric socket. First Class also features a Royal First Class Bar, spacious lavatory/dressing room, and a Royal First Lounge onboard that serves as a multipurpose area.

- Royal Silk Class is equipped with 60 seats that recline 180 degrees, have 74 inch pitch, 20 inch seat width, with staggered seat configuration for easy access, have 15 inch personal entertainment screen with the AVOD ex2 system that offers the same number of audio and video selection as Royal First Class, complete with a Royal Silk Bar. More personal storage area is provided, along with internet connection, Wi-Fi, mobile phone use on board, and electric socket.

- Economy Class is configured with 435 seats, with 58 seats in the upper deck area and 377 seats in the lower deck or main passenger cabin area, have 32-inch pitch, 18-inch seat width, have 10.6-inch personal entertainment screen with the AVOD ex2 system that offers the same number of audio and video selection as Royal First Class and Royal Silk Class. There is internet connection, Wi-Fi, mobile phone use on board, and electric socket.

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