Thai Airways International has painted a Boeing
777-300, named Lahan Sai, with a special Suphannahong
Royal Barge aircraft livery that commemorates the Royal Coronation
The Suphannahong Royal Barge, originally called
“Si Suphannahong” or “Chai Suphannahong Royal Barge”, has been the
King of Thailand’s royal barge since the Ayutthaya era.
The current Suphannahong Royal Barge was constructed by the royal command of
King Rama V and was completed in the reign of King Rama VI.
front or bow of the barge is a golden swan figurehead, the body or
hull is the body of the swan etched in wood and decorated with
gold leaf, mirrors, tassels, and engraved glass. The exterior of
the barge was painted black, while the interior was painted red,
with a throne in the middle of the barge for the monarch or
The Royal Barge is 46.15 meters long,
3.17 meters wide and weighs 15 tons.
In 1999, Thai Airways first painted a Suphannahong
Royal Barge aircraft livery on the Boeing 747-400 aircraft, named Haripunchai, on
the auspicious occasion of the Sixth Cycle Birthday of King Rama
This latest livery
differs from the one in 1999 as there is a rowing team with oars
raised symbolic of birds in flight. A sticker (decal) has also been
used in place of aircraft paint spray. The livery will remain on
the aircraft from August 2019 to 31 December 2022.
Lahan Sai, configured with a total of 364 seats,
34 seats in Royal Silk Class and 330 seats in Economy Class, will
operate flights from Bangkok-Seoul, Taipei, Beijing, Singapore,
Kuala Lumpur and Sapporo.
The aircraft was blessed by Phra Maha Raja Guru
Bidhi Sri Visudhigun.
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