Thai Airways to fly double daily Airbus A350s to Melbourne


Thailand’s national airline, Thai Airways, will upgrade both of its daily Melbourne to Bangkok flights to the airline’s new Airbus A350 planes by September.

Business travellers especially will enjoy the benefits with the quiet and comfortable new planes including not only Thai’s new business class seats but also a dine on demand service and free inflight Internet.

Thai Airways president Charamporn Jotikasthira told Australian publication Australian Business Traveller that he aims for both the TG465/466 and TG461/462 flights to move to an Airbus A350 on the same day.

However, delivery of the airline’s first A350 may be delayed by up to a month.

“We expect to get it in July but we got a note from Airbus saying it is probably August, because they have problem with a seat manufacturer”, said Mr Charamporn said. “It’s not our seat manufacturer but as a result the pipeline moved, everyone’s order moved”.

Thai Airways SeatsSpeaking at a meeting of Star Alliance airline CEOs in Zurich recently, Charamporn said the delay would mean that after a month of regional A350 flights from Bangkok, the twin A350 launch on the Melbourne to Bangkok route would take place in September. Thai Airways’ Airbus A350s will include 32 of the airline’s latest Royal Silk business class seats.

SOURCE: Australian Business Traveller.