Thai Airways will double its London-Bangkok capacity later this year, with a second aircraft in addition to its newly inaugurated Airbus A380 service. It will also operate a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft flying nonstop to London's Heathrow from Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International on a daily basis.
Thai stopped flying its night-flight service on July 1, when it introduced a single Airbus A380 schedule as a replacement for its twice-daily schedule using aging Boeing 747s. The new A380 service had seen several delays prior to an inauguration that was originally planned for late 2013.
The carrier will add to the A380 service with the 777, which will offer 348 seats in two classes, compared to the A380's 507 seats in three classes.
“We are immensely proud of our service and doubly so now that we are the only airline offering A380 nonstop travel between London and Bangkok,” Thai GM Wit Kitchathorn said.
(Jeremy Torr - ATWOnline News)