Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) recently took delivery of its third Airbus A380-800 aircraft, royally bestowed the name “Chaiya”. At a delivery ceremony in Toulouse, France, the aircraft was handed over to Dr. Sorajak Kasemsuvan, THAI President by Chris Buckley, Airbus Executive Vice President, Europe & Asia, which was witnessed by members of THAI management, and members of Airbus management.
THAI ordered a total of six Airbus A380-800 aircraft, which are fully equipped with the most modern technology, products and services, which aim to meet passenger satisfaction in all classes of service.
(L to R) Thomas Friedberger, Airbus Senior Vice President of Sales in Asia; Flight Lieutenant Montree Jumrieng, THAI Executive Vice President, Technical Department; Dr. Sorajak Kasemsuvan, THAI President; Chris Buckley, Airbus Executive Vice President, Europe & Asia; Lt. Atisak Padchuenjai, THAI Executive Vice President, Operations; and Chalermpon Intarawong, THAI Vice President, A/C Maintenance, BKK Base; Department.
As of 6 October 2012, THAI’s first A380-800 operated on the route Bangkok to Hong Kong and Bangkok to Singapore. With its second A380-800, THAI operated the aircraft roundtrip from Bangkok to Frankfurt and Bangkok to Hong Kong beginning 15 December 2012. The third A380-800 which was recently delivered will operate on the route Bangkok to Narita as of 1 January 2013, while the fourth A380800 will operate on the route Bangkok to Paris in the Summer Program 2013, and the fifth and sixth A380-800s will be delivered in the last quarter of 2013.