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Old June 2nd, 2006, 04:34 PM   #221
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Thai Airways passenger load rises in March

BANGKOK, June 2 (Reuters) - Thai Airways International PCL said on Friday it filled 75.8 percent of its seats in March, up from the same month of 2005 but down from February.

The national carrier, 54 percent owned by the Finance Ministry, filled 71.9 percent of its seats in March 2005 and 78.4 percent in February this year, it said on its Web site at www.thaiair.com .

The airline said it carried 1.55 million passengers in March 2006, up from 1.54 million a year earlier and 1.50 million in February.

Thai Airways said it filled 69.7 percent of passenger and cargo capacity in March, up from 68.7 percent in the same period a year earlier and 69.2 percent in February.

It carried 9.42 million passengers and had a 67.8 percent load factor in the first six months of its 2005/06 fiscal year ending in September.

That compared with 9.35 million passengers and a 68.1 percent load factor in the same period a year earlier, it said.

At 0900 GMT, Thai Air shares were down 0.56 percent at 44.75 baht, while the broader market <.SETI> was 1.3 percent higher.

Rival Singapore Airlines , the world's second most valuable airline, said it filled 67.7 percent of the space available on its planes for passengers and cargo in April, up from 65.8 percent a year earlier.

Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific said it carried 1.39 million passengers in April, up 14.6 percent from a year earlier.
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Old June 2nd, 2006, 04:35 PM   #222
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Thai Carrier Announces Non-Stop Flights To South Africa
2 June 2006

BANGKOK (AP)--Thai Airways International (THAI.TH) announced it will offer nonstop flights between Bangkok and Johannesburg, South Africa, a regional sales director said Friday.

The service, which will start in November, is expected to address demand for business travel from gem and precious metal dealers as well as increased tourism, said Dullayapong Sukhanusas, Thai Airway regional sales director for Europe and Africa.

The nonstop flights will run three times a week and are expected to also attract regional businessmen from China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and the Philippines, he said.

"Advanced bookings have already reach between 30% and 40% for November and December," Dullayapong said. "The passenger load for the first month will be satisfactory."

The flights will start with a promotional rate in November of THB30,000 ($785) and are part of Thai Airways long-haul business strategy and follow the recent opening of nonstop flights from Bangkok to New York, Moscow and Los Angeles.

Thailand's national carrier will use two, Boeing B777-200ER aircraft for the 11-hour flights which are its first ever nonstop flights to Africa. The new aircraft seat 292 passengers.
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TAP and THAI to Begin Code-share Operations

Today (May 31, 2006), TAP Portugal and Thai Airways International - members of Star Alliance – signed a commercial cooperation agreement encompassing code-share operations on select flights between Portugal and Thailand.

Through this code-share, effective on June 15, 2006, both THAI and TAP will market each other’ s flights connecting Lisbon and Bangkok via select European points.

With this code-share, TAP is now able to extend its operations to a new Asian destination, thus pursuing its strategy of increasing travel options made available to customers, while providing them with the most convenient services and added benefits resulting from a close cooperation with Star Alliance members.

THAI is pleased to be able to offer its passengers more choices and access to more destinations in Europe, as a result of this code-share agreement with TAP. This agreement will successfully aid in expanding connectivity into Lisbon, which will represent a new point of service to Portugal, made possible from THAI’ s connection with Star Alliance.

“Eight years after having discontinued our own operations to Bangkok, it is with great pleasure that we at TAP reinstate Bangkok as a destination in Asia, in cooperation with THAI”, said Mr. José Guedes Dias, VP International Relations & Alliances, TAP Portugal. “It means a great deal for us in TAP to work together with THAI, our partner in Star Alliance, recognized worldwide for its excellent, courteous and unrivalled service. As this agreement enables the most convenient and direct connections possible between Portugal and Thailand, it will set the ground for further strengthening the commercial and cultural ties linking both countries, while positioning both Lisbon and Bangkok as key gateways into Europe and Asia, respectively.”

“THAI initiated this code-share agreement with TAP, following TAP officially joining Star Alliance, expanding connections from Bangkok to Lisbon, vice versa, from various destinations in Europe”, said Mr. Vasing Kittikul, Executive Vice President for Commercial, Thai Airways International Public Company Limited. “This agreement reflects a great opportunity to expand THAI’ s network beyond the European gateway, connecting flights from Frankfurt and Zurich into Lisbon. Furthermore, this agreement will benefit passengers boarding flights in Portugal to Thailand, continuing their journey around Asia and China”.

About TAP Portugal

TAP Portugal is the leading Portuguese airline, which celebrated its 60th on March 14, 2005, the same day it also became a company-member of Star Alliance. Its Lisbon hub is a key European gateway at the crossroads of the African, North & South American continents, where TAP stands out as the leading European carrier operating to Brazil.

TAP ’s current Network comprises 46 destinations in 27 countries worldwide, with an even greater range of destinations served by code-share operations with a number of partner airlines. Thus, TAP offers customers an extended and high flexible choice while providing them with the most convenient scheduled flights and easy connectivity onto further distant cities. As of June, the company operates 200 daily flights in average on a modern fleet of 47 Airbus aircraft – the A-310’s; A-330’s & A-340’s on long haul and the A-319’s; A-320’s & A-321’s on medium haul.

TAP Portugal’ s New Corporate Image, launched on February 1st last year, was awarded the 2005 Best Branding and Re-branding, by the Portuguese specialized publication “Meios & Publicidade”, in May 2006. The TAP Victoria (FFP) Programme was also honoured by the Freddie Awards as the Programme of the Year; Best Redemption Award and Best Member Communications, in 2005. For more information on TAP Portugal please visit its Web site at: www.flytap.com.

About Thai Airways International

Thai Airways International Public Company Limited is the national carrier of the Kingdom of Thailand. Founded in 1960, it operates domestic, regional and intercontinental flights. THAI flies to 74 destinations in 35 countries around the world. The company is 53.77% owned by the Thai Government through the Ministry of Finance. THAI has over 25,000 employees and a total of 87 aircraft in its fleet.

THAI’s philosophy is to provide full service to premium passengers, while maintaining its standard of service to leisure travellers. THAI aims to be the “First Choice Carrier with Touches of Thai”. The success of THAI is apparent through numerous customer surveys conducted by well-known institutions both within and outside Thailand, resulting in awards such as the Skytrax Award for Cabin Staff Service Excellence 2006. Safety is THAI’ s top priority and its maintenance standard is recognized by the Federal Avaition Administration (FAA) of the USA and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

THAI is one of the founding members of Star Alliance, the airline network for Earth. More information on THAI is available at www.thaiairways.com.
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Old July 4th, 2006, 07:50 AM   #224
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Thai Airways domestic flight makes safe emergency landing after landing-gear problem
3 July 2006

BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) - A Thai Airways domestic flight with 251 on board made an emergency landing in Bangkok Monday after the plane experienced problems with its landing gear, the airline said.

The flight's captain decided to turn the plane around 30 minutes after it took off from Bangkok because he could not properly retract one of the Airbus 300-600's wheels, the airline said.

The flight had been bound for Khon Kaen, 390 kilometers (242 miles) northeast of the capital.

The passengers were transferred to another plane and reached their destination about one and a half hours late, it said.

The airline said the plane was about 20 years old, and was scheduled to soon be phased out of the Thai fleet.
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Old July 10th, 2006, 05:25 PM   #225
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Thai Airways Scraps Plan for New Low-Cost Carrier

CHIANG RAI, July 10 Asia Pulse - Thai Airways International's (SET:THAI) board of directors has given the go ahead to scrap a plan to set up another low-cost subsidiary.
Instead of setting up another subsidiary - to have been called Royal Orchid Airlines - THAI will instead plan to compete directly with low-cost carriers, considering that it is already a major shareholder in Nok Air, a domestic low-cost carrier, according to the national carrier's president, Apinan Sumanaseranee.

Speaking to reporters after the Board meeting, Mr. Apinan said another low-cost airline is unnecessary as THAI owns 39 per cent of Nok Air. In addition, once Suvarnabhumi International Airport opens in September 28, it will become an aviation hub accommodating many charter carriers.

With these considerations, Permanent Secretary for Transport Wanchai Sarathuntat, who chairs the THAI board, acknowledged and approved the decision.

The plan for THAI to form an added budget subsidiary was initiated by caretaker Transport Minister Pongsak Raktapongpaisal who thought that THAI should optimise business opportunities with the potential of the Suvarnabhumi Airport.

Permanent Secretary for Transport said THAI is now devising new strategies on staying competitive against the low-cost carrier sector by expanding more options via internet booking.
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Old August 6th, 2006, 07:02 PM   #226
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Thai Airways to manage Bangladesh's second international airport
6 August 2006

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) - Bangladesh and Thailand agreed Sunday that Thai Airways International will manage Bangladesh's second international airport starting next month, visiting Thai Foreign Minister Kantathi Suphamongkhon said.

Kantathi told reporters after talks in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, that he and Bangladesh Foreign Minister M. Morshed Khan also agreed to bolster cooperation in bilateral trade and investment, tourism, shipping, transport, health, agriculture, textiles and energy.

Thailand's national carrier will take over management of Shah Amanat International Airport in the southeastern port city of Chittagong from Sept. 1, and the number of regular flights between the two countries will rise when a new airport opens in the Thai capital, Bangkok, later that month, Kantathi said.

"We can have an open sky between us," he said.

Kantathi and Khan also signed a five-year agreement on cultural exchanges, but no information on that deal was immediately available.

In 2004-05, Thai exports to Bangladesh were worth US$326 million, while Bangladesh's exports to Thailand totaled only US$35 million.
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Thai Airways passenger load rises in June

BANGKOK, Aug 8 (Reuters) - Thai Airways International PCL <THAI.BK> said on Tuesday it filled 74.9 percent of its seats in June, up from the same month of 2005 and from May.

The national carrier, 54 percent owned by the Finance Ministry, said on its Web site at www.thaiair.com it filled 67.2 percent of its seats in June 2005 and 71.3 percent in May.

The airline said it carried 1.45 million passengers in June 2006, up from 1.36 million a year earlier but down from 1.47 million in May.

Thai Airways said it filled 68.4 percent of passenger and cargo capacity (load factor) in June, up from 64.2 percent in the same period a year earlier and 65.5 percent in May.

It carried 13.95 million passengers and had a 74.3 percent load factor in the first nine months of its 2005/06 fiscal year ending in September.

That compared with 13.55 million passengers and a 70.5 percent load factor in the same period a year earlier, it said.

At 0451 GMT, Thai Air shares were up 0.6 percent at 41 baht, while the broader market <.SETI> was 0.5 percent higher.

Rival Singapore Airlines <SIAL.SI>, the world's second most valuable airline, said it filled 68.9 percent of the space available on its planes for passengers and cargo in June, up from 66.6 percent a year earlier.

Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific <0293.HK> said it carried 1.39 million passengers in June, up 10.7 percent from a year earlier.
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Thai Airways pins hopes on successful switch to the new airport

BANGKOK, Sept 24, 2006 (AFP) - Flag carrier Thai Airways International has pinned its hopes on a successful transition to Bangkok's new airport, aiming to cement its rebound from a disastrous 2005 after the Indian Ocean tsunami.

The airline has already invested 400 million US dollars in its facilities at Suvarnabhumi airport, boasting Asia's largest aircraft maintenance center and tripling its cargo facilities.

In early September, it started gradually shifting equipment and 15,000 staff from its old offices at Don Muang airport to Suvarnabhumi.

The carrier even began operating domestic flights at the new airport two weeks before the official opening on September 28 to test its ability to get passengers from the check-in counters, onto planes and into the air.

Despite last week's bloodless coup that ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, airline officials say their confidence has not dimmed and they have not changed any of their plans.

Now Thai Airways needs for things to go smoothly -- both at the airport and in Thailand's government -- as the airline competes against a host of others for future customers.

"The smooth transition to Suvarnabhumi airport is important for us to expand our business further," said Thai Airways president Apinan Sumanaseni.

"We will have much larger facilities at the new home base to serve the expected rising tourism demand," he added.

"So far, only one to two percent of bookings have been cancelled" because of the coup, Apinan said.

Thailand's tourism authority expects almost 14 million international visitors to come to the kingdom this year, up 13 percent from 2005.

The new airport could drive arrivals up to 15 million in 2007, tourism officials say.

"With the new airport opening, more international tourists would be encouraged to fly to Thailand, making the kingdom the gateway to Asia," Apinan told AFP.

Thai Airways needs this boost after posting its worst-ever quarterly losses last year as Thailand's entire tourism sector reeled in the wake of the Indian Ocean tsunami.

The carrier lost about 127 million dollars in the three months to June 2005, airline officials said.

But Thai Airways has seen a slow recovery on the back of a tourism rebound, returning a profit of 12.5 million dollars with a 13.4 percent increase in revenue in the three months to June, compared with the same period last year.

"The new airport could help boost the airline's flight revenues, as well as its other activities such as ground and maintenance services," said Paveena Chevananth, a transportation analyst at Phatra Securities.

The carrier has already reached agreements with 75 other airlines to use its ground-handling services at the new airport.

Thai Airways has targeted a 7.0 percent rise in revenue in 2007 to build on expected revenues of 4.3 billion dollars this year, Paveena said.

But analysts warn that Thai Airways will face stiff competition from rivals at the new airport.

Japan Airlines plans to add one more daily flight to the existing four between Bangkok and Tokyo after the new airport opens, while Australia's budget Jetstar Airways will start two flights -- Bangkok to Melbourne and Phuket to Sydney -- three times a week from late November.

"Airlines which so far have limited flights to Thailand are likely to increase their frequencies. Consequently, Thai Airways would face tougher competition to draw more passengers," Phatra Securities' Paveena said.

Analysts say passenger demand for Thai Airways is forecast to grow at 11 percent this year, but only 6.8 percent for 2007 and 5.0 percent the following year as other carriers ramp up operations at Suvarnabhumi.

Meanwhile, Thai Airways' operational costs are expected to increase by as much as 455 million dollars next year, including fuel and oil costs, Phatra Securities said.

But Thai Airways says it expects to save and time and money with a more efficiently run airport. Pilots are regularly forced to circle the current congested airport and spend a long time taxiing on the tarmac.

The airline says it expects to save more than 26 million dollars in fuel costs.
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Thai Airways sacks executive over luggage mess at new airport

BANGKOK, Sept 29, 2006 (AFP) - Flag carrier Thai Airways International said Friday it has sacked an executive over hours-long luggage delays on the opening day of Bangkok's new international airport.

"The luggage problem was caused by internal management disorders at Thai Airways. We have already sacked a top person in charge of handling luggage," airline president Apinan Sumanaseni told AFP.

Suvarnabhumi airport officially opened on Thursday, with more than 800 flights carrying 120,000 travellers passing through the glitzy three-billion-dollar airport on the first day.

However, the new airport was flooded with complaints from disgruntled international passengers who had to wait for hours to collect their luggage.

Airports of Thailand, which operates Suvarnabhumi, blamed Thai Airways for causing long delays.

"Luggage handling equipment from Thai Airways did not arrive on time and some luggage handlers from the airline did not even show up at the airport," said Chotisak Aspaviriya, president of the airport operator.

"The airline must look after problems for passengers," he said.

The Asssociation of Thai Travel Agents, an umbrella group of 1,200 Thai travel agencies and hotels, also urged airport authorities to fix any problems as soon as possible.

"I have no idea why the new airport had such major delays. I hope airport authorities will fix any problems quickly to shore up the image of our new airport," said Sawas Napol, the association's coordinator.

The general manager of Suvarnabhumi, Somchai Sawasdeepon, said all operations, including luggage handling, went smoothly on Friday.

"So far we have smooth operations on the second day. To me, the disorders seen yesterday (Thursday) were normal and acceptable for a new airport," Somchai said.

The airline's chief, Apinan, also said he received no reports of problems on Friday when another 800 flights were expected to pass through.

The airport, located 25 kilometres (15 miles) east of Bangkok, replaced the creaking Don Muang, which had handled about 37 million passengers per year -- two million more than it was designed for.

Suvarnabhumi has annual passenger capacity of 45 million, making it Southeast Asia's largest aviation hub. Once the new facility becomes fully operational, Thailand plans to expand it to accommodate 100 million per year.

Suvarnabhumi, which means "Golden Land" in Thai, has been under development for more than 40 years and suffered repeated delays due to construction problems and graft allegations.

Thailand hopes the new airport, which opened at the start of the peak tourist season, will boost the country's 12-billion-dollar a year tourism industry.

But industry officials have voiced concern that some of the 14 million visitors expected this year might delay their travel plans, scared off by last week's bloodless coup, which ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra.
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Thai Airways International Public Company Limited is the national carrier of the Kingdom of Thailand. It operates domestic, regional and intercontinental flights radiating from its home base in Bangkok to key destinations around the world and within Thailand. The company's fully

paid up share capital amounts to 16,988,765,500 Baht (9 May 2005) and is 53.77% owned by the Ministry of Finance, the Thai Government. At the end of September 2004, consolidated total assets of the company amounted to 193,211 million Baht. In its operations, THAI has achieved profitability every year for the last 40 consecutive years.

Thai Airways International was founded in 1960 as a joint venture between Thailand's domestic carrier, Thai Airways Company (TAC) and Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) with the Scandinavian carrier initially providing a 30% share capital of two million Baht. SAS also provided operations, managerial and marketing expertise, with training assistance aiming at building a fully independent national airline within the shortest possible time. Thai nationals, through training and experience, were gradually able to assume full managerial responsibility and the number of expatriate staff duly reduced until, in 1987, expatriates accounted for less than one percent of staff based in Thailand.



On April 1, 1977, after a 17 - year capital participation partnership with SAS, the Thai Government bought out SAS remaining 15 % holding and THAI became fully owned by the Thai people.


In 1960, flights were inaugurated from Bangkok to 9 overseas destinations all within the Asian region. Intercontinental services were launched in 1971, to Australia, followed by flights to Europe in 1972, and to North America in 1980.Thai Airways International growth was greatly accelerated on April 1, 1988 as a result of its merger with Thai Airways Company (TAC), the domestic airline, which raised the Company's share capital from 1,400 million to 2,230 million Baht . Under the Cabinet policy, as authorised by General Prem Tinsulanonda, Prime Minister at the time, Thai Airways International would be responsible for commercial aviation, both international and domestic. Thai Airways International can now rightfully be called Thailand's only national carrier. On June 25, 1991, Thailand Cabinet approved a resolution enabling THAI to list its shares on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET). The resolution authorized THAI to convert Baht 10.77 billion of retained earnings into capital, and increase its capital by an additional Baht 3 billion with a first issue of 100 million shares. Of those 100 million shares, five million shares were reserved for THAI employees at par Baht 10 and 95 million shares were to be offered to the public.



The listing of THAI shares was commenced on July 19, 1991. By converting retained earnings into capital and increased its share capital upon the Cabinet approval, THAI registered share capital has risen from Baht 2,230 million to a total of Baht 14,000 million. This has made the total amount of THAI share listing to be the largest in the history of SET. Moreover, THAI public offering of shares is the single largest one ever undertaken in Thailand.

The main purposes in listing on the SET and offering shares to the public are to obtain the additional funds needed in keeping the airline competitive edge in the international market and to allow member of the general public and THAI employees to become shareholders in this national flag carrier of Thailand.On November 20-21, 2003. THAI offered for sale the Company's 442.75 million ordinary shares, comprising 285 million capital increase ordinary shares and 157.75 million existing ordinary shares held by the Ministry of Finance upon the Cabinet approval.Proceeds generated by the sales will be used as investment in the Suvarnabhumi Airport project, and for upgrading inflight services ranging from passenger seats to other amenities. Since September 2004, the company has sold THAI shares to its employee through the Employee Securities Option Plan (ESOP) in a total of 13,896,150 shares at 15 Baht per share. The company will continue to sell its shares to those employee who are holding the warrants until the end of the plan in April 2007.

Vision

The First Choice Carrier with Touches of Thai.



Mandates

1. To offer domestic and international air travel and related services that are safe, convenient, and of aquality to ensure customer satisfaction and trust.

2. To be committed to international standards of management efficiency, transparency, and integrity, and to achieve satisfactory operating results in order to maximize benefits for our shareholders.

3. To create a suitable working environment and offer appropriate salaries and wages as an incentive for staff to learn and work to the fullest of their potential and to take pride in their contribution to the company's success.

4. To be socially responsible, as the national airline.

Policies

As the national airline, the company represents the Kingdom of Thailand in protecting and augmenting the country's aviation rights and participates in promoting and developing the tourism industry as means of generating additional income both in Thai baht and foreign currencies. The company also encourages its human resources to acquire new skills and attain international standards of professionalism. Thai Airways contributes to the advancement of all types of technology related to the world's commercial aviation industry. Finally, the company aims to play a part in spreading awareness around the world of the uniqueness of Thai culture, its customs, and traditions.

Ethics

The company pledges to operate fairly and ethnically protecting its rightfully- earned profits and appreciating the importance of its staff as valuable resources and representatives of the company. All of our employees have a role to play in contributing to the company's success.To achieve the goals above, the company has the following set of general business ethics as well as instructions and warnings specific to the various employee positions throughout the organization :

1. Treat all clients and business associates fairly and honestly and protect the interests of all our customers.

2. Be politically impartial for the sake of the nation and society.

3. Run our business on the basis of fair competition.

4. Support the efficient use of domestic resources while preserving natural resources and the environement.

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Developments and Advancements of THAI



1959 - In August 1959, Thai Airways Company (TAC) entered into a partnership with the Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) to create a dynamic new international airline for Thailand. The Thai Government through TAC held 70 percent and SAS 30 percent of shares in Thai Airways International Company Limited, registered with a capital investment of USD 100,000 (2 million baht).


1960 - On May 1st, a propeller-driven Douglas DC-6B with a full load of 60 passengers took off from Bangkok International Airport en route to Hong Kong, Taipei and Tokyo. This first flight launched THAI's services, which during the first year, linked Bangkok with 11 Asian destinations and utilised a fleet of 3 DC-6B aircraft.

1961 - THAI served over 83,000 passengers during its first year of operations. Royal Orchid Service began to develop its reputation for in-flight excellence, through its unique Thai-style hospitality, attentive cabin attendants and complimentary bar service. The Thai dancing figure logo and traditional silk air hostess uniforms, designed by Prince Kraisingh Vudhijaya, quickly became well known.

1962 x- A 99-seat Convair 990 Coronado jet, the fastest civil airliner at the time, joined the fleet. Their Majesties The King and Queen of Thailand participated in the inaugural flights and flew THAI on various State Visits. THAI's investment capital was quickly increased from 2 million to 40 million baht.

1963 - THAI began pooling flights with other Asian airlines on flights from Bangkok to Hong Kong, Culcutta and Singapore to give passengers added frequency and convenience. From its Head Office located in a 3 storey office building on New Road, THAI operated with a staff of over 600.

1964 - THAI upgraded its fleet again, this time adding its first ultra-modern, 72 seats French-built Caravelle SE-210 jet. The airline continued to grow, carried its 100,000th passengers and opened flights to Osaka.

1965 - THAI recorded its first year of operating profit at 3.9 million baht. From this point onwards, THAI achieved profitable earnings every year, growing by leaps and bounds and has never looked back.

1966 - With a fleet of 5 sleek Caravelle SE-210s, THAI enjoyed the distinction of being the first all-jet airline in Asia. The cockpit crew that initially consisted mainly of expatriates from SAS was gradually replaced by Thai pilots.

1967 - The one millionth passenger was carried. THAI pioneered its highly profitable Bali route, opening up and promoting the destination to tourists from around the world. This insightful move established THAI as an innovative airline, supportive of regional development.

1968 - Spurred by the success of Bali, THAI pioneered flights to Kathmandu, successfully promoting another exotic Asian destination. Seoul and Delhi were also added to the routenet



1969 - THAI achieved its founding objectives of operating an all-jet service, promoting Thai heritage and tourism to the world and building the most comprehensive routenet of key Asian destinations of any airline.

1970 - When their 10-year contract expired, TAC and SAS signed a cooperation agreement for another 7 years. That year, THAI introduced faster and more economical DC9-41 and DC8-33 aircraft. Royal Orchid Holidays, THAI's innovative travel programme, was created to give travellers individual flexibility yet group cost savings and convenience.

1971 - THAI's first intercontinental route was launched, linking Bangkok to Sydney via Singapore. A new Cargo Terminal was opened at Bangkok International Airport. In its first year, it handled around 2,000 tons of cargo.

1972 - THAI inaugurated its second intercontinental route, this time linking Copenhagen. The first computer-controlled flight simulator for training DC8-33 pilots was housed in the new Flight Crew Training Centre. THAI operated a popular Coffee Shop and deluxe Restaurant at Bangkok International Airport.

1973 - Long haul services to Frankfurt and London were inaugurated developing Bangkok as a major hub and gateway between Europe and Asia. THAI managed the Bangkok International Airport's spacious new Tax Free shop.

1974 - Rome was added to the routenet. THAI launched its computerised reservations system. The airline's local and overseas staff now exceeded 3,000 making the airline one of Thailand's largest employers.


1975 - International design company, Walter Landor and Associates developed a stylish new corporate identity for THAI. The Thai dancing figure logo was replaced by a distinctive purple, pink and gold symbol that was embraced worldwide

1976 - THAI's flights connecting Bangkok to Amsterdam , Paris and Athens, launched the year before, grew quickly in popularity. Passengers flying from Europe stopped over in Bangkok on their way to Australia or to other Asian cities.

1977 - After 17 successful years, the partnership between TAC and SAS ended. SAS shares were sold back to the Thai Airways International was now entirely Thai owned and managed. Backed by a routenet covering 3 continets, experienced staff and full operational support, Thailand's flag carrier was ready to take on the world.





1978 - With the surge in air travel to Thailand and around the world, THAI made the decision to upgrade its fleet with more wide bodied aircraft. The 223-seat Airbus A300-B4s joined the wide -bodied DC-10-30s and improved long haul travel in terms of passenger and cargo capacity as well as passenger comfort.

1979 - Four brand new Airbus A300s were purchased to serve THAI's regional routes. Two Boeing 747-200 jumbo jets, with seating capacity of 371, were also purchased so that THAI could offer non-stop flights between Bangkok and Europe. The company moved into its 26-rai Head Office complex on Vibhavadi Rangsit Road, bringing all functions and departments together for the first time.

1980 - With the arrival of the jumbo jets, THAI was now ready for trans-Pacific services to North America. Los Angeles became THAI's gateway city into the US. At the same time THAI increased its operations to the Middle East.



1981 - THAI pioneered the North Pacific Bangkok-Seattle route. It expanded its routenet into the People's Republic of China by serving Canton. During that year, the company's share capital was increased to 1,100 million baht.


1982 - To better manage its growth, THAI reassessed and consolidated its fleet and operations. Pool agreements on strategic routes were concluded with other airlines. Though the devaluation of the Thai baht affected revenues, THAI still posted a pre-tax profit of 26.3 million baht for fiscal year 1981/82.



1983 - THAI's Royal Executive Class was introduced on regional routes, setting a new standard in airline comfort and convenience. Business Class passengers enjoyed separate cabins, roomy armchair seating, lounges and privileged services. The airline broadened its focus into related industries and bought equity in Bangkok Aviation Fuel Services Limited (BAFS), Royal Orchid Hotel and the Airport Hotel.

1984 - THAI's efforts to promote provincial destinations inThailand intensified. Chiang Mai, already linked as an intermediate stop on Hong Kong flights, was serviced with daily turnaround flights from Bangkok. Phuket and Hat Yai were added as intermediate stops on the Singapore route.

1985 - A new Maintenace Centre at Bangkok International Airport was built, enabling THAI to perform heavy maintenance on its wide-bodied aircraft in Bangkok. The facility was later expanded to a three-bay hangar able to accommodate two 747 jumbo jets and a narrow-bodied aircraft simultaneously. That year also saw the opening of THAI's (cargo Village), one of the largest cargo facilities in Southeast Asia at that time. Its 43,000 sq.m. terminal handled freight shipments for THAI flights and those of 28 other airlines.

1986 - THAI launched its Stockholm flight. The middle Eastern network was further expanded. The first branch of THAI's popular Airport Restaurant was opened at the new Chiang Mai International Airport Terminal.



1987 - New Domestic and International Passenger Terminals were built at Bangkok International Airport to cater for "Visit Thailand Year 1987." THAI provided 80 percent of all passengers handling services in the


new terminals. The "Visit Thailand Year" campaign proved a huge success for the nation and the nation's flag carrier. Auckland and Madrid were added as new destinations.

1988 - THAI and its parent company, TAC, merged into a single airline, bringing together domestic and international air operations. With the addition of TAC's 11 aircraft, the combined fleet now consisted of 41 aircraft. The routenet comprised 48 cities in 35 countries around the world plus a network of 23 cities in Thailand.

1989 - THAI launched "Discover Thailand" promotional fares to stimulate inbound travel and further developed "Eurng Luang" domestic tours as well as gave full support to "Thailand Arts and Crafts". A brand new Flight Kitchen, one of the largest and most modern in Asia, was opened at Bangkok International Airport, with an initial production capacity of 20,000 meals per day.

1990 - There was much to celebrate on THAI's 30th anniversary. It was the second most profitable year in the Company's history. THAI recorded a profit before-tax of 6,753.6 million baht 8.3 million passengers were carried, the highest number ever recorded. Early that year, THAI took delivery of its first Boeing 747-400, which even today remains the largest commercial aircraft in passenger service.



1991 - THAI became a full partner of AMADEUS Global Distribution System, a vast computerised network for reservations information that linked 98 airlines and over 47,500 travel agents worldwide.



1992 - THAI's privatisation process began. 100 million of the company's shares were listed on the stock Exchange of Thailand, the country's largest share

1993 - The 10 millionth passengers flew on THAI. The airline's frequent flyer programme, Royal Orchid Plus was successfully launched. By the end of the first year, over 200,000 passengers from 115 countries had registered.

1994 - On 20 May 1994, THAI was formally registered as Thai Airways International Public Company Limited. Three new destinations were added: Shanghai, Lahore and Nakhon Phanom (domestic).

1995 - In order to streamline operations and improve efficiency, THAI hired international management consultants to help re-engineer the company. THAI's Re-engineering Team focused on 3 key areas-Operations, Customer Services, and Administration and Information Technology. The new vision statement, "The First Choice Carrier. Smooth as Silk. First time.Every time." Created the framework for a common sense of purpose.



1996 - The first Boeing 777-200, with 358 seats, the widest cabin and tallest headroom of all twin-engine aircraft, joined the fleet. This aircraft was the first of its kind in the world to be powered by Rolls Royce Trent 800 engines. The technical department was honoured by a visit by H.M.Queen Elizabeth II of England to mark this event. THAI's homepage on the Internet located at www.thaiairways.com was launched.

1997 - THAI and 4 of the world's major airlines joined together to form the Star Alliance, the largest airline consortium in the world. Being part of this strong global network enabled THAI to offer its passengers a world of services and destinations. In 1997 THAI provided major sponsorship and official carrier support to the 13th Asian Games in Bangkok

1998 - The devaluation of the baht became a stimulus for tourism to Thailand. Ever the staunch promoter of Thailand and its tourism industry, THAI threw its support behind the "Amazing Thailand 1998/99" campaign. Thai's floral float under the "Amazing Thailand" theme at the world televised "Rose Parade" in Pasadena, California, was awarded one of the top prizes.

1999 - THAI joined the nation in commemorating His Majesty the King's 72nd Birthday Anniversary. This message was emblazoned on THAI's entire fleet and one Boeing 747-400 aircraft was completely repainted with a graphic rendition of the Suphannahong,the Royal Barge. This was THAI's way of showing to the world the pride and honour that all Thai people feel towards their King and country.

2000 - THAI continues to grow and flourish. These first forty years of THAI have told of a remarkable success story. This year and in the years ahead, THAI will continue to operate with insight and innovation, expanding its network to cover more international and domestic destinations, providing passengers with increasingly modern and comfortable aircraft, saving the Kingdom of Thailand and the people of the world with the highest standards of air service and safety. The legend that is THAI continues on.



2001- THAI implemented the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system to further enhance standard of service in accommodating customers’ demand and maximizing their satisfaction. THAI also expanded cooperation at both domestic and regional level through global alliances to strengthen the airline’s competitive edge and increase market shar.


2002 – THAI introduced 4 new destinations - Mumbai, Chengdu, Busan and Kuwait. This year, THAI achieved the highest net profit ever and operated with profitability for 38 consecutive years.


2003 – THAI introduced Royal e-Service, a comprehensive service to allow greater convenience for passengers when selecting their preferred flights, making seat reservation, issuing tickets, and check-in. Passengers are also able to perform a range of self services via this electonic system. Following the principle of good governance, THAI launched an e-Auction system for the Company’s procurement process to help reduce cost and create transparency.



2004 – THAI signed a contract with InterBrand Co.,Ltd to develop the Company’s new Corporate identity , THAI introduced new Premium Customer Service for its First and Business Class passengers, offering added travel convenience and comfort. THAI invested 39% shares in “Nok Air”, a joint ventured low cost airline.


2005 – THAI celebrated 45th year of sucessful operations with the launch of its new identity, focusing on three main 3 main themes : High Trust, World Class and Thai Touch. The New Corporate Identity embodies the concept of Ayatana, the 6 sensory perception of sight, taste, smell, hearing, touch and feelings from the heart. To expand THAI’s network, THAI signed a code share agreement with Air New Zealand and Air Madagascar. Social contribution activities this year included an opening of a library and providing financial aid for HIV infected children at Grada House, Lopburi province


2006 – In commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of His Majesty the King’s Accession to the Throne, THAI launched the Thai Grand Season Campaign 2006 to attract tourists to Thailand to celebrate this auspicious occasion with the Thai people. On 28th September, THAI successfully transferred its operations to the new Suvarnabhumi Airport. In promoting domestic tourism, THAI introduced a unique marketing campaign of “THAI Value Card”, offering special ticket price to passengers travelling on domestic routes to which THAI operates.

Destinations



Source: http://www.thaiairways.com

Thai Airways International Fleet

Boeing 747-400




Boeing 747-400 Version 2 (747) -- 6 aircrafts
--Royal First Class seat set as 2-2-2 totals 14 seats.
--Royal Silk Class Upper Deck seat set as 2-2 totals 32 seats and Main Deck seat set as 2-2 totals 18 seats.
--Economy Class seat set as 3-4-3 totals 325 seats.
--All seats together are 389 seats.
--Seat Plan of Boeing 747-400 version 2



--Royal First Class seat are the second version with 180 agree recline lie flat position but the technology isn’t up to date. Royal Silk Class seat are also the second version with 133 agree recline lie flat position but the technology isn’t up to date. Royal First and Royal Silk, both have PTV but it is an old version, be able to watch only 10 channels (Hits Movies 5 channels, Classic Movies 3 channels and the record of sport 1 channel.) There is no menu available on this type of PTV. Economy Class has no PTV available, only big screen but there are comfortable seat.
-- HS-TGA "SRISURIYOTHAI”, HS-TGB "SI SATCHANALAI", HS-TGF "SRI UBON", HS-TGG "PATHOOMAWADI”, HS-TGY "DARARASMI, HS-TGZ "PHIMARA" (No retrofit inside but new scheme)

Boeing 747-400 Version 3 (744/748) -- 12 aircrafts
--Royal First Class seat set as 1-2-1 total 14 seats.
--Royal Silk Class Upper Deck seat set as 2-2 totals 38 seats and Main Deck seat set 2-2 totals 18 seats.
--Economy Class seat set as 3-4-3 totals 325 seats.
--All seats together 375 seats.
--Seat Plan of Boeing 747-400 Version3



--Royal First Class is new comfortable seats with 180 agree recline flat position also Royal Silk Class also new comfortable seats with 170 agree recline lie flat position. Economy Class has no PTV available, only big screen but there are comfortable seat with new cover in sweet color (Purple, Yellow, and Pink). Royal First and Royal Silk, both have a new version of PTV, there are a lot of choice to choose. For example
1). There are about 30 choices of movies to choose. There are hit movies, on cinema movies, hits all time movies, classic movies, other countries movies and Thai movies and also 70 Brand Documentaries.
2). There is a lot of music to choose. There are 12 radio channels, program to select CD about 110 CD (600songs), classic music, jazz music, country music, pop music and more. There are also Chinese music, Korean music, Japanese music, South-East music and Thai music.
3). There are about 30 games available to choose from Nintendo total 10 games, from PC games single play 10 games and PC games double play 10 games. There is worldwide news, landscape camera and new systems air show available. Economy Class, No PTV available, only big screen but there are comfortable seat.
--Star Alliance Scheme HS-TGW “VISUTHAKASATRIYA”
-- HS-TGH "CHAIPRAKARN" (New Scheme), HS-TGJ "HARIPHUNCHAI" (New Scheme), HS-TGK "ALONGKORN", HS-TGL "THEPARAT", HS-TGM "CHAO PHRAYA", HS-TGN "SIMONGKHON", HS-TGO "BOWONRANGSI" (New Scheme), HS-TGP "THEPPRASIT" (New Scheme), HS-TGR "SIRIWATTHANA", HS-TGT "WATTHANOTHAI", HS-TGW "VISUTHAKASATRIYA" (Star Alliance Scheme, HS-TGX "SIRISOBHAKYA"

Boeing 777-300




Boeing 777-300 Version 1 (773) -- 4 aircrafts
--Royal Silk Class seat set as 2-3-2 totals 49 seats.
--Economy Class seat set as 3-3-3 totals 339 seats.
--All seat together 388 seats.
-- Seat Plan of Boeing 777-300 Version 1



-- Royal Silk Class is the second version with 138 degree recline angle. There is PTV but it is an old version, be able to watch only 10 channels (Hits Movies 5 channels, Classic Movies 3 channels and the record of sport 1 channel) There are no menu available on this type of PTV. Economy Class has no PTV available, only big screen but there are comfortable seat.
-- HS-TKC “KWANMUANG” (No retrofit inside but new scheme), HS-TKD “THEPALAI” (No retrofit inside but new scheme), HS-TKE “SUKHIRIN” (No retrofit inside but new scheme), HS-TKF “LAHAN SAI” (No retrofit inside but new scheme)
--All Aircrafts will start their retrofit in 2008 (New Royal Silk Class with 170 degree lie flat position with PTV and New Economy Class with PTV)

Boeing 777-300 Version 2 (77R) -- 2 aircrafts
--Royal Silk Class seat set as 2-3-2 totals 34 seats.
--Economy Class seat set as 3-3-3 totals 330 seats.
--All seat together 364 seats.
-- Seat Plan of Boeing 777-300 Version 2



-- Royal Silk Class is new version with 170 degree recline lie flat position and PTV. Economy Class, PTV available with comfortable seats in sweet color (Purple, Yellow, and Pink). For PTV, There are a lot of choices to choose. For example
1). There are about 30 choices of movies to choose. There are hit movies, on cinema movies, hits all time movies, classic movies, other countries movies and Thai movies and also 70 Brand Documentaries.
2). There is a lot of music to choose. There are 12 radio channels, program to select CD about 110 CD (600songs), classic music, jazz music, country music, pop music and more. There are also Chinese music, Korean music, Japanese music, South-East music and Thai music.
3). There are about 30 games available to choose from Nintendo total 10 games, from PC games single play 10 games and PC games double play 10 games. There is worldwide news, landscape camera and new systems air show available.
-- HS-TKA “SRIWANNA”, HS-TKB “CHAINARAI”


Boeing 777-200




Boeing 777-200 Version 3 (772) -- 8 aircrafts
--Royal Silk Class seat set as 2-2-2 totals 30 seats
--Economy Class seat set as 3-3-3 totals 279 seats
--All seat together 309 seats
--Seat Plan of Boeing 777-200 Version 3



--Royal Silk Class is new version with 170 degree recline lie flat position and PTV. There are a lot of choices to choose. For example
1). There are about 30 choices of movies to choose. There are hit movies, on cinema movies, hits all time movies, classic movies, other countries movies and Thai movies and also 70 Brand Documentaries.
2). There is a lot of music to choose. There are 12 radio channels, program to select CD about 110 CD (600songs), classic music, jazz music, country music, pop music and more. There are also Chinese music, Korean music, Japanese music, South-East music and Thai music.
3). There are about 30 games available to choose from Nintendo total 10 games, from PC games single play 10 games and PC games double play 10 games. There is worldwide news, landscape camera and new systems air show available. Economy Class has no PTV available, only big screen but there are comfortable seat with new cover in sweet color (Purple, Yellow, and Pink).
--HS-TJA “LAMPHUN” (New Scheme), HS-TJB “UTHAI THANI” (New Scheme), HS-TJC “NAKON NAYOK” (New Scheme), HS-TJD “MUKDAHAN” (New Scheme), HS-TJE “CHAIYABHUMI”, HS-TJF “PHANOM SARAKHAM”, HS-TJG “PATTANI”, HS-TJH “SUPHAN BURI”

Airbus A330-300




Airbus A330-300 Version 2 (333) – 12 aircrafts
--Royal Silk Class seat set as 2-2-2 totals 42 seats.
--Economy Class seat set as 2-4-2 totals 263 seats.
--All seat together 305 seats.
-- Seat Plan of Airbus A330-300 Version 2



-- Royal Silk Class is the second version with 138 degree recline angle. There is PTV but it is an old version, be able to watch only 10 channels (Hits Movies 5 channels, Classic Movies 3 channels and the record of sport 1 channel) There are no menu available on this type of PTV. Economy Class, There is no PTV but comfortable seat.
-- HS-TEK "SRICHULALUK" is Royal Barge “NARAI SONG SUBAN” Scheme
-- HS-TEL "THEPAMART" is Star Alliance Scheme
-- Plan to change old scheme to new scheme. The seat still old but just change the cover with new color, for Royal Silk will cover with dark purple and for Economy will cover with the sweet color (Purple, Yellow, and Pink).Will started the retrofit when the D Check become (4 years once).
-- HS-TEA "MANOROM", HS-TEB "SI SAKHON"(New Scheme, retrofit had been done), HS-TEC "BANG RACHAN" (New Scheme, retrofit had been done), HS-TED "DON CHEDI", HS-TEE "KUSUMAN", HS-TEF "SONG DAO" (No retrofit inside but new scheme), HS-TEG "LAM PLAI MAT" (New Scheme, retrofit had been done, HS-TEH "SAI BURI" (New Scheme, retrofit had been done), HS-TEJ "SUDAWADI", HS-TEK "SRICHULALUK" (Royal Barge “NARAI SONG SUBAN” Scheme), HS-TEL "THEPAMART" (Star Alliance Scheme), HS-TEM "JIRAPRABHA"

Airbus A330-300 -- On order 8 aircrafts
-- Royal Silk Class and Economy Class.
-- New Scheme all of it.
-- Receive in 2009


Airbus A340-500

Thai Airways International Public Company will suspended service to New York, due to the continually increasing cost of jet fuel, and while THAI will discontinue its New York operations, the company will retain service on the return route Bangkok-Los Angeles v.v., which will utilize Airbus A340-500 aircraft until September 2008, thereafter to utilize Boeing 777-200 ER aircraft to and from Los Angeles at 5 flights per week.

HS-TLA and HS-TLB will be retired on October 2008

HS-TLC and HS-TLD will be retired on January 2009




Airbus A340-500 Version 2 (345) -- 4 aircrafts
--Royal Silk Class seat set as 2-2-2 totals 60 seats.
--Premium Economy Class seat set as 2-3-2 totals 42 seats.
--Economy Class seat set as 2-4-2 totals 113 seats.
--All seat together 215 seats.
-- Seat Plan of Airbus A340-500 Version 2



-- Royal Silk Class is new version with 170 degree recline lie flat position and PTV. Premium Economy Class is new class of Thai Airways. The seat has leg rest., bigger and has more seat pitch than Economy Class. Economy Class, PTV available with comfortable seats in sweet color (Purple, Yellow, and Pink. For PTV, There are a lot of choices to choose. For example
1). There are about 30 choices of movies to choose. There are hit movies, on cinema movies, hits all time movies, classic movies, other countries movies and Thai movies and also 70 Brand Documentaries.
2). There is a lot of music to choose. There are 12 radio channels, program to select CD about 110 CD (600songs), classic music, jazz music, country music, pop music and more. There are also Chinese music, Korean music, Japanese music, South-East music and Thai music.
3). There are about 30 games available to choose from Nintendo total 10 games, from PC games single play 10 games and PC games double play 10 games. There is worldwide news, landscape camera and new systems air show available.
--New Scheme all of it.
-- HS-TLA "CHIANG KHAM", HS-TLB "UTTARADIT", HS-TLC "PHITSANULOK", HS-TLD "KAMPHAENGPHET"

Airbus A340-600




Airbus A340-600 Version 1 (346) -- 5 aircrafts (will receive 1 more in October 2008)
--Royal First Class seat set as 1-2-1 total 8 seats.
--Royal Silk Class seat set as 2-2-2 totals 60 seats.
--Economy Class seat set as 2-4-2 totals 199 seats.
--All seats together 267 seats.
--Seat Plan of Airbus A340-600 Version 1



--Royal First Class is new comfortable seats with 180 agree recline flat position also Royal Silk Class also new comfortable seats with 170 agree recline lie flat position. Economy Class, PTV available with comfortable seats in sweet color (Purple, Yellow, and Pink). For PTV, There are a lot of choices to choose. For example
1). There are about 30 choices of movies to choose. There are hit movies, on cinema movies, hits all time movies, classic movies, other countries movies and Thai movies and also 70 Brand Documentaries.
2). There is a lot of music to choose. There are 12 radio channels, program to select CD about 110 CD (600songs), classic music, jazz music, country music, pop music and more. There are also Chinese music, Korean music, Japanese music, South-East music and Thai music.
3). There are about 30 games available to choose from Nintendo total 10 games, from PC games single play 10 games and PC games double play 10 games. There is worldwide news, landscape camera and new systems air show available.
--New Scheme all of it.
-- HS-TNA " WATTHANA NAKHON”, HS-TNB "SARABURI”, HS-TNC "CHON BURI", HS-TND "PHETCHABURI", HS-TNE "NONTHABURI", HS-TNF


Boeing 777-200ER




Boeing 777-200ER Version 1 (77E) -- 6 aircrafts
--Royal Silk Class seat set as 2-2-2 totals 30 seats.
--Economy Class seat set as 3-3-3 totals 262 seats.
--All seat together 292 seats.
--Seat Plan of Boeing 777-200ER Version 1



-- Royal Silk Class is new version with 170 degree recline lie flat position and PTV. Economy Class, PTV available with comfortable seats in sweet color (Purple, Yellow, and Pink). For PTV, There are a lot of choices to choose. For example
1). There are about 30 choices of movies to choose. There are hit movies, on cinema movies, hits all time movies, classic movies, other countries movies and Thai movies and also 70 Brand Documentaries.
2). There is a lot of music to choose. There are 12 radio channels, program to select CD about 110 CD (600songs), classic music, jazz music, country music, pop music and more. There are also Chinese music, Korean music, Japanese music, South-East music and Thai music.
3). There are about 30 games available to choose from Nintendo total 10 games, from PC games single play 10 games and PC games double play 10 games. There is worldwide news, landscape camera and new systems air show available.
--New Scheme all of it.
--HS-TJR “NAKHON SAWAN”, HS-TJS “PHRA NAKHORN”, HS-TJT “PATHUMWAN”, HS-TJU “PHICHIT”, HS-TJV “NAKHON PRATHOM”, HS-TJW “PHETCHABUN”

Airbus A380-800

Airbus A380-800 -- On order 6 aircrafts
--Royal First Class total 10 seats.
-- Royal Silk Class 60 seats.
-- Premium Economy Class 50 seats.
-- Economy Class 380 seats.
-- All seats together 500 seats.
-- New Scheme all of it.
-- 1st aircraft (September 2010), 2nd aircraft (October 2010), 3rd aircraft (December 2010), 4th aircraft (May 2011), 5th aircraft (July 2011), 6th aircraft (August 2011)

Boeing 737-400




Boeing 737-400 Version 1 (734) -- 6 aircrafts (included 4 aircrafts that lease to Nok Air.)
--Royal Silk Class seat set as 2-2 totals 12 seats.
--Economy Class seat set as 3-3 totals 137 seats.
--All seat together 149 seats.
--Seat Plan of Boeing 737-400 Version 1



--This aircraft use for flying in Domestic and Nearest Countries
--Royal Silk Class is old version without leg rest only footrest and the seat pitch are only a little bit bigger than Economy Class. Economy Class is comfortable seats.
--Plan to change old scheme to new scheme. The seat still old but just change the cover with new color, for Royal Silk will cover with dark purple and for Economy will cover with the sweet color (Purple, Yellow, and Pink).Will started the retrofit when the D Check become (4 years once).
--All old scheme apart from HS-TDG “KALASIN”
--HS-TDF “SI SA KET”, HS-TDG “KALASIN” (New Scheme, retrofit had been done), HS-TDH “LOPBURI”, HS-TDJ “NAKON CHAISI”, HS-TDK “SRISURAT”, HS-TDL “SRIKARN”
--HS-TDA, HS-TDB, HS-TDD and HS-TDE lease to Nok Air

ATR-72




ATR-72 Version 1 (AT7) – 2 aircrafts (included 1 aircraft that lease to Nok Air)
--Economy Class seat set as 2-2 totals 66 seats.
--All seat together 66 seats.
--Seat Plan of ATR-72 Version 1



-- Economy Class, is comfortable seats.
-- Old Scheme all of it.
-- HS-TRB "CHAINAT"
--HS-TDA “LAMPANG” lease to Nok Air

Airbus A300-600




--Royal Silk Class is old version without leg rest only footrest and the seat pitch are only a little bit bigger than Economy Class. Economy Class, is comfortable seats.
-- Plan to change old scheme to new scheme. The seat still old but just change the cover with new color, for Royal Silk will cover with dark purple and for Economy will cover with the sweet color (Purple, Yellow, and Pink).Will started the retrofit when the D Check become (4 years once).

Airbus A300-600 (AB7) – 2 aircrafts
-- Royal Silk Class seat set as 2-2-2 totals 28 seats.
-- Economy Class seat set as 2-4-2 totals 232 seats.
-- All seat together 260 seats.



-- HS-TAD "U THONG", HS-TAE "SUKHOTHAI" has been will be retired.
-- HS-TAA "SUVARNABHUMI” (New scheme, retrofit had been done), HS-TAF "RATCHASIMA"

Airbus A300-600 (AB6) -- 10 aircrafts
-- Royal Silk Class seat set as 2-2-2 totals 42 seats.
-- Economy Class seat set as 2-4-2 totals 201 seats.
-- All seat together 247 seats.



-- HS-TAG "SRINAPHA", HS-TAH "NAPACHINDA", HS-TAK "PHAYA THAI" (New Scheme, retrofit had been done), HS-TAL "SRITRANG" (New Scheme, retrofit had been done), HS-TAM "CHIANG MAI" (New Scheme , retrofit had been done), HS-TAN "CHIANG RAI” (New Scheme , retrofit had been done), HS-TAO "CHANTHABURI" (New Scheme, retrofit had been done), HS-TAP "PATHUM THANI" (New Scheme, retrofit had been done), HS-TAR "YASOTHORN", HS-TAS "YALA"

Airbus A300-600 (AB7) -- 5 aircrafts
-- Royal Silk Class seat set as 2-2-2 totals 28 seats.
-- Economy Class seat set as 2-4-2 totals 233 seats.
-- All seat together 261 seats.



-- HS-TAT "SI MUANG", HS-TAW "SURANAREE", HS-TAX "THEPSATRI", HS-TAY "SRISOONTHORN", HS-TAZ "SRISUBHAN"

Total 88aircrafts
(excluded 1 of Airbus A340-600 that will receive in 2008, 1 of Boeing 777-200ER that will receive in 2008, 6 of Airbus A380-800 that will receive in 2010/2011, and 8 of A330-300 that will receive in 2009


Sources: http://www.thaiairways.com , http://www.thaiairways.co.th , http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thai_Airways_International http://www.airliners.net

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Suvarnabhumi Airport






General Information
Suvarnabhumi Airport will officially open on September 28,2006 . The airport covers an approximate area of 8,000 acres ( 20,000 rais). Located at Km.15 on the east-bound Bangna-Trat Highway in Bang Phli District of Samut Prakarn province, the airport is about 25 kms. (40-60 minutes) from Bangkok 's downtown.
1. From the North : the airport can be reached via the eight-lane Bangkok-Chonburi elevated expressway linked to the passenger terminal
2. From the Northwest : it is accessible via a six-lane road linking to the Rom Khlao and King Kaew elevated expressway
3. From the South : it can be reached via a four-lane road connecting with Bangna_Trat Highway and the Buraphavithi Expressway
4. From the Northeast : the airport is accessible via a four-lane road that connects with On-Nut Road
5. From the West : it can be reached via a four-lane road connecting with King Kaew Road (new route) to the passenger terminal
In the future, a city link between Phayathai-Makkasan-Suvarnabhumi Airport ( an underground railway station underneath the passenger terminal ) will be provided by the State Railway of Thailand.

The Passenger Terminal Complex (PTC)

The PTC has 10 entrance gates accessed by 2 roads which are Inner Curb and Outer Curb. It is combined with the connected 7 concourses, annotated A, B, C, D, E, F, and G. Concourses A, B are for domestic flights and the others are for international flights. Passengers service for Domestic and International passengers are handled under the same roof.
The Passenger Terminal Complex comprises of
1st Floor Bus Lobby
2nd Floor Arrivals, Transfer Service Counter, Baggage Claim, Immigration, Customs, Counters for Transportation and Accommodation
3rd Floor Meeting and Greeting Gallery, Parking Building Access
4th Floor Departures, Customer Service Center , Ticketing Offices, Immigration, Customs
5th Floor THAI and Star Alliance Offices
6th Floor Restaurants
7th Floor Observation Deck









Departure and Check-in Services



• Check-in desk opens 3 hours and closed 40 minutes before flight departure time
• Boarding gate opens 1.15 hours before flight departure time

International Flights



Royal Orchid Premium
We take high pride in our newly introduced “Royal Orchid Premium” Service that is exclusively extended to THAI Royal First and Royal Silk passengers form the moment they arrive at Curbside. At Suvarnabhumi Airport, we proudly present you with the new airports and services which we can guarantee the exclusivity that you cannot find anywhere in the world;

• Curbside Service
• Royal First Check-in Lounge whereby passengers can sit and relax in the waiting lounge while check-in formalities are handled by our staff
• Restaurant at landside Royal First Lounge serving a-la-carte menu
• Business Center & Conference Facilities
• Seating at Royal Silk Check-in counters within Royal Orchid Premium Area
• Private Fast Track Immigration
• Customer Service Center
• Royal Silk Waiting Lounge for Domestic Departures
• VAT Refund

Our Royal Orchid Premium covers an area of 5,000 sq.m. and is located on Level 4 of the main terminal. Under our Royal orchid Premium Service, Royal First passengers are welcomed to relax themselves at our Royal First Check-in Lounge whereby check-in formalities shall be handled by our staff and passengers will be served with welcome drinks while waiting.
For passengers who wish to conduct last minute business meeting, we also provide business facilities at our business and conference facilities. This center is equipped with the latest technology in office automation with secretarial services by our highly efficient staff.
After check-in, they are escorted by our staff through Private Fast Track immigration.



Royal First Class Check-in
• Drop off at Entrance No.1, PTC 4th floor
• Check-in at Royal First Class Check-in Lounge (Row A/B)
• Royal First Class passengers will be escorted by the staff member from curbside through all services.
• Other premium services provided are
• Porter Service from curbside to Royal Orchid Premium Check-in
• Fast Track Immigration
• Royal First Lounge (Concourse D, Garden View)
• Royal Orchid Spa Lounge (Concourse D, Airside View)
• Royal Orchid Lounge (Concourse E, Airside View)



Royal Silk Class
• Drop off at Entrance No.1, PTC 4th floor
• Sit Down Check-in Service is provided (Row A/B)
• Other premium services :
• Fast Track Immigration
• Royal Silk Lounge (Concourse D, Garden View)
• Royal Silk Lounge (Concourse C, Airside View)
• Royal Orchid Lounge (Concourse E, Airside View)

Premium Economy / Economy / Royal Orchid Plus Gold / STAR Gold / Group •
Drop off at Entrance No.4/5, PTC 4th floor
• Check-in Row H/J. Kiosks are also available for check-in.
• Other premium services for STAR Gold customers :
• Royal Silk Lounges (Concourse C, D)
• Royal Orchid Lounge (Concourse E)

Domestic Flight
Royal Silk Class
• Drop of at Entrance No. 2, PTC 4th floor
• Check in at dedicated check-in desk in Row C
• Other premium services :
• Royal Silk Domestic Lounge (Concourse A 2nd Floor , Garden View)
Premium Economy / Economy / Royal Orchid Plus Gold / STAR Gold / Group
• Drop off at Entrance No. 2, PTC 4th floor
• Check-in Row C. Kiosk and Internet Check-in are also available for domestic travel. The kiosks are located at Row C. The baggage drop-point for Kiosk and Internet Check-in are located at first check-in desk of each row.

Royal Orchid Lounges

Royal Orchid Lounges at Suvarnabhumi Airport have been named according to THAI’s corporate concept which has derived from its own corporate identify, its slogan , its location, and its service.

In blending these 4 unique characteristics, Royal Orchid Lounges reveal the combination of the following aspects:

• a reflection of Thai’s image – a charm and efficient lady with flair, elegance, and gentleness.
• Smooth as silk, as per its slogan.
• Its location – Suvarnabhumi.
• Service Excellence provided to its passengers that comes with speed and comfort.



Thus, lounges are named after valuable silks silks from leading royal households among Suvarnabhumi countries that sway softly and gently. Gold and Silver threads that are neatly weaved are symbolic of valuable “beauty and elegance” in THAI’s services.

Apart from the Royal Orchid Premium Area on Level 4 of the main terminal, Royal Orchid Lounge service is available at 8 locations



Royal First Lounge at Concourse D, Level 3 - 1,400 sq.m. have been allocated for First Class passengers with the capacity to accommodate 174 passengers at one time. Facilities include:

• Exclusive Music Room
• Private Corners
• A la Carte Dining Room
• Business Center (wi-fi internet)
• Mini Library
• Cigar & Smoking Rooms
• Slumber Rooms
• Shower Suites
• Toilets & Mother Care



Royal Silk Lounge at Concourse D, Level 3 – 2,410 sq.m. will have full garden view and have been Assigned for Royal Silk passengers with the seating capacity of 291 passengers. Here we provide
• Lounge Lobby Bar
• Private Entertainment Seats
• Family Room & Kids Corner
• Semi-Private Room
• Noodle/Buffet Bar
• Business Center (wi-fi Internet)
• Smoking Room
• Shower Rooms
• Toilets & Mother Care



Royal Silk Lounges at Concourse C, Level 3 – have the same facilities as Royal Silk Lounge at Concourse D, with the seating capacity of 137 in each lounge. These 2 lounges have been specifically designed for transit passengers to relax and refresh themselves prior to catching the flight.



Royal Silk Lounges at Concourse E, Level 3 – have been designed to cater to THAI’s Customers’ Airlines and separate areas are provided for their First and Business Class passengers. To add convenience of passengers of all categories, we have prepared our servicesand facilities to meet the need of businessmen as well as leisure travelers.



Royal Silk Lounge at Concourse A, Level 2 – our facilities include VIP rooms, Business Center, Food & Beverage Corner, and covers an area of 657 sq.m. with a seating capacity of 138 to accommodate Domestic Royal Silk passengers.



Royal Orchid Arrival Lounge – For arrival passengers to get themselves refreshed before going out for business appointment, snack and beverage corner, shower facilities , ironing service as well as business corner are provided to ensure a fresh start in Bangkok.

Royal Orchid Spa



Our Royal Orchid Spa at concourse D, Level 3 is primarily catered Royal First passengers with full ranges ofservice including Gym Room, Foot-massage and traditional Thai massage (only neck and shoulder).Our highlight is 3 Spa Suites with Jagucci and Tropical rain fall that passengers can relax themselves in a tranquil atmosphere. However, Royal Silk passengers may use such facilities, subject to space availability, with an extra charge to be made.

Location for THAI lounges at Suvarnabhumi Airport



Passengers flying on THAI Royal First Class, Royal Silk Class, Star Alliance First and Business Class and ROP Gold/Star Alliance Gold cards on any Star Alliance flights are welcomed to use THAI lounges.

Arrival Services



International Flights
Aircraft docks at the second floor of the concourse except in case of aircraft remotely parked from where you have to be bussed. You then proceed to the arrival lounge for immigration formalities and on to the baggage claims area. There are 17 baggage carousels for international flights. After picking up your baggage and exiting through Customs, you then proceed to the arrival hall where you can find information and service counters regarding transportation, accommodation, money exchange and tourism. The meeting point is on the third Floor . For group travel, passengers have to go to the 1st Floor to board their coach. Royal First Class passengers will be accompanied through the Immigration Fast Track Service. Royal Silk Class passengers are also entitled to Immigration Fast Track Service.

Domestic Flights
Aircraft operating domestic flights will dock at second floor of the concourse building. You then proceed to the arrival lounge to pick up your baggage before moving to the arrival hall. There are five baggage carousels in the baggage reclaim area for domestic flights.

Flight Transfer Service



Domestic to International
If you board from Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Hat Yai, Krabi, or Phuket, at SBIA you then proceed to International Transfer facility on the second floor of East concourse. Coming from other domestic airports or having baggage checked only to Bangkok, at SBIA you must disembark and proceed to the fourth floor for check-in and through Passort and Customs Control formalities.

International to Domestic
If your final destination is Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Hat Yai, Krabi, or Phuket, you then proceed to Transfer Check-in desk on the second floor of concourse A/B. The Immigration and Customs formalities will be done at your destination airport. Transferring to other domestic airports or having baggage checked only to Bangkok , you must land, pick up your baggage, proceed through Passport and Customs Control formalities and check in at Row C on the fourth floor of PTC.


THAI and Airport Authority of Thailand Contacts



• Suvarnabhumi Airport Information Call Center 0 2132 1888
• Flight Information 0 2132 0000
• Left Luggage 0 2132 1882
• VAT Refund 0 2134 5392-3
• THAI's Customer Service Center
(PTC 4th floor, Check-in Row B) 0 2134 5388-90
• THAI's Ticketing Offices
(A. Customer Service Center, Check-in Row B) (B.PTC 4th floor, behind Check-in Row E/F) 0 2134 5476-92
• THAI's Lost and Found
(near baggage carousel no 16) 0 2134 5473-4

Sources: http://www.thaiairways.com, http://www.thaiairways.co.th

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In-Flight Service




Royal First Class



THAI Royal First Class represents the ultimate in flying luxury, awarding privileged recognition to those who have achieved the pinnacle of social or professional status.

The exceptional treatment accorded to Royal First Class travellers departing from Bangkok begins at Suvarnabhumi Airport as they are met at the curb-side and personally escorted to their own luxurious lounge where check-in formalities are completed on their behalf. Proceeding through exclusive fast-track immigration channels, they have the choice of several spacious lounges equipped with every comfort and facility for relaxation, refreshment, entertainment, or business, with private conference rooms and Wi-fi/Internet connected working areas. There is even a sumptuous spa in which to enjoy a traditional Thai massage or sauna.

On board, in the privacy of their segregated cabin, the degree of friendly, personal hospitality extended to them by a dedicated cabin crew is exceptional. The latest innovation in luxury is the newly installed sleeper seating. Electronically controlled, with 180 degrees of recline and almost seven feet of space in which to stretch out, these seats are truly state-of-the-art. (Click here for seat demonstration). Each seat is equipped with the latest interactive Audio Visual On Demand entertainment system, plus in-seat telephone and laptop power point.*

Among other privileges enjoyed by THAI’s Royal First Class passengers are priority reservations and baggage handling services, a generous extra baggage allowance of 40kg., access to first class airport lounges of THAI and Star Alliance airlines worldwide, plus a 150% mileage bonus with THAI’s Royal Orchid Plus frequent flyer programme.

* Available on A340-600 and B747-400 (Selected aircraft).

Royal Silk Class



For frequent travellers, for whom flying is often a major element of business or duty, THAI’s Royal Silk Class delivers an outstanding degree of preferential consideration, at every stage of every journey.

At Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, Royal Silk Class passengers have their own exclusive check-in lounge, with separate fast-track immigration channels, before they proceed to any of six Royal Silk lounges. These provide every possible facility for relaxation, refreshment, or business in the Wi-fi/Internet connected private meeting rooms and work areas.

Royal Silk Class passengers also enjoy priority reservations, baggage handling and late boarding privileges. They have a generous 30kg. baggage allowance, 125% mileage accrual with THAI’s Royal Orchid Plus frequent flyer programme, plus the use of THAI and Star Alliance airport lounges worldwide.

On board THAI flights they enjoy segregated cabins, with two-abreast seating. On long-haul flights, newly installed shell seats offer 60 inches (five feet) of stretch-out space, with 170 degrees of recline for sleeping. Each electrically controlled seat is equipped with telephone and laptop power point*. (Click here for seat demonstration). The interactive Audio Visual On Demand entertainment system offers literally hundreds of channels, for movies, music, information and games.

* Available on A340-600, A340-500, B747-400 (Selected aircraft), B777-300 (Selected aircraft), B777-200 and B777-200ER.

Premium Economy Class



THAI’s newest service concept, Premium Economy Class, has been created to provide an enhanced dimension in passenger choice over the airline’s longest routes, connecting Bangkok, non-stop, to New York and Los Angeles.

In THAI’s magnificent new A340-500 jetliners, a segregated cabin offers just 42 Premium Economy Class seats. In this exclusive area, with its contemporary décor, subtle ambient ‘mood’ lighting and generous sense of space, travellers can relax in larger seats which are wider (19 inches) with 42 inches of stretch-out space and 122 degrees of recline, plus wider arm rests and fingertip-controlled leg rests. An in-seat power point is provided for laptop use and the large screen interactive Audio Visual On Demand system offers literally hundreds of entertainment, information and gaming options.

As an additional incentive, members of THAI’s Royal Orchid Plus frequent flyer programme earn extra miles whenever they upgrade to Premium Economy Class.

*Available on A340-500

Economy Class



Not all economy classes are created equal ! From its earliest days, when THAI was just a small regional carrier, the dynamic growth and unrivalled reputation of this airline has been inspired especially by one outstanding feature – the superior quality of its Economy Class, offering levels of space, comfort and service unmatched by other airlines. The welcome is always genuine, with extra personal touches which come naturally to our dedicated cabin staff, for whom friendly hospitality is much more than a duty.

Over the past two years, THAI has carried out a massive programme to expand and revitalize every aspect of its Economy Class experience, giving passengers even more reasons to make THAI their airline of first choice. New, wider seats of the latest design have been installed in many of THAI’s aircraft, with a new interactive Audio Visual On Demand (AVOD) system offering almost unlimited choice of entertainment and information options*.

Economy Class meal plans have been enhanced, to add tempting variety, including a range of special menus, for religious, health or dietary preferences, which may be ordered in advance. (See Special meals service page on this website). On international flights there is a choice of main course dishes, with a complementary full bar service and selection of wines. Pillows and blankets are always available, plus toys for children. Newspapers and international magazines are offered, including THAI’s own “Sawasdee” magazine, providing interesting reading and information on inflight entertainment, THAI routes and services.

Perhaps the most memorable features of THAI’s flights are the little extra touches which are so typically Thai, such as the traditional wai gesture from our crew to welcome passengers on board, the presentation of fresh orchid corsages to lady passengers**, or the hot and cold refreshing towels offered during each flight. In addition, Economy Class passengers can earn valuable miles, on both international and domestic flights, with Royal Orchid Plus, THAI’s award-winning frequent flyer programme.

* Available on B777-200ER, A340-600 and A340-500.
**To destinations where local quarantine restrictions allow.


In-Flight Entertainment



Dramatic progress has been made over recent years in the development of new systems for inflight entertainment, giving passengers much greater choice and variety to occupy their time during a flight, a welcome benefit, especially, on long distance routes.

THAI has taken advantage of the very latest technological advances in this field to install a state-of-the-art Audio Visual On Demand inflight entertainment system on its newest jetliners and retrofit the new system on many of its existing long-haul fleet*.

THAI’s new interactive AVOD system offers literally hundreds of options. With larger screens and touch-control commands, passengers can choose between many of the latest multi-lingual hit movies, classic oldies and popular TV programmes. There are news, travel, destination and information channels, music from jazz to classical, Asian and Western, to please every taste, plus interactive games and kids cartoons. Passengers can learn the basics of a new language, even practice meditation with the new AVOD system.

To assist passengers in making their selection among the hundreds of options available, THAI offers a comprehensive guide “Vision” on board. The choice is endless, the pleasure unlimited – just another example of THAI’s desire to make every flight more rewarding for everyone.

*Available on A340-500, A340-600 and B777-200ER in all classes, B777-200 and B747-400 (selected aircraft), in Royal First Class and Royal Silk Class.


THAI's Inflight Cuisine



THAI is renowned for its gracious inflight Royal Orchid Service and the excellence of its meals and refreshments offered in all classes. On international flights there is a choice of main course dishes and menus are changed regularly to please frequent travellers. A complementary bar service offers an extensive selection of wines, spirits, beer and soft drinks.

Thai cuisine has become very popular around the world, with Thai restaurants now found in countless cities. THAI has always taken advantage of its knowledge and expertise in creating this uniquely delicious fare to offer passengers the opportunity to experience many popular Thai dishes in their authentic original style. Most international flights serve at least one Thai dining option, to add a gastronomic opportunity to travellers from around the world.



But THAI also caters for many nationalities of passenger, offering special meals to suit their national preferences. On appropriate routes, for example, THAI offers Indian cuisine, typical Japanese and Chinese dishes and appropriate menus for travellers to European destinations.

THAI’s flight kitchens in Bangkok produce over 45,000 meals every day, all created in the most modern and advanced environment to ensure maximum safety, quality control and hygiene, up to the very highest international standards.



A particular feature of all THAI inflight cuisine is the use of the freshest and, wherever possible, organically grown ingredients. Many of there are now obtained from Royal sponsored agricultural projects throughout Thailand.

Inflight meal & beverage services
Royal First class
Royal Silk class
Premium Economy & Economy class

Special Meal Services

The quality of meals served on THAI flights is one of the most delicious benefits offered to passengers, in all classes. However, many travellers have special requirements to allow for their religious, health, or dietary restraints. To cater for these particular needs, THAI offers a full range of special menus, which should be ordered, in advance, at the same time THAI flight reservations are made and tickets purchased at the original destination.

Religious and vegetarian options
Health/diet preferences

Amenities

As a further example of our award-winning Royal Orchid Service, THAI is pleased to provide an extensive range of complementary amenities on board. THAI’s inflight amenities are designed to make your flight more comfortable, refreshing and enjoyable.

Inflight entertainment headsets, pillows and blankets are always available, plus toys for children to keep them amused. As a gracious gesture from our land of exotic tropical flowers, lady passengers are presented with fresh Madam Pompadour orchid corsages before arrival in destinations where local quarantine restrictions allow. In addition, such items as ballpoint pens, playing cards, post cards and writing sets are available on request from cabin staff. A full range of amenities is available on request for mothers with small babies, including secure and cosy bulkhead bassinettes.

Toilets on board are well equipped with a range of toiletries and supplies for changing babies. For details of what special amenities are available in each class, please refer to sections below:
Royal First Class
Royal Silk Class
Premium Economy Class
Economy Class
Toys for children

Inflight Duty Free Shopping

THAI is pleased to provide passengers on all its international flights with a wide range of tempting duty free shopping opportunities. A selection of liquors and miscellaneous products is available for immediate purchase, with payment made on board your flight, (please request information from cabin attendants), or you may browse through THAI’s comprehensive “Duty Free” catalogue found in seat pockets, to select from a wide variety of top quality products, gifts and souvenirs. Payment is accepted by cabin staff. Please see "Terms & Conditions"

Alternatively, you may make your choice now, from the selection of wonderful ideas detailed below. Having made your selection, print out and fill in the order coupon for presentation to the cabin attendants on your next flight. Happy shopping !

Product catalogue
Cosmetics & skincares
Leather accessories
Women’s fragrances
THAI’s Exclusives
Men’s fragrances & skincare
Children’s gifts
Jewellery
Thai silk & souvenirs
Watches
Chocolates
Pens
Gifts de L’Oriental
Travel accessories
Liquor
Special products on Selected Routes

Terms & Conditions
Duty free allowances
Order coupon for inflight duty free & Earn Miles
Payment
Important notice
Refund policy
Earn miles with Royal Orchid Plus
Redeem miles with Royal Orchid Plus

New Seat Information & Features




Royal First Class
Seat Configuration & Features - Abreast 1 - 2 – 1
- Pitch (inches) 76"
- Width (inched) 21.84"
- Recline Angle (degrees) 180°
- Personal Screen (inches) 10.4"
- PC Power Outlet (VAC) 115
- Personal Reading Light
- Lumbar Support & Massage
- Privacy Divider
- Handset & Personal Telephone
- Head Rest
- Leg Rest
- Ottoman & Footrest
- Multi Position Food-tray
- Personal Stowage Bin
**Only available in Boeing 747-400 Version 3 and Airbus A340-600 Version 1.





Royal Silk Class
Seat Configuration & Features
- Abreast 2 - 2 - 2
- Pitch (inches) 60"
- Width (inched) 20"
- Recline Angle (degrees) 170°
- Personal Screen (inches) 10.4"
- PC Power Outlet (VAC) 115
- Personal Reading Light
- Lumbar Support & Massage
- Privacy Divider
- Handset & Personal Telephone
- Head Rest
- Leg Rest
- Ottoman & Footrest
- Multi Position Food-tray
- Personal Stowage Bin
**Only available in Boeing 747-400 Version 3, Boeing 777-200 Version 3, Boeing 777-200ER Version 77E1, Airbus A340-500 Version 2 and Airbus A340-600 Version 1.




Premium Economy Class
Seat Configuration & Features
- Abreast 2 - 4 - 2
- Pitch (inches) 42"
- Width (inched) 19"
- Recline Angle (degrees) 122°
- Personal Screen (inches) 9"
- PC Power Outlet (VAC) 115
- Control Handset
- Head Rest
- Foot Rest
- In-seat Telephone
- Landscape camera
**Only available in Airbus A340-500 Version 2.



Economy Class
Seat Configuration & Features
- Abreast 2 - 4 - 2
- Pitch (inches) 34"
- Width (inched) 17.4"
- Recline Angle (degrees) 122°
- Personal Screen (inches) 8.4"
- PC Power Outlet (VAC) 115
- Control Handset
- Foot Rest
- In-seat Telephone
- Landscape camera
**Only available in Boeing 777-200ER Version 77E1, Airbus A340-500 Version 2 and Airbus A340-600 Version 1.

Sources: http://www.thaiairways.com, http://www.thaiairways.co.th

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In-Flight Entertainment




Personal LCD Touch Screen



Audio Video On Demand



System
• 30 Movie Titles
• 70 Brand Documentaries
• 110 Music Album ( 600 Titles)
• 30 Single & Multiplayer Games
• New System Air Show
• Worldwide News
• Camera Aerial View Through Landscape

Handset with Personal Telephone



Seat to Seat Telephone Call



Sources: http://www.thaiairways.co.th

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Wow, absolutely brilliant, Thai airways is looking in excellent shape there and the new seats and entertainment system is top class, reminds be a little of Emirates' ICE system. This airline should get even better once it gets rid of its ageing 747-300's and A300's and takes delivery of its new aircraft on order.
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You just gotta love Thai's colour scheme! Lovely seats too
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Thai's new livery is really ELEGANT! how cool.. wanna go fly with Thai..
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Awesome! Mac, now lots of people here can experience THAI the best through all the information you have given here. Thank you, MAc!

One more thing, you can note that on all 777-ER, there is a new lighting scheme within the aircraft as well. The new Royal Silk Class seats are buffed up with 19" personal screens.
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