Thai Airways is scheduled to take delivery of its first Airbus A350-900 in the third quarter of this year, with the aircraft having completed cabin furnishing and engine installation. The aircraft will now begin ground and flight tests, ahead of a planned launch on the carrier’s Bangkok-Melbourne route.

Thai’s A350 will offer a two-class layout, with 32 Royal Silk Class (business class) seats in a 1-2-1 configuration, and 289 economy seats configured 3-3-3.

The fully flat business class seat will offer 21 inches of width, while the economy seat will be 18 inches wide, with a 32-inch pitch.

Business Traveller recently reviewed the Thai Airways’ fully flat business class seat on the carrier’s A380 route between Hong Kong and Bangkok.