Thai Airways is to operate its A350 aircraft on one of the airline’s two daily services between London and Bangkok from September 18.

The new-generation Airbus aircraft will serve the carrier’s overnight flight TG917 from London, replacing the current B777.

Thai’s other daily flight, which departs London at lunchtime, will continue to be operated by the Airbus A380 superjumbo.

The carrier’s A350 is configured with a total of 321 seats – 32 in Royal Silk business class, and 289 in economy.

Features include fully-flat seats in business class, and 18 inches of width in economy, with wifi available throughout the aircraft.

Thai Airways took delivery of its first A350 in August last year, and by next month will have seven of the aircraft in its fleet.

Commenting on the news Ms. Nonthakorn Trakulpa, General Manager, Thai UK and Ireland said:

“The advanced air management system, precise temperature settings, lower air pressure and superior sound proofing that feature on this aircraft mean passengers will be kept as comfortable as possible during their flight.

“The spacious cabin, breathtaking panoramic windows and computer-controlled LED ambient lighting also show that Thai remains totally committed to its reputation for providing premiere customer service in the skies.”