Thai Airways has not provided first class since its small fleet of A380s was retired.

Some of you were asking whether or not Thai Airways would ever restore first class. See the last postings contained in this thread.

So today I have some good news for you.

Thai Airways has confirmed it will take delivery of three new B777-300ERs. Two of these aircraft have already joined the fleet with the third due to arrive later this month.

Thai says these aircraft will be deployed on its Bangkok-London route from the end of April.

All three are being leased with the fee based on a Power-by-the-Hour approach in the contract.

All three B777-300ERs will accommodate first, business and economy class passengers. There is no premium economy class.

There will be eight Royal First Class seats (configured 1-2-1), 40 Royal Silk Class (also configured 1-2-1) and 255 economy class seats (configured 3-3-3).

Germany’s Aerotelegraph displays a photo of what you can expect to find in first class.



What I find interesting, for those who travel in the back of the aircraft, is that Thai has retained a 3-3-3 layout for economy class.

I believe Thai is the only airline (at the present time) which has taken delivery of brand new B777-300ERS with that spacious layout. Other airlines have opted for a denser 3-4-3 configuration (when taking delivery of new B777-300ERs).

Earlier this year Business Traveller spoke to Thai Airways about its rehabilitation plan.

Thai Airways: Road to recovery.

We also reviewed the airline’s Royal Silk Class (business class) on the London-Bangkok route.

Flight review: Thai Airways B777-300 Royal Silk (business class) Bangkok-London

Flight review: Thai Airways B777-300 Royal Silk (business class) London-Bangkok