Thai Airways (TG) is receiving its first A380-800 tomorrow (September 27) and has announced special fares for those who want to get a first taste of the new superjumbo. The airline has six A380s on order.
Roundtrip economy fares for Bangkok-Hong Kong will start at THB9,200 (US$297), and Singapore at THB9,015 (US$291). Departure must be made from Bangkok between October 6 to December 14, with travel concluded by December 14.
Bangkok to Frankfurt roundtrip economy tickets will start at THB35,650 (US$1,151), with departure from Bangkok to be made between December 15 and March 31 next year. For Tokyo Narita, economy starts from THB16,930 (US$547, departure between January 16 to March 31, 2013).
The Bangkok-Paris A380 service will start in February 2013, with Sydney scheduled to be added in September of the same year.
TG’s A380 consists of 507 seats in three classes: 12 in Royal First, 60 in Royal Silk and 435 in economy. The décor and ambiance onboard aim to combine rich vibrant colours with traditional design elements, such as the bulkhead murals.
There are to be 24 cabin attendants on each flight, serving passengers from seven galleys and food service stations, more than any other airline flying the A380, according to TG.
The 12 first class seats (pictured below) are in compartment style, with an 83-inch (211cm) pitch, 26.5-inch (67.3cm) width and 180-degree fully-flat bed configuration.
The 23-inch AVOD interactive touch screen entertainment and information system offers 100 movies, 150 television programmes, 500 CDs and 60 games. In this cabin there are two larger than standard toilets, one of which features a dressing area. The galley here is equipped with top-notch equipment to serve meals timed to suite individual passenger’s preference.
In Royal Silk cabin, where there are 60 shell seats (pictured below) in a staggered layout, with direct aisle access. Seats provide a 74-inch (188cm) pitch, 20-inch (51cm) width and 180-degree fully flat recline. There is a 15-inch personal AVOD interactive touchscreen.
The 435 seats in economy (pictured below) occupy the whole of the lower deck and rear section of the upper deck, accessible through a curving double staircase. These seats offer a 32-inch pitch (81cm) and 18-inch (46cm) width. The AVOD seatback touchscreen measures 10.6 inches.
All seats have internet, wifi and mobile communication access.
For more information, visit www.thaiairways.com.