Thai Airways (THAI) will roster its Boeing 747-400 onto the Bangkok-London Heathrow service from October 26.
The jumbo jet will replace the incumbent A340-600 on both daily flights TG910 and TG911 to London, as well as their return services TG916 and TG917.
In terms of capacity change, both first and economy class will see a significant increase in seats available, while the business class cabin will be downsized. THAI maintains two different configurations for its B747 aircraft, and while it has not been revealed which one will be deployed onto the route, both sport smaller business class cabins, compared to the A340.
The change in aircraft follows a recent trend by THAI to deploy the B747 onto many high-density routes. As reported previously by Business Traveller Asia-Pacific (see here), the carrier recently announced that it will continue to serve the Bangkok–Sydney route with the B747, instead of replacing it with the B777, as originally planned.
In addition, the carrier will soon be replacing the A340 currently serving the Bangkok–Milan Malpensa route with the B747.
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