Bangkok is to be the next Airbus A380 route for Qatar Airways from January.
The airline will roster the super jumbo onto one of its Doha-Bangkok flights from January 5, after it introduces a second A380 onto the Heathrow-Doha route. The airline debuted the aircraft in London earlier this month.
Bangkok is probably a good choice for the A380, as the connecting route through Doha attracts a high volume of leisure traffic from many points throughout Europe and Qatar’s A380s have 461 economy seats. However, the addition of the A380 also adds a first class option to the route. The aircraft will operate the QR836 and QR833 flights.
Qatar Airways group chief executive Akbar Al Baker said: “Thanks to its popularity we have witnessed a steady growth in terms of the number of passengers flying to Bangkok over the years.
"Additionally, the number of Thai passengers who travel with us to destinations around the world has also increased significantly. Therefore, we are very much looking forward to kicking off the new year by introducing our new A380 aircraft to Bangkok and providing these passengers with our signature service.”