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Thai Confirms They Will Order A380  
User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 6475 times:

Short paragraph in AWST announcing that Thai will become the fourth Asian carrier for the A380. According to their president they have not determined the number of aircraft they will order.....only that they WILL place an order soon.

Not a lot of details..but it's better than a rumor.

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User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4041 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 6348 times:

With Farnborough coming up in the next few weeks, maybe we will see an order placed there.

 Smile



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User currently offlineRoberta From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 6281 times:

Ahh good stuff, those A380's shall look great in Thai's scheme. Any idea on the number of A/C?

User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 847 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 6230 times:

 Big thumbs up Way to go, Thai  Big thumbs up

Mike//SE



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User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 915 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 6147 times:

Any idea on the number of A/C?

I'm going to guess 10 firm with 10 options  Laugh out loud


User currently offlineFrontierCPT From Australia, joined Jun 2004, 973 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 6081 times:

Can anyone guess which routes they will operate on? I hope from LAX, cause I fly to Thailand often to see my family, and mostly through LAX. Would they maybe send them to LHR?

User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 6074 times:

Great news - I hope that the Thai order won't be the only new A380 order this year...

those A380's shall look great in Thai's scheme
Roberta, weren't there reports that Thai has a new livery in development? Even though I don't really like their current scheme, I think it would be great to see an A380 in it...

Regards,
Frank



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User currently offlineManni From South Korea, joined Nov 2001, 4221 posts, RR: 23
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 6060 times:

Great, it was only a matter of time before they would be ordered, just like it's only a matter of time before CX will order theirs.

My guess is AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA, LHR and CDG as possible destinations for TG's A380's.



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User currently offlineAms From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1689 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 6007 times:

Definitely F R A, because Frankfurt is extremely profitable for TG



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AMS


User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 6006 times:

I think they are getting 8.
But I can't search right now. I'll look later.


User currently offlineRoberta From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 5959 times:

Well thats a shame Thai are changing their livery. I heard KE were changing theirs too, two great liveries leaving us dammit. So it seems the A380 is picking up many orders in Asia. I expect CX and several Chinese Airlines to follow through too.

User currently offlineZander From Sweden, joined Feb 2000, 610 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 5963 times:

That's probably CPH's only possibility to see the A380...let's hope so.



User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5899 times:

Thai will become the fourth Asian carrier for the A380

After:
1) Singapore
2) Emirates
3) Malaysia
4) Qatar
5) Korean

...?  Big grin


User currently offlineJaws707 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 708 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5886 times:

ConcordeBoy,
Most people think of Emirates and Qatar as Middle Eastern carriers, even though they are really in Asia.


User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5864 times:

This is very good move for TG and will make more orders with A380. They already make comfirmed on the orders with VS, LH, MH, KE, QR, EK, AF, QF, SQ.

User currently offlineYUL332LX From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 820 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5755 times:

Not surprising. After SQ and MH, TG didn't have much choices but to order the A380 too.

JL and NH will feel the same kind of pressure when AF, LH and and VS start sending their A380s to Japan.



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User currently offlineKa From Switzerland, joined Apr 2000, 655 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5679 times:

YUL332LX:
And I believe the same is true for BA when VS, SQ, EK, MH, QF, TG,.... are sending their A380s to LHR.

KA.



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User currently offlineYUL332LX From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 820 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5651 times:

Ka,

I agree. BA already announced that they were interested in the A380. I don't see them ordering this plane before 2006 but after that, I think it will only be a matter of time before they order it...



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User currently offlineFRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2336 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5577 times:

If any airline Color scheme would look good on the A380, it would be Air India.

Cheers...



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User currently offlineSpaceman From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 534 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 5322 times:

I'm really surprised that no airlines from mainland China has ordered A380 as of now. Instead they seem to be more interested in 7E7.

User currently offlineVSXA380X800 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 5267 times:

I'm really surprised that no airlines from mainland China has ordered A380 as of now.
How many airlines are in mainlined china, I think its a few though. If I were the CEO of aircraft I would reather go for the whole of aisa that China Main Land, wouldn't you agree.

I know this is quite an od remark but haven't you noticed that the 8 in A380 reminds you of the two decks in the aircrafts and how the 4 kind of represent the 4 engines on the a340 ( Airbus's FIRST 4 engine jet), The 300 seats in a A300.



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User currently offlineNorthwest717 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 5223 times:

Spectacular news!! I am so excited and so happy for Thai! This is great news for Airbus as well. Too bad the 747 isn't doing as well. Hopefully the advanced version will go through. Once again I am very excited to see the A380 join Thai's fleet. Maybe this will be the introduction of a new paint scheme?  Big grin

-Tim


User currently offlineBoeingBus From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1596 posts, RR: 18
Reply 22, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 5108 times:

As for China, the A380 is a surprising no go... but seasons change and so can their opinion...

A senior official with China's aviation regulator said last week, however, that Chinese airlines were "very interested" in the new Dreamliner, preferring it to the A380.

"We are more interested in the 7E7 than in A380," he told reporters.

"The A380 is too big, while the 7E7 seems a better choice for long-haul flights. We might place orders for the 7E7 in the future."

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific_business/view/89541/1/.html




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User currently offlinePropulsion From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 294 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 5081 times:

I suppose it is good news for Airbus and aviation in general, although I don't think it wise to use such an announcement as an excuse to ring the death bell for the Boeing 747. The latter may be in decline (maybe terminal decline?), but it quite agreeable to state that Thai had little option in the context of the competition and how other airlines are intending to structure their fleet and services in the near future.


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User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4981 times:

Is that for TG already orders with A380 and is that was other comfirmed with new A380?

25 Fuffla : I think Thai will use the A380's on American and Pacific routes. Especially to SYD, AKL, MEL and LAX. These routes are crowded already by using their
26 Fastenseatbelt : great news !!!!! TG ...... my homecarrier!!!! i guess they will only get like 3 or 4....more than that would be too big an expansion for TG. about the
27 AC : Good news for having more A380 in Asia. As it is likely that CX will not order it in near future, I hope more foreign carriers will bring their A380 t
28 Post contains images Hamlet69 : This order has been rumored for months, and should be signed at Farnborough (Too bad I'm leaving England too soon to be there). Supposedly, Airbus was
29 Ka : Hamlet69: "Supposedly, Airbus was not too upset that VS postponed their aircraft, as Thai was willing to step in and take those production slots. Just
30 EGFFbmi : You would think that an Indian carrier would be interested in the A380.. look at LHR-DEL... always fully booked with 747 service...imagine an A380 ser
31 Hamlet69 : Ka, The article covering VS's announcment is in the May 18-24 issue of Flight International. Regards, Hamlet69
32 Ka : Hamlet69: Thanks, I try to get a back-up copy... KA.
33 ScottysAir : Is that still anything else about TG make orders with A380 and what is about with A345 already make on orders? Will even began new nonstop from BKK-LA
34 Elephantboy : TG is now building a new hangar at Suvarnabhumi Airport (New Bangkok International Airport) with capability to house 2 A380s at the same time. TG new
35 NewSwissair : Elephantboy, Do you know, how the new livery will look like? I hope the colorful paintscheme will be kept.
36 Elephantboy : NewSwissair As far as I have heard, the logo will be the same with some modification to have a 3-D look. The word "Thai" will be changed to have more
37 Post contains images Sean-SAN- : Can't wait to take the A380 BKK-Phuket ..
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