Greg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (11 years 11 months 7 hours ago) and read 7095 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.
Leskova From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 11 months 5 hours ago) and read 6694 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...
Roberta From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 11 months 4 hours ago) and read 6579 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.
VSXA380X800 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5887 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.
Northwest717 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5843 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?
Propulsion From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5701 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.