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Thai Confirms They Will Order A380  
User currently offlineGreg 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.

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User currently offlineLeezyjet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 7 hours ago) and read 6968 times:

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

 Smile


User currently offlineRoberta From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 6 hours ago) and read 6901 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 , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 6 hours ago) and read 6850 times:

 Big thumbs up Way to go, Thai  Big thumbs up

Mike//SE


User currently offlineDfwRevolution From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 5 hours ago) and read 6767 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 , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 11 months 5 hours ago) and read 6701 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 , 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...

Regards,
Frank


User currently offlineManni From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 11 months 5 hours ago) and read 6680 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.


User currently offlineAms From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 11 months 4 hours ago) and read 6627 times:

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



Regards,
AMS


User currently offlineGreg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 11 months 4 hours ago) and read 6626 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 (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.

User currently offlineZander From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (11 years 11 months 4 hours ago) and read 6583 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 (11 years 11 months 4 hours ago) and read 6519 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 , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (11 years 11 months 4 hours ago) and read 6506 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 (11 years 11 months 4 hours ago) and read 6484 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 , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (11 years 11 months 2 hours ago) and read 6375 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.


User currently offlineKa From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (11 years 11 months 1 hour ago) and read 6299 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.


User currently offlineYUL332LX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (11 years 11 months 1 hour ago) and read 6271 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...


User currently offlineFRAspotter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (11 years 11 months ago) and read 6197 times:

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

Cheers...


User currently offlineSpaceman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5942 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 , 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.


User currently offlineNorthwest717 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?  Big grin

-Tim


User currently offlineBoeingBus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5728 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



User currently offlinePropulsion 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.

User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5601 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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