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First Thai Airways A340-600  
User currently offlineMauriceB From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 2491 posts, RR: 25
Posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 14246 times:

http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/viewphoto.main?LC=nav2&picid=2038


didn't saw a topic about it yet!!!


but how much did they orderd? (i thought 3 but im not sure)

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User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2478 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 14223 times:

it looks nice in their livery, but as other people rightfully said, the engines should have been painted in the same color as the tail

User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3768 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 14223 times:

Great pic, thanks for the link MauriceB!

WOW, that a/c is really long!

Too much white now on the new TG sceme I think!

Where's the first scheduled service too, and where do TG plan to use the 346 too, AKL,ZRH??

Rob!


User currently offlineKa From Switzerland, joined Apr 2000, 662 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 14114 times:

Quoting MauriceB (Thread starter):
but how much did they orderd? (i thought 3 but im not sure)

TG ordered 6 A340-600 and 4 A340-500.

KA.



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User currently offlineKL808 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1585 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 14052 times:

sadly too much white up front. I wish they bring back the old color scheme.

Drew



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User currently onlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 10006 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 13973 times:

I've read somewhere that TG will use their A346 to AMS once they re-start service to AMS (next year?). Correct me if I'm wrong.

A388


User currently offlineFCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 13962 times:

I think the first service will be to Zurich.

More a plane is long , less are the new TG cs beautiful !!!!!!!!!!
The more beautiful plane in TG cs , should be an ATR42 !!!!!!!!


User currently offlineMauriceB From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 2491 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 13961 times:

I've read somewhere that TG will use their A346 to AMS once they re-start service to AMS (next year?). Correct me if I'm wrong.


yeah about a year ago i saw an artikle about it, wich was refering to TG's site, where it indeed was announced... if i recall correctly it will start in spring 2006


User currently offlineN77014 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 13938 times:

What routes will these aircraft fly on; and are they replacing older B747's?

User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21583 posts, RR: 59
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 13896 times:

Quoting B742 (Reply 2):
WOW, that a/c is really long!

longer than the 388!



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User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 13838 times:

Quoting N77014 (Reply 8):
What routes will these aircraft fly on; and are they replacing older B747's?

Its really not clear at this point - many assumed that the A346s would replace Thai's two 743s and four MD11s and greatly simplify the fleet...however, that does not seem to be happening just yet and it seems that the aircraft will be used for expansion.

The A345s are on the new nonstop routes to the US.

The A346s will be used on certain European routes (AKL may follow), allowing increased services to Australia and New Zealand with existing aircraft. The A346 is supposed to be used for the re-launch of the AMS-BKK route, thus no aircraft will be replaced. And, frequencies on flights to certain scandic cities will be increased as more airliners are delivered - requiring additional aircraft. Plus, wasnt there a thread this week about Thai opening a BKK-JNB service, with the MD11s. I guess that one can conclude that Thai will be using the A340NG aircraft for expansion purposes.

To summarize, it seems that Thai will be not be disposing of any aircraft for the time being.


User currently offlineN77014 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 13793 times:

So does TG want to use a variety of aircraft for the kangaroo route?
What value does that have beyond variety for spotters?


User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5359 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 13004 times:

The 346 will come to AKL at the end of October. BKK-AKL non stop will get the MD11 for the first 3 months now instead of the 346.

As for the Kangaroo route, I haven't heard that TG plan to use the 346 to OZ, most of the flight will stay as B744's to SYD and MEL and I think the second flight will be split and they will each get a B772ER when they arrive. BNE is a B773 and PER is a A333. Eventually SYD will probably become an A380 destination for TG.

I understand the 743's and MD11's will remain in the fleet a little longer, I agree with Dutchjet on this one that the new aircraft will take over some existing routes, though AKL will become non stop with the 346. MD11's to JNB could be likely until they have enough new aircraft to use there. The 743's i'd say will pretty much fly in Asia now.


User currently offlinePyroGX41487 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 280 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 12926 times:

I think the plane looks lovely in the new TG c/s.

User currently offlineYZFOO7F From Canada, joined May 2005, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 12925 times:

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 1):
the engines should have been painted in the same color as the tail

I agree. Looks a bit boring upfront with all the white. I like the old livery better.



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User currently offlineCgagn From Canada, joined Sep 2003, 345 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 12746 times:

At the very least, the 'Thai' name on the side should be bigger. It looks so small!

C-GAGN



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User currently offlineFRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2361 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 12267 times:

I really don't like the thai airways colors. There is too much white that makes it look cheap like some charter airlines c/s. Oh well... I guess it will grow on me just like the UA c/s has already.


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User currently offlineFJWH From Netherlands, joined May 2004, 969 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 12163 times:

Yeah, realllllaxed. First A346 service to AMS right?

Nice  Smile



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User currently offlineFuffla From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 12053 times:

Looks okay in the 744 and 345, but there is just too much white in the A346. It just doesn't feel right, the tailfin is too small, not showing off their great orchid logo. It would look better if the engines were painted.

User currently offlinePipoA380 From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 1594 posts, RR: 51
Reply 19, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 10603 times:

The old c/s was better I think, and there's too much white, though I like white on planes, like on LH. But the engines really miss something there! Should've been painted!


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User currently offlineTGBoi From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2005, 52 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 10118 times:

Hola, brand new here and good to see a thread on my company  wave 

MauriceB, thx for the pic, you bit our corperate department to it  bigthumbsup 

As for now, here is where our A346 go:

Quoting ZK-NBT (Reply 12):

It will go on BKK-AKL once we unlinked NZ from Australia.

Quoting FCKC (Reply 6):

It will go to ZUR & ATH, routes currently operated by MD-11, as our A346 and M11 are about the same capacity & M11 will start BKK-MOW on 01Nov05 & BKK-JNB soon. Until then, A346 & M11 will share route.

Quoting A388 (Reply 5):

A346 to AMS? Have not heard about it yet. In fact, I do not see AMS on the TPI. Sorry  blush 

Quoting PipoA380 (Reply 19):



Quoting YZFOO7F (Reply 14):

Yea... me too....(dun tell my boss) Should we start a "Save TG's Old Image" Club? My  twocents  .


User currently offlineThaiAggie From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 230 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 9227 times:

The tail looks nice. May be the front won't be too bad in better light. The picture was kinda dark.


Barrow, Alaska in Feb. It was Cold!
User currently offlineDaron4000 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 712 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 9088 times:

What is the interior configuration?

User currently offlineAeroVodochody From Czech Republic, joined Feb 2005, 540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 8880 times:

That picture is really dark, the livery looks much better in different light. Here it is on the A345: (sadly without purple engines)

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Sam Chui


Anyways, congratulations to Thai!!!  bigthumbsup 



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User currently offlineMatt27 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 8836 times:

Nice looking aircraft, but I think that the new Thai livery is a little bit too white.

//Mattias


25 European5 : Hey The aircraft looks great! How many they have on order??? cya Jimmi
26 B742 : 6 A340-600 4 A340-500 Rob!
27 6thfreedom : Yes, Ive heard the same. Although I don't know whether the A346 will go to Athens immediately. It's a low yield market anyway, so aircraft type doesn
28 TGBoi : Hi guys, so here is what I have from the updated TPI I received this morning: It seems that the first 2 destinations to receive our A346 will be ZRH a
29 ThaiAggie : I didn't know that TG plans to do BKK-LAX non-stop. This is good news to me.
30 Carpethead : Can an A346 do LAX-BKK? It seems better to do the LAX-BKK daily and dispose of the KIX-stopover flight.
31 6thfreedom : i agree. given thailand is predominatly a leisure destination, 8F, 40 J and something like 240 Y would have been a much better option IMO.
32 Daron4000 : Will they be the new styled seats like on the 747?
33 Post contains images TGBoi : Yes, all new delievered will have the new F, J, and Y seats. All new A345 will have new J, Y, B seats. All seats will have AVOD IFE Cheers
34 PipoA380 : yeah sure. The LAX-BKK distance is about 12'000km, and the A346 can fly 14'000. So that's possible. It is one of the longest range airplanes!
35 Sean-SAN- : Can someone confirm if the BKK-LAX-BKK flight will indeed become nonstop, or will continue via KIX?
36 TGBoi : I will be non-stop 3 or 4 days a week, that is after they have reinstated BKK-LAX to be a daily route again.
37 Jr : a billboard style lettering like Emirates with painted engines would make that plane look drastically better!
38 GEnxPower : I've seen better looking A346.... I really think the previous TG colors on this one would have been nicer! Or maybe I'm just old school...
39 TGBoi : I like that idea. In fact from all those unpublished images prior to the release of the current new Thai corperate image, there was the idea of paint
41 ZK-NBT : So daily to AKL with A346's, nice! 60J is to much though for AKL. I am aware TG will drop SYD-AKL, how about BNE-AKL will this stay?
42 Sean-SAN- : TG's website still shows LAX-BKK via KIX/744 all the way thru mid-2006. Any idea when they'll update the timetable and the new arrival times?
43 TGBoi : Nope. In fact, they may actually keep both SYD-AKL & BNE-AKL and simply add a BKK-AKL. But of course, all these are subject to change, after they hav
44 Karan69 : TGBoi, thanks for all the information, can you tell us if and when do they plan to put IFE in all classes??
45 777ER : Way to much white on the A346, I thought the A345 was bad but this takes the cake
46 Christao17 : TGBoi - can you confirm that the BKK-LAX non stop will run only three days a week, with the remaining four days a week connecting through KIX? I'm act
47 Post contains images TGBoi : IFE + new livery will be installed and painted the next time the plane is due for strip check. Priority given to B744/743 and all 777-200/-300. NO wo
48 Airtropolis : TGBoi, can you confirm if PTVs will be installed on the B747-400s during the refurbishment process, it seems from the pictures of the refurbished B744
49 Spk : Unfortunately, you're right. The economy in 747-400 gets only new seat fabrics. PTV in Y is only available on A340-500 and A340-600 and probably the
50 Chgoflyer : Has anyone been on the the TG A340? Im looking at it and UA in business class.
51 Lufthansa747 : New Royal Silk is the same shell seat as JAL and Malaysian. Usual "slippery slope" angled flat seat. Having said that, TG is better in all aspects co
52 Thaigold : Gday Will the 743's get new seats? Will they continue on the BKK-CPH route? And will they be in a 2 class configuration? Thanks for info.
53 A360 : With 8F, 60J and 199Y, totaling only 267 seats, it will be the "most spacious" A346 around. Do you know the pitch for each class(I'm mostly interested
54 Post contains links Nethkt : All the infos about TG A345 and A346 can be found in www.thaiairways.com There are seatmaps of all a/c types TG is flying including A345 and A346. The
55 Post contains images A360 : ^Nice! Last time I had checked it, they didn't have the 346 yet. They have it now! 34' pitch on the 346's! Very generous nonetheless!
56 Flyalot : will fly the A346 on August 1st BKK-ZRH in J class ..... do you know if this would be the same Royal Silk service as on the JFK flight.... will they a
57 SpeedbirdEGJJ : There was a trip report on the 345 in the TR forum not so long ago, Cheers Ryan
58 A360 : Flyalot, it will be equiped with the new royal seat class seats.
59 Lufthansa747 : What exactly is royal seat class? 346s will have new Royal First Class Suites and Royal Silk lie-flat seats. No idea if they hand out pyjamas in C, i
60 Post contains images A360 : ^ I meant Royal Silk Class. It was a typo.
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