LondonCity From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2008, 1494 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4293 times:
According to Business Traveller, Thai will take delivery of its first A380 on September 27.
Initially it will be rostered for regional flights linking BKK with HKG and SIN. These get under way on October 6.
FRA will be the first European destination for Thai's A380 when the second aircraft is delivered. This A380 service will commence around mid-December. Services from BKK to CDG (Thai's second European city) and NRT will follow in February 2013.
jumpjets From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2012, 820 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4030 times:
Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 5): LHR, that said,the latter has a twice daily service already
I was a bit surprised/disappointed that LHR isn't higher up their list of priorities. However TG fly the A340-600 x2 to LHR which gives about 530 seats per day - one A380 will give 507. So theoretically TG could send one 380 a day and lease out a landing slot to another airline without losing much capacity. However the A380 has a similar number of premium seats[F and J] as one 340-600, so going down to a single rotation on a 380 would reduce premium capacity by 50% which wouldn't necessarily be a good thing for TG.
A388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9820 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (2 years 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3991 times:
I also thaught their A380 would be sent to LHR as their second destination. I guess the current two daily flights are much more attractive compared to a single daily flight, especially for business people.
carpethead From Japan, joined Aug 2004, 2954 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (2 years 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3329 times:
Doesn't TG have only six A380s on order?
If they do all three Euro major airports, that would max out fleet without any aircraft to spare. That's assuming they are used all for the daily westbound red-eye flights. I suppose BKK-NRT would be a day-time roundtrip between these flights.