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"We have a different positioning from SIA. Ours is based on an operating philosophy that largely maximises on the bottom line economics; the plane's ability to generate revenue,"said Pandit Chanapai, who assumed the post of executive vice-president in charge of commercial affairs at THAI on Oct 1.
THAI's A380s are scheduled to be delivered to the airline in two batches of three aircraft in October 2010 and June 2011, 18 months behind schedule due to production problems at the European plane maker, Airbus.
The upper deck of THAI's A380 caters to premium passengers, with 14 first-class seats in the front section and up to 68 business-class seats behind. The 418 economy-class seats would occupy the entire lower deck.
The all-premium upper deck is an interesting difference from Singapore's configuration.