Posted: Tue 30th Aug 2016

Thai Airways takes delivery of its first Airbus A350-900

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This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Aug 30th, 2016

Bangkok-based carrier Thai Airways has taken delivery of it’s first Airbus A350-900

Thai Airways, which has 12 of the widebody jets on order becomes the eighth operator of the A350 XWB, following earlier deliveries to Cathay Pacific, Ethiopian Airlines, Finnair, LATAM Airlines Brazil, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines and Vietnam Airlines.

The new Thai A350-900’s configured with a premium two class layout will have a total of 321 seats, comprising 32 ‘Royal Silk Class’ which are convertible to fully lie-flat beds, and 289 in the main cabin.

After an initial period flying on regional services between Bangkok and Chiang Mai, the first A350 added to Thai’s fleet will be deployed on long-haul flights including the Bangkok-Melbourne route.

To date, Airbus has recorded a total of 810 firm orders for the A350 XWB, from 43 customers worldwide, already making it one of the most successful widebody aircraft ever.

All the wings for the A350 are manufactured at the company’s Broughton site.

 

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