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Thai Airways International

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Thai Airways aircraft at Bangkok International Airport
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Thai Airways Boeing 747-400

Thai Airways International (Thai : การบินไทย) is the national air carrier of Thailand. The carrier's first flight was on May 1, 1960.

As the national airline of Thailand, Thai operates out of Bangkok International Airport in Bangkok and is a founding member of the Star Alliance network.

Its safety record rates a "A", the highest grade possible, according to Air Rankings Online. Rankings are cumulatives, based on the number of fatal accidents per million flights that the carrier has flown since 1970.

As most tourists to the country come from Europe, Thai has a limited presence in North America, where its flights are marketed by Lufthansa. In May 2005, the airline began a non-stop Bangkok-New York service with its brand new A340-500. The arrival of new A340 kicks-off the airline's image revamp, including new livery, revised font for the title "Thai".


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Code Data

  • IATA Code: TG
  • ICAO Code: THA
  • Callsign: Thai Airways

Fleet

Aircraft Type Number of Aircraft Number of Seats First Class Business Class Economy Class
Boeing 747-400 9 405 18 62 325
9 389 14 50 325
Boeing 747-300 2 405 18 62 325
Boeing 777-300 6 388 - 49 339
Boeing 777-200 8 358 - 55 303
Boeing 737-400 10 149 - 12 137
Airbus A340-500 2 215 - 60 155
Airbus A330-300 12 305 - 142 263
Airbus A300-600 10 247 - 46 201
11 260 - 28 232
MD-11 4 285 10 42 233
ATR-72 2 66 - - 66
Total Number of Aircraft 84 Updated: 26 March 2005

Thai Airways International has ordered 6 Airbus A380 aircraft. All 6 aircraft will be delivered in the second half of 2008 for use on services to Australia and Europe.

A contract has also been signed with Airbus for 1 Airbus A340-500 (total order now 4) and 1 Airbus A340-600 (total order now 6).

Thai Airways International confirmed an order (made in 2004) for 6 Boeing 777-200ER aircraft to be delivered from 2006 to October 2007. (refs: Airliner World, March 2005).

Services

Main article: Thai Airways International destinations

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