Bangkok-Melbourne Thai Airways Airbus finally starts!!!
After more than a year of delays Thai Airways’ Airbus A350 has finally started flying to Australia.
The new plane touched down at Melbourne Airport on Sunday morning to mark its inaugural flight on the Bangkok-Melbourne route. The A350-900 replaces the airline’s Boeing 777-200 on the daily route, increasing the number of seats available by 224 each week. Sydney is also set to host a Thai Airways A350 on its Bangkok route sometime in 2018 as the airline increases its fleet of the new Airbus aircraft to 12.
Thai originally announced that it would begin A350 flights to Melbourne in September 2016, but a series of delays – including issues regarding flight approval for the aircraft from Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority – saw the date pushed back. The start of Thai’s A350 flights into Melbourne has been delayed for more than a year. The Thai Airways A350 has 289 economy class seats in a 3-3-3 configuration, with 32 business class seats in a 1-2-1 layout. Source: Bangkok Jack