Friday, June 25, 2010
Thai Airways has officially disclosed many changes to its medium and long haul network from August 1st 2010 onwards. The main highlights are as follows: DXB - capacity increased from a daily 267 seater A 346 to a 388 seater B 777-300A i.e. 45% capacity increase!
SYD - frequencies reduced from triple daily to double daily nonstop flights using an A 340-600 for both services.
AKL - frequencies increased from 4 to 5 weekly nonstop flights using a B 772ER.
HYD - frequencies reduced from 4 to 3 weekly nonstop flights using an AB6.
BNE - frequencies increased from 3 to 5 weekly nonstop terminator flights using a B 772ER.
DPS - frequencies increased from daily to 11 weekly flights using a B 773A daily + an A 333 four times per week.
JKT - frequencies increased from daily to 10 times per week using an A 333 for all services.
Thai Airways has officially announced that as part of its fleet modernization plan, it shall be leasing 8 Boeing 777-300ERs and purchasing 7 Airbus A 330-300s. The 7 A 333s will be exclusively used to on regional routes within Asia to boost capacity and replace all current routes operated by their aging AB6 fleet. The 8 B 773ERs on the other hand shall be utilized on high yielding long haul routes that see considerably business class traffic.