Tag Archives: Thai Airways

Photos: Starry Starry Night — night shots of Air China, Singapore Air, Thai, Air France

Today’s dose of spotting photos are all taken at night and incidentally, all are the national flag carriers of their respective countries. First, is an Air China Airbus A319-100. This is a rare visitor to Bangalore, coming in only twice a week, at 03:00. Turning around and leaving in less than 45 minutes. That is about as fast as I …

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Jet Airways to lease three Boeing 777-300ER to Thai Airways, sells one to Abu Dhabi

Jet Airways has beaten out Air India and will dry lease three of its Boeing 777-300ERs (B77Ws) to Thai Airways for a period of three years. The deal is estimated at $36 million per year or about $1 million per aircraft per month. Under financial pressure, Jet has been looking to lease these three aircraft after Gulf Air cut short …

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Thai Airways flight diversion – lessons for Bangalore and Hyderabad

Last month on 9th October returning from a business trip, I boarded Thai Airways flight TG236 a nice Boeing 777-200ER registration HS-TJS from Hat Yai bound for Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Normally this one and a half hour flight is a rather uneventful, even boring experience, but this flight turned out to be anything but that, and with some valuable …

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Thai Airways receives 1000th A330/340 family; Emirates is largest Boeing 777 operator

Two milestones were achieved last week on Thursday July 30th. In Toulouse, Airbus S.A.S. delivered its 1000th A330/A340 family aircraft an A330-343X. MSN1035 test registration F-WWKS was handed over to Thai Airways International at a special ceremony. The aircraft equipped with Rolls Royce Trent 772B-60 engines is registered HS-TEP. Thai increases its in-service A330/A340 fleet to a total of 25 …

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Images: Boeing 787 Dreamliner and a Thai bird hit

The fifth Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight test airplane test registration N787FT has been painted in a special Boeing livery which is very different from the traditional blue-and-white Boeing Commercial Airplanes livery seen on the first 787 flight test airplane. The simplified paint scheme will be applied to the three remaining unpainted flight test airplanes (Nos. 3, 4 and 6). Airplane …

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Bengaluru International Airport runs out of gates to accomodate widebody flights

Last night, as Easter Sunday came to an end, a traffic jam began at Bengaluru International Airport (BIA), which exposed the weakness of having only four “contact stands” (aero-bridge equipped gates) at the new Bengaluru International Airport, capable of handling wide-body aircraft. In the current summer schedule, the peak period for international flights, is between 22:00 (10 PM) and 02:00 …

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All Thai Airways Bangkok flights from Suvarnabhumi airport by month end

Thai Airways International has announced it will stop using the old Don Mueang airport at Bangkok from end of March. It will operate all flights from the new Suvarnabhumi Airport also at Bangkok. Thai Airways has been under tremendous financial pressure, and the state-owned carrier is expected to save about $16.5 million annually in salaries and operational costs. Thai said …

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Singapore Airlines slashes fares from India

Singapore Airlines has announced a new low fare sale from India to select destinations in South East Asia and Australia. As per the ad in today’s Times of India, Bangalore edition, the fares round-trip ex-Bangalore to Singapore is INR 16,830, Denpasar/Bali/Kuala Lumpur/Penang/Langkawi/Kuching/Bangkok INR 23,980, Sydney/Perth/Brisbane/Melbourne/Adelaide INR 41,350. These include taxes and surcharges. Fares are for economy class travel. Tickets must …

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Bangkok airports welcome first flights after siege

Declaring victory, thousands of anti-government protesters in Thailand today ended their siege of country’s two main airports allowing landing of the first international flight in eight days, bringing relief to over three hundred thousand stranded passengers including Indians. Thousands of protesters came out of the Suvarnabhumi international airport in cars and trucks ending the siege prompted by the decision of …

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U-Tapao airport offers meager relief to Bangkok passengers

The tiny U-Tapao Airport (UTP), also spelled Utapao and U-Taphao, is a public airport serving Rayong, a city in Thailand. Primarily a naval aviation base, it is approximately 90 miles (140 km) southeast of Bangkok, near Sattahip on the Gulf of Siam. It south of route 3 (Thanon Sukhumvit) at km 189, about a 45 minute drive from Pattaya (Thailand’s …

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Thai Airways revises checked bag policy for USA and Canada flights

Thai Airways International has revised its checked baggage policy for flights to and from USA and Canada. Effective 1 December 2008, the free baggage allowance for passengers traveling with Thai will be as follows: Royal First Class and Royal Silk Class passengers receive a free baggage allowance of two pieces. The weight of each piece should not exceed 32 kgs …

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