Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) held a pre-launch reception to showcase its first Airbus A380-800 aircraft and new products and services on August 29. PATA CEO Martin Craigs attended the event to show support to THAI's launch of new products and services.
THAI will receive six Airbus A380-800 aircraft, with the first to be accepted on September 27, 2012, three aircraft will be accepted during this Winter Programme, and two aircraft to be accepted in 2013. THAI’s first Airbus A380-800 will operate flights to and from Bangkok-Hong Kong and Bangkok-Singapore beginning October 6, 2012. Upon acceptance of the second aircraft approximately in mid-December 2012, THAI will operate to and from Bangkok-Frankfurt as well as to and from Bangkok-Hong Kong. In January 2013, THAI will begin operating the Airbus A380-800 to and from Bangkok-Narita and to and from Bangkok-Paris in February 2013.