While two Airbus A380 aircraft undergo scheduled maintenance and there is a shortage of Airbus A380 engine spare parts, THAI implemented aircraft rotation on some routes.
Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) announced that due to engine spare part shortage for two of its Airbus A380 aircraft, the Company has implemented aircraft rotation and is temporarily utilizing its Boeing 777-300ER with no impact to passengers.
Mrs. Usanee Sangsingkeo, THAI Acting President, said that while two Airbus A380 aircraft undergo scheduled maintenance and there is a shortage of Airbus A380 engine spare parts, THAI implemented aircraft rotation on some routes. THAI will operate its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft as a temporary replacement for its Airbus A380 on flights TG910 and TG911 roundtrip from Bangkok-London and flights TG676 and TG677 roundtrip from Bangkok-Tokyo (Narita). Passengers will enjoy traveling in comfort and convenience on THAI’s Boeing 777-300ER, which is fully equipped with new and modern inflight entertainment systems, with a total of 348 seats:
42 business class seats and 306 economy class seats. Business class seating gives passengers a sense of privacy, with a seat pitch of 21 inches with full flat bed, 180 degree recline. Economy class seat pitch is 18.1 inches wide with 120 degree recline. All seats are fully equipped with personal screens, with the latest in inflight entertainment technology.
THAI has six Airbus A380 aircraft in its fleet, equipped with Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines. THAI requested that Rolls-Royce deliver engine spare parts with utmost urgency, however Rolls-Royce was unable to deliver the spare parts within the established time frame. In order to create the least impact to routes scheduled to operate with the Airbus A380, THAI’s two Airbus A380 aircraft that are scheduled for maintenance will resume regular operations on 10 March 2018 and mid-March 2018, respectively.
THAI will operate Airbus A380 aircraft on the following routes:
- TG920 and TG921 daily roundtrip flights from Bangkok-Frankfurt
- TG930 and TG931 daily roundtrip flights from Bangkok-Paris
- TG672 and TG673 daily roundtrip flights from Bangkok-Osaka
- TG916 and TG917 daily roundtrip flights from Bangkok-London will operating with Airbus A380 aircraft. Previously, this route was operated with Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. Flights depart from Bangkok at 13.20 hours and arrive in London at 19.35 hours and flights depart from London at 21.35 hours and arrive in Bangkok at 16.00 hours (arrival on the next day).