THAI to unveil aircraft upgrades at ITB Berlin

THAI Airways International (THAI) will be showcasing new economy class seats and in-seat audio/video-on-demand systems on its Boeing 747-400 aircraft at ITB Berlin this week.

According to THAI, six of its B747-400s will feature new economy-class seats by the end of the year. The in-seat audio/video-on-demand systems will be implemented for all services in July.

The refurbishment is part of the flag carrier’s fleet expansion and upgrading plans. It includes accepting delivery of 75 new aircraft, including six Airbus A380-800s, between this year and 2022 (TTG Asia e-Daily, March 2).

The airline uses the B747-400 – with 10 first-class, 40 business-class and 325 economy-class seats – on its 21 weekly non-stop flights between Thailand and Germany, including twice-daily Bangkok-Frankfurt and daily Bangkok-Munich services.

THAI has earmarked Germany as one of its intercontinental destinations to be served by the A380, the first of which is expected to join the airline’s fleet next August.

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