Thai Airways International has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350-900, making it the eighth operator of the type. The jet, which is leased from CIT, is registered HS-THB (c/n 044) and has been named Wichian Buri. It is the first of 12 the carrier has on order, four of which are being purchased directly from Airbus.
Thai’s A350s are configured in a two-class layout, consisting of 32 Royal Silk Class, convertible fully lie-flat beds and 289 seats in Economy Class. In Royal Silk Class, seat pitch is between 41 and 46in with each having a 16in touchscreen. In Economy Class, the seats are pitched at 32in and are equipped with an 11in touchscreen. Wi-Fi is also provided on board.
The jet will debut on domestic services between Bangkok and Chiang Mai before making its long-haul bow on the Bangkok-Melbourne route.