France | August 30, 2016– Thai Airways International (THAI) has become the eighth operator of the A350 XWB, following the delivery today of the first of 12 aircraft set to join the carrier’s fleet. The aircraft delivered today is being operated on lease from US-based CIT.

THAI has configured its A350-900 with a premium two class layout with a total of 321 seats, comprising 32 THAI’s Royal Silk Class, convertible to fully lie-flat beds, and 289 in the main cabin.

After an initial period flying on regional services between Bangkok and Chiang Mai, the aircraft will be deployed on long haul flights soon thereafter, starting with the Bangkok-Melbourne route.

Altogether THAI has acquired 12 Airbus A350 XWBs. Four of these are being purchased directly from Airbus, with the other eight aircraft being acquired under lease agreements.

The A350 XWB features the latest aerodynamic design, carbon fiber fuselage and wings, plus new fuel-efficient Rolls-Royce engines. Together, these latest technologies translate into unrivalled levels of operational efficiency, with a 25 per cent reduction in fuel burn and emissions, and significantly lower maintenance costs. The spaciousness, quietness, beautiful interior and mood lighting in the cabin contribute to superior levels of comfort and well-being, setting new standards in terms of flight experience for all passengers.

To date, Airbus has recorded a total of 810 firm orders for the A350 XWB from 43 customers worldwide, already making it one of the most successful widebody aircraft ever.

London, UK | September 9, 2014– THAI Airways has extended its contract with Bluebox Avionics for their portable IFE application Bluebox Ai, it was announced today.

THAI was among the earliest adopters of the Ai app for Apple iPad, when launched by Bluebox in 2012. They now deploy over 500 units, principally as a service enhancement for premium cabin passengers.
“THAI’s vision and commitment to future-proof digital IFE has evidently paid off”, said Bluebox spokesman Kevin Birchmore yesterday, “and we’re delighted that they will continue to provide Ai enabled units onboard for this second contract term. We enjoy working with their team enormously and look forward to helping enhance the product even more in future.”

Speaking for THAI Airways, product planning manager Kanokkorn Areerak added: “Bluebox has helped us optimize our premium cabin service on key routes and we are pleased to renew the relationship in 2014. It is a flexible solution that works really well for us, and our customers certainly enjoy the quality of entertainment experience it delivers.”

Bluebox Avionics exhibits at APEX EXPO 2014 in Anaheim, California, Stand 1413.

April 23, 2013–IFP, the Passenger Experience Provider, is thrilled to announce that it has won a multi-year agreement to supply inflight entertainment content to Thai Airways International. Following a highly competitive bid, IFP has become the airline’s exclusive supplier of regional and international movies, TV programming and audio across its entire fleet.

IFP’s creative proposal to improve the airline’s current content line-up and increase passenger satisfaction adds to the company’s existing strong presence in Asia through its market-leading operations and technical facilities in Singapore, and its innovative approach to providing engaging content and IFE solutions to airlines.

“Thai Airways International takes great pride in the services we provide to our airline customers and our entertainment programming must reflect our reputation for excellence,” explained Krittaphon Chantalitanon, VP Product & Services Development at Thai Airways International. “We’re delighted that IFP will help support our IFE objectives through this new agreement.”

“We’re committed to providing exceptional content services to support Thai Airways’ renowned brand values and meet passengers’ expectations with world class programming,” added Robert Haxton, Managing Director of IFP.

– REVERA PRA to help Thai Airways streamline their passenger revenue accounting process

Barcelona, Mumbai, New Jersey | January 9, 2013– Accelya Kale Solutions Limited, part of the Accelya Group – a leading solutions provider to the Airline and Travel industry, today announced that Thai Airways, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Thailand has chosen Accelya Kale’s passenger revenue accounting solution, REVERA® PRA, to streamline their passenger revenue accounting process. The solution has been provided on a hosted basis.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Thongchai Singhakul, Vice President, Financial Accounting Department, Thai Airways International said, “As a national flag carrier competing in a fast-paced global environment, it is important for us to rely on the best solution.”

REVERA® PRA will enable Thai Airways to:
– Streamline their passenger revenue accounting processes
– Minimise processing errors and maximise productivity through automation
– Report accurate, timely and complete revenue accounting data
– Speed up industry compliance including IATA’s Simplified Interline Settlement (SIS)
– Access accurate, up-to-date and indepth revenue accounting information to support business goals and decision making
– Interface revenue accounting information with SAP and other internal systems
– Reduce cost of operations with transaction based pricing model

“We are delighted to partner with Thai Airways for their passenger revenue accounting requirements. We firmly believe that REVERA will help them in enhancing speed and accuracy in revenue accounting and addressing their business goals.” said Ms. Neela Bhattacherjee, Head – Airlines SBU, Accelya Kale Solutions.

REVERA® PRA is the leading and the most comprehensive passenger revenue accounting platform for airlines. It is designed to handle the complexity of revenue accounting with ease. With its powerful business Intelligence capabilities and real time revenue reporting, REVERA delivers tangible business value to the airlines. Its high level of automation minimises processing errors and maximises productivity. REVERA helps airlines implement industry best practices and respond to the demands of their internal customers with speed and accuracy. REVERA is SIS compliant and is powered by the industry leading proration engine APEX®.

November 2, 2012– The first aircraft to be fully installed by Boeing with the AeroMobile inflight mobile service has been delivered to its customer Thai Airways International this week.

The AeroMobile service, which enables passengers to use their mobile devices to call, text, email, and browse the internet inflight, has reached a significant milestone in being installed as a standard option on the Boeing 777-300ER during its assembly in Seattle.

Although for many years airlines have been able to opt for provisions for this service, this landmark delivery represents the first of seven AeroMobile line-fitted Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to be delivered fully installed and operational to Thai Airways International alone in the next 12 months.

Several of AeroMobile’s other airline customers will be able to take advantage of this milestone. The line-fit deliveries will begin to ramp up in 2013 when AeroMobile will also become a full Boeing catalogue entry.

Pal Bjordal, CEO of AeroMobile, said: “This week’s aircraft delivery marks a major step forward for AeroMobile in reducing the time to activation we offer our customers.

“Delivery of aircraft fully line-fitted saves airlines time and cost, and we hope it is only a matter of time before AeroMobile is line-fit offerable on all Boeing and Airbus aircraft.”

AeroMobile is offered as eXPhone in conjunction with Panasonic Avionics Corporation.