Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) operates normal flights to Fukuoka, Japan and waives fees for ticketing changes.


Due to the earthquake at Kyushu Island, Japan, causing destruction and difficulty for THAI passengers traveling to and from Fukuoka, THAI is waiving fees for ticket changes during this period. Fees are waived for passengers holding THAI tickets issued from Thailand before 15 April 2016 for the round trip route Bangkok-Fukuoka-Bangkok, including THAI domestic tickets that are part of the Bangkok-Fukuoka-Bangkok itinerary.


1. Fees are waived for passengers who have already used part of their tickets, but are not able to return on the pre-booked flight. Passengers may change the date of their return flight in the same class of service. However, the return date must be before the expiry date of the ticket.

2. Fees are waived for passengers holding the complete unused ticket itinerary with travel date booked within 30 April 2016. Passengers may change the travel date one (1) time for the same class of travel and follow the same conditions as specified on the tickets.

3. Passengers requiring route change may change to Tokyo, Osaka, or Nagoya with no fees applied. However, passengers must pay the difference in ticket fares and associated taxes.


For additional information or ticket change inquiry, passengers may contact THAI Contact Center at +66(0)2-356-1111 or THAI sales offices in Fukuoka, Japan at +81 (0) 570-064-015


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THAI Welcomes its First Airbus A350 XWB in Bangkok

Today (31 August 2016), Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) arranged a ceremony to welcome its first Airbus A350 XWB upon touchdown at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand.  Mr. Areepong Bhoocha-oom, THAI Chairman of the Board of Directors, was present to welcome THAI’s first Airbus A350 XWB, along with Mr. Charamporn Jotikasthira, THAI President, Mr. Jean Francois Laval, Executive Vice President, Sales, Southeast Asia, Airbus, Mr. Robert Lamoureux, Senior Vice President and Head of Marketing, Asia Pacific, CIT Group Inc., Mr. Ewen McDonald, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific, Rolls-Royce, and other guests of honor.
Mr. Charamporn Jotikasthira, THAI President, said that the Company has ordered 12 Airbus A350 XWB aircraft, with four firm orders and eight aircraft leases.  The Airbus A350 XWB is a mid-size long range commercial aircraft, is currently the most technologically advanced aircraft in the world as well as the most modern and efficient aircraft, which succeeds in meeting customers’ expectations.   The aircraft will be operated on intercontinental flights in order to improve fleet efficiency, replacing decommissioned aircraft and supporting future company growth as well as facilitating routes with high passenger demand.  THAI will receive delivery of its first Airbus A350 XWB on 31 August 2016 at the Airbus Delivery Center in Toulouse, France.  

THAI’s Airbus A350 XWB is royally bestowed the name “Wichian Buri” and is equipped with Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines.  Seventy percent of the A350 XWB is made of weight-efficient airframe, consisting of advanced composite materials such as titanium and advanced aluminum as well as an all-new Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic fuselage which results in lower fuel burn as well as less maintenance.  The A350 XWB is powered with Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines that are the newest, fuel efficient engines, with 25 percent less carbon dioxide emissions and substantial reduction to maintenance costs.

The Airbus A350 XWB was designed in Thai contemporary design and is equipped with ambient LED based mood lighting complete with 16.7 million colors.  The spacious overhead area was designed to improve inflight comfort, with bigger overhead stowage compartments, larger panoramic windows, with more space in all classes of service.  Business Class passengers enjoy wider, more comfortable seats and with more leg room for Economy Class passengers than on any other aircraft of similar type. THAI’s A350 XWB consists of 321 seats, as follows:

Royal Silk Class
There are 32 seats in Royal Silk Class, which was designed for maximum Business Class passenger comfort, by placing a distance of 41-46 inches between seat rows. The seat width is 21 inches, with 180 degree recline, giving passengers easy access to entry and exit from their respective seats without disturbing other passengers.  Each seat is fully equipped with a 16 inch touchscreen that can connect to Wi-Fi, communication devices, and electrical plugs.
Economy Class
There are 289 seats in Economy Class, with a seat pitch of 32 inches and18 inch seat width.  Each seat is equipped with an 11 inch touchscreen that can connect to Wi-Fi, communication devices, and electrical plugs.
THAI will operate the Airbus A350 XWB on the route Bangkok-Melbourne beginning in September 2016.  Currently, THAI has 23 Airbus aircraft in its fleet, including newly acquired aircraft.  THAI remains dedicated to continually improving its fleet as well as products and services for passenger comfort and convenience, which has received recognition with the Skytrax Award 2016 as the World’s Most Improved Airline.


 31 August 2016