By Andy Sambidge
Doha airline says it will launch superjumbo services on December 5 instead of January due to demand
Qatar Airways said on Wednesday it is bringing forward the launch of its A380 to Bangkok due to high demand from passengers.
Last month Qatar Airways announced that its newly received A380 aircraft would be ready for touchdown in Bangkok, Thailand, in January 2015.
But responding to high demand for the aircraft, Qatar Airways has now brought forward the arrival date of the A380 to Bangkok to December 5.
The launch of the Thailand service follows services to London Heathrow and Paris.
Qatar Airways group chief executive Akbar Al Baker said: “Bangkok is an ever-increasingly popular destination for holiday makers and Qatar Airways is pleased to be providing additional capacity on the route.
“We recently also introduced the Boeing 787 Dreamliner on the Phuket route, deploying two of the very latest aircraft on these popular routes.”
The airline's A380 superjumbo is operated in a tri-class configuration of First, Business and Economy cabins and includes a total of 517 seats.
Qatar Airways has received three of its 13 A380s on order to date.