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Thai Airways

The timeless tradition of gracious Thai hospitality is as much a hallmark of THAI as it is of the kingdom of Thailand itself. When you step onboard a THAI aircraft you will be greeted with a warm Sawasdee (a traditional Thai welcome) just as gentle Thai's would invite you into their home.

Royal first class

The Royal First Class treatment begins when travellers are met curb-side at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi airport and escorted to a luxurious lounge for effortless check-in.


Once onboard, the luxury continues. Enjoy the privacy of a segregated cabin boasting the latest innovation in luxury – newly installed sleeper seating. Electronically controlled, the newly designed shell seats convert to superbly comfortable beds, with 180 degrees of recline, almost 7 feet of space to stretch out in and fully adjustable leg and foot rests, making them truly state-of-the-art.


THAI enjoys an enviable reputation for their gourmet-style meals presented to Royal First Class passengers. THAI has introduced a wider choice of meals, accompanied by award-winning vintage wines and liquers.


In-seat facilities include personal telephone and PC power outlet. The latest audio/visual on demand (AVOD) system, with large format touch-control screens, offer a huge range of entertainment, music, documentary and information channels.

Royal silk class

For frequent business travellers, for whom flying is often a major element of their working week, THAI's Royal Silk Class delivers an outstanding option.


The Royal Silk Class seating is used on our Boeing 777-200ER and 777-300 aircraft, operating all flights between Auckland and Bangkok. There is a pitch of 61 inches, maximum recline angle of 163 degress and bed length of 70 inches. Royal Silk Class seating is also used on the refurbished Boeing 747-400 and Airbus 340-500/600 aircraft. Features include a bed length of 76 inches, a 60-inch pitch and 167 degrees of recline for sleeping.


THAI's master chefs have created innovative menus for Royal Silk Class, which are changed often to create variety for regular business travellers. Meals are served restaurant style, with choices for every course, and always include a premium bar service.


Entertainment options abound in Royal Silk Class, starting at the airport. The lounges at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi airport offer every possible facility for relaxation, refreshment, or business in the wi-fi/internet connected private meeting rooms and work areas.

Then, once onboard your flight, your electrically controlled seat is equipped with telephone, laptop power point and interactive Audio-Video On-Demand (AVOD) system, offering a selection of latest run movies, TV, games, music, documentaries and flight information, ensuring that there is something to entertain everyone.

Premium Economy class

On THAI, nobody travels second class.


You'll have a generous 32-34-inch seat pitch for extra leg room.


On board there's a tantalising choice of main meals from the same kitchen that prepares dining for Royal First and Royal Silk classes, along with complimentary drinks, imported wines and cognac.


Enjoy individual TV screens in each seatback and the latest in audio/visual entertainment on demand.

Clubs, lounges & alliances


Royal Orchid Plus, THAI's awardwinning frequent flyer program and Asia's premier frequent flyer offering, gives you recognition and miles with THAI across the entire Star Alliance network, and with travel partners that span the globe, making travel more rewarding than ever before. Plus, deciding what to do with your miles has been made easier with a choice of one-way or return flight redemptions, fl ight upgrades, hotel stays or even excess luggage for those who like to shop.


THAI's Royal First Class and Royal Silk Class lounges offer every possible facility for relaxation, refreshment or work in the internet-connected business areas. Enjoy something special and be our guest at THAI's Spa lounge at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi airport. The lounge is available to all Royal First and Royal Silk passengers who are looking to relieve the stresses of travelling. With this latest innovation from THAI you can be pampered both on the ground and in the air.


THAI is one of the founding members of the Star Alliance network, the world's first and largest global airline partnership, offering convenience, comfort and the flexibility of travel almost anywhere on Earth.

The last word

At a time when the airline industry appears overwhelmed with 'no frills', low cost carriers with reduced passenger comfort, THAI is adopting a completely different philosophy. As a full service airline, THAI believes in expanding the range and quality of its service and continues an upgrade programme that will improve seating and increase space and comfort for all passengers.

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