BANGKOK, 31 October 2023: Lufthansa German Airlines resumed daily A380 flights to Bangkok on 26 October, increasing seating capacity on the direct route between the Thai capital and Munich, the state capital of Bavaria.
Based on growing travel demand on the BKK-MUC route following the Covid pandemic, the airline switched aircraft type from the 293-seat Airbus A350-900 to the 509-seat A380, making the Thai capital the first destination in the Asia Pacific to receive the A380 aircraft with 509 seats. Reintroducing the A380 on this route brings back the first-class cabin on services to Thailand.
The A380 is a double-deck, wide-body, four-engine jet that is the world’s largest commercial passenger aircraft. Its upper deck extends along the entire length of the fuselage. Seating configuration offers eight first class, 78 business class, 52 premium economy and 371 in the economy class cabin (total: 509)
The A350-900 is configured with 48 business class, 21 premium-economy and 224 economy class seats (total 293)
Lufthansa Group general manager Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines and the Mekong region Anlee Do commented: “We are the only airline group operating the A380 non-strop between Thailand and Europe, and this signifies our strong commitment to the Thai market”.
With existing connections by Lufthansa Group carriers Swiss International Air Lines and Austrian Airlines, LH773 increases the capacity between Thailand and Europe, whereby 21 weekly flights are offered, giving passengers direct connections to the major European cities of Zurich, Vienna and Munich.