International carrier Thai Airways has announced plans to use Airbus A380 planes on its flights from London.
The Thai flag-carrier confirmed the purchase of six super-jumbos for use on flights between the UK capital and Bangkok.
A380 flights to Bangkok from London are due to start in 2009 with all six aircraft due to be delivered to Thai’s London Heathrow hub over the next 18 months.
Four of the planes will fly from London to Bangkok and then be used on Thai’s other flights from the Thai capital, with two due to remain on the London route.
Meanwhile, Emirates also plans to use super-jumbos on its flights to London. The UAE-based airline will introduce A380s on services to Europe and Australia following the successful launch of the plane on flights to New York.
Emirates’ inaugural commercial A380 flight to New York touched down on Friday, marking the first time such an aircraft has been used on any flights to America.