PICTURES: Thai receives first A380 at Toulouse ceremony

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Thai Airways International has taken delivery of its first Airbus A380, becoming the ninth airline to operate the type.

The aircraft was handed over to Captain Montree Jumrieng, executive vice-president technical, Thai, at a special ceremony in Toulouse on 27 September.

Thai has a total of six Rolls-Royce Trent 900-powered engines on order, configured in a three-class layout to seat 507 passengers.

The carrier will inaugurate commercial service with the A380 in early October on the Bangkok-Hong Kong and Bangkok-Singapore routes. As more aircraft are delivered, it will begin service to Frankfurt at the end of the year, followed by Tokyo and Paris early in 2013 and Osaka and Syndey in late summer.

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