Thai Airways could use sixth A380 on London route

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Thai Airways is looking at London as a destination for its final Airbus A380 in the third quarter of 2013, according to its president Sorajak Kasemsuvan.

Speaking at the World Travel Market 2012 in London, he says the route is currently being considered for the last of the airline's six A380s on order and could open in the third quarter of 2013.

Kasemsuvan says Thai has "high hopes" that the aircraft will be used on services from Bangkok to London as it is "a natural destination for the A380". He says the airline's 14 weekly services to London, using Airbus A340s, are very popular.

"We always feel that the connection between Thai people and British people are very strong. It was one of the first destinations in Europe we flew and it's natural it [the A380] should come to London," he says.

With one of the super jumbos delivered already, Thai will receive a further two of its order during the remainder of 2012, with the other three arriving next year. Services using the aircraft will start from Bangkok to Frankfurt on 15 December and to Paris on 16 February.

Kasemsuvan also says the A380 will be used on services from Bangkok to Tokyo and Sydney.