About Thai Airways International Boeing 747-400
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Thai Airways International is flag carrier of Thailand based in Bnagkok. They have 8 747-400s now.
They had some of classic 747s in 1980s also they had so many old aircraft (like a DC-10, DC-9, A300). But they were getting older and Thai Airways decided to order for new large aircraft. So They ordered 2 747-400 on June 16, 1987. Finally they had order for 18 747-400 until November 2002. All of aircraft are using GE engines.
Thai Airways 747-400 assigned to many routes with short distance routes and long haul flights. 747-400 is the most universal aircraft for Thai Airways and 747-400 made growing up for Thai Airways.
But Thai Airways is planning to retiment for all of 747-400s until 2023. Actually they didn’t decide what aircraft is replacing for 747-400. They have to consider decide new aircraft orders. One of the best aircraft for Thai Airways will be finished soon.
Thai Airways International 747-400 History
June 16, 1987. Thai Airways International ordered 2 747-400. Final order was in November 25, 2002. Thai Airways introduced total 18 747-400 until November 4, 2003.
In 2012, Two of 747-400 converted to freighter by Boeing Converted Freighter program. HS-TGH and HS-TGJ converted to freighter and renamed for 747-4D7(BCF).
Here is timetable about Thai Airways International 747-400 history.
|16/06/1987||First ordered for 747-400(-400×2)|
|21/02/1990||First Thai Airways 747-400 delivered (HS-TGH)|
|04/11/2003||Final Thai Airways 747-400 delivered (HS-TGG) and TG completed to introduce 747-400|
|xx/03/2012||HS-TGJ converted to freighter by Boeing Converted Freighter|
|15/03/2002||Final Lufthansa 747-400 delivered (D-ABTL)|
|31/03/2013||The first retirement aircraft from 747-400 (HS-TGK)|
Thai Airways International has 8 747-400s now.
All of active aircraft are normal type of 747-400. They assigned to many routes all around the world but almost long haul flights especially European routes already quite replaced from 777-300ER and A380, A350-900. But Thai Airways still used for Munich and Sydney flights by 747-400. All of aircraft are based in Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport.
In summer schedule of 2019, Thai Airways has 6 routes operated by 747-400. Here is all of routes list of Thai Airways International 747-400.
- Bangkok – Tokyo(Haneda) TG660/661
- Bangkok – Tokyo(Haneda) TG682/683
- Bangkok – Delhi TG315/316
- Bangkok – Mumbai TG317/318
- Bangkok – Denpasar TG431/432
- Bangkok – Kuala Lumpur TG415/416
- Bangkok – Seoul TG688/689
- Bangkok – Sydney TG475/476
- Bangkok – Phuket TG201/202, TG203/204
Past time Thai Airways 747-400 assigned for almost European routes. Also 747-400 was main aircraft of high demand routes until start of 2010s. Sometimes Thai Airways assigned to irregular routes due to another aircraft maintenance.
There is 8 747-400 in July 2019. Aircraft delivered before 1996 already retirement but HS-TGO delivered on 1993 is still active and it is the oldest 747-400 for Thai Airways.
Two of freighters (HS-TGH and HS-TGJ) already retirement from Thai Airwaya Cargo both time in 2015.
There are two types configuration for 747-400. Thai Airways called 74R and 74N for these aircraft. Here is list of which configuration is including.
74R (747-400×4) – HS-TGO, HS-TGP, HS-TGW, HS-TGX
74N (747-400×4) – HS-TGZ, HS-TGA, HS-TGB, HS-TGG
|Registration||Aircraft Type||LN||MSN||Engines||Config||Delivery||S/C||Aircraft Name||Remarks|
|HS-TGO||747-4D7||1001||26609||GE CF6-80C2B1F||F10C40Y325||20/10/1993||Bow onrangsi|
|HS-TGW||747-4D7||1111||27724||GE CF6-80C2B1F||F10C40Y325||28/04/1997||Star Alliance||Visuthakasatriya|
|HS-TGB||747-4D7||1278||32370||GE CF6-80C2B1F||F9C40Y325||27/06/2001||Si Satchanalai|
|HS-TGG||747-4D7||1337||33771||GE CF6-80C2B1F||F9C40Y325||04/11/2003||Patoomaw adi|