Thai Airways is in the process of phasing out its old workhorse – the Airbus A300-600. For many years Thai operated a fleet of 28 aircraft of this type. With the delivery of new Airbus A330 frames, there currently remain only 5 A300-600s in active service, which are due to retire from the fleet by mid ’14.
Thai Airways employs its A300-600 aircraft on scheduled short regional hops and, primarily, on domestic routes, e.g. to Dhaka, Chengdu, Hanoi, Chiang Mai, Phuket and Hat Yai.
The remaining 5 frames feature 28 seats in Royal Silk Class and 232 seats in Economy Class. This configuration is commonly known as AB7.
The frames were delivered to Thai Airways in ‘98 and were the last A300-600s delivered by Airbus for passenger service. They do not feature individual PTVs or power outlets in both Royal Silk and Economy Class.
The registrations of the frames are: HS-TAT, TAU, TAV, TAW, TAX.
These frames do not feature the latest Royal Silk Class product. Instead, they are equipped with the old-generation recliners (119-126 degrees recline).
In economy the seating configuration is 2-4-2 (A,B - D,E,F,G - J,K).
In business the seating configuration is 2-2-2 (A,B - E,F - J,K).