The first Thai Airways International (THAI) A380 rolled out of the Airbus paint shop during June 2012, marking completion of its painting and cabin installation work. Photo by Airbus.

The first Thai Airways International (THAI) A380 rolled out of the Airbus paint shop during June 2012, marking completion of its painting and cabin installation work. Hi-Res Photo — Click for larger. Photo by Airbus.

Yesterday, Airbus showed off photos of Thai Airways International’s (THAI) first A380 that is in full livery.

The airline’s first double-decker has also completed interior installation and will now go through its final phase of ground and flight tests in Hamburg, before the aircraft will be believered to THAI sometime during the third quarter of 2012.

THAI will become the ninth operator of the A380 and the airline has firm orders for six A380s.

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The first A380 for Malaysia Airlines (MAS) was unveiled today bearing its special celebration livery, ahead of entry-into-service next week on the Kuala Lumpur-London route. Image from Airbus.

The first A380 for Malaysia Airlines (MAS) was unveiled today bearing its special celebration livery, ahead of entry-into-service next week on the Kuala Lumpur-London route. Hi-Res image — click for larger. Image from Airbus.

Airbus also showed off Malaysia Airlines (MAS) first A380, sporting a special “celebration livery.” The A380’s new paint scheme was added post-delivery and highlights the A380 as the flagship for the airline. The plane will start operations on the MAS Kuala Lumpur-London route next week and is configured in three classes with a total of 494 seats.

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5 Comments
GJGalik

These two liveries actually add a beauty and some refinement to what is the stubby and stocky fuselage (heavy) look of the A380. Everytime I see an A380 I am reminded of the Boeing Stratocruiser which had a similar overall heavy, stubby, and stocky fuselage design.

Love the Malaysia Airlines special colour scheme, however the Thai might look more ‘balanced’ if the gold/purple band and purple rear fuselage was moved forward 20/30 feet to the wing trailing edge.

I agree with the bands being too far forward however I think the only reason the bands are further back is to make room for the “Malaysia Airlines” which would otherwise be too small. In these days where branding is everything.

William

i agree the! Thai airlines looks very nice though!

thai airlines looks great,best looking a380,malaysia not great ,to much blue,should half red mixed with it like the new a330,just delivered.

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