Thai Royal Barge livery applied to Boeing 777-300 will remain on aircraft until 2022.
Thai Airways International (Thai) unveiled the Suphannahong Royal Barge livery applied on one of the airlines Boeing 777-300 aircraft (registration HS-TKF) to commemorate the Royal Coronation Ceremony of King Rama X.
The unveiling was part of a special ceremony attended by Thai Airways management and staff at the Thai Technical Department, Don Mueang, Bankok Airport on 16 August 2019.
Mr. Sumeth Damrongchaitham, Thai Airways President, said that the Royal Coronation Ceremony 2019 that was held on 4 May 2019 for the King of Thailand, will see celebrations continue until 4 May 2020.
“As the national carrier of Thailand, Thai Airways has organised a series of commemorative activities to commemorate the Kings Royal Coronation as an expression of loyalty and honour.” he said.
The Boeing 777-3D7 bestowed with the special Royal Barge livery is named “Lahan Sai.”
Specially applied decals have been used instead of paint, these used for a more realistic appearance.
The Royal Coronation Emblem will also appear on the specially painted aircraft throughout the extended Coronation Year.
The Suphannahong Royal Barge, originally called “Si Suphannahong” or “Chai Suphannahong Royal Barge,” has been the King’s royal barge since the Ayutthaya era.
In 1999, Thai Airways first painted the Suphannahong Royal Barge livery on its Boeing 747-400 aircraft, the Jumbo jet had the royally bestowed name “Haripunchai”.
Having already been returned to service on the 23rd of August the new Royal Barge 777-300 will service Asian routes with the aircraft to retain the livery until 31 December 2022.
This livery differs from the previous one on the Boeing 747-400, as there is a rowing team with oars raised, which is symbolising birds in flight.
The 777 is equipped with 364 seats, 34 in Royal Silk Class and 330 in Economy Class.
If you want to get an image, the 777-300 will conduct round trips between Thailand and Seoul, Taipei, Beijing, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Sapporo to promote the Thai culture worldwide.