Thai Airways has opened an airplane-themed restaurant in Bangkok. The establishment is perfect and is open to the public. It is located in the staff cafeteria.
As passengers arrive at Thai HQ in Chatuchak, Bangkok, they enter the restaurant via the air stairs. Their “boarding pass” is then scanned by the cabin crew, before being seated at their table, writes Ted Perton
The Thai Airways restaurant has both Economy and Business Class seating. The tables are made by old engine parts and airplane windows. It is fantastic to see how the airline is able to use old parts of planes as furniture.
The restaurant is staffed by Thai Airways employees, including grounded cabin crew and catering chefs. Thai filed for bankruptcy protection in May.
From 07:00 the restaurant serves as a bakery and “international food”. Prices are an affordable and novel meal.
The restaurant also offers home delivery. The airline has previously offered pre-prepared airline meals, available for pickup at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi and Don Muang airports.
Varangkana Luerojvong, Managing Director of Thai Catering, said that following the success of airport meal sales her team were wanting to expand. She runs a group of “esteemed international chefs” from Japan and India amongst other places.
(With inputs from Sam Chui Aviation & Travel)