Thai International announced details of its new Bangkok-New York nonstop service that will begin May 1. The 17-hr. flight will operate six times a week and the A340-500 will be configured for 215 passengers. Airbus will deliver two A340-500s in March and July and two A340-600s in June and August to the carrier. The aircraft are part of a 2003 commitment for three dash 500s and five dash 600s.

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