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Topic: Phuket Air 747?
Username: N754pr
Posted 2003-11-05 10:38:21 and read 3083 times.

According to the Skyliner site Boeing 747-306M PH-BUU of KLM will go to Phuket Air, can any of you confirm this?


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Topic: RE: Phuket Air 747?
Username: Qantasguy
Posted 2003-11-05 10:41:11 and read 3050 times.

How exactly do you pronounce Phucket??? Better be careful of that one.

Topic: RE: Phuket Air 747?
Username: N754pr
Posted 2003-11-05 11:01:35 and read 2994 times.

How about Poo-Ket  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Topic: RE: Phuket Air 747?
Username: Thai A330
Posted 2003-11-05 11:05:34 and read 2974 times.

The correct pronounciation of Phuket Air is POO-KET AIR.

Topic: RE: Phuket Air 747?
Username: Ryanair!!!
Posted 2003-11-05 11:22:32 and read 2936 times.

Oh no, not another rapid expansion of a small airline with a used 747. Where will they deploy the 747 on?

Topic: RE: Phuket Air 747?
Username: Aussie747
Posted 2003-11-05 13:41:24 and read 2824 times.

May be on BKK-HKT - as TG already use 747's on this route

Topic: RE: Phuket Air 747?
Username: Martin21
Posted 2003-11-05 13:58:06 and read 2787 times.

I think this is correct, not 100% sure
it is the BUU but I heard that a Thai
airliner bought 2 KLM 747's.

martin21

Topic: RE: Phuket Air 747?
Username: N754pr
Posted 2003-11-05 14:16:58 and read 2733 times.

Is it possible they should be for Orient Thai??

Topic: RE: Phuket Air 747?
Username: Elephantboy
Posted 2003-11-06 01:44:37 and read 2593 times.

They are for Phuket Air. They are expanding their services to international destinations.

Orient Thai is acquiring B757s for new hourly services from BKK to Chieng Mai (CNX) and Phuket (HKT).

Topic: RE: Phuket Air 747?
Username: Planemannyc
Posted 2003-11-06 17:43:38 and read 2497 times.

I sure hope they know what they are doing. Phuket Air made an attempt in opening a new route to Chittagong in Bangladesh from Bangkok. After a few months, they had to suspend that service. My feeling is that Thai fills in the 747s on that route because it has the resources to bring in thousands of passengers from across the world to its hub in BKK and then funnel them to the tourist resort of HKT. I wonder if the internal Thai demand is that great to warrant a 747 by Phuket Air. You would think they could try something smaller, like 767 or 310 rather than jump to such a large aircraft. Who knows, they obviously know something I don't.

Topic: RE: Phuket Air 747?
Username: A340600
Posted 2003-11-06 17:49:24 and read 2479 times.

so there use to be phuket to chittagong lol. ne1 wud fink this woz ajoke hehe,
Sam Big grin

Topic: RE: Phuket Air 747?
Username: IslandHopper
Posted 2003-11-06 18:44:32 and read 2392 times.

The directors of Phuket Air discuss adding new routes:

"What aircraft should we get to start these new routes?"

"767!" says one director

"not big enough, get a DC-10!" says another

"Aw, Phuket, let's get a 747!!!" says the CEO

Sorry, couldn't resist.  Laugh out loud I hope they don't start servicing the US with those planes...they will be the butt of jokes.


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Topic: RE: Phuket Air 747?
Username: Nethkt
Posted 2003-11-06 19:09:05 and read 2338 times.

Oh, too many old 747 for Thai airlines already. I don't like them due to performance and ages reasons.  Sad

Topic: RE: Phuket Air 747?
Username: Asianguy767
Posted 2003-11-06 19:28:22 and read 2315 times.

orient thai operates B742 on its routes to HKG n ICN from BKK & HKT, guess Phuket Air just wants a slice of the pie...anyhow I think a B747 can be easily filled on a HKT-PVG or HKT-PEK and even a HKT-NRT

Topic: RE: Phuket Air 747?
Username: Martin21
Posted 2003-11-06 20:25:51 and read 2228 times.

BUU, BUV,BUM, BUO are almost sold to Phuket Air

Martin21

Topic: RE: Phuket Air 747?
Username: Aussie_
Posted 2003-11-06 22:29:03 and read 2159 times.

You sure it's not for Thai Pacific who are planning 747 operations from late this year to a number of international destinations?

Topic: RE: Phuket Air 747?
Username: Airbus Lover
Posted 2003-11-07 04:01:23 and read 2074 times.

I would think that B767s will be better suited for their expansion.

Oh well, hope they are not another one of those get-a-b747-but-finds-out-its-too-big-and-can't-fill-them airline and eventually cease operations due to excessive expenditure in that.. sounds a bit like Indonesia Airlines. Oh well, hope not.

Wish them all their best if it was indeed Phuket Air.. better get it right and not phucket up.

Topic: RE: Phuket Air 747?
Username: Na
Posted 2003-11-07 16:56:34 and read 1954 times.

FYI,
on jetphotos.net there are some photos uploaded now showing a ex KLM 747 Combi halfpainted with Phuket Air titles.


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