Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Mekong Airlines - Gone?  
User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 32
Posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2104 times:

I refer to my photo request:
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/photo_requests/read.main/6750

One year ago Mekong Airlines intended to operate some MD82 aircrafts and later they changed to AT4 and 320. Now they even loaded 735 in the CRS. They have a lot of flights loaded ex PNH and REP to several destinations within South East Asia.

Mekong Airlines didn't start services so far and I even heard that they gave up their project.

Now I have a few questions and I would be glad if there is anyone out there who could answer them:

1.
Why did M8 load all flights in the CRS already one year ago. If you book them they remain PN and they are even not being cxld. Don't they have to pay a lot for the CRS bookings?

2.
Who was behind this? I know some Australian business guy but I also heard that Hainan Airlines could be behind that.

3.
Does anyone have contact details to anyone related to Mekong Airlines?

4.
More details and/or plans of the airline?

5.
What has been the problem? Why didn't they operate so far and why would they have to give up? Financial problems?

txs a lot


Smooth as silk - Royal Orchid Service /// Suid-Afrikaanse Lugdiens - Springbok
7 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6642 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2085 times:

Mekong Airlines plans to start operations tomorrow (Jan15th). They are aiming for a 90% load factor with a 737-500 configured with 10 first class and 94 economy class seats. They plan to expand operations with larger Airbus aircraft to China and Japan at a later date.
Not sure of other schedules, but Hong Kong is as follows:

M8 401 PNH 1050-1600 HKG via Siem Reap
M8 402 HKG 1700-2000 PNH via Siem Reap


They originally said they wanted to operate with an A320 and for a while their flights did appear on the screens here in Hong Kong, but the flight never turned up. I guess we will have to wait and see, but I'm not holding my breath.


User currently offline9V-SPK From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2001, 1646 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2078 times:

I've a friend who works in M8 here in Hong Kong and she told me that everything is still on hold but flights will be launched ASAP due to the fact that tours have been booked on those flights. Not sure if the flight will be on scheldue yet however. Here's the website for Mekong Airlines here in HKG for those interested.

http://www.marveltour.com/mekong

Best Regards


User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 32
Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2031 times:

And, did they show up in HKG? Any news?


Smooth as silk - Royal Orchid Service /// Suid-Afrikaanse Lugdiens - Springbok
User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2009 times:

There was no flight on the 15th.

User currently offlineQFTJT From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 278 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1993 times:

I can confirm that Mekong's 737-500 was at XNA, Northwest Arkansas Regional on the 15th of January where it received a new paint job. This would indicate to me that the are about to start up again.

There are two photos of it, currently in the upload queue. It is quite a stunning scheme, green and white with a yellow stripe.

QFTJT


User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6642 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1962 times:

Very interesting. Will the photos appear on the other site?

What is the registration?


User currently offlineQFTJT From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 278 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1937 times:

Cx flyboy,

I'm not sure of the registration as it was not painted on when I photographed it. The photos will hopefully appear on the A.net site.

QFTJT


Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Rest In Peace: LatinAmerican Airlines Gone posted Mon Dec 5 2005 22:38:18 by Aero
IND; Two Airlines Gone In Two Weeks posted Fri Nov 4 2005 20:33:35 by ATAIndy
Is Mekong Airlines Still In Operation? posted Thu Feb 5 2004 12:26:39 by Airways1
What Happened To Mekong Airlines? posted Mon Sep 8 2003 22:06:46 by Airways1
Still Flying After Ansett - Mekong Airlines posted Wed Apr 9 2003 00:32:26 by 9V-SPK
Mekong Airlines Starts Its Hong Kong Service. posted Fri Mar 7 2003 11:09:13 by N754pr
New Airline To Hong Kong - Mekong Airlines posted Tue Aug 6 2002 14:48:55 by 9V-SPK
Mekong Airlines Inaugural Service To KUL posted Tue Jul 23 2002 12:29:30 by Mas777
Mekong Airlines posted Sun May 26 2002 19:01:35 by 717fan
Mekong Airlines posted Tue Jan 22 2002 03:41:20 by 717fan