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Melzong Airlines In ANC Today...Help  
User currently offlineRydawg82 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 861 posts, RR: 8
Posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2411 times:

Hey,

Today spotted a Melzong Airlines Boeing 737-500 departing Anchoarge...Amazing paint scheme...

Who is this carrier? I ran a search on the registration, XU-735 and it returns nothing. Can anyone tell me about the airline and what brought the aircraft to Anchorage....

Ryan


You can take the pup out of Alaska, but you can't take the Alaska out of the pup.
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User currently offlineRydawg82 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 861 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2376 times:

Here is a photo that I took of this aircraft today...

http://jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=26610
http://jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=26613

Let me know anything about this bird...Ryan



You can take the pup out of Alaska, but you can't take the Alaska out of the pup.
User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9628 posts, RR: 68
Reply 2, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2373 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
PHOTO SCREENER

hmmm.

Is the Melzong a river in Laos? Must be some sort of delivery flight.


User currently offlineRydawg82 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 861 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2373 times:

Royal,

You are correct, this airline is in Cambodia...Cannot find any information on the bird. The registration is not in any jetliner database that I can find...Nor can I find information on the airline. Their callsign was Bangkok....Ryan



You can take the pup out of Alaska, but you can't take the Alaska out of the pup.
User currently offlineJupiter2 From Australia, joined Jan 2001, 894 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2370 times:

That would be Mekong Airlines, wouldn't it ???
That is one gorgeous scheme and what a sensational day in ANC !!!
RL


User currently offlineRydawg82 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 861 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2361 times:

Gawd,

I feel stupid! Yes Mekong would be correct. Still can anyone tell me about why they were here? Obviously a delv flight or something, but I mean the specifics, also who had this bird before? Ryan



You can take the pup out of Alaska, but you can't take the Alaska out of the pup.
User currently offlineOdiE From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1641 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2360 times:

I think it's Mekong Airlines. This airline was supposed to start up last year but failed a couple of times. Looks like they are finally getting their aircraft into the air! If I am not mistaken, it's a B737-500 on their way to Phnom Penh.

Mekong Airlines is the airline that is based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. They will operate out to other South East Asian cities such as Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Singapore and Hong Kong. If I am not mistaken, some of their flights will be operated out from Siem Reap as well.

Hope this helped!


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29795 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2346 times:

You get a lot of shorter ranged airliners through ANC on Delivery flights.

Comming in to work at various times, I have seen JAS 737's, Chinese Dash-8-400's, Impulse/Qantas 717's, Peruvian Air Force AN-32's.



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User currently offlineLN-MOW From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1908 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2333 times:

Shot this at Boeing Field Tuesday before departure ...
http://www1.airpics.com/showimg.php?imgid=33582




- I am LN-MOW, and I approve this message.
User currently offlineJe89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2360 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2327 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
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After stopping in ANC, where does the QF 717s fly to? I thought it would make more sense to fly through HNL . . . like how the B737-800s did. Looks like ANC gets a lot of delivery flights too!

A lot of B737s stop in HNL for their delivery/ferry flights. I've seen these carriers on delivery:

China
  • Air China B737-800

  • Hainan Airlines B737-800/B767-300

  • China Eastern Airlines B737-700

  • China Southern Airlines B737-800

  • China Xinjiang Airlines B737-700/B757-200

  • China Southwest Airlines B737-600/B737-800

  • Mandarin Airlines B737-800

  • Shanghai Airlines B737-800

  • Shenzhen Airlines B737-700/B737-800

  • Xiamen Airlines B737-700

  • Yangtze River Express B737-300


  • Indonesia
  • Garuda Indonesia B737-300


  • Australia
  • Qantas B737-800

  • RAAF Bombardier Challenger/B737-700BBJ


  • Jerrold


    User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
    Reply 10, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2325 times:

    I'm not sure the 717 has the range for the HNL delivery path to Oz.



    Is this the route they would take?

    No, the regular 717 can't make it from SFO or LAX to even HNL I don't think. I remember reading all about how HA used the same fuel tanks on the main cabin floor from the DC-9 ferrying, except with the 717 it only took 4 as opposed to 9 for the DC-9. This was in the Airways a long time ago entitled "Boeing 717 Enters Service" or thereabouts.

    N


    User currently offlineBuckfifty From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 1316 posts, RR: 20
    Reply 11, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2324 times:

    I think getting to Honolulu for a 717 is doable on a delivery flight, but anything after that may be taking a bit too big of a risk. A 2,700 km range won't give many diversion options in the middle of the Pacific...

    User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29795 posts, RR: 58
    Reply 12, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2315 times:

    When Qantas was getting all of those ex-TWA 717's we confirmed tail numbers as they came through here last summer.....All of them.

    I assume that heading west they probably end up in Petroplavask or Magadan Russia next.



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    User currently offlineRydawg82 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 861 posts, RR: 8
    Reply 13, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2306 times:

    LN-MOW,

    Thanks for the pic! Hey can I just ask where you got the c/n number? Iv been trying to track down the history of the aircraft as all the databases don't include this bird yet. Thanks Ryan



    You can take the pup out of Alaska, but you can't take the Alaska out of the pup.
    User currently offlineLN-KGL From Norway, joined Sep 1999, 1027 posts, RR: 4
    Reply 14, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2301 times:

    Rydawg82, this press release for ILFC give some information http://www.ilfc.com/press/122302.htm
    And from other sources on the Internet based on that MSN, shows it's an ex. Continental 737-524 with the former registration N19634. It was returned to ILFC on August 31st 2002, and has been in storage since then - some reports indicate that it was moved up to Canada in October.

    Kurt
    http://www.plane-spotter.com


    User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
    Reply 15, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2295 times:

    My topic talking about MEKONG AIRLINES was deleted but the topic about MELZONG AIRLINES stays !!.

    Airliner.net guys, how about amending the title of this post so people have a clue what its talking about !!


    User currently offlineAJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2389 posts, RR: 24
    Reply 16, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2294 times:

    Here is an article from News.com.au.
    A route map:

    http://www.marveltour.com/mekong/


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