Rydawg82 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 870 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2780 times:
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.
OdiE From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1641 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2767 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.
Gigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 81
Reply 10, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2732 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.
Buckfifty From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 1316 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2731 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...
LN-KGL From Norway, joined Sep 1999, 1133 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2708 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.