Planemannyc From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1017 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2948 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.
Asianguy767 From Singapore, joined Oct 2003, 263 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2766 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
Airbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2525 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.