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Phuket Air 747?  
User currently offlineN754pr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3002 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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User currently offlineQantasguy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 162 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2969 times:

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


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User currently offlineN754pr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2913 times:

How about Poo-Ket  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineThai A330 From Thailand, joined Mar 2000, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2893 times:

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

User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4755 posts, RR: 26
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2855 times:

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


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User currently offlineAussie747 From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2743 times:

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

User currently offlineMartin21 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2001, 347 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2706 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.

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User currently offlineN754pr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2652 times:

Is it possible they should be for Orient Thai??

User currently offlineElephantboy From Thailand, joined Sep 2003, 152 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2512 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).


User currently offlinePlanemannyc From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1008 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2416 times:
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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.



User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4105 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2398 times:

so there use to be phuket to chittagong lol. ne1 wud fink this woz ajoke hehe,
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User currently offlineIslandHopper From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 327 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2311 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.


[Edited 2003-11-06 18:45:31]

User currently offlineNethkt From Thailand, joined Apr 2001, 1086 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2257 times:

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


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User currently offlineAsianguy767 From Singapore, joined Oct 2003, 263 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2234 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

User currently offlineMartin21 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2001, 347 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2147 times:

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

Martin21



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User currently offlineAussie_ From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1766 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2078 times:

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

User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1993 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.


User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10736 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1873 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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