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Phuket Air Acquires Ex-United B747-400  
User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4212 times:

Phuket Air of Thailand will introduce two B747-400 by early 2005. The airline agreed to purchase two former United models which had been stored. Both aircraft are already undergoing maintenance and are planned to be delivered at the end of the first quarter 2005.
The airline says flights to the UK have been be very successful and expansion is planned with the new aircraft.


(Source: Airliner World, January issue)


Regards
Udo

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User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10747 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4138 times:

Phuket Air indeed seems to be successful if they are able to aquire used 744s.
Good to hear some jobless 744s get new assignments. I hope Phuket Air adopts a nicer livery for them, not the one the current 747s are "adorned" with. That makes them look like they´re leased in for a short term.


User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 43
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4094 times:

Orient Thai is in the process of acquiring 744s as well. They will introduce 12 new 757/747 aircraft next year.


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User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 43
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4083 times:

Forgot to add that I find it pretty ironic that Thai Intl failed to get these 744s from partner UA and then 9R gets some... I suppose they will be in for a major reconfiguration as UA 744s have a lot of premium seating.


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User currently offlineN1120a From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26534 posts, RR: 75
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4011 times:

You know, I would wait until I saw the planes in Phuket colors before believing anything about this. The leased and parked 744s from UA have been rumored to be going to countless carriers. TG, NW, Corsair and now Phuket have all been mentioned and nothing has happened.


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User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10747 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3997 times:

"TG, NW, Corsair and now Phuket have all been mentioned and nothing has happened."

Corsair will get them, the first is due very soon, registration F-GTUI reserved.
NW was never officially rumoured. That was just a pretty obvious possibility (and still is). Thai, yes, of cause, that deal failed. Now the growing competition takes them, apparently.


User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 852 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3967 times:

No one here thought that I would think it´s great with Boeing machines up in the air, but I do!

Both Phuket Air takes UA 744 and AI the 772, instead of them baking in the desert...

 Big thumbs up Way to go  Big thumbs up

Micke//SE



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User currently offlineRDUDDJI From Lesotho, joined Jun 2004, 1495 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3765 times:

Last time I was at HKT (last year) there was a 747 (I believe a 100 or 200) parked on the ramp that looked like it was painted in the UA scheme but had someone else's name on it. I can't recall who it was. It may have been a cargo carrier.


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User currently offlineTod From Denmark, joined Aug 2004, 1727 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3746 times:

Corsair will get them

As of yesterday, F-GTUI is now owned by Corsair. It's in Phoenix today. It will leave soon to get painted, then back to Mobile to finish the mod and off to France before the end of January.

N191UA will be leaving Victorville and should be in Amsterdam in a couple of days. That's where KLM do the reconfiguration. N188UA and N189UA will follow soon. There are six planes scheduled and a possible seventh one.


User currently offlineStarrion From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1126 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3638 times:

This is great news.

My stomach turns every time I see the pictures of these beautiful aircraft rotting in the desert. There would be no better sight than to see the desert lots empty, with the older planes carrying frieght and the newer ones carrying the self-loading variety.



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User currently offlineN949WP From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 1437 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3425 times:

RDUDDJI, you most probably saw HS-UTC, which flew around for some time in basic UA colors and OX titles and tails.


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User currently offlineIFIXCF6 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3278 times:

Tod,

I'm going in to work tomorrow (Saturday) to launch N191UA. Schedualed to depart at 10:30 AM, local. N189UA is in the "reactivation" stage (i.e. aircraft departure=1 week plus however long for funds).

Mike


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