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What's up with Orient Thai now?

Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:04 pm

What's up with Orient Thai now? Is it still in service? Doesn't seem that it is flying to HKG anymore.
 
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Re: What's up with Orient Thai now?

Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:30 pm

Their 744 is still in HKG, rusting away.
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Re: What's up with Orient Thai now?

Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:42 pm

IINM, they were grounded in 2016 and have not flown since. Any aircraft not owned by lessors are basically rotting away.
 
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Re: What's up with Orient Thai now?

Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:23 pm

I'm actually surprised that they even got a new AOC after their old one were suspended (along with many other airlines) in Sep 2017.

IIRC they stopped flying to HKG for awhile. There were plans to restart services around March 2017 to HKG I believe, but not sure if they ever did. Meanwhile they did flew to a few mainland Chinese cities, although not sure until when they stopped doing so.

Otherwise, yes, all their planes are stored right now.
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Re: What's up with Orient Thai now?

Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:40 pm

A couple of years ago I was in Hong Kong and my GA A330 (I believe, or else it was a UA 777) pulled in a gate right next to their 742. I was enamoured at seeing such an old bird with the JT9-Ds hanging out under her wings. I thought that was probably the last time I'd see a 747 classic in the flesh.
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Re: What's up with Orient Thai now?

Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:43 pm

zakuivcustom wrote:
I'm actually surprised that they even got a new AOC after their old one were suspended (along with many other airlines) in Sep 2017.

IIRC they stopped flying to HKG for awhile. There were plans to restart services around March 2017 to HKG I believe, but not sure if they ever did. Meanwhile they did flew to a few mainland Chinese cities, although not sure until when they stopped doing so.

Otherwise, yes, all their planes are stored right now.


They suppose to resume service to HKG in last spring with one 767 but no planes have taken off eventually.
The flight info has displayed in FIDS for less than a month

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