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    Phuket Airlines on French banned airlines list

    The French government released a list of airlines banned from their their airspace on "safety grounds."

    Quote Originally Posted by BBC News
    AIRLINE BLACKLISTS
    French list
    Air Koryo, North Korea
    Air Saint-Thomas, US Virgin Islands
    International Air Service, Liberia
    Air Mozambique (LAM), including its subsidiary Transairways
    Phuket Airlines, Thailand
    Banned airlines lists published

    I've not flown with Phuket Airlines, but hadn't realised they were markedly less reliable than any other small operator. Anyone have any bad experiences with these guys?
    - Reg

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    There's another thread on this, but weren't they impounded at Gatwick not long ago?...

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    Lots of info on Phuket Air on another thread - my mates were stuck in Sharjah for a couple of days after a wing caught fire on take-off and another mate was 20 hours late getting to Gatwick because of plane problems and then Gatwick refused to let the plane land because of previous problems of Phuket Air planes taking off despite not being certified airworthy....I believe!

    http://ajarnforum.net/phpbb/viewtopi...ght=phuket+air
    Excuse me for not taking this seriously .....

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    Phuket Air - The Lada of Airlines

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    What is the lada of airlines. I dont have a clue.
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    Too long like a rolling stone, Too long in exile
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    LADA - very bad car manufacturer
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    Thanks ElectrO, very, very clear, and come to think of I do remember that car.
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    I've flown in that ex-KLm jet to London and back. Apart from the shaking during take off, all was fine.

    Now I'm occasionally meeting one of the stewardesses. :twogirls:
    When I was in America a guy told me to 'have a nice day' but I didn't, so I sued him

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    But they only fly to Buri Ram and Ranong now in prop jobs, she must have a lot of time of her hands.

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    I have a friend who flies them to and from Mae Sot every week: he complained of exhaust fumes in the cabin on his last flight and had to spend a day in bed recovering.
    ...majestically enthroned amid the vulgar herd...

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    And now the final chapter, they have thrown in the towel according to Wednesdays BKK post! Only down to Ranong to the owners casino. The rest of the planes are wet leased.

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    Taken from Phuket Gazette
    http://www.phuketgazette.com/news/in...ef=20059110135

    Phuket Air ‘will not close down’


    BANGKOK: Capt Chawanit Chiamcharoenvut, Executive Vice-President of Phuket Air, this afternoon confirmed to the Gazette that Phuket Air is not going out of business, but will instead expand its local routes.

    The announcement came after a report in today’s Bangkok Post that quoted Senator Vikrom Aisiri, founder and president of the airline, as saying the company was “preparing for a ‘soft landing’ to limit further losses and troubles”.

    Phuket Air, Sen Vikrom was quoted as saying, will be “ending most scheduled flights, ceasing charter operations and leasing nearly all of its fleet including the nine Boeing 747 jumbo jets.”

    The article also reported that K. Vikrom had said that “he looked back on four years of prejudice, negative perceptions from authorities, the media and even some members of the public, at home and overseas.”

    Today, however, after coming out of a meeting lasting much of the day, Capt Chawanit confirmed a report in today’s Nation newspaper, in which he was quoted as saying that Phuket Air will scale down its long-haul operations and instead focus on its local routes.

    “I can confirm 100% that we are continuing in the aviation business and will expand our domestic routes. I guarantee it,” Capt Chawanit told the Gazette.

    “I heard Sen Vikrom talk with the Bangkok Post reporter yesterday and he sounded very hurt, [after the] pressure and disappointment of having much bad press that was not true.

    “I asked him [K. Vikrom] today why he said that, because people would be shocked to hear it. I have already explained to the Bangkok Post reporter that it’s not true,” he said.

    Capt Chawanit said that, far from closing, the airline is considering adding a three-flights-a-week service between Chiang Mai and Udon Thani in October, and boosting flights between Bangkok and Yangon from two to four a week.

    Phuket Air currently operates three domestic flights, Bangkok-Buri Ram, Bangkok-Mae Sot and Bangkok-Ranong, and one regional route – Bangkok-Yangon.

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    Well I guess thats good news for those who work for Phuket Air. I know they are downsizing to a great degree.

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    I noticed on the Belgian banned list there's "Silverback Cargo Freighters" out of Rwanda. Can you actually imagine stepping onto one of their aircraft?

    "Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. This is you captain speaking. Please find your emergency goat beneath your seat for a sacrificial offering in case we have to make an emergency landing on that big wet blue thing underneath us. The weather report for our flight today indicates a thunderstorm ahead so I think that's a definite case of baaaad Ju Ju bwana. So just relax, sit back, enjoy the flight and try not to annoy the 12 year old genocidal street gang member with the RPG and AK-47 sitting next to you when he steals the centre arm rest. By the way, can anybody tell me which direction New York is? Is it towards or away from that big orange ball in the sky? Also we have a pregnant woman on board so can any witchdoctor travelling with us please make himself known to the stewardess. Don't worry, we already have a supply of chicken bones and virgins blood on board."
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    The article also reported that K. Vikrom had said that “he looked back on four years of prejudice, negative perceptions from authorities, the media and even some members of the public, at home and overseas.”
    This prejudice against Asians who have no concept of safety and following international law is outragous! And fancy making them pay their debts! Everyone knows the Thai way is best and the whole world (much of which is only rented from Thailand anyway) should follow their lead in business affairs to ensure an ethically pure world.

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