Kang Pacific Airlines

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Kang Pacific Airlines
IATA ICAO Callsign
T7 KPA -
Founded 2006
Ceased operations 2008
Hubs Fujairah International Airport
Fleet size 1
Destinations 3
Headquarters Fujairah, United Arab Emirates
Key people Paul Kang (CEO)
Website http://www.flykpa.com/

Kang Pacific Airlines was a low-cost carrier operating out of Fujairah International Airport in the United Arab Emirates. The airline made its last and only flight on 6 June 2008.[1]

History[edit]

Kang Pacific Airlines was established in 2006 and launched in 2008 with a goal to operate as Fujairah's first low cost airline. Kang Pacific Airlines (KPA) was initially planned to shuttle passengers between Fujairah and three key countries: the UK, India, and the Philippines.[1]

In 2008, Kang Pacific launched its maiden flight to the Philippines, operating initially with two leased DC-10s.[2] Kang Pacific Airline flights started and stopped in June 2008 It's only flight was on 6 June 2008, from Fujairah to Manila and back. The airline sent notices to passengers that the flights had been cancelled, and that they should contact the KPA office for refunds. Though according to some passengers, the calls went unanswered, and no refunds were given. Mr Kang's mobile phone has been off since August 2008, and his whereabouts is apparently unknown.[1]

Destinations[edit]

The inaugural flight of Kang Pacific Airlines was from Fujairah to Manila, via the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka. Other routes originally planned to follow will include East Midlands Airport (the UK) via Fujairah to Amritsar in India Punjab.

As of 2008, the following destinations were planned to be served by Kang Pacific:

Fleet[edit]

As of 2009, a fleet of leased McDonnell Douglas DC-10 aircraft were being used with further aircraft acquisitions expected later with expansion.[2][3]

Current fleet[edit]

Former fleet of Kang Pacific Airlines:[4]

Kang Pacific Airlines Fleet
Aircraft Total Passengers Routes Notes
McDonnell Douglas DC-10 1 380 Leased

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c [1] Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "arb" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  2. ^ a b ATWonline
  3. ^ new UAE airline
  4. ^ Number of Aircraft in KPA