Thai Sky Airlines

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Thai Sky Airlines
IATA ICAO Callsign
9I LLR THAI SKY AIR
Founded 30 January 2004
Commenced operations 19 May 2005
Ceased operations late 2006
Operating bases Don Mueang International Airport, Bangkok
Focus cities Hong Kong, Bangkok
Fleet size max 3
Destinations Hong Kong
Headquarters Bangkok
Website http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.thaiskyairlines.com

Thai Sky Airlines Co., Ltd was a charter passenger and cargo airline based in Thailand. Its head office was in Room 708 of the 7th floor of the Le Concorde Tower in Huai Khwang District, Bangkok.[1][2]

History[edit]

Plans for purchasing of aircraft and setting up of airport operations started in 2002 and the airline was officially established on 30 January 2004. The first flight to Hong Kong was launched on 19 May 2005. Flights to Kuala Lumpur were launched on 21 May 2005. It is a joint venture with Thai, Hong Kong and Taiwan interests, and was set up primarily to operate charter flights for tour groups travelling from Hong Kong to Thailand. The airline ceased operations in 2006.

Fleet[edit]

A Thai Sky Airlines' Lockheed L-1011-385-1 Tristar at Don Mueang Airport

At its peak, the Thai Sky Airlines fleet included [3] three Lockheed L-1011 Tristar jets. One of the few airlines still flying the plane, it had two L-1011s for passenger service and one for cargo. However, all three have been parked since August 2006 for lack of spare parts, and were cancelled from the Thai register on October 6, 2006. The airline also flew the converted Boeing 747-206BM(SUD)[4][5] between 2005 and 2006[6] for passenger flights.

In October 2006, Thai Sky leased a McDonnell Douglas MD-82 from Khors Air[7] as a replacement. However, the aircraft was soon repossessed, leaving the airline with no planes.

Aircraft (grounded)[edit]

Two wide-body aircraft

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact Us." Thai Sky Airlines. 17 January 2007. Retrieved on 7 April 2013. "Head Office 7th Floor., Room 708, Leconcode Tower [sic] 202 Ratchadapisek RD., Huay Kwang,Bangkok 10320"
  2. ^ "Index_1.jpg." and "Index_9.jpg." and "Index_3.jpg." Thai Sky Airlines. 15 July 2007. Retrieved on 7 April 2013. "7th Floor, Room 708, Le Concorde Tower, 202 Ratchadapisek RD., Huay Hwang, Bangkok 10320"
  3. ^ Flight International, 3–9 October 2006
  4. ^ HS-AXJ - Planespotters.net
  5. ^ Ex KLM and Phuket Airlines Boeing 747-206BM(SUD) HS-AXJ
  6. ^ airframes.org: Aircraft Registration Database
  7. ^ Авіакомпанія «Хорс / Khors» Aircompany McDonnell Douglas MD-82 UR-CBO, back from lease to Thai Sky (the airline logo is still there)

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