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MKE-FLIGHT CREW - 2012-03
MKE-LOGO - 2012-03
MKE-ROUTE MAP 2012-03
MKE-VISIT BUAN MA THUOT
MKE-VISIT CON DAO
MKE-VISIT DA LAT
MKE-VISIT HO CHI MINH CITY
MKE-VISIT PHU QUOC
Formed and started operations in 2010. Company name: Mekong Aviation Joint Stock Company (JSC). Start-up airline operating domestic, scheduled & charter, passenger & cargo jet airplane services.
Hamlet No 3 Village 7
An Thoi Town
Phu Quoc Island
Kien Giang Province, Vietnam
VIETNAM (THE SOCIALISTIC REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM) WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1945, IT COVERS AN AREA OF 331,689 SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 75 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS HANOI, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS VIETNAMESE.
April 2010: Established as a joint venture between local interests and USA corporation SkyWest, parent of Atlantic Southeast Airlines and Skywest Airlines.
August 2010: 4 Bombardier (BMB) CRJ-900ERs (15102, VN-A801; 15103, VN-A802; 15110, VN-A803; 15112, VN-A804), (WAHA) leased.
The tail logo is an image of the Sarus Crane, a precious bird in Vietnam which symbolizes peace - - SEE ATTACHED - - "MKE-LOGO - 2012-03."
March 2012: Air Mekong is a start-up airline operating domestic services.
Parent organization/shareholders: Skywest Airlines (30%).
(IATA) Code: P8. (ICAO) Code: MKG.
Main Base: Phu Quoc Island Airport (PQC).
Hubs: Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport (HAN); and Ho Chi Minh City Tan Son Nhat Airport (SGN).
Domestic Routes: Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to Buon Me Thuot; Con Dao; Da Nang; Lien Khuong (Da Lat); Phu Quoc; Pleiku; Quy Nhon; and Vinh.
Visit Buon Me Thout: Buon Ma Thuot (or Ban Me Thuot) is the largest city in Dak Lak Province as well as the Central Highlands of Vietnam.
Visit Con Dao: Con Dao was voted one of the worldís Top 10 most attractive islands in the "Lonely Planet" magazine.
Visit Da Lat: Hidden deep on the Lang Biang Plateau at an elevation of over >1,500 meters, the beauty of Da Lat is hard to resist, from chilly highland evenings and early morning fog to the splendor of colorful flowers and ancient villas nestled among the pine hills.
Visit Phu Quoc: Located off of the coast of Cambodia and just an hourís flight from Ho Chi Minh City (and less than three hours away from Hanoi on Air Mekong (MKE)ís nonstop service.
Visit Pleiku: Pleiku is in the north of Vietnamís Highlandís District and is known for itís rich history, ethnic culture, music and cuisine.
September 2012: Air Mekong (MKE) (CEO), Luong Hoai Nam has confirmed plans to lease two A321-200s to complement its four CRJ-900s. The new aircraft are expected to be delivered in December 2012.
October 2012: Air Mekong (MKE) is not recruiting pilots (FC).
See FAPA.aero: Pilot Career Conferences & Job Fairs
...For Future & Active Pilots (FC).
January 2013: Air Mekong ((IATA) Code: P8, based at Ho Chi Minh City Tan Son Nhat International (SGN)) has announced to its travel agency partners that it plans to temporarily suspend domestic operations in Vietnam with its fleet of four CRJ-900s leased from 30% minority owner Skywest Airlines (USA) ((IATA) Code: OO, based at Salt Lake City International (SLC)) from February 29 according to news portal "VietNamNet Bridge." It reportedly plans to lease either A320 or 737NG family airplanes to resume operations later this year.
August 2013: According to FAPA.aero, Air Mekong (MKE) is not recruiting flight crew (FC).
January 2015: The Vietnamese Civil Aviation Administration (CAAV) has canceled the air operatorís certificate (AOC) granted in 2008 to independent Vietnamese carrier, Air Mekong (MKE).
(MKE), which started operations in October 2010, used a fleet of leased Bombardier (BMB) CRJ900s to service the then-growing domestic Vietnamese market out of Phu Quoc. It initially offered an eight-route network to domestic destinations including Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Con Dao, and Pleiku, and tabled plans to fly to the tourist destination of Dalat.
However, (MKE) flew its last scheduled flights almost four years ago in March 2011, citing slow local growth and intense competition from carriers such as Vietnamese startup low-cost carrier VietJet Air (VJE) as reasons for suspending services.
(MKE) had intended to restart operations mid 2014, following a restructuring plan, but the (CAAV) revoked its permission to fly on the basis of a lack of active flying service for over >12 months (part of the prequalifying requirements for a Vietnamese (AOC)).