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18/05/2009 - Virgin Group seeks approval for flights to Phuket.

Virgin Blue have sought approval for daily flights to Phuket from Australia.  A spokesman for the Virgin Group said that the airline would service the route with a Boeing 737 and seek rights for a period of five years.

The Pacific Blue brand has hubs in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, Virgin Group applied for ''Seven weekly services between points in Australia and Thailand'' specifying that ''Pacific Blue will operate these services to Phuket utilizing 180 seat B737-800 aircraft''.

There are currently three other airlines flying to Phuket from Australia, Tiger through their Singapore hub, Thai Airways and Singapore Airlines.  Should this latest addition meet approval it will be an important boost for Phuket146s tourism market which already welcomes a large number of Australian tourists each year.

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