PW100 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 2455 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3460 times:
The following cities are to receive 777 service according to the current version of the KLM downloadable timetable: CPT [3x weekly from 16 Nov, daily from 01 Jan] DEL [daily from 28 Mar] GRU [5x weekly from 03 May] JFK [daily from 29 Dec] NBO [daily from 26 Dec to 27 Mar] NRT [daily from 01 Mar] SFO [3x weekly from 29 Mar] YYZ [5x weekly from 03 Nov, daily from 17 Nov until 28 Dec]
All services will be non-stop.
PS. Johans airport code doesn't work on these ones: DEL = Delhi [India] NBO = Nairobi [Kenya]
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Speedbirdyvr From Canada, joined Mar 2003, 168 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3206 times:
MNL-KUL-AMS is popular because there isn't much choice from MNL to Europe. PAL haven't restarted their flights yet, so they are currently code-sharing with KLM on this route. Lufthansa is also doing extremely well on the MNL-BKK-FRA route, and this flight is popular with business travellers because it is daily. At one point in the 90's, 3 x a week it went nonstop to FRA, while the other 4 were via BKK. Swiss is also doing well on this route with MNL-HKG-ZRH. There were a lot of uninformed posts here about LX abandoning MNL during their route cuts, but during the SARS scare it was actually one of their few routes that were profitable, so it's definitely here to stay. I think the reason why BA left is because yields were low. MNL has always been a traditional low-yield market, and unfortunately that's just not BA's focus. AF has also recently started nonstop MNL-CDG (used to be via HKG or BKK), daytime flights on the 343's.