Cessna172RG From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 746 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2272 times:
I heard a few years back that Martinair used to offer a good flight to Germany from Seattle (or maybe it was Europe, my German teacher told me this a few years ago). Anyways, I just checked (for fun) the database for MD-11 flights in Seattle, and I found that Martinair was at SEA on Sept. 23 of this year.
Erikr From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 108 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2035 times:
While Martinair only flies cargo to Seattle now, they used to fly scheduled summer charters. I believe these flights were routed AMS-SEA-OAK-SEA-AMS. I've flown the SEA-AMS-SEA segment a few times: in 1985 on a DC-10-30 (with Air Seychelles logos on it - VERY exotic for Seattle), in 1989 on a 747-200C (with a Qantas tail!), and in 1994 on a 767-300. The other airline logos were due to leasing the planes out during the off-season.
I believe Martinair stopped flying passengers to Seattle in the mid-1990s (perhaps when NWA started its SEA-AMS service?). Since then, Martinair has moved its flights north to Vancouver, Calgary, and Edmonton, all with 767-300s.
Now Seattle, gets the 2 weekly cargo flights on an MD11F or CF per FlySwiss.
Justplanesmart From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 707 posts, RR: 2 Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1723 times:
You are right, Erik. Martinair discontinued their passenger flights to Seattle when Northwest began SEA-AMS service. The reason is because the NW service is a code-share flight with KLM, and Martinair does not have its passenger service compete with KLM, which happens to own a large part of it.