Thestooges From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 8 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3260 times:
Last year CO only flew 762's to Amsterdam and Delta only flew in 763's. Now they both operate 772's there as I can see on recent A.net photos. Thats a pretty big jump in capacity and neither of these airlines have many 777's.
And besides its now low season in Europe.
Obviously demand is up by a lot, does anyone know why??
Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3137 times:
I would guess its all about code-sharing and hubs.......
KLM and CO have a deal.
KLM and AF have a deal.
DL and AF have a deal.
DL and CO have a deal.
AF and CO used to have a deal, and may have a new deal.
Nothing yet between KL and DL, but coming soon.
This is the new SKYTEAM, but nothing is yet official.
With all of these relationships going on, and with all of the connection possibities via AMS, I assume the airlines increased capacity into AMS for transit pax and in anticipation of the expanded SKYTEAM partnerships.
CO2BGR From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 558 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3130 times:
The CO AMS flight is also the last europe flight to leave EWR so any pax that were bumped get on that flight then fly KLM to their origional destination. Yes, the KLM deal is wht they fly 777s to AMS. It is also why CO flies IAH-AMS.
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