Behramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4663 posts, RR: 43 Posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3640 times:
KLM spokesperson Bart Koster said the carrier will restore 2004 summer capacity to 2001 levels, which it originally expected to do last summer. The airline cut capacity substantially during the 2003-04 summer and winter schedules in response to declining demand as a result of SARS.
The summer season begins on March 28 and ends next Oct. 30. The long-haul network will see further extension of the joint venture with Northwest Airlines, KLM noted. KLM will deploy its new 777-200ERs on routes to New York JFK and San Francisco and capacity will be increased on daily services to Toronto by deploying 747-400s instead of 777s.
Flight frequency between Amsterdam and Minneapolis will be raised from two to three daily using MD11s and Amsterdam-Houston flights will increase from seven to nine weekly using 767s. The number of weekly flights between Amsterdam and Miami will be reduced from seven to five using MD11s.
KLM will begin exercising its extended landing rights for China and Japan, operating daily service to Beijing, Shanghai and Tokyo using 747-400 Combis. For the time being it will not reinstate flights to Baghdad owing to the continuing instability. Flight frequency to Caracas will be raised from four to five weekly as of May 1 using 767s. Frequency to Cape Town will be reduced from seven to five weekly in response to seasonal traffic fluctuations using 777s.
Lhr001 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3410 times:
AMS-BGW was due to commence using the 767-300. This service has since been delayed.
AMS-LAX indeed was flown 2 x daily prior to 9/11. The first departure was at 11:20am, the second was at 2:20pm... Return departures from LAX were at 3:55pm, the second was 6:20pm... These routes used a combination of 747-200 SUD, and 747-400 Combi aircraft!
AMS-SFO will be flown using the 777-200 and MD-11 the aircraft will vary dependant apon the day of the week.
AMS-JFK will be flown twice daily utilizing the 747-400 Combi and 777-200.
AMS-EWR will be flown using the 767-300
AMS-IAD will be flown using the 767-300
AMS-IAH will be flown using the 747-400 combi, and 767-300.
AMS-MSP will be flown using the MD-11... Remaining NWA service will utilize a mix of 747-400 and DC-10-30 service on MSP-AMS.
AMS-YUL will continue to be flown using the MD-11
AMS-YVR will be flown with a mix of MD-11, 767-300 aircraft.
AMS-ATH it has been rumore that the airline will be using a 747-400 on the route in Summer 2004... Dont hold your breath .. current timetables and flights are only showing three daily flights using the 737-800 and 737-400 aircraft!
Are any of the rumors true that KLM will be changing the 747-400 Combi for the 777-200 on AMS-GRU?
Behramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4663 posts, RR: 43 Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3230 times:
Expect a lot of big widebody charters (DC10-747-330etc type) being flown into ATHENS plus the major Euro airlines flying large aircraft there for 3-4 weeks due to the SUMMER OLYMPICS RUSH!!!
As for KLM...will the YYZ route see a 744 Combi or a full pax version? I would assume the latter?
Also are their Japan and China flights flown with pax B 744s or 744 Combis?
Im surprised that EWR is with an old B 763ER...they should change it to a B 772 from May for the peak summer season or at least to an MD 11. In Jan 01, I saw their evening B 744 take off from IAH alongwith an LH A 340-300.
Its always amazed me as to why KLM sends a NWA DC 10-30 (old one) to BOM and not utilize its own aircraft on daily AMS-BOM-AMS flights; which are more modern and efficient and efficient than NWAs!!! Surely there is demand for KL sending its MD 11 or B 772ER there or even a 744 Combi.