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KLM Back In The Black Numbers  
User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4121 posts, RR: 29
Posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3123 times:

Hello all

KLM posted an 8 Mio. Euro profit for the 3rd quarter of 2003 and is expecting a full profitable year 2004!

That's good news.  Smile

RJ100


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User currently offlineKillerbabe From Netherlands, joined Aug 2003, 186 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2958 times:

and they will increase capacity by 8% in the summer....
Keep going on,...KLM


User currently offlineCoronado990 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1610 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2890 times:

That is great news! Now maybe we can entertain the thought of getting those beautiful blue 777-200ERs here at SAN as I have been told.


Uncle SAN at your service!
User currently offlineKl911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5261 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2831 times:

Yes! Now we don't need AF anymore! I would like to say to the KLM management: 'Don't sign the agreement in April, AF will take all your cash...'

User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2771 times:

we never needed AF in the first place.
KLM was in the red for only 2 quarters, and all that did was decrease the cash reserves a bit.

The negative numbers for the year were caused almost completely by the payments on the new aircraft and the fact that the sale of the old ones didn't bring the expected cash in time.



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User currently offlineEZYcrew From Spain, joined Oct 2001, 460 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2754 times:

Wonderful news! I hope KLM can keep its independance, and proudly fly the Dutch flag all over the world!

User currently offlineGlobeTrekker From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 851 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2641 times:

KLM agent here.

It is not likely that KLM will keep their independence. It is straight ahead for AF-KL unfortunately. As soon everything is approved you will see some heavy duty brand management going on. Just like a few years ago wit KLM/Alitalia. What a disaster that turned out to be!

I am glad however for KLM.

Happy Flying all,

GlobeTrekker



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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 2601 times:

As will KLM/AF, Globetrekker...

Though that will be a disaster only for KLM and the Dutch economy as jobs and money will be quickly siphoned away to Paris leaving Schiphol an empty shell.



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User currently offlineBobrayner From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2536 times:

Though that will be a disaster only for KLM and the Dutch economy as jobs and money will be quickly siphoned away to Paris leaving Schiphol an empty shell.

If you could try to concentrate on logical and factual statements, that would be great.

AF might be inefficient (KLM is barely better) but it's not a vampire that will steal your best routes, sack your staff, take your money, and rape your kittens.



Cunning linguist
User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2438 times:

AF in fact IS a vampire.
They've killed every airline in France already and are now expanding into Europe.
The scheme is always the same:
1) AF buys the airline for a sum of cash (usually involving some underhand dealings)
2) The airline suddenly starts to run extremely poorly and loosing spades of money
3) a few years later the airline is declared bankrupt with AF being the largest debtor getting all the routes and equipment.

Happened only last month once again...



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