Alessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 3 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3020 times:
I flew with a B744 from Amsterdam to Paramaribo and it was crammed, the guy
next to me said he was lucky to get a seat. This twice a week trip with KLM seem extremly busy, is there a chance that the A380 could be used instead?
SPL From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 161 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2949 times:
The code share flight between Surinam Airways and KLM is five times a week and always totally full and overbooked. Surinam Airways has recently bought a ex-KLM 747-300, the PH-BUW. And will also fly the route on his own. I think the A380 is a little bit to big in my opinion....
KL713 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2001, 772 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2544 times:
Nope...they never had any 747s, if I am right.....the 743 flight will be SLM's first "own" transatlantic operation since the 1989 DC-8 disaster near Jopie Pengel Airport.....KLM en SLM started their joint-venture in 1993, and KLM operated their PBM flights in the early 90's via Port of Spain until the start of the joint-venture.....
And like SPL said...the flight currently operates 5 times a week, daily in the summer season when the demand is at his highest point....
A 380 for SLM? I don't think so....that will not only mean bankruptcy for SLM, but also for the whole country
Allesandro, hope you have a great time in Suriname....one of the most beautiful and unspoiled countries in the world, well...at least the upper southern region
Anair80 From Suriname, joined Oct 2000, 245 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2219 times:
Humm, Would the airfield be able to handle it though? Due to its wing span etc.. and weight, Does anyone know?
Also any updates that you guys know of, regarding the improved ATC tower and other facilities at Parbo?
and again any updates on the 743? Is it painted yet or what is the status on it..
Ohh talking about the drugs... wow, the customs people will need an army to search all these people... hehehe
Hey KL713, You still traveling?? or you back home!
LJ From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4813 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 3 months 20 hours ago) and read 1912 times:
Didn't Surinam Airways fly their own 743 several years ago to AMS?
If you mean with "own 743" flying a 743 under its own flight number (thus no KLM codeshare) the answer is "Yes" (If I'm not mistaken they leased a 747-200 or-300 from either Tower Air or another company).
Euhmm....wondering the same thing, especially updates on the PH-BUW and the airport upgrading.......
The PH-BUW was in front of hangar 14 at AMS waiting for its paint job last Monday (Marsch 1st). However, the PH-BUW appears to be KLMs next job after KLM finishes painting the Aeroflot 767. Thus the aircraft will be painted soon.