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A380 For Suriname?  
User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2680 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?

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User currently offlineSPL From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 156 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2609 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....

User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2393 times:

Didn't Surinam Airways fly their own 743 several years ago to AMS?


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User currently offlineKL713 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2001, 767 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2204 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  Laugh out loud

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 Big grin




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User currently offlineAviationfreak From Netherlands, joined Nov 2003, 1166 posts, RR: 41
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2095 times:

I wonder how much drugs the customs at AMS will collect after an A380 flight from Suriname. Big grin


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User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2008 times:

Sure, the airport facilities need to be improved at international airport in Parbo,
but Im sure they could fill the plane up and thats what matters isnt it?


User currently offlineAnair80 From Suriname, joined Oct 2000, 245 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1879 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!

Just curious about it all

Cheer all,

Anair80


User currently offlineKL713 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2001, 767 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1712 times:

Still on the travel Anair.........and I'm not the only one.....there are more family members to come very soon Big grin (see my topic about questions regarding JL).

Euhmm....wondering the same thing, especially updates on the PH-BUW and the airport upgrading.......



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User currently offlineLJ From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4400 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1572 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.


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