MauriceB From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 2477 posts, RR: 28 Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 8347 times:
Sorry but i don't believe the man who took the picture than can you please post a link of the photo?
the first KLM MD-11 is due to retire in 2012, maybe its just 1 of the 2 proposed MD-11's to be converted, but its very unlikely since the article about the KLM conversion for MP was about 2 years ago and never was official
Udo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 8169 times:
I have just talked to a KLM MD-11 captain and he told me they expect the MD-11 to be in service until 2012. Sounds really long, probably the fleet will be slighty reduced in the coming years until the final end.
Maybe PH-KCB is out for a D-check?
KLM MD-11 routes, as of summer 2004 (possible changes since mid-September):
- Aruba (5 weekly)
- Bonaire-Guayaqil-Quito (5 weekly)
- Bonaire-Lima (6 weekly)
- Delhi (daily)
- Lagos (daily)
- Minneapolis/St.Paul (daily)
- Montreal (daily)
- San Francisco (daily)
- Vancouver (daily)
AA B777-200 From Netherlands, joined Mar 2001, 503 posts, RR: 5 Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 7890 times:
Starting this winter, at some point the Delhi, San Francisco and Lagos flights will be replaced by the 777.
On Vanvouver and Montreal, the MD11 is downsized to a 767.
On the daily AMS-Kilimanjaro-Dar-Es-Salaam-AMS flight, the MD11 will replace the 767.
The MD11 is also new this winter to Accra, and the 3rd daily AMS-MSP run will be handed over to Northwest.
Nairobi still has a mix of 777s, 767s and MD11s.