Aah right! Well, in the event that there ever was a need to sub any particular service, then VLM & Denim air (now one and the same) were the preferred ACMI supplier for obvious reasons. Specifics I'm not aware of in this instance, but from my experience in the past, it could indeed be the case. There have for a number of years now been "issues" with KLC's maintenance suppliers, about who services what and when, manpower availability with the relative mantenance company and the general "state" of the a/c and the amount of routine works being required to be carried out just to keep the a/c dispatchable. IMHO, these all stem from an initial underinvestment in KLM uk Engineering, in terms of spares and manpower availability over the years which has led to the current situation. MP have unfortunately been left to pick up the pieces.
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Where did you get the information from that it was doing well? They stated themselves that they dropped the route as it did not work well. No surprise, actually: they tried to compete with a 2-daily flight against VLM who operated 8 daiily flights and already well established on the RTM-LCY route. And on top of that, they were more expensive than VLM.
Joost From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 3242 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3246 times:
Hmm, then I suppose I'd be a yield problem. I only have a Dutch source on Luchtvaartnieuws.nl, where a management representative is quoted: "Als je ziet dat het niet winstgevend is, dan stop je ermee". In English: "When you see it is not profitable, you quit."