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Official: KLM To Start Service To Chengdu,China.  
User currently offlineKLMCedric From Belgium, joined Dec 2003, 812 posts, RR: 22
Posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5266 times:

Summerschedule have just been finalised at KLM.
Starting may 29th 2006, KLM will start flying to CTU in China.
So it's not AF out of CDG but KL out of AMS that will open this line, as was
rumoured.
They will fly AMS-CTU three times a week with B772ER.

Very nice, let the new detinations come!!!

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User currently offlineN754PR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5191 times:

Thats interesting, do they fly to Guangzhou yet?

User currently offlinePEK18R36L From China, joined Dec 2005, 107 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5163 times:

Quoting KLMCedric (Thread starter):

Starting may 29th 2006, KLM will start flying to CTU in China.

Outstanding! Congratulations to KLM for forging a new link between Western China and Europe.

David



In China, everything is possible - but nothing is easy.
User currently offlineKLMCedric From Belgium, joined Dec 2003, 812 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5111 times:

Quoting N754PR (Reply 1):
do they fly to Guangzhou yet?

No, but AF does.


User currently offlineSkyteam10001 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5095 times:

This is great news for AF/KL ! I really thought AF was going to open this one... maybe they will even though it makes more sense to open another city now that KL is opening Chengdu.

Looking forward to other new cities from AF/KL !

BTW KLMCedric, do you know how the Amsterdam-Hyderabad service is working for KL ?


User currently offlineKLMCedric From Belgium, joined Dec 2003, 812 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5065 times:

How come some people here were convinced AF would do it, has there
been a AF press release about this or something?


User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4703 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 5024 times:

Quoting KLMCedric (Reply 3):

No, but AF does.

And KLM codeshares on the CZ flight AMS-CAN



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User currently offlineKL911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5199 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4879 times:

Howcome it's not loaded in Amadeus yet?

KL911


User currently offlineAF022 From France, joined Dec 2003, 2162 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4782 times:

Sorry to be so ignorant, but is there something in Chengdu to go after? Traffic? Industry?

User currently offlineSkyteam10001 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4758 times:

KLMCedric, I believe it was discussed in the forum earlier this month that AF was looking at Chengdu as well. I am looking forward to seeing what new city/cities they open in 2006 !

User currently offlineKahala777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4728 times:

Quoting AF022 (Reply 8):
Sorry to be so ignorant, but is there something in Chengdu to go after? Traffic? Industry?

If this helps any:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chengdu

KAHALA777


User currently offlineMcMax From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 305 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4699 times:

Quoting AF022 (Reply 8):
Sorry to be so ignorant, but is there something in Chengdu to go after? Traffic? Industry?

One reason might be because Chengdu is a major connecting point in Western China. It serves as the main hub for connecting flights to Lhasa in Tibet, and Chongqing (where all of the Yangtze River cruises start or end).

--Max



De minimis non curat lex tamen ego curao
User currently offlineAMSSFO From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 952 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4473 times:

Quoting AF022 (Reply 8):
Sorry to be so ignorant, but is there something in Chengdu to go after? Traffic? Industry?

read this earlier thread for more info:
http://www.airliners.net/discussions...ion/read.main/2488432/6/#ID2488432


User currently offlineKL911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5199 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4316 times:

Quoting KLMCedric (Thread starter):
Summerschedule have just been finalised at KLM.
Starting may 29th 2006, KLM will start flying to CTU in China.
So it's not AF out of CDG but KL out of AMS that will open this line, as was
rumoured.
They will fly AMS-CTU three times a week with B772ER.

KLMCedric,

Do you have any idea when those flights will be open for sale in Amadeus?

KL911


User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7415 posts, RR: 57
Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4081 times:

Quoting Skyteam10001 (Reply 4):
This is great news for AF/KL ! I really thought AF was going to open this one...



Quoting Skyteam10001 (Reply 9):
I believe it was discussed in the forum earlier this month that AF was looking at Chengdu as well

AF was indeed supposed to open Chengdu from CDG.
But with the second DAILY flights to PEK, and all other flights to China going also Daily, AF has to negociate more Traffic rights, and was not authorized to open a new destination for the moment.
Actually, AF plans to open again another unveiled destination in China in 2007 (Xian ?).


User currently offlineHKGKaiTak From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 1050 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3890 times:

Great news for Chengdu!

Who does KL use to connect pax from CTU to other ports in China?



4 Engines 4 LongHaul
User currently offlineFlyingfool From Netherlands, joined May 2005, 440 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3717 times:

Quoting HKGKaiTak (Reply 15):
Who does KL use to connect pax from CTU to other ports in China?

I'm not sure what the position of China Southern is in Chengdu/Western China but they have, as already mentioned, a partnership with CZ...


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