GlobeTrekker From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 851 posts, RR: 14 Posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 5981 times:
KLM new summer schedule starts March 26th and ends October 28th, 2006.
The frequency to LHR will increase from 9 to 10 flight per day. DUS, GVA, CPH, MXP, MUC, OSL and ARN will increase to 6 times a day. FRA, GLA and GOT will increase from 4 to 5 times daily. ABZ, NCE and NUE will increase for 3 to 4 flights per day. The frequency to KPB will increase from 7 to 11 weekly services the ending of May. Starting March 26th, BLL will be operated 3 times daily by a KLM cityhopper Fokker F70.
Flights to LYS, NCE, TLS, MRS and BOD will all be operated by KLM.
KLM and Northwest Airlines will significantly increase their joint venture services between Europe and North America.
The AMS-JFK flight operated by KLM increases from 11 to 14 times weekly. EWR goes from 7 to 10 times weekly operated with a 777 and A330 by KLM. YVR goes from 5 times a week to a daily service operated with a mix of MD11 and A330 aircraft.
The 6 times weekly BBJ AMS-IAH service will continue as usual on top of the regular 747 KLM service.
Middle & South America
Flights to/from BON will increase from 11 to 12 times a week. AUA will continue with its 5 weekly MD11 flights, however in July/August a 6th flight (747) will be added (AMS-AUA-CUR-AMS). SXM will decrease from 3 to 2 flights, which is customary in this period.
Africa & Middle-East
The KLM frequency to ADD/KRT will increase from 2 to 3 times weekly. The A330 will replace the 767 on this route. The amount of flights between Ams and DXB will go from a 12 weekly service to a twice daily service starting May 28th. The frequency to EBB will increase from 3 to 4 times weekly.
KLM will start a new AMS-CTU service (Chengdu) operated twice a week with a 777. This flight is codeshared with China Southern (CZ). Flights to PVG will be operated by a 747-400 combi and flights to KIX with a 777.
KLM Cargo obtained rights for a 4th weekly freighter service to KIX. The 747-400ERF will operate this flight to KIX with a stop in ALA.
747400F From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 5964 times:
Correction: The AMS BLL was scheduled to be flown by F70, but advance bookings were so high that the flights have been upgraded to F100. Roumours will have it, that it might be 737 from October or a 4th frequency
Not likely. After the merger with AF, it was decided that KLM would focus on the Nothern part of Europe (UK, Germany, Scandinavia, Baltics) and AF on the south. Destinations that have so much traffic that they can support flights to both AMS and CDG will retain both carriers of course, like CPH, BCN, FCO, etc.
As AF is already flying into BEG, it is more likely that, if AF-KL wants to increase capacity to BEG, that AF would add more flights, than KL adding flights.
Flights to/from BON will increase from 11 to 12 times a week. AUA will continue with its 5 weekly MD11 flights, however in July/August a 6th flight (747) will be added (AMS-AUA-CUR-AMS). SXM will decrease from 3 to 2 flights, which is customary in this period
What happened to the talks of KL ceasing their BON flights in favour of nonstop flights to LIM (772ER) and transferring ops to either CUR or AUA?
JRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4729 posts, RR: 49
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5226 times:
Quoting LACA773 (Reply 8): Will AMS-LAX-AMS ever change to 772 service from the current 744, or change the 74D to 772 on the additional flight?
not likely, as a lot of horses are carried on the LAX route (very few flights leaving without horses), and they can only be carried on the main deck (not limited to the fact that the animal attendant must have acces to the horses).
And it is a 744M, the 744D is a domestic version (no wingtips is the most noticable change) only ANA and JAL operate.
For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and ther
COSAMICLE From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5201 times:
There was a thread started by AA B777-200 regarding the KLM summer schedule back in December. He mentioned that they would drop DAM. When I check the timetable, DAM is still showing up (in fact with 5 flights instead of their 4 flights that they were running in the fall). Do you have any news of this? Thanks for your help!
A388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 10059 posts, RR: 15
Reply 22, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4237 times:
Quoting RootsAir (Reply 21): lets all hope they switch LIM from an MD 11 to a 777
That's what I'm wondering myself. Rumors I've read are getting stronger about KL pulling out of BON in favour of non-stop 777 flights to LIM and transferring the remaining BON flights to either AUA or CUR. If KL will replace the MD11 with the 777 on the LIM routes, this will become a nonstop flight. If so, I don't understand the additional flights to BON as BON itself has little demand. The biggest part of the BON flights have South America bound passengers.
Checo77 From Peru, joined Oct 2004, 1345 posts, RR: 8
Reply 24, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4175 times:
I have a question regarding the AMS-EWR-AMS flight. When will there be 2 flight a day? Will there be a A332 daily and the second flight a 772? Is the second flight already on the KLM reservation system?
Thanks a lot,
Czech Boeing lover living in Lima
: LAX is more than robust with Cargo, yet cannot support a dedicated Cargo flight. Perhaps the 777-200 will dawn at Los Angeles, only when and if KLM c
: If I recall correctly the second EWR flights will start when the summer schedule begins and will be operated on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The Th
: Why does KL fly to both JFK and EWR? Is it because the JFK slots are too valuable to give up and the CO hub in EWR as a SkyTeam member airline? A388
28 AA B777-200
: COSAMICLE, You're absolutely right! KLM did plan to drop DAM but reinstated the flight and KLM will fly 3 weekly 737s into Syria this summer season. N
: Hahaha, you say this in a funny way but I agree with you. Who knows what will happen with the much discussed BON flights Groeten (=cheers), Roger
: Hey I guess MNL will remain a daily 772, but was checking to be sure? bye
: From a KLM perspective, feed to and from Dublin isnt at the level it should be, and they are losing significant business to Lufthansa and BA.
: They will remain as daily nonstop flights (KL803/4) during the summer.