HB-IWC From Indonesia, joined Sep 2000, 4513 posts, RR: 72
Reply 2, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 11039 times:
While I am not saying that the new route announcement will indeed be about KLM, the announcement of such a service is supposedly imminent. KLM is indeed believed to be in the final stages of announcing Calgary as its next destination. The announcement would have likely come earlier but the latest economic developments have prompted a review of the entire longhaul network over the past 2 months. I do not know what is the outcome of this review, but, if a new longhaul destination is announced, YYC should be the one.
Yegger From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 10798 times:
I think that would be an overlkil!!! LH, BA and KL in addition to the AC service to FRA and LHR!!!
Who will be filling these planes???[/quote]
If this is true, then hopefully YEG is involved (YYC-YEG-AMS or YEG-YYC-AMS). We shall see.....
I don't think there is an issue with the bilateral, as Martinair served both cities up until 2 years ago (perhaps it's the difference between scheduled and charter/scheduled?). Then again, if Martinair pulled out, can KLM actually do well on this route, especially considering the other competition to Europe, the current world economic conditions, and most importantly in Alberta - the price of oil? KLM did serve YYC-AMS up until about 1995 or so.
Evolv From Canada, joined Jun 2007, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 10710 times:
i just tried to get a flight out of calgary to fra in january and everything was booked in coach, just business seats remained, i didn't check LHR cause I didn't want to fly through LHR. So obviously they are still filling seats out of YYC, not sure if that warrents a new route, just saying though
Also noticed on the YYC website there is a press release stating they are now offering free wireless internet in the terminal. That's a nice option for travelers - the days of paying for wireless in terminals may be coming to an end.
Connector4you From Canada, joined May 2001, 933 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 10133 times:
During winter KL runs AMS to YVR only five times weekly. No service on Thu and Sat. Possible KLM could use same aircraft offering AMS-YYC or AMS-YYC-YVR on those days? I think Air Transat will resume its non-stop YYC to AMS sometimes in early spring though.
BO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2771 posts, RR: 18
Reply 20, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 10097 times:
Bring back the Flying Dutchman!
It really does seem overkill that we get extensive service from AC and even TS with summer charters. Adding onto the international carriers which just only got online over the last 2 years BA, LH and now possibly KL. This is awesome.
Oh and MX this spring.
What other airlines did YYC get back in the 80s? Any asian carriers?
Sounds like all the airlines back in the days pulled out and are now slowly coming back in.
Is this a deja vu?
Fly2YYZ From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 1046 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 10052 times:
Could it not be an actual East Asian airline operating non charter services on a regular basis especially now with open skies negotiations that just concluded with Korea? Just a guess... but seems like the rumours are strong on KL.