LJ From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4813 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5724 times:
Quoting BasilFawlty (Reply 1): Slots are based on the previous summer season, so that's why JL is still listed despite they left AMS. Once the final list is online after January 31st you will notice that JL is not listed anymore.
Correct, for example MP still has pax flights (daily MIA etc.). However, we know that MP operate pax flights anymore during Summer 2010. Furthermore, the biggest indication that these slots will disappear is that the list includes JL cargo flights ex AMS. However we all know that JL has stopped dedicated cargo flights. Needless to say some airlines will scale back as the current number of requested (and "allocated") slots far exceeds the capacity for Summer 2011 (declared capacity is 285,000 slots against 305,000 requested/allocated slots).
Quoting NQYGuy (Reply 3): Quoting B747forever (Reply 2):
But will JL ever return to AMS? How did the flight perform while they operated it?
Seemingly not that well..
Nonsense. AMS was actually among the most profitable stations in Europe for the last years. Flights had high loadfactors also. The markets excists, and KLM takes it all now since they put a higher frequency and 744 operations. Cargo was very important and AMS was the most important cargo airport for JL in Europe.
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