Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2267 times:
from the KLM press release (http://corporate.klm.com):
"From July 1, 2002, KLM passengers will have access to 11 new destinations in Spain, which are linked to KLM’s scheduled flights to and from Madrid and Barcelona through connecting Air Europa flights to and from these destinations. The new KLM codeshare destinations in Spain are: Bilbao, Ibiza, Lanzarote, Las Palmas, Malaga, Menorca, Palma de Mallorca, Santiago de Compostela, Seville and Tenerife (Norte Los Rodeos and Sur Reina Sofia). The new codesharing flights will be sold via the CRS systems from June 25, for flight operations from July 1 2002.
As per August 1, 2002, members of KLM’s frequent flyer programme Flying Dutchman can earn and spend their points on these and many other flights of the Air Europa network, while members of Air Europa’s frequent flyer programme Fidelitas can earn and spend their points on the entire KLM network (except the flights operated to Havana, Santo Domingo and Caracas)."
This is not the entire Air Europa network by far, seems KLM is trying to limit the damage to its Transavia business that might arise from this deal.
Lj From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4650 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2245 times:
Jwenting, it looks as if KLM doesn't mind to damage HV's business as they codeshare with UX on many of HV's scheduled destinations (AGP, PMI, LPA, SVQ and TFS) Leaves only ALC and this isn't an UX destination from MAD and BCN. Moreover, UX doesn't have a very large domestic network
Wasn't KLM negociating with UX for some time about a possible KLM - UX link up after the IB-UX collapsed?
Looks also that UX wants to prevent loyal UX passengers for getting a taste of KLM's CCS service.