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KLM To Start Regional Jets From Ams?  
User currently offlinePW100 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 2485 posts, RR: 12
Posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2370 times:

I heard today [what I believe is] a rumor, that next year KLM exel will operate AMS-BIO [Bilbao] three times daily on behalf of KLM using EMB-145. Can anyone confirm this? If true it would be excellent news. There are quite some markets currently not served by the KLM network in which a 50 seat jet would work.

Although one could argue that the Fokker 70 [which KLM cityhopper operates 20 of] is a regional jet, I think this will be the first genuine 50 seat regional jet to be operated on the KLM network in full KLM livery. I would be very nice to see KLM opening up new markets using regional jets. I have always wondered why KLM exel didn't put their jets on the KLM network in the first place, instead of sending them over to Cameroon...? Probably scope clause related I guess.

Could this be the beginning of the end for the Fokker 50 at AMS?


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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2320 times:

hmm, thought those 145s were going to the Caribbean to start up a regional there?


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User currently offlinePW100 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 2485 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2198 times:

Can anyone confirm if KLM exel will start AMS-BIO, or is this just another wild rumor?

Jwenting
Well, they initially ordered three [with another three options] EMB-145s. Two of them flew in Cameroon until recently. Air Exel indeed announced that two EMB-145s and two ATR42s would start Caribbian operations in December 2002. However I haven't read yet that they actually have started the operation. I know there were some problems to get the required permits.

I have no idea where the third EMB-145 currently is. This one could be used for AMS-BIO...?

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User currently offlineLJ From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4435 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2185 times:

Nothing yet in the reservation systems thus it's still a rumour (allthough KLMexel has requested and received slots for these flights)

User currently offlineOO-VEG From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 1111 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2128 times:

From what I know there were slots requested for that route by KLM exel. The website of KLM-exel didn't mention anything about it. KLM exel did start a service to Strassbourg (from AMS) with an Emb-120 this season.

I have also heard about more vague rumours another ERj-145 should be used to restart the MST-MUC service this summer.


User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32884 posts, RR: 71
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2087 times:

Speaking of which, what is going on with the KLM Caribbean RJ network? It is supposed to be based in Bonaire and fly to Curacao, Miami, Barcelona (Venezuela) and a few other Caribbean/Venezuelan destinations.


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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2075 times:

The 3rd ERJ is not operated on the KLM network, but under contract for the Royal Netherlands Navy.


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