LJ
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Buzz Takes Over AMS-STN

Tue Jul 09, 2002 8:47 pm

According to Dutch news agencies Buzz will take over the AMS-STN route from KLMuk. Buzz will operate 5 daily flights as of October 27th. Prices will sart at EUR 9 taxes not included.

KLMuk will increase frequency on the AMS-London City, AMS-Newcastle, AMS-Teesisde (doubling of frequency) and AMS-Manchester route

According the the news agencies a combined Buzz/Basiqair business plan will be presented at the end of the summer (Spetember).

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RE: Buzz Takes Over AMS-STN

Tue Jul 09, 2002 8:57 pm

Will KLM keep other routes from STN to Eindhoven and Maastricht or are they leaving STN as a Buzz/Basiqair base?
 
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RE: Buzz Takes Over AMS-STN

Tue Jul 09, 2002 9:00 pm

So, thats what Buzz are replacing the disasterous French Routes with!

How many Buzz relaunches before KLM giveup?

Roll on easyJet on STN AMS.
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RE: Buzz Takes Over AMS-STN

Tue Jul 09, 2002 10:32 pm

It's true. This is the link to the story on the KLMuk site:
http://www.klmuk.co.uk/NewsArticle.cfm?objectId=8DA09F54-4FBB-4146-A9AFF26F2C55AD78
 
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RE: Buzz Takes Over AMS-STN

Tue Jul 09, 2002 10:45 pm

I reckon that the Buzz service is to pre empt an easyJet entry into the AMS-STN market. KLM looks very succesful in making life for EZY difficult at AMS. Basiqair has pre empt easyJet from flying to/from Madrid and Malaga, and easyJet has also had to withdraw its second daily to Nice and Barcelona is also dominated by Basiqair. Moreover, I can't help the feeling that KLM only started a 4th daily to ATH to prevent EZY coming into this market.

According to the article KLM wants to focus on LHR and LCY. However, I don't know what will happen with EIN-STN as they will need additional slots at LHR (or maybe LCY?) if they want to move the flights.
 
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RE: Buzz Takes Over AMS-STN

Tue Jul 09, 2002 10:56 pm

IMO it's logical.

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Business flight go AMS- LHR / GTW / City.

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RE: Buzz Takes Over AMS-STN

Tue Jul 09, 2002 11:16 pm

As I said earlier this week, this is the end of an era. KLMuk is basically no longer a London operator, and the days of a separate UK domestic airline, with a London headoffice are numbered.


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RE: Buzz Takes Over AMS-STN

Tue Jul 09, 2002 11:28 pm

Well KLMuk gets improved frequency's to AMS back

- Flights from London City will increase from 4 to 6 times daily;
- Newcastle from 6 to 7 daily; and
- Manchester from 7 to 8 daily.
- Capacity from Teesside will increase 100%

http://www.klmuk.com/images/home/uk.gif

Ad the KLM and KLM Cityhopper AMS-UK operations to that and ..

how many KLM flights a day to UK anyway ?
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