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KLM To Adjust Summer 2003 Schedule

Mon Feb 03, 2003 4:36 pm

I just received the news that KLM will adjust summer 2003 capacity on "some routes". Nothing yet on which routes will see an adjustment but certain that 1 B747-300 and two F50 will leave KLM. In addition KLM may withdraw another B747-300 and/or 1 F50 from service if necessary.
 
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RE: KLM To Adjust Summer 2003 Schedule

Mon Feb 03, 2003 5:34 pm

The changes are:

- Shanghai + 2 weekly flights (together with China Southern)'
- Trondheim and Bern in KLM schedule (Bern operated by Air Alps);
- more flights to Almaty, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Munich, Istanbul, Athens, Lisbon, Nice, Rome, Venice and Bologna
- less flights to London City, Cardiff, Humberside, Leeds/Bradford, Stuttgart, Amman, Damascus and Hannover;
- Abidjan remains suspended untill further notice;
- Sao Paulo one weekly flight less;
- Tel Aviv will be served with B737-800;

http://investorrelations.klm.com/news//NR_030203.asp

 
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RE: KLM To Adjust Summer 2003 Schedule

Mon Feb 03, 2003 5:52 pm

From that list I see reason to store an F50 but not a 747.
The latter may be a mistake caused by the planned introduction of the first new aircraft later this year, which will replace a 747.
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RE: KLM To Adjust Summer 2003 Schedule

Tue Feb 04, 2003 5:31 am

I can only say that this development is very disappointing for KLM, especially in the light of LH continuingly increasing long haul services [PDX, MEX, India, etc]. LH seems not to be able to operate all their long haul flights due to shortage of equipment [leasing in 332/340s] while KLM is getting rid of long haul equipment?

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RE: KLM To Adjust Summer 2003 Schedule

Tue Feb 04, 2003 5:38 am

Hello,

I'm flying KLM to CPT next week from AMS. They use 747-400's on the route, have they ever used a 747-200 or 300?

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