Alessandro
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A380 For Suriname?

Fri Feb 27, 2004 9:28 pm

I flew with a B744 from Amsterdam to Paramaribo and it was crammed, the guy
next to me said he was lucky to get a seat. This twice a week trip with KLM seem extremly busy, is there a chance that the A380 could be used instead?
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RE: A380 For Suriname?

Fri Feb 27, 2004 9:40 pm

The code share flight between Surinam Airways and KLM is five times a week and always totally full and overbooked. Surinam Airways has recently bought a ex-KLM 747-300, the PH-BUW. And will also fly the route on his own. I think the A380 is a little bit to big in my opinion....
 
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RE: A380 For Suriname?

Sat Feb 28, 2004 2:02 am

Didn't Surinam Airways fly their own 743 several years ago to AMS?
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RE: A380 For Suriname?

Sat Feb 28, 2004 4:22 pm

Nope...they never had any 747s, if I am right.....the 743 flight will be SLM's first "own" transatlantic operation since the 1989 DC-8 disaster near Jopie Pengel Airport.....KLM en SLM started their joint-venture in 1993, and KLM operated their PBM flights in the early 90's via Port of Spain until the start of the joint-venture.....

And like SPL said...the flight currently operates 5 times a week, daily in the summer season when the demand is at his highest point....

A 380 for SLM? I don't think so....that will not only mean bankruptcy for SLM, but also for the whole country  Laugh out loud

Allesandro, hope you have a great time in Suriname....one of the most beautiful and unspoiled countries in the world, well...at least the upper southern region Big grin

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RE: A380 For Suriname?

Sat Feb 28, 2004 10:37 pm

I wonder how much drugs the customs at AMS will collect after an A380 flight from Suriname. Big grin
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Alessandro
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RE: A380 For Suriname?

Sun Feb 29, 2004 12:47 am

Sure, the airport facilities need to be improved at international airport in Parbo,
but Im sure they could fill the plane up and thats what matters isnt it?
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RE: A380 For Suriname?

Sun Feb 29, 2004 11:03 am

Humm, Would the airfield be able to handle it though? Due to its wing span etc.. and weight, Does anyone know?

Also any updates that you guys know of, regarding the improved ATC tower and other facilities at Parbo?
and again any updates on the 743? Is it painted yet or what is the status on it..
Ohh talking about the drugs... wow, the customs people will need an army to search all these people... hehehe
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RE: A380 For Suriname?

Wed Mar 03, 2004 5:56 pm

Still on the travel Anair.........and I'm not the only one.....there are more family members to come very soon Big grin (see my topic about questions regarding JL).

Euhmm....wondering the same thing, especially updates on the PH-BUW and the airport upgrading.......
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RE: A380 For Suriname?

Thu Mar 04, 2004 3:54 am

Didn't Surinam Airways fly their own 743 several years ago to AMS?

If you mean with "own 743" flying a 743 under its own flight number (thus no KLM codeshare) the answer is "Yes" (If I'm not mistaken they leased a 747-200 or-300 from either Tower Air or another company).

Euhmm....wondering the same thing, especially updates on the PH-BUW and the airport upgrading.......

The PH-BUW was in front of hangar 14 at AMS waiting for its paint job last Monday (Marsch 1st). However, the PH-BUW appears to be KLMs next job after KLM finishes painting the Aeroflot 767. Thus the aircraft will be painted soon.