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What Will Happen To KLM?

Tue Apr 27, 2004 2:34 pm

What will happen to the brandname after the takeover???? Will KLM live and stay on as a separate airline under a separate brandname? Or will KLM be painted in Air France's colours and we will be seeing Air France flying from AMS to places like HKG, KUL etc?

Also any news regarding the B 747-400ER order?
 
PH-BFA
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RE: What Will Happen To KLM?

Tue Apr 27, 2004 4:30 pm

For the years being KLM will just stay KLM, and not that much will happen. After that we can just hope that they will preserve this precious asset in the aviation world....

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RE: What Will Happen To KLM?

Tue Apr 27, 2004 7:09 pm

KLM fleet will be painted all-white and with stripes on the tailfin plus getting very very drrrty  Big grin  Big grin
*just kidding*

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RE: What Will Happen To KLM?

Tue Apr 27, 2004 11:39 pm

God !!!  Insane

Why does this same Topic comes back over and over again every three days ?
 
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RE: What Will Happen To KLM?

Tue Apr 27, 2004 11:47 pm

 
FlySSC
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RE: What Will Happen To KLM?

Tue Apr 27, 2004 11:47 pm

"Those-dirty-socialists-French-people-will-kill-and-eat-this-poor-great-clean-Saint-Dutch-Beauty-KLM-despite-all-their-promises-as-they-have-done-with-any-airline-they-bought-until-now-and-those-beautiful-blue-KLM-birds-will-be-turned-into-big-dirty-Eurowhite-monsters-and-AMS-will-become-the-smallest-regional-HUB-ever-seen-on-earth".

That's approximately the résumé of the hundreds posts on this subject. Mostly by our dear Dutch friends...  Wink/being sarcastic
 
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RE: What Will Happen To KLM?

Tue Apr 27, 2004 11:48 pm

FLYSSC, I just hope that you like this topic, because it's going to come up over and over again for the next 5 years.

I mean, no offense guys, but use the search engine, because this one tends to get pretty heated. I think it could be put to rest before someone gets killed, or some dutch commando sneaks into CDG and repaints all AF planes in KLM livery out of frustration!  Big grin
 
snnams
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RE: What Will Happen To KLM?

Wed Apr 28, 2004 12:00 am

Hello all,

Firstly, please do not give our Dutch friends too hard a time: I was lucky enough to live in their wonderful country for some years (hence the name SNNAMS!)

The vast majority of them are far more tolerant and far less racist than some of the comments I have seen on here.. come on guys... the KLM name aint going nowhere fast, and besides, consolidation of the brands should see a more pan-european name adopted if that ever happens.

In addition common sense dictates that an airport like Schiphol will not be degraded to regional airport status any time soon...

In a word: CHILL!  Wink/being sarcastic

 
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RE: What Will Happen To KLM?

Wed Apr 28, 2004 12:42 am

''or some dutch commando sneaks into CDG and repaints all AF planes in KLM livery out of frustration! ''

Haha, that is actually a very good idea! I'll send a mail to the minister of defence.........  Laugh out loud
 
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RE: What Will Happen To KLM?

Wed Apr 28, 2004 12:54 am

arghhh come on KL911

before they do that they would have a parlamentary debate on whether it would not put the commandos in danger  Laugh out loud

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