KLM has only been downsizing its number of seats on the Cairo route
I was referring to the fact you said they were 'only' downsizing, when in fact there was only one reduction and that was due to 9/11 and since then it has only
. But I do agree, I miss the 'good old days' when the MD
-11 and B743 were common visitors.
Like you said the A332 or B777 will probably replace the 763 in the future. About the 737s, I think they would have the range considering KLM already use them to TLV
, BEY and AMM, but it would be a disaster if they downgraded the service to that.
I hope in the not too distant future, KLM decide to increase their services to CAI like other European carriers. Alitalia have 21x weekly flights (A321), Lufthansa have 14x weekly flights (A330/A343), Air France have 13x weekly flights (A330/A340/B777), BA
have 7x weekly flights (B744) and Swiss have 6x weekly flights (A343).
I flew KLM once many years ago (early 90s), taking the following routing LHR
. I can't remember much but my family said it was pretty decent.
Just a simple question.... Why would you prefer a 777 over an A330-200??
Haha...a good question. First of all the 777 has a larger capacity than the A332, so using the 777 over the A330 would indicate a stonger market/demand. Secondly the 777 (in my view) is the best aircraft around, followed straight by the A332, hence I would prefer to see the Boeing rather than the Airbus in this case.
Anyway for the last 5 days the 777s were still on use on their CAI flights. The Saturday flight is due in a few hours, so I guess we'll have to see if it'll still be the 777 or back to the 767.
Deviating from the topic, do you know which Dutch charter carriers operate to Egypt (e.g. Sharm El Sheik, Hurghada, Marsa Alam, Luxor, Aswan, Taba, Assuit) besides Transavia and Martinair? Also do you know where I can find their timetables/schedules to Egypt?
A picture of a KLM 743 in CAI replacing the 767 flight
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