KLM has announced its upcoming winter schedule. KLM's capacity will be 9% higher compared to last winter. This due to the arrival of the three 777-200ER which will put the 777 fleet at ten.
The cargo capacity will be 11% higher than last winter which is due to the third 747-400ERF that is fully operational.
will seize flying to Manila en Jakarta from CDG
and passengers will be booked on KL
flights between CDG
are well coordinated for optimal connections.
This coming winter KL
will start a third daily flight to Bucharest. The flights to Thessaloniki will stop. The capacity to TLS
will increase by switching two of the three Fokker F-100 for a 737.
On September 15th, the day that KLM joins SkyTeam, KLM will start daily services to ATL, the hub of DL its SkyTeam partner. This is possible because KL will stop service to Miami. Flights to IAH will increase from nine to ten weekly flights.
KLM and Northwest Airlines will increase the frequency to MSP
from twice daily to three times a day. The codeshare flights to DTW
operated by NW
will decrease from four times daily to three times daily which is normal for the winter season. Frequency to SFO
will also decrease from a daily flight to six times a week.
Central America, South America and the Caribbean
As of December 13th flight to Paramaribo will increase from five to six times a week. Three of those flights will be carried out by KLM and the other three by Surinam Airways. On the same date flights to Aruba and The Netherlands Antilles will also increase. Bonaire will get twelve weekly flights (which continue on to Lima, Quito and Guayaquil), Curacao gets seven flights a week, Aruba (my station) will get five and SXM
will get three flights a week. This is in addition to AF
daily service to SXM
. The frequencies to GRU
will increase from five to six times a week and LIM
will increase from six times a week to a daily service.
This coming winter schedule KLM will fly daily to CPT
and CAI with 777's and 767's respectively. Flights to Accra, Kilimanjaro/Dar es Salaam and Lagos will increase in capacity due to change of aircraft type. The flights between AMS
and Malabo will make a stop in Abuja, Nigeria. Douala will no longer be served on this route anymore. However passengers can fly to Douala using AF
During the winter schedule, the daily flights to Jakarta will make a stop five times a week in KUL
and twice in SIN
. KLM flies daily to SIN
and five times a week to KUL
. The five weekly flights to Manila will be carried out non-stop with a 777.
Flights to Kuwait will decrease from six to five times a week.
KLM Cargo will increase the amount of lights carried out with the three 747-400ERF from thirteen to fourteen return trips. An additional flight will go to SIN
. This is possible by using the aircrafts more efficiently. All cargo flights from SIN
will be operated non-stop.
The schedule has been changed to better suit the customer needs according to KLM. The three weekly flights to KIX
will be better spread out over the week. The amount of flight carried out by 747-400 Combi to the far east will increase from eleven to twelve times a week; seven flight to SIN
of which two continue to Jakarta and five flights a week to KUL
also with continuing service to Jakarta. Other freighter and Combi destination remain unchanged.
[Edited 2004-08-17 23:32:03]