The system of flight banks that ensures smooth connections is set to change effective summer 2006. To facilitate the projected future growth to 600,000 flight movements at Schiphol, KL will have to plan an optimum spread of flights across the day. During peak hours, gate and baggage handling capacity is currently being fully used. To accommodate the desired growth, KL will therefore be adding a new bank around noon. The eventual aim is to prevent peak-hour operational load from getting any higher than it already is. Adjustment of the bank system is a highly complex process that has an impact on almost all business units. Schedules will change for around 85% of current flights, most of which are minor time changes.
And off topic: KL 2nd 763ER ,PH-BZB has just been retired from the fleet and given back to ILFC.It's now leased to Italian airline Neos Air. PH-BZE is also
set to leave KLM for Neos Air in March 2006.