PanAm747LHR
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KLM A330 Delivery Schedule

Tue Dec 13, 2005 11:24 am

Hi everyone-
I'm flying from EWR to AMS in two weeks. I know that I'll be on an A330, but I was wondering if PH-AOD will be delivered by then. I know that AOA AOB and AOC are flying now, but haven't seen AOD yet... Any idea when it or the rest of the A330 fleet will be delivered?

Cheers and Happy Holidays!

Nick
 
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RE: KLM A330 Delivery Schedule

Tue Dec 13, 2005 11:54 am

The delivery schedule of the remaining A330s is:
PH-AOD (738) April 2005
PH-AOE (770) August 2006
PH-AOF (801) December 2006
PH-AOH February 2007
PH-AOI March 2007

No AOD in two weeks....maybe next time?
 
atnight
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RE: KLM A330 Delivery Schedule

Tue Dec 13, 2005 12:21 pm

How many A330s are they getting? I thought they were only getting 6, but now it seems 8.... are these all bought or are some of these leased?
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RE: KLM A330 Delivery Schedule

Tue Dec 13, 2005 1:29 pm

I haven't flown on KLM's A330-200 yet but I have flown on their B777-200s four times already. If you have not yet experienced KLMs great new product and service on-board the B777-200s and A330-200s you are in for a treat! The IFE is great, the seats are pretty comfortable, there is a nice seat pitch, the food is pretty good, and the service is amazing!

Out of the many times I have flown over the Atlantic on various airlines I would have to say KLM has to have the best service!

Enjoy your trip!

I did happen to see PH-AOA, PH-AOB, and PH-AOC at AMS between my connections and they looked beautiful!
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RE: KLM A330 Delivery Schedule

Tue Dec 13, 2005 3:08 pm

Quoting AMSSFO (Reply 1):
PH-AOD (738) April 2005

April 2006, I assume!
 
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RE: KLM A330 Delivery Schedule

Tue Dec 13, 2005 3:33 pm

Quoting Atnight (Reply 2):
are these all bought or are some of these leased?

The last two will be leased from ILFC.
There are rumours that KLM is planning to convert some of the 18 options they have.

Quoting PM (Reply 4):
April 2006, I assume!

Ah, forgot to correct that after copying and pasting the info! You're right, of course
 
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RE: KLM A330 Delivery Schedule

Tue Dec 13, 2005 3:41 pm

Saw PH-AOA at AMS the other week. Very smart. The A320 would look stunning in the new KLM colours - but there seems no chance of ever seeing it.  Sad
 
speedbird128
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RE: KLM A330 Delivery Schedule

Tue Dec 13, 2005 3:56 pm

Anybody happen to have an idea when the Abu Dhabi OMAA/AUH equipment will change from B763 to A332?
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RE: KLM A330 Delivery Schedule

Tue Dec 13, 2005 8:07 pm

Quoting Speedbird128 (Reply 7):
Anybody happen to have an idea when the Abu Dhabi OMAA/AUH equipment will change from B763 to A332?

Plans, as for now, are that when the next airbus will be delivered(april06)
this route will be next to be flown by A332!
 
VSGirl
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RE: KLM A330 Delivery Schedule

Tue Dec 13, 2005 8:36 pm

A friend who is a crew member on KLM said the Airbus A330 made the Boeing 767 embarrassing. I made the point with her that the Boeing 767's are quite old and as far as I know KLM have not upgraded the 76's cabin style? (over head lockers etc to make them look like the Boeing 777's).

She said that she keeps on flying to KIAD as that now a Airbus A330 route?

I will miss seeing the Boeing 767 in those blue shades  Sad I cant help but feel that my national airline (BA) must be reviewing their 76 fleet, I hope they go for a cabin upgrade and keep them in service for as many years as possible  Smile

Fly Smart

Kimberly.
 
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RE: KLM A330 Delivery Schedule

Tue Dec 13, 2005 8:44 pm

Quoting PanAm747LHR (Thread starter):
I'm flying from EWR to AMS in two weeks. I know that I'll be on an A330,

Fly any day but Sunday, then you'll be on the A332.

Quoting PM (Reply 4):
Quoting AMSSFO (Reply 1):
PH-AOD (738) April 2005

April 2006, I assume!

On the KL employee website they made that mistake and we all copy it without noticing  Embarrassment
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atnight
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RE: KLM A330 Delivery Schedule

Tue Dec 13, 2005 8:45 pm

Quoting AMSSFO (Reply 5):
The last two will be leased from ILFC.
There are rumours that KLM is planning to convert some of the 18 options they have.

Thanks AMSSFO.... so 6 will be owned, 2 leased.... that's where I was confused... and they have 18 options.... wow... I do hope they excersise their options, as the best available aircraft under the size of a B777 is the A330... and I must say, it looks amazing in KLM c/s as the A330 sure is the best looking wide-body twin around!
I only wish they would order the A380, it would be the best c/s! But that is not happening...
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RE: KLM A330 Delivery Schedule

Tue Dec 13, 2005 8:52 pm

Quoting VSGirl (Reply 9):
as far as I know KLM have not upgraded the 76's cabin style?

IIRC, the last 767 will leave KLM early 2007. So they will not upgrade the cabin for a useful period of 1 year and a half.

Quoting VSGirl (Reply 9):
I cant help but feel that my national airline (BA) must be reviewing their 76 fleet, I hope they go for a cabin upgrade and keep them in service for as many years as possible

They are actually doing that and some are already flying. In this thread there are pictures of it:

http://www.airliners.net/discussions...general_aviation/read.main/2462569

They have the new seats (lie-flat business seats as the 772 and 744), World Traveler + in a 2-2-2 and World Traveler in a 2-3-2, all PTV's. They did not replace the overhead lockers.
 
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RE: KLM A330 Delivery Schedule

Tue Dec 13, 2005 9:16 pm

Hi

Sorry I meant the over head lockers upgrade, too the style of the Boeing 77... I have flown on the upgraded (class wise) BA Boeing 767, I thought they had done a good job of the Club seats, it felt more cozy then the Boeing 77 and Boeing 74.

I did have a little panic when I saw BA was still using the DAT tape system on the IFE but as the CSM (very close friend pointed out) it a system that hardly ever breaks down.

Does anyone know of the KLM A330 is operating on the KIAD & KEWR route each day?

Fly Smart

Kimberly.
 
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RE: KLM A330 Delivery Schedule

Tue Dec 13, 2005 9:22 pm

Quoting KLMCedric (Reply 8):
Plans, as for now, are that when the next airbus will be delivered(april06)
this route will be next to be flown by A332!

Thanks for that KLMCedric... A little while longer for me to wait then...
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RE: KLM A330 Delivery Schedule

Tue Dec 13, 2005 9:22 pm

IAD is each day 332, EWR sees 1 weekly 763, on sunday!
 
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RE: KLM A330 Delivery Schedule

Tue Dec 13, 2005 11:42 pm

Does anyone know what are the names of the future A332s?

I know we have three so far - Potsdamer Platz, Dam Amsterdam, and Place de la Concorde.

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mauriceb
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RE: KLM A330 Delivery Schedule

Wed Dec 14, 2005 12:11 am

I made the point with her that the Boeing 767's are quite old and as far as I know KLM have not upgraded the 76's cabin style? (over head lockers etc to make them look like the Boeing 777's).


KL's 767's arent that old, in fact they have some of the youngest.....

anyway they indeed arent upgraded

and i dont think they will convert any option anytime soon, since KLM just announced theire fleet plan...

(3 F-100's, 2 737-800's , 2 777's (making a total of 18) , 1 747-400ERF , and soon big NG order for 737-300/400 replacement)
 
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RE: KLM A330 Delivery Schedule

Wed Dec 14, 2005 11:52 am

Does anybody know what the rest of the KLM A330 fleet will be named? So far we have Dam Amsterdam (AOA), Potsdamer Platz (AOB) and Place de la Concorde (AOC).

Nick

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