klmcedric
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Official: KLM To Start Service To Chengdu,China.

Tue Dec 27, 2005 9:05 pm

Summerschedule have just been finalised at KLM.
Starting may 29th 2006, KLM will start flying to CTU in China.
So it's not AF out of CDG but KL out of AMS that will open this line, as was
rumoured.
They will fly AMS-CTU three times a week with B772ER.

Very nice, let the new detinations come!!!
 
N754PR
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RE: Official: KLM To Start Service To Chengdu,China.

Tue Dec 27, 2005 9:50 pm

Thats interesting, do they fly to Guangzhou yet?
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PEK18R36L
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RE: Official: KLM To Start Service To Chengdu,China.

Tue Dec 27, 2005 10:02 pm

Quoting KLMCedric (Thread starter):

Starting may 29th 2006, KLM will start flying to CTU in China.

Outstanding! Congratulations to KLM for forging a new link between Western China and Europe.

David
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klmcedric
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RE: Official: KLM To Start Service To Chengdu,China.

Tue Dec 27, 2005 10:23 pm

Quoting N754PR (Reply 1):
do they fly to Guangzhou yet?

No, but AF does.
 
Skyteam10001
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RE: Official: KLM To Start Service To Chengdu,China.

Tue Dec 27, 2005 10:27 pm

This is great news for AF/KL ! I really thought AF was going to open this one... maybe they will even though it makes more sense to open another city now that KL is opening Chengdu.

Looking forward to other new cities from AF/KL !

BTW KLMCedric, do you know how the Amsterdam-Hyderabad service is working for KL ?
 
klmcedric
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RE: Official: KLM To Start Service To Chengdu,China.

Tue Dec 27, 2005 10:37 pm

How come some people here were convinced AF would do it, has there
been a AF press release about this or something?
 
JRadier
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RE: Official: KLM To Start Service To Chengdu,China.

Tue Dec 27, 2005 10:57 pm

Quoting KLMCedric (Reply 3):

No, but AF does.

And KLM codeshares on the CZ flight AMS-CAN
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kl911
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RE: Official: KLM To Start Service To Chengdu,China.

Wed Dec 28, 2005 12:36 am

Howcome it's not loaded in Amadeus yet?

KL911
 
AF022
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RE: Official: KLM To Start Service To Chengdu,China.

Wed Dec 28, 2005 1:50 am

Sorry to be so ignorant, but is there something in Chengdu to go after? Traffic? Industry?
 
Skyteam10001
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RE: Official: KLM To Start Service To Chengdu,China.

Wed Dec 28, 2005 2:03 am

KLMCedric, I believe it was discussed in the forum earlier this month that AF was looking at Chengdu as well. I am looking forward to seeing what new city/cities they open in 2006 !
 
Kahala777
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RE: Official: KLM To Start Service To Chengdu,China.

Wed Dec 28, 2005 2:13 am

Quoting AF022 (Reply 8):
Sorry to be so ignorant, but is there something in Chengdu to go after? Traffic? Industry?

If this helps any:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chengdu

KAHALA777
 
Mcmax
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RE: Official: KLM To Start Service To Chengdu,China.

Wed Dec 28, 2005 2:34 am

Quoting AF022 (Reply 8):
Sorry to be so ignorant, but is there something in Chengdu to go after? Traffic? Industry?

One reason might be because Chengdu is a major connecting point in Western China. It serves as the main hub for connecting flights to Lhasa in Tibet, and Chongqing (where all of the Yangtze River cruises start or end).

--Max
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AMSSFO
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RE: Official: KLM To Start Service To Chengdu,China.

Wed Dec 28, 2005 11:08 am

Quoting AF022 (Reply 8):
Sorry to be so ignorant, but is there something in Chengdu to go after? Traffic? Industry?

read this earlier thread for more info:
http://www.airliners.net/discussions...ion/read.main/2488432/6/#ID2488432
 
kl911
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RE: Official: KLM To Start Service To Chengdu,China.

Wed Dec 28, 2005 5:55 pm

Quoting KLMCedric (Thread starter):
Summerschedule have just been finalised at KLM.
Starting may 29th 2006, KLM will start flying to CTU in China.
So it's not AF out of CDG but KL out of AMS that will open this line, as was
rumoured.
They will fly AMS-CTU three times a week with B772ER.

KLMCedric,

Do you have any idea when those flights will be open for sale in Amadeus?

KL911
 
FlySSC
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RE: Official: KLM To Start Service To Chengdu,China.

Thu Dec 29, 2005 12:24 am

Quoting Skyteam10001 (Reply 4):
This is great news for AF/KL ! I really thought AF was going to open this one...



Quoting Skyteam10001 (Reply 9):
I believe it was discussed in the forum earlier this month that AF was looking at Chengdu as well

AF was indeed supposed to open Chengdu from CDG.
But with the second DAILY flights to PEK, and all other flights to China going also Daily, AF has to negociate more Traffic rights, and was not authorized to open a new destination for the moment.
Actually, AF plans to open again another unveiled destination in China in 2007 (Xian ?).
 
HKGKaiTak
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RE: Official: KLM To Start Service To Chengdu,China.

Thu Dec 29, 2005 9:35 am

Great news for Chengdu!

Who does KL use to connect pax from CTU to other ports in China?
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flyingfool
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RE: Official: KLM To Start Service To Chengdu,China.

Fri Dec 30, 2005 12:53 am

Quoting HKGKaiTak (Reply 15):
Who does KL use to connect pax from CTU to other ports in China?

I'm not sure what the position of China Southern is in Chengdu/Western China but they have, as already mentioned, a partnership with CZ...