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KLM Names F100 After Danish City - BLL-Billund

Mon Mar 27, 2006 2:28 am

KLM started flying BLL-AMS with own metal today (3x daily F100 service)

On the BLL airport homepage http://bll.dk/Home/Forside.aspx?lang=da the plane operating the flight is shown. As it can be seen from the pictures the plane was named City of Billund, does anyone know if this a permanent name or just for today?
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RE: KLM Names F100 After Danish City - BLL-Billund

Mon Mar 27, 2006 2:36 am

That's just for the occasion, the Fokkers don't have names. Nice to have Cityhopper operating the route and who knows it will evolve to a B737 if traffic supports it. DM used it, but twice a day. Lots of connections to MP in AMS.
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RE: KLM Names F100 After Danish City - BLL-Billund

Mon Mar 27, 2006 2:41 am

Quoting Lamedianaranja (Reply 1):
DM used it, but twice a day

In fact DM flew 3 daily 737-500/700 and one season with 4 dailies
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RE: KLM Names F100 After Danish City - BLL-Billund

Mon Mar 27, 2006 3:34 am

Quoting 747400F (Reply 2):
DM flew 3 daily

But lately there was no evening flight, right?
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RE: KLM Names F100 After Danish City - BLL-Billund

Mon Mar 27, 2006 9:38 am

On other KLM a/c, the name is well above the dark blue cheatline, so yes it's probably temporary.

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RE: KLM Names F100 After Danish City - BLL-Billund

Mon Mar 27, 2006 7:57 pm

Quoting Lamedianaranja (Reply 3):
But lately there was no evening flight, right

No the evening flight was there - it was the late afternoon flight they skipped.
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RE: KLM Names F100 After Danish City - BLL-Billund

Mon Mar 27, 2006 8:12 pm

Can anyone tell wich a/s it was?

Quoting Lamedianaranja (Reply 1):
That's just for the occasion, the Fokkers don't have names.

Didn't the 6 original KLM F100's retain their original names?

Quoting Ptrjong (Reply 4):
On other KLM a/c, the name is well above the dark blue cheatline, so yes it's probably temporary.

I agree

During june 1992 KLM Cithopper F50's (and SF340's) got names from European cities. E.g. PH-KVA - Bremen, PH-KVB - Brussel, PH-KVK - London. Also named on F50's were the cities of Bordeaux, Amsterdam and Stavanger.
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RE: KLM Names F100 After Danish City - BLL-Billund

Tue Mar 28, 2006 12:56 am

Quoting KL5147 (Reply 6):
Didn't the 6 original KLM F100's retain their original names?

Unfortunately the former KLM F100s didn't retain the names they had when flying for KLM. As said, like all other Fokkers flying for KLM Cityhopper (UK) they are unnamed. Only 4 of these F100s were registered to the former Dutch registration they had when they flew for KLM: PH-KLD, PH-KLE, PH-KLG and PH-KLI. The other 2 F100s are now flying with other airlines.

Only the a/c flying for KLM (Boeing, Airbus and MD) are named.
 
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RE: KLM Names F100 After Danish City - BLL-Billund

Thu Apr 06, 2006 4:23 am

Maersk Air served that route for many years, the last several years in code share with KLM.

Last year Sterling took over Maersk Air. And now Sterling has discontinued the route.

So the service hasn't really changed, it has only been taken over by another airline.

The BLL-AMS route has always mainly been a feeder route for the western half of Denmark into the KLM overseas network. It has gained quite some polularity since SAS has been shrinking its overseas network during the last 10-15 years.

I just wonder what is happening at Sterling. Since last year as they were taken over by an Icelandic money tank they have lost their traditional contract with Air Tours - losing full time work for three 738s. And now the BLL-AMS route.

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RE: KLM Names F100 After Danish City - BLL-Billund

Thu Apr 06, 2006 4:27 am

Quoting Prebennorholm (Reply 8):
I just wonder what is happening at Sterling.

They already messed up with the proposed AMS-ARN route. It was put on sale, they cancelled it and rebooked all the passengers on KLM. Must have cost them some money too :S