lijnden
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KLM And PrivatAir

Sun Feb 04, 2007 7:24 am

I heard a rumour that KLM will use former PH-BZO (a B767-306ER sold to Privatair not so long ago) as a replacement for the B737BBJ currently used on the AMS>IAH>AMS route. If this is true when will the first flight be?
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LeonB1985
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RE: KLM And PrivatAir

Sun Feb 04, 2007 7:44 am

I don't believe this is true. The new 767 is for the private charter fleet, where it joins the 757 HB-IEE, BBJ HB-IIO, etc.
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thomasphoto60
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RE: KLM And PrivatAir

Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:04 am

You know, I seem to recall reading when this service first started (replacing the KL 763 that was used on the route}, that Privat Air/KL planned on upgrading the IAH service to a larger airframe at a future date. So perhaps there is something to this rumor.

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LeonB1985
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RE: KLM And PrivatAir

Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:19 am

Quoting Thomasphoto60 (Reply 2):
You know, I seem to recall reading when this service first started (replacing the KL 763 that was used on the route}, that Privat Air/KL planned on upgrading the IAH service to a larger airframe at a future date. So perhaps there is something to this rumor.

There may be something to this rumour, but I am fairly certain that the recently acquired B767 is not for this purpose.

PrivatAir's press release states that: "PrivatAir will take delivery of the Boeing 767-300ER in December and carry out an extensive re-fit to offer clients the world’s first widebody airliner in VIP configuration for charter starting in April next year." (See here for press release).

It could well be that a larger aircraft is to be used on the AMS-IAH route some time in the future though.
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RE: KLM And PrivatAir

Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:36 am

How is that Privatair flight performing by the way?
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RE: KLM And PrivatAir

Mon Feb 05, 2007 3:03 am

Quoting Drerx7 (Reply 4):
How is that Privatair flight performing by the way?

Fine. I've seen almost full flights most days.

The rumour I heard is that instead of a wet lease it will be a dry lease, as for as cockpit crew at least. A KL pilot told me, he was all excited about going gliding (those winglets  Cool)
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