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KLM 737-700 Delivery Dates?

Sat Jul 14, 2007 9:05 am

Just wondering if we know what delivery dates KLM has for the 737-700 order it placed at Paris ?

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by738
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RE: KLM 737-700 Delivery Dates?

Sat Jul 14, 2007 10:35 pm

Are they ER versions? Remember chat about AMS-ABZ-Houston ?
 
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RE: KLM 737-700 Delivery Dates?

Sat Jul 14, 2007 10:41 pm

Quoting BY738 (Reply 1):
Are they ER versions? Remember chat about AMS-ABZ-Houston ?

Non-ER as far as I know. And they are ordered to replace the current B733s.
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RE: KLM 737-700 Delivery Dates?

Sun Jul 15, 2007 6:33 am

No clue when they are due. But I would like know. Anyone with more info?
 
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RE: KLM 737-700 Delivery Dates?

Sun Jul 15, 2007 7:10 am

The first 3 of the order will be delivered Summer 2008 these 3 were due to be 737-800 but the orders were converted to 737-700s.
 
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RE: KLM 737-700 Delivery Dates?

Sun Jul 15, 2007 7:51 am

Quoting BY738 (Reply 1):
Are they ER versions?

Nope, they will replace some 733s and/or increase some European operations. The rumor is that some flights now operated with the F70s will revert to ""mainline"" service when the 73Gs are delivered.

Quoting BY738 (Reply 1):
Remember chat about AMS-ABZ-Houston ?

That route and operation is an a.net fantasy. There was some talk that KL was considering ordering 737-700ERs/BBJs to operate all biz class service out of AMS on some routes to the US (Privatair is operating an AMS-IAH service for KL) but there has been no news in recent months.

Quoting Captainsimon (Reply 4):
The first 3 of the order will be delivered Summer 2008 these 3 were due to be 737-800 but the orders were converted to 737-700s.

Correct.....many are still trying to figure out exactly why KL downsized the 737NGs on order from 738s to 73Gs, especially for shorter haul European operations; the operating economics of the 738 seem to be prefered by most ""traditional"" (meaning non-LCC) airlines.

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