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KLM To Stop THR Flights

Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:25 am

According to Luchtvaartnieuws KLM will stop THR flight as per April 2013 .
Here is a link ( Sorry in Dutch only ) .
http://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nl-NL...s/KLM_stopt_met_vluchten_naar_Iran

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RE: KLM To Stop THR Flights

Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:35 am

Good they should start flights now to Karachi, Lahore, or, Islamabad, Pakistan. Kick out PIA out the AMS Pakistan traffic.
 
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RE: KLM To Stop THR Flights

Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:13 am

They will also pull out of KRT & ADD. Actually ADD was a tag-on of their KRT flight (4x weekly).

It intrigues me because I always heard that KRT was doing rather OK with respectable yields.

As for THR, I assume that the national currency's devaluation has made things rather uneasy for European carriers there.

Only AZ and LH will operate into THR in summer 13.
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RE: KLM To Stop THR Flights

Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:40 am

THR? I Thought it was called IKA?
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RE: KLM To Stop THR Flights

Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:46 am

Rumors have it...that KLM is about to announce the next phase of its cooperation with ETIHAD. This may result in expanded flying on AMS - AUH - AMS with both EY and KL operating A332 daily, in addition to the 6x/weekly GA A332...making 3x/daily AUH-AMS codeshared between EY, KL.....and possibly GA?

Further rumors .....say that GA may launch European flights from/to DPS in cooperation with KL, possibly via AUH with B773 later this year.

We will wait and see....
 
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RE: KLM To Stop THR Flights

Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:26 pm

Damn you KLM!

I was planning to go to Iran this year with KLM, with their MD11...

Fallap isn't happy now :/
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RE: KLM To Stop THR Flights

Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:44 pm

This is very ridiculous

First of all its IKA that they gonna stop they've stopped THR years ago. and as Fallap mentioned above i was relaly into going to back my country with the only airline operating MD11 commercials  , but then what can we do?
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RE: KLM To Stop THR Flights

Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:44 pm

Quoting airbuster (Reply 3):

THR? I Thought it was called IKA?

Yes, that's true, but the new airport just opened several years ago. THR seems to refer to the city regardless, as I believe it is the city code for all of Tehran, including both airports.
 
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RE: KLM To Stop THR Flights

Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:26 pm

So what does this mean for the MD11 fleet? IKA was one of the 3 MD11 destinations. With the one or two frames on the IKA route freed, will they be put on another route or will they retire earlier than planned?
Is Montreal still a confirmed MD11 destination in the 2013 summer schedule?

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RE: KLM To Stop THR Flights

Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:32 pm

Montreal as well as Toronto is still scheduled for summer 2013.
 
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RE: KLM To Stop THR Flights

Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:57 pm

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 8):
Is Montreal still a confirmed MD11 destination in the 2013 summer schedule?

in Summer 2013,

YUL is daily MD11
YYZ is 3 weekly MD11
LAX is 3 weekly MD11

ATL, HAV, PTY and DEL will no longer receive the MD11.

As for winter 2013/2014, only YUL is loaded as an MD11 destination so far...

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RE: KLM To Stop THR Flights

Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:44 pm

Quoting nimool (Reply 6):

First of all its IKA that they gonna stop they've stopped THR years ago. and as Fallap mentioned above i was relaly into going to back my country with the only airline operating MD11 commercials , but then what can we do?

The strange thing is they just loaded 5 weekly A332 to W13, a small capacity increase. Then again, it's KLM and we know how quickly they react if bookings don't go well.

Quoting factsonly (Reply 4):
Rumors have it...that KLM is about to announce the next phase of its cooperation with ETIHAD. This may result in expanded flying on AMS - AUH - AMS with both EY and KL operating A332 daily

KL is already confirmed going to daily in S13. As for EY, they received slots for a daily flight to AMS ex AUH as of May 15th (an A332 doing EY077/8 which will arrive in AMS at 14:40 and leave AMS at 22:00, if the slot request is correct). However, there should be a press release on tuesday where this should be confirmed (or that they'll postpone till W13)
 
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RE: KLM To Stop THR Flights

Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:36 pm

Quoting IAH59 (Reply 1):
Good they should start flights now to Karachi, Lahore, or, Islamabad, Pakistan. Kick out PIA out the AMS Pakistan traffic.

Unfortunately, the Middle East airlines have the entire Pakistan market to themselves. Nice thought and totally understandable. PIA is so bad not even the most uber Pakistan patriot would fly it. Yes, they are that bad.
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RE: KLM To Stop THR Flights

Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:42 pm

Quoting cloud4000 (Reply 12):

Really? Apart from the lack of alcohol served onboard and their old B743 and A310 used. They do seem to be an alright carrier, atleast judged from pictures here at Airliners. Plus they have the most affordable business class I've ever seen.  
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RE: KLM To Stop THR Flights

Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:53 am

Quoting LJ (Reply 11):
The strange thing is they just loaded 5 weekly A332 to W13

Do you mean KLM going 5 weekly A332? or LH?
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RE: KLM To Stop THR Flights

Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:55 am

Quoting nimool (Reply 14):
Do you mean KLM going 5 weekly A332? or LH?

Since LH doesn't operate the a332, one can only assume they meant KL.
 
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RE: KLM To Stop THR Flights

Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:15 am

Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 15):
Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 15):
Since LH doesn't operate the a332, one can only assume they meant KL.

Oh don't they?
Oh well because never seen KL seding A332s to Iran hmm..
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