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AF/KL Delaying A380 Deliveries To Save Money

Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:47 am

AF / KL is in talks with Airbus trying to delay deliveries of the next A380s on order , by several months :

"Discussions are still in progress with Airbus to define new dates regarding deliveries of the next A380s still on order"


http://news.airwise.com/story/view/1365729234.html

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RE: AF/KL Delaying A380 Deliveries To Save Money

Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:27 am

It is actually only AF, because KL didn't order a A380.
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RE: AF/KL Delaying A380 Deliveries To Save Money

Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:32 am

Yup, in fact KLM took delivery of PH-AON today and will receive 777-3 PH-BVK this summer. Next year they will receive another A330-300
 
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RE: AF/KL Delaying A380 Deliveries To Save Money

Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:04 pm

Well the OP and the link are talking about Air France-KLM the French group, not any specific brand. It happens that the A380s are operated by AF.
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RE: AF/KL Delaying A380 Deliveries To Save Money

Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:11 pm

Quoting PH-BFA (Reply 2):
Yup, in fact KLM took delivery of PH-AON today and will receive 777-3 PH-BVK this summer. Next year they will receive another A330-300

But isn't the fleet size actually shrinking this summer (as compared with S12) due to rapid phase out of the MD11 fleet?
 
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RE: AF/KL Delaying A380 Deliveries To Save Money

Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:31 pm

Quoting KL577 (Reply 4):
But isn't the fleet size actually shrinking this summer (as compared with S12) due to rapid phase out of the MD11 fleet?

I understand that is the case.

From KLM oficial site :

"Fleet
KLM will continue to invest in cleaner, more efficient aircraft to assure customers of optimum service. The medium-range fleet will be adjusted by phasing out the last three Fokker 100s at the start of the winter season. The long-range fleet will welcome a new Boeing 777-300 and the phase-out of the MD-11 will continue.
For further information, please contact KLM Media Relations at +31 (0)20 649 4545."


http://nieuws.klm.com/klm-winterdienstregeling-2012-2013-en/

And by the way, in this KLM oficial site, they also talk about "the Air France - KLM Group" :

"Within an unstable economic environment, the Air France-KLM Group has decided, for the 2012-13 winter season running from 28/10/2012 to 23/03/2013, to stabilize its growth in capacity* compared with winter 2011-12, including +0.5% on long-haul and -0.5% on medium-haul operations.

KLM registers a stable capacity*: +0,4 % on long-haul network and -1,3 % on medium-haul network."

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RE: AF/KL Delaying A380 Deliveries To Save Money

Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:35 pm

Only AF is delaying deliveries AFAIK, not KL.

Quoting PH-BFA (Reply 2):
KLM took delivery of PH-AON today

Wasn't this the former KC30 demo airplane?

Quoting PH-BFA (Reply 2):
Next year they will receive another A330-300

So that will be their 5th A333, didn't realise KL ordered another next to the first 4.

Quoting KL577 (Reply 4):
But isn't the fleet size actually shrinking this summer (as compared with S12) due to rapid phase out of the MD11 fleet?

When will the remaining M11's be retired? KL was supposed to get the first of 10 leased 787-9s to replace the MD11's by the end of 2015, maybe these will replace some of the 744 combis?
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RE: AF/KL Delaying A380 Deliveries To Save Money

Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:44 pm

It´s actually another three A320 and two B777-300ER delayed as well.
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RE: AF/KL Delaying A380 Deliveries To Save Money

Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:26 pm

Quoting Flying-Tiger (Reply 7):
It´s actually another three A320

I'd love to see an A320 in KLM colors.. Maybe someday..

Quoting frigatebird (Reply 6):
Wasn't this the former KC30 demo airplane?

How long ago was this airplane built? Is it any different from any other A332?
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RE: AF/KL Delaying A380 Deliveries To Save Money

Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:31 pm

Quoting frigatebird (Reply 6):
Wasn't this the former KC30 demo airplane?

Correct.

MSN 925, first flight 18-04-2008, then stored at TLS and now taken up by KLM.
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RE: AF/KL Delaying A380 Deliveries To Save Money

Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:44 pm

I would have thought taking the A380s would actually save money in the end with lower fuel costs per seat and higher capacity.

The crazy world of airline economics. I doubt I'll ever understand it fully.
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RE: AF/KL Delaying A380 Deliveries To Save Money

Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:11 pm

Quoting babybus (Reply 10):
I would have thought taking the A380s would actually save money in the end with lower fuel costs per seat and higher capacity.

The crazy world of airline economics. I doubt I'll ever understand it fully.

You need a positive forecast of cash flow to justify the debt. IMO, AF's situation is simply a reflection of the current EU State of Affairs. Credit AF with the the guts to even ask for this.
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RE: AF/KL Delaying A380 Deliveries To Save Money

Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:05 am

Quoting babybus (Reply 10):
I would have thought taking the A380s would actually save money in the end with lower fuel costs per seat and higher capacity.

Only when you have enought passangers with high enounght yield to fill the A380
 
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RE: AF/KL Delaying A380 Deliveries To Save Money

Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:26 am

So Air France is already at its max capacity for the number of a380s it can put to work profitably. Doesn'that bode ill for the overall economics of the plane and long term order prospects?

I mean at this point in time, I would have thought AF would be considering a new order becauséthe whale was such an unbeatable money maker for them. Not so much apparently.
 
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RE: AF/KL Delaying A380 Deliveries To Save Money

Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:45 am

Well AF is based in France, a country which isn't exactly in an economic boom at the moment !
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RE: AF/KL Delaying A380 Deliveries To Save Money

Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:58 am

It would be nice to see this 380's going to KLM  

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