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BeNeLux Aviation #5

Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:09 pm

As thread number 4 has been archived, I'll start thread number 5 of the never dull aviation scene in the BeNeLux. This year we'll probably see the finalisation of the Chinese taking a major equity stake in Cargolux, Ryanair going after Vueling and SN Brussels at BRU and we'll probably get an answer to the questions which BeNeLux airport will be the first airport wit pax service of all the three big ME3 airlines (AMS or BRU).

I'll start this thread by the press release of EIN that they have handled 3.4mio pax in 2013 (increase of 14%). For 2014 the expect 3.7mio. Total movements is expected to improve from 26,508 in 2013 to approx.29,000 in 2014.
Benelux Aviation #4 (by blueflyer Jun 4 2012 in Civil Aviation)#228

[Edited 2014-01-06 05:49:02 by SA7700]
 
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RE: BeNeLux Aviation #5

Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:27 pm

Has Qatar announced a date for AMS already? EK should arrive in BRU somewhere in August.


Btw, please use either SN or Brussels Airlines. SN Brussels Airlines seized to exist in 2007 already  
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RE: BeNeLux Aviation #5

Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:10 pm

Quoting bwest (Reply 1):
Has Qatar announced a date for AMS already? EK should arrive in BRU somewhere in August.

Qatar requested and received, as usual, slots for AMS for S14 (they've done this for the past few years) . Thus, if QR decides to finally use the slots they requested and granted, then AMS would be the first.
 
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RE: BeNeLux Aviation #5

Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:14 pm

Quoting LJ (Thread starter):
Ryanair going after Vueling and SN Brussels at BRU

Will be very interesting to see what happens there..

Quoting bwest (Reply 1):
Has Qatar announced a date for AMS already?

So far, they just placed a slot request.. Something they do every year

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RE: BeNeLux Aviation #5

Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:48 pm

After EIN, AMS released their preliminary figures for 2013 (exact figures will be available shortly)

Passengers 52.5mio (+2.89%)
Cargo: 1.5mio ton
Movements: 426,000

Though some news reports suggest an increase of cargo of 3.5%, according to my figures this doesn't look not correct as 2012 ended just above 1.5mio (when you include post in the cargo figures) or just under 1.5mio in you exclude post. Will see what the exact figures will be....
 
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RE: BeNeLux Aviation #5

Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:01 am

KLM will start flights to Bilbao in S14. 5 times a week (with ERJ190 equipment). Seems a nice - and for me long expectd - new city in the route network.

http://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nl-NL...s/KLM_opent_lijndienst_naar_Bilbao
 
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RE: BeNeLux Aviation #5

Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:51 am

How's the installation of the new WBC seats on the KLM 747s progressing? Any insight which routes have the new WBC? And when will the rest of the long haul fleet be updated?
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RE: BeNeLux Aviation #5

Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:56 am

Finally we got a clear overview about the 787/350 order partition at KL/AF. KL will go for 23 787s (how many of them are leased??) and 7 A350s (these will replace what). AF will go for 12 787s and 18 A350s...initially.

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RE: BeNeLux Aviation #5

Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:41 am

Quoting SASMD82 (Reply 7):

Surprising. But with the detailed yearly delivery schedule, the author seems to be in the know... Expected the number of 787s and A350s more equally balanced. Just 7 A350s, is it worth to have such a small subfleet? KL might as well go all 787... I guess the number of A350s will rise after a follow-on order to replace 77E's.

Quoting SASMD82 (Reply 7):
23 787s (how many of them are leased??)

I believe 10 787s will be leased, and judging by the delivery schedule, all will go to KL.

Also surprised to see just 276 seats in KL's 787-9... 14 seats less than the A333 and 44 less than the 77E... thought it was closer in size.

Quoting SASMD82 (Reply 7):
these will replace what

From what I read in earlier interviews with KL executives, this 787/A350 order will replace the 747Ms and A330s. Will be interesting to see what KL will do with full pax 747s... replace with more 77W's or perhaps 777-9s?   
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RE: BeNeLux Aviation #5

Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:23 am

Quoting frigatebird (Reply 8):
Surprising. But with the detailed yearly delivery schedule, the author seems to be in the know... Expected the number of 787s and A350s more equally balanced. Just 7 A350s, is it worth to have such a small subfleet? KL might as well go all 787... I guess the number of A350s will rise after a follow-on order to replace 77E's.

I think so too, but than not specifically for the 77E. I think in 2020 we will see a temporary fleet of 747, 747M, 77W, 77E, 789, A359, A333 and A332.  
Quoting frigatebird (Reply 8):
Also surprised to see just 276 seats in KL's 787-9... 14 seats less than the A333 and 44 less than the 77E... thought it was closer in size.

This means either the 789 is not as big as we thought it was. At least a good amount smaller than the A333/A343, MD-11 and 77E. Surprises me too, I thought the size was about the equivalent.

Quoting frigatebird (Reply 8):
From what I read in earlier interviews with KL executives, this 787/A350 order will replace the 747Ms and A330s. Will be interesting to see what KL will do with full pax 747s... replace with more 77W's or perhaps 777-9s?

779, no until 2025 I don't expect this plane to be with KL/AF, hence they are no launch customer airlines (anymore) and their 77W are relatively young. Normally the A330s of KL don't need to be replaced before 2020 as well. So I expect the 772 to be replaced by a combination of 789 and 359.
 
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RE: BeNeLux Aviation #5

Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:56 am

CRL handled 6,786,979 pax in 2013 (+4%) -> third in Benelux after AMS and BRU.

Press release

The continuous growth of the last years is expected to come to a stop in 2014 as Ryanair moves some ops to BRU.

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RE: BeNeLux Aviation #5

Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:10 am

Any news on EK's arrival in BRU ?

I've heard of May or August. I wonder if they'll bring an A330 or a 777...
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RE: BeNeLux Aviation #5

Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:26 am

KLM announces it will return to ZAG from 25 May 2014:

- dep. AMS 14:30 - arr. ZAG 16:20 KL1943 non-stop E90 Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun
- dep. ZAG 16:55 - arr. AMS 19:05 KL1944 non-stop E90 Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun
 
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RE: BeNeLux Aviation #5

Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:00 pm

Quoting Flying Belgian (Reply 11):
I wonder if they'll bring an A330 or a 777...

It's usually a 777 (300ER   ) when EK starts a new route... A330s are on their way out, and seem to be not in best shape. Not the best visiting card to impress new passengers.
When EK has enough A350s, it will probably be the aircraft of choice for new routes.
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RE: BeNeLux Aviation #5

Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:17 pm

Quoting factsonly (Reply 12):

KLM announces it will return to ZAG from 25 May 2014:

- dep. AMS 14:30 - arr. ZAG 16:20 KL1943 non-stop E90 Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun
- dep. ZAG 16:55 - arr. AMS 19:05 KL1944 non-stop E90 Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun

Excited about their move to the Balkan, should have got time I think. Curious when they will add BEG as well.
 
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RE: BeNeLux Aviation #5

Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:25 pm

Quoting SASMD82 (Reply 14):
Excited about their move to the Balkan, should have got time I think. Curious when they will add BEG as well.

Don 't get too excited as this is a seasonal flight only (and just a F70).

Other news

BRU ended at 19.33mio pax for 2013 (+0.9). Number of movements was 216,678 which is 3.4% less. Cargo ended 6.4% lower at 429,938 tons

LGG released its figures as well this week. Pax figures ended at 315,293 (+ 3.98%). Cargo was down 2.72% to 561,000 tons.

[Edited 2014-01-10 12:51:52]
 
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RE: BeNeLux Aviation #5

Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:17 am

Hello guys , just came back from holiday from MNL to AMST ,via Sin and flying with SQ on 4 segments ( planes fully booked on all segments just like the trip in feb 13 ), why on earth SQ, dont upgrade there 777-200 to a 777-300ER ( with better quality service and entertainment on board and space ) on the AMST-SIN-AMST specialy on a 13hours flight
 
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RE: BeNeLux Aviation #5

Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:15 pm

Quoting GILLESPATRICK (Reply 16):

Simply because SQ's 77W is a premium product and AMS is not a premium route. It has 8P, 42J and 228Y seats. As you no doubt know, Dutch people are somewhat price sensitive, the market for P and J simply isn't big enough. Therefore, it makes better sense for SQ to send the 77E with 26J and 245Y seats to AMS.

We'll just have to wait until SQ replaces their 77E's with A359s...

Same situation with CX, they send their old A343s (2 class or 3 class with Y+), not their premium configured 77W's. Although I believe their plan is to eventually send a 3 class (with Y+) 77W to AMS.
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RE: BeNeLux Aviation #5

Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:21 pm

Quoting frigatebird (Reply 17):
Simply because SQ's 77W is a premium product and AMS is not a premium route. It has 8P, 42J and 228Y seats. As you no doubt know, Dutch people are somewhat price sensitive, the market for P and J simply isn't big enough. Therefore, it makes better sense for SQ to send the 77E with 26J and 245Y seats to AMS.

We'll just have to wait until SQ replaces their 77E's with A359s...

Same situation with CX, they send their old A343s (2 class or 3 class with Y+), not their premium configured 77W's. Although I believe their plan is to eventually send a 3 class (with Y+) 77W to AMS.

SQ send their B77W to AMS in peak summer season and CX will introduce daily B77W 3-class service starting 2 jan. 2015. The CX B77W starts operating 3x/week in late October 2014, as the CX A340 is slowly withdrawn from service.
 
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RE: BeNeLux Aviation #5

Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:18 pm

Quoting factsonly (Reply 18):
SQ send their B77W to AMS in peak summer season

I saw they did last summer, hadn't seen anything in their schedule they're planning it again this summer. A bit surprising they send a plane with less Y seats but more J seats during summer season. You'd expect less premium demand in summer.

Quoting factsonly (Reply 18):
CX will introduce daily B77W 3-class service starting 2 jan. 2015. The CX B77W starts operating 3x/week in late October 2014

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RE: BeNeLux Aviation #5

Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:01 pm

Quoting factsonly (Reply 18):
SQ send their B77W to AMS in peak summer season and CX will introduce daily B77W 3-class service starting 2 jan. 2015. The CX B77W starts operating 3x/week in late October 2014, as the CX A340 is slowly withdrawn from service.

SQ sends their 77W to AMS for cargo. They usually don't sell the P cabin on those flights as P (they didn't do this previous years). Aircraft availability has also been a reason why SQ send their 77Ws to AMS in the past.
 
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RE: BeNeLux Aviation #5

Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:47 pm

Does SQ only have one (premium heavy) cabin version on the 77W?

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RE: BeNeLux Aviation #5

Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:07 pm

Quoting PW100 (Reply 21):
Does SQ only have one (premium heavy) cabin version on the 77W?

The SQ 77W comes only in the premium heavy configuration.

Other news

CI will reduce TPE-BKK-AMS from daily to 5 weekly between April 30th and June 14th
 
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RE: BeNeLux Aviation #5

Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:24 pm

Quoting LJ (Reply 22):
CI will reduce TPE-BKK-AMS from daily to 5 weekly between April 30th and June 14th

This is an annually recurring schedule adjustment for airlines from that region in a period of weak demand.

CX also reduces European service in this period; HKG-AMS-HKG to 6x/week for a two week period 1 - 14 May 2014.
 
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RE: BeNeLux Aviation #5

Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:47 am

KLM is returning to Torino in Italy with 2x/daily Fokker 70:


- dep. AMS 09:20 - arr. TRN 11:05 KL1555 non-stop F70 daily
- dep. AMS 20:30 - arr. TRN 22:15 KL1559 non-stop F70 daily

Flights are operated in codeshare with AZ.

Until last year AZ operated this route 2x/daily with A319 and E75 in codeshare with KLM.

This is the 2nd Alitalia regional route handed to KLM following the transfer of FLR-AMS-FLR from AZ to KLM late last year. The cost of operation of such regional routes for AZ must be the primary reason for the transfer, as AZ does not have a/c or crew bases in TRN or FLR.

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RE: BeNeLux Aviation #5

Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:18 pm

FR is opening 3 new routes ex EIN:

Eindhoven – Venice Treviso (2 weekly)
Eindhoven – Murcia (2 weekly)
Eindhoven – Corfu (1 weekly)

All routes start at the beginning of April.
 
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RE: BeNeLux Aviation #5

Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:25 pm

And EK has apparently announced they are NOT going to start BRU-DXB, quoting strong competition from EY, QR, TG & 9W

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RE: BeNeLux Aviation #5

Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:31 pm

Flew through LUX yesterday for the first time since the new terminal openend.

I was wondering if there are any plans for the now disused finger pier to the left (seen from the apron) of the terminal that currently lacks a link ti the terminal. While the terminal has some shiny new airbridges, most of the planes that serve LUX are suited for airbridges and passengers must be coached.
 
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RE: BeNeLux Aviation #5

Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:37 pm

KQ will deploy the 77W on NBO-AMS as of June 2nd
 
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RE: BeNeLux Aviation #5

Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:59 pm

Quoting LJ (Reply 28):

KQ will deploy the 77W on NBO-AMS as of June 2nd

Great news, hopefully it'll be daily!
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RE: BeNeLux Aviation #5

Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:20 pm

SN announced some new routes ex BRU (some are service resumptions) in S14 (most of them holiday routes).

BRU - ATH 3 weekly (4 weekly between June 28th and August 30th)
BRU - SVQ 3 weekly
BRU - MLA 2 weekly (June 20th - September 12th)
BRU - CAG 2 weekly (June 22nd - August 31st)
BRU - BRI 3 weekly (June 23rd - September 13th)
BRU - MPL 3 weekly (June 24th - September 13th)
BRU - KRK 3 weekly (starting June 23rd) and 4 weekly from September 1st
BRU - WAW 12 weekly (starting September 14th)
 
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RE: BeNeLux Aviation #5

Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:07 pm

Two unusual moves by KLM this weekend:

1) The airline announced a new 5x/week AMS-BIO route earlier this month. Four months ahead of the route opening the frequency has been raised to daily, allegedly due to higher than expected sales figures.

- dep. AMS 14:50 - arr. BIO 17:00 KL1686 E90 daily

2) At the same time KLM also raised the frequency on its newly announced route AMS-ZAG four months ahead of the opening, from 4x/week to daily and replacing the F70 with the larger E90.

- dep. AMS 14:30 - arr. ZAG 16:20 Kl1943 E90 daily

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RE: BeNeLux Aviation #5

Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:32 pm

AMS

Korean will increase ICN-AMS to 4 weekly in S14

BRU
TG will reduce the frequency on BKK - BRU from 4 to 3 weekly between April 29th - June 21st and September 1st - October 25th. However, in peak season (June 29 - August 31st) the capacity will increased by replacing the 777-200 with the 777-300.

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Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:48 am

Quoting factsonly (Reply 18):
CX will introduce daily B77W 3-class service starting 2 jan. 2015. The CX B77W starts operating 3x/week in late October 2014, as the CX A340 is slowly withdrawn from service.

As CX will be one of the first airlines to receive the A359 next year I wonder if AMS will be one of the first destinations for these birds.

A little off topic but does anybody know who will have the scoop of receiving the A359 next year in Western Europe?
 
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RE: BeNeLux Aviation #5

Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:02 pm

KLM AF posted an operational profit of 130 M EUR againt a loss of 336 M EUR last year. However due to a negative tax influence (as well as the selling of Citijet), the loss has grown to 1.8 B EUR (!!!). Situation in general has improved a lot (even AF is making operational profit) and expected to continue (although economical forecast remains uncertain) as costs go down (fuel, personell, overhead)

http://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nl-NL..._winst_voor_Air_France-KLM_in_2013 (in Dutch only)

The situation at Transavia has worsened. Operational loss has grown to 23 M EUR mentioning that the political situation in Egypt, the new routes (particularly in France) have still to be proven and the bankruptcy of the OAD travel organisation.

http://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nl-NL...verlies_Transavia_sterk_toegenomen
 
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RE: BeNeLux Aviation #5

Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:08 pm

Just to make this thread complete, as it was reported elsewhere:

Estonian will commence Vaxjo-AMS on May 4, 2014:

- dep. 06:15 - arr. 07:50 OV801 Embraer 170 Mon, Tue, Thu
- dep. 17:55 - arr. 19:30 OV805 Embraer 170 Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun

Amsterdam (AMS) – Växjö (VXO)

Day:
- dep. 10:05 - arr. 11:30 OV802 Embraer 170 Mon, Tue, Thu
- dep. 20:45 - arr. 22:10 OV806 Embraer 170 Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun

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RE: BeNeLux Aviation #5

Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:10 pm

Air One revised their schedules to Amsterdam. Catania - Amsterdam and Palermo - Amsterdam will commence as of March 30th instead of April 6th and April 3rd respectively.
 
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RE: BeNeLux Aviation #5

Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:24 pm

Kalitta will start a twice weekly JFK-AMS flight as of March 9th.

The schedule will be (flown by 747-400F)
JFK dep 01:00 arriving AMS 14:15 (Thursday, Sunday)
AMS dep 09:00 (Friday)
AMS dep 17:00 (Sunday)
 
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RE: BeNeLux Aviation #5

Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:46 pm

VY has changed one of its destination from AMS, the 3x/weekly flights to Galicia have been moved from A Coruna Airport to Santiago De Compostela Airport.

In S14 peak summer season the airline serves:

- Alicante = 5x/week
- Barcelona = 29x/week
- Bilbao = 4x/week
- Ibiza = 8x/week
- Malaga = 7x/week
- Mallorca = 4x/week
- Rome = 6x/week
- Santiago = 3x/week
- Sevilla = 3x/week
- Valencia = 5x/week

TOTAL = 77x/week
 
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RE: BeNeLux Aviation #5

Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:50 pm

The city councils of both Rotterdam and The Hague have agreed to connect Rotterdam - the Hague airport and both named cities and Delft by a new tramlink.
The exact timeline for construction / completion is unknown yet. But when completed the travel time from the respective cities to the airport will be reduced significantly:
-Rotterdam central station-->airport - Less than 10 minutes
-Delft-airport --> abt 15 minutes
-the Hague centre-->airport abt 40 minutes
 
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RE: BeNeLux Aviation #5

Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:59 pm

AMS
Etihad Regional will cancel CBG-AMS as of S14. This means that CBG-AMS is cancelled again...
 
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RE: BeNeLux Aviation #5

Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:51 am

GARUDA has confirmed its intention to launch late May 5x/week non-stop CGK-AMS operations with B773.

- dep. CGK 00.55 – arr. AMS 09.40 GA 088 77W daily ex. Tue, Thu
- dep. AMS 12.35 – arr. CGK 07.15 GA 089 77W daily ex. Tue, Thu

This service will replace the existing CGK-AUH-AMS A332 service which operates six weekly.
 
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RE: BeNeLux Aviation #5

Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:02 am

Quoting thijs1984 (Reply 39):
The city councils of both Rotterdam and The Hague have agreed to connect Rotterdam - the Hague airport and both named cities and Delft by a new tramlink.
The exact timeline for construction / completion is unknown yet. But when completed the travel time from the respective cities to the airport will be reduced significantly:
-Rotterdam central station-->airport - Less than 10 minutes
-Delft-airport --> abt 15 minutes
-the Hague centre-->airport abt 40 minutes

I see the point for Rotterdam Airport. But is it worth to cover the Hague, given the train link to the nearby railway station and the shuttle bus from there to the airport? Of course a direct tramlink to The Hague is more convenient, but is it quicker and is there sufficient demand to justify the costs, given that RTM is reasonably accessible from The Hague by public transport already?
 
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RE: BeNeLux Aviation #5

Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:02 pm

Quoting vfw614 (Reply 42):
I see the point for Rotterdam Airport. But is it worth to cover the Hague, given the train link to the nearby railway station and the shuttle bus from there to the airport? Of course a direct tramlink to The Hague is more convenient, but is it quicker and is there sufficient demand to justify the costs, given that RTM is reasonably accessible from The Hague by public transport already?

The Tramline The Hague - Delft - Rotterdam was already planned to follow the A13 Highway, the airport will be connected to this new Tramline with a shunt.
 
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RE: BeNeLux Aviation #5

Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:36 pm

AirBridge Cargo will start a twice weekly SVO-AMS-DFW as of S14. The flight will be operated on Mondays and Thursdays with a B748F.

AF/KL/MP Cargo will increase AMS-BOM freighter service from 2 weekly to 4 weekly as of April 1st.
 
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RE: BeNeLux Aviation #5

Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:15 am

Stobart Air operating for FlyBe has announced it will operate starting from June 4th, 2014:

- SEN-GRQ 1x daily with ATR72-600
- SEN-ANV 2x daily with ATR72-600 (2nd flight starts later in the year)
 
SASMD82
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RE: BeNeLux Aviation #5

Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:27 am

Maybe some people already knew it (or I have failed to read it earlier) but here some fleet news of KLM.
As Wikipedia claims, 2 additional 737-700s will join the fleet of KL though it is not said when. Also, an extra 737-800 will come next month (a couple of months ago, when the last 738 arrived, it was said that this was the last 738 to arrive for the upcoming period).

Lastly, 3 instead of 2 extra 77W will arrive in the next 2 years. Does anyone know if these birds will finally replace the prehistoric PH-BFA and PH-BFB? Thanks.

When will the Fokker 70 replacement decision be made? This was supposed to be announced in 2014 I thought.
 
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RE: BeNeLux Aviation #5

Sun Apr 06, 2014 7:37 pm

Quoting SASMD82 (Reply 46):
Lastly, 3 instead of 2 extra 77W will arrive in the next 2 years. Does anyone know if these birds will finally replace the prehistoric PH-BFA and PH-BFB? Thanks.

I don't think they will replace PH-BFA & PH-BFB as they have recently been refurbished with KLMs new WBC..
 
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RE: BeNeLux Aviation #5

Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:44 pm

AMS

GA will decrease CGK-AUH-AMS from 6 weekly to 4 weekly between May 12th and May 29th.
IB Express will resume MAD-AMS as of July 1st (as mentioned in a seperate thread )
Iberia To Resume SDQ, IST, AMS, ARN And ATH (by mfc Apr 8 2014 in Civil Aviation)

MST
ET Cargo has started ADD-MST-DWC-HKG replacing BRU for MST for this 2 weekly flight.

OST/LGG
A N A Airline Management will move its freighter business from OST to LGG. BAsically this means that OST will loose a very big part of its cargo business.

LUX
Cargolux will start 1 charter flight a week to Zhengzhou via Baku for 4 weeks as of April 24th. In addition it will start a 2 weekly scheduled service leaving LUX on Thursdays and Saturdays
 
thijs1984
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RE: BeNeLux Aviation #5

Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:05 pm

TK is doing very well on its newly launched IST-RTM route.
A321's are frequently spotted at RTM, and a deployment of a bigger plane (possibly a A330-200?) seems to be a option in the near future.

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