But I do think KL must look into alternatives for their remaining 744 full pax aircraft, because the 787-10 here means around 70 pax less per aircraft. 2nd hand 77W could be a possibility, leasing end of the line new 77W's also, ordering 777-9s (together with AF to replace A380 and the oldest 77W) would even be better.
After the scheduled phase out of the next 744 all pax (PH-BFG) in December 2019, the remaining 744 all pax aircraft are already strugling to fill all scheduled rotations of winterschedule 2019/20
The extra 6th AMS-PBM flight added on Friday 17, 24, 31 Jan 2020 and 7, 14 Feb 2020 can only be operated by cancelling the Friday rotation KL735/736 on the same days. So on those fridays only one A330-200 is operating towards CUR*.
After 29 March 2020 (Phase out of PH-BFH) KL735/736, the backbone CUR rotation is scheduled to be operated by 787-10 i.s.o. 744, with 70 pax less per aircraft.
* Our already booked 744 KL736 flight (C-class, seats 3A and 3B) on 14 feb 2020 was cancelled last week and we were transferred to KL734 the same day, but this aircraft was already almost full, so no more seat selection , even in C-class. We ended up seat 1A for myself and seat 3B for my wive, totally unexceptable.