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N774UA
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Question Regarding A380 And AMS

Tue Jul 26, 2005 3:24 am

Last week I heard some rumors (I repeat rumors) at AMS.

1. The A380 will visit AMS in January 2006.

2. The plane will be to heavy to cross the bridge over the "Hoofdvaart" , so it won't be able to taxi to the terminal. This is because I think the only usable runway for the A380 will be 18R. Will the bridge be strengthened or does this mean that AMS isn't ready for the A380?

Can anyone confirm this?

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sk601
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RE: Question Regarding A380 And AMS

Tue Jul 26, 2005 4:04 am

1. MH will start A380 service to AMS, but not until 2007 or 2008
2. correct, no short term plans yet to fix that problem.

Correct me if am I wrong but, currently only 1 gate is suitable to dock the A380 (gate E24).

I am not that positive about the A380, I think there will be quit some logistic problems (boarding/disembark procedures/luggage handling/rebooking of the huge number of pax when flight is late (transferpax) or cancelled)
 
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RE: Question Regarding A380 And AMS

Tue Jul 26, 2005 7:36 am

Quoting SK601 (Reply 1):
I am not that positive about the A380, I think there will be quit some logistic problems (boarding/disembark procedures/luggage handling/rebooking of the huge number of pax when flight is late (transferpax) or cancelled)

Presumably people said this when the B747 was introduced, and that was a much bigger step change without today's technology. As far as I know the world didn't stop spinning then.

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