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3
Feb

KLM Cancels Aruba from March 09

KLM today announced it’ll be cancelling Amsterdam – Aruba service from 29MAR09. This route will continue to be served by subsidiary Martinair.

2
Feb

KLM changes to Atlanta frequency

Contrary to previous post on 29JAN09 regarding KLM’s summer 09 changes, service to Atlanta operates 6 weekly (Day x1) is effective from 31MAR09 to 24MAY09 only, as per Sabre timetable display on 02FEB09

29
Jan

KLM Additional changes for 09 Summer Schedule

As per Sabre Timetable display on 29JAN09, KLM’s additional changes on long-haul service is the following.

Almaty
Planned increase from 5 to 6 weekly is now reversed

Atlanta
Planned Daily shelved, back to 6 weekly

Detroit
Suspended, partner nwa operating 3 Daily

Dubai
Reduction from 12 to 10 weekly, KL429/430 reduce from 5 to 3 weekly (Day 135)

Entebbe
Frequency to stay at 4 weekly

Hong Kong
planned increase from 7 to 10/11 weekly, postponed till the launch of 09/10 timetable season

Johannesburg
aircraft swap from 747-400COMBI to 777-200ER

Lagos
Planned aircraft change between A330 and 777-200ER shelved. Served by Daily A330

Nairobi
Planned Daily 747-400 service has been slightly adjusted to:
01APR09 – 17JUL09 74M Day x246 744 Day 246
18JUL09 – 24OCT09 744 Daily

Osaka
aircraft swap from 777-200ER to 747-400COMBI

Panama City
Planned increase from 4 to 5 weekly is reversed, Day x146 with M11

Shanghai Pu Dong
Planned 2 Daily has reversed to 12 weekly only, KL893/894 operates 5 weekly

23
Jan

KLM reduce planned Chengdu increase

As per 23JAN09 Amadeus display, KLM has reversed its plan to increase Amsterdam – Chengdu service to 5 weekly for the Summer of 09.

From 29MAR09 to 30APR09, service operates 2 weekly (Day 37 from AMS), and 3rd weekly flight (Day 357 from AMS) operates from 03MAY09.

19
Jan

KLM/VLM Codesharing

KLM has started codesharing on VLM’s 8 Daily Amsterdam – London City route

Route
KL Codeshare VG Operating
Amsterdam – London City KL209
KL215
KL217
KL221
KL235
KL239
KL243
KL247
VG209
VG215
VG217
VG221
VG235
VG239
VG243
VG247
London City – Amsterdam KL210
KL216
KL218
KL222
KL236
KL240
KL244
KL248
VG210
VG216
VG218
VG222
VG236
VG240
VG244
VG248
19
Jan

KLM new Trans-Atlantic codeshare

KLM’s “KL” code is now being displayed on DELTA subsidiary nwa’s Detroit – Rome flight, starting June 2009.

Route
KL Codeshare NW Operating
Detroit – Rome KL6050 NW050
Rome – Detroit KL6049 NW049
13
Jan

KLM brings 747-400PAX to Tokyo during Peak Summer 09

From 20JUL09 to 25SEP09, KLM’s Amsterdam – Tokyo route sees Boeing 747-400PAX operating 2 weekly, as per 13JAN09 Amadeus timetable display.

AMS departure:
744 Day 15
74E Day 3
772 Day 2467

8
Jan

KLM 09/10 Winter minor changes

Some changes for KLM 2009/10 Winter season are the following, as per 08JAN09 Amadeus
timetable display

Chengdu 4 weekly 777
Detroit KLM operating flight Cancelled, NWA operating 3 Daily
Hong Kong 10 weekly 74E
Nairobi Daily 744
Panama City 5 weekly M11

8
Jan

KLM E190 to Bologna from 28SEP09

As per 08JAN09 Amadeus timetable display, KLM plans to operate Embraer 190 aircraft on the Amsterdam – Bologna route, KL1591/1592, from 28SEP09.

Service operates by KLMcityhopper

8
Jan

KLM 737 by cityhopper

As per 08JAN09 Amadeus timetable display, the following KLM Boeing 737 flight is being remarked as “operated by KLMcityhopper”.

Note the changes are effective 29MAR09, unless otherwise stated.

Route
Flt Nbr A/C & REMARK
Amsterdam – Aberdeen KL1441/1442 734 Day 67
Amsterdam – Berlin KL1829/1830 734
Amsterdam – Billund KL1347/1348 73J 29JUN – 29AUG
Amsterdam – Copenhagen KL1125/1126
KL1133/1134
73W
733
Amsterdam – Newcastle KL971/952 733 29JUN – 23AUG
Amsterdam – Stavanger KL1201/1202 734 29MAR – 28JUN
Amsterdam – Zurich KL1957/1958 734 Day x67
31
Dec

KLM Celebrates 90th anniversary in 2009

KLM starting 01JAN09 begins a series of celebration of its 90th anniversary, marking the world’s oldest airline operating without interruption nor changing its name

23
Dec

1973/74: KLM International Routes

The following is KLM’s Inter-Continental network during 1973/74 Winter season, taken from Official Airline Guide Worldwide Edition – MAR 1974

The unit of the frequency is Weekly, round-trip basis. City highlighted in BOLD represents the aircraft’s turn-around point.

Read more »

18
Dec

KLM Detorit flight for 2009/10 Winter

KLM currently is not displaying any of its own operating flight on the Amsterdam – Detroit route from 25OCT09.

This may just be under temporarily basis

17
Dec

KLMCityhopper may get 737s

According to CH-Aviation posting, KLM plans to transfer 737-300/-400 fleet to KLMCityhopper

12
Dec

KLM reduce Dallas flight

KLM from 14JAN09 to 28MAR09 cancels Day 3 service on the Amsterdam – Dallas route.

During this period KLM will only operate 4 weekly flights

9
Dec

KLM to relaunch Calgary in 2009

KLM is relaunching Amsterdam – Calgary service from May 2009, after 12 years of hiatus.

Service 0perates with A330-200, 5 times a week

KL677 AMS1520 – 1620YYC 332 x16
KL678 YYC1805 – 1055+1AMS 332 x16

8
Dec

KLM plans Summer 09 reduction to Shanghai

As per 08DEC08 Amadeus timetable display, KLM’s Amsterdam – Shanghai route is showing 12 weekly flights, compared to 14 weekly in Summer 08 season.

KL893 does not operate on Day x27 from Amsterdam and KL894 does not operate on Day x13 from Shanghai

4
Dec

KLM 777-300ER back in NY in Sep 2009

As per 04DEC08 Amadeus timetable update, KLM is displaying Boeing 777-300ER aircraft operating Amsterdam – New York JFK route on KL641/642 Day 6 service.

Service operates in September 2009 only.

4
Dec

Air France – KLM Resumes Bangkok operation

Air France and KLM from 05DEC08 resumes Bangkok operation. Air France Daily Update on Amadeus displays passenger holding Air France or KLM ticket departing from Bangkok, can take either AF169, KL878 or KL878D flight on 06DEC08 only. Advanced arrangement with AF/KLM office is required

On 05DEC08/06DEC08, Air France is operating extra Ho Chi Minh flight
AF4162 CDG1935 – 1355+1SGN 343 05DEC08
AF4163 SGN2225 – 0610+1CDG 343 06DEC08

3
Dec

KLM 747 Full Pax to Bangkok/Taipei

As per 03DEC08 Amadeus timetable display, KLM plans to operate Boeing 747-400 Full Pax aircraft instead of COMBI on Amsterdam – Bangkok – Taipei route on 05DEC08.

1
Dec

Air France-KLM update on Phuket operation

Air France-KLM has updated the flight schedule for the Phuket operation due to Bangkok Airport closure

01DEC08, KLM HKT1900 – KUL – 0400+1AMS
02DEC08, AF173 HKT2330 – 0245+1DXB0355+1 – 0815+1CDG 744
03DEC08, KLM HKT1900 – KUL – 0400+1AMS
04DEC08, AF169 HKT2330 – 0615+1CDG 744

Air France-KLM will be arranging bus transfer from Bangkok to Phuket for those flights

On 03DEC08, Air France is to operate following flights
AF164 CDG1935 – 1300+1HKT 744
AF169 HKT2330 – 0615+1CDG 744 03DEC08

In regards to Vietnam operation, AF164 on 01DEC08 operates nonstop flight to Hanoi. AF169 from Hanoi on 02DEC08, is now scheduled to depart 03DEC08 as AF169A

Air France on 05DEC08 is operating extra nonstop flight to Ho Chi Minh
AF4162 CDG1935 – 1355+1SGN 343
AF4163 SGN2225 – 0550+1CDG 343 06DEC08

1
Dec

KLM/Air France Update on Vietnam/Thailand flight

KLM has started service to Phuket due to continuous closure of Bangkok Airport.

KL8102 HKT1900 – via Kuala Lumpur – 0400+1AMS 01DEC08
AF173 HKT2330 – 0245+1DXB0355+1 – 0815+1CDG 744 02DEC08
KL8102 HKT1900 – via Kuala Lumpur – 0400+1AMS 03DEC08

On 30NOV08, Air France operated a ferry flight from Bangkok to Phuket

On 01DEC08, Air France operates Paris – Hanoi nonstop, replacing Paris – Bangkok – Ho Chi Minh

AF164 CDG1835 – 0620+1HAN

As a result of cancelling Ho Chi Minh flight, scheduled departure on 02DEC08 is being rescheduled to 03DEC08

AF169A HAN1550 – 0510+1CDG

Note these info are taken from Air France News from Amadeus, thus there are some schedule discrepancies

28
Nov

KLM cancels Bangkok/Taipei till 30NOV08

KLM’s Amsterdam – Bangkok – Taipei is cancelled until 30NOV08 at the earliest

25
Nov

KLM 777-300ER Summer 2009 Operational tweak

As per 25NOV08 Amadeus timetable display, KLM’s planned Boeing 777-300ER operation for the Northern 2009 Summer season has been tweaked.

Cairo
Planned 77W operation for the entire Summer 09 period has been revised.

Day 15 service operates from 30MAR09 to 29MAY09
Manila
Planned Daily 77W service shelved.

The 777-300ER is now displaying Day 2467 departure from AMS and -200ER on Day 135

Sao Paulo
3 weekly Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on the Amsterdam – Sao Paulo route from 30AUG09 to 23OCT09

777-300ER departs Day 157 while -200ER flies on Day 2346

Singapore
Planned 3 weekly 77W service still goes into effect from 12JUL09. 4th 77W service now planned from 28AUG09 (Day 2357 from AMS)

There are no changes to Kuala Lumpur/Jakarta and Dar es Salaam/Kilimanjaro 777-300ER operation

25
Nov

KLM changes on HKG increase in Summer 2009

As per 25NOV08 Amadeus timetable display, KLM has adjusted planned increase on the Amsterdam – Hong Kong flight

From 29MAR09, it’ll operate extra 3 weekly flights (AMS departure Day 267 KL887, HKG departure Day 137 KL888) instead of 4.

The 4th weekly frequency on KL887/888, begins from 18JUL09, AMS departure