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3
Mar

KLM 2009 Summer Operational Update

The following is updated KLM 2009 Summer Long-haul routes, as of 03MAR09.

Note additional changes are the following:

Curacao Boeing 747-400 replace MD11 service
St. Maarten CANCELLED (inbound via Aruba, which was announced to be cancelled as well)

Routing Change in the Middle East
Amsterdam – Abu Dhabi – Muscat replace service via Kuwait
KL449 AMS1010 – 1845AUH1945 – 2055MCT 332 x16
KL450 MCT2215 – 2325AUH0040+1 – 0550+1AMS 332 x16

Bahrain flight will route via Kuwait instead
KL447 AMS1410 – 2115BAH2215 – 2330KWI0045+1 – 0555+1AMS 332 357
KL443 AMS1410 – 2050KWI2150 – 2300BAH0015+1 – 0555+1AMS 332 2
KL445 AMS1410 – 2050KWI2150 – 2300BAH0015+1 – 0555+1AMS 332 146

A full list of the operation is the following. Note the operational day is for Amsterdam departure.

Route
Op Date A/C & Op Days
Amsterdam – Calgary 07MAY – 03JUN
04JUN –
332 x136
332 x16
Amsterdam – Montreal M11 Daily
Amsterdam – Toronto
KL691/692
KL695/696

29MAR – 31MAY
01JUN – 07JUN
08JUN – 20JUN
24JUN – 26SEP
27SEP –

744 x246 74M 246
332 x135
332 x37
772 x37
332 x5
M11 x35
Amsterdam – Vancouver M11 Daily
Amsterdam – Atlanta 01APR – 23MAY
27MAY – 03OCT
07OCT –
332 x127
332 x27
332 x127
Amsterdam – Chicago 31MAR – 12APR
13APR – 15JUL
16JUL – 27SEP
28SEP –
74M x13
74M x3
74M Daily
74M x3
Amsterdam – Dallas 29MAR – 31MAY
01JUN –
332 x26
332 x23
Amsterdam – Houston
KL661/662
KL663/664
74M Daily
737 x3
Amsterdam – Los Angeles 74M Daily
Amsterdam – New York JFK
KL641/642

KL643/644

31MAR – 31MAY
01JUN –
31MAR – 12APR
14APR – 29MAY
01JUN –
777 x7 744 7
777 Daily
74M x15 777 15
74M x157 777 15
74M x157 777 157
Amsterdam – San Francisco 744 Daily
Amsterdam – Washington 332 Daily
Amsterdam – Mexico City 74M Daily
Amsterdam – Curacao 744 x24
Amsterdam – Panama City M11 x16
Amsterdam – Bonaire – Guayaquil – Quito – Bonaire – Amsterdam M11 x24

Amsterdam – Lima 29MAR – 04MAY
05MAY – 26MAY
27MAY –
777 Daily
777 x2
777 Daily
Amsterdam – Paramaribo M11 246
Amsterdam – Sao Paulo

29MAR – 29AUG
30AUG –
777 Daily
777 x157 77W 157
Amsterdam – Abuja – Kano – Amsterdam 332 146
Amsterdam – Accra 777 Daily
Amsterdam – Cairo 777 Daily
Amsterdam – Cape Town 777 x25
Amsterdam – Entebbe 332 x46
Amsterdam – Johannesburg 777 Daily
Amsterdam – Khartoum – Addis Ababa – Amsterdam 332 246
Amsterdam – Kilimanjaro – Dar es Salaam – Amsterdam 777 x57 77W 57
Amsterdam – Lagos 777 Daily
Amsterdam – Nairobi

01APR – 31MAY
01JUN – 07JUN
08JUN – 21JUN
22JUN –
744 246 74M x246
744 Daily
744 x135 74M 135
744 x135 777 135
Amsterdam – Tel Aviv 737 Daily
Amsterdam – Tripoli 737 x2
Amsterdam – Abu Dhabi – Muscat 332 x16
Amsterdam – Bahrain – Kuwait – Amsterdam 332 357
Amsterdam – Dammam – Doha 332 x24
Amsterdam – Dubai
KL427/428
KL429/430
777 Daily
777 135
Amsterdam – Kuwait – Bahrain – Amsterdam 332 x357
Amsterdam – Tehran M11 x27
Amsterdam – Almaty 332 x35
Amsterdam – Bangkok – Taipei 74M Daily
Amsterdam – Beijing 74M Daily
Amsterdam – Chengdu 01APR – 29APR
03MAY –
777 37
777 357
Amsterdam – Delhi 31MAR – 29MAY
30MAY –
777 x357 M11 357
M11 Daily
Amsterdam – Hong Kong 74M Daily
Amsterdam – Kuala Lumpur – Jakarta 777 146 77W x146
Amsterdam – Manila 30MAY – 29MAY
31MAY –
777 135 77W x135
777 357 77W x357
Amsterdam – Osaka 74M Daily
Amsterdam – Seoul 74M x13
Amsterdam – Shanghai
KL893/894
KL895/896
74M x57
74M Daily
Amsterdam – Singapore

29MAR – 30MAY
31MAY – 31AUG
01SEP –
777 Daily
777 x257 77W 257
777 146 77W x146
Amsterdam – Tokyo 30MAR – 17JUL
18JUL – 25SEP
26SEP –
74M 135 777 x135
777 x135 744 15 74M 3
74M 135 777 x135
26
Feb

KLM 777-300ER to Nairobi

KLM has introduced Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on the Amsterdam – Nairobi route, as per 26FEB09 GDS timetable display.

777-300ER operates on Day 57 from Amsterdam till 28MAR09

19
Feb

KLM on AF new Basel – Amsterdam service

KLM is now displaying its “KL” code on AIRFRANCE’s new Basel – Amsterdam route from 29MAR09

Route
KL Codeshare AF Operating
Basel – Amsterdam

KL2036
KL2038
AF5200
AF5202
Amsterdam – Basel

KL2037
KL2039
AF5201
AF5203
18
Feb

KLM cancel Tallinn service from May 09

Starting 04MAY09, KLM is cancelling its 2 Daily Amsterdam – Tallinn route, as per availability display on 18FEB09.

Thanks to several readers who notified this

12
Feb

KLM shelves planned HKG increase

As per 12FEB09 GDS timetable display, KLM appears to have shelved planned increase on Amsterdam – Hong Kong route to 10 weekly.

Originally the plan was for 2009 Summer, but later postponed to 2009/10 Winter. However, this is shelved totally.

11
Feb

KLM re-times Hong Kong flight

KLM in the 2009 Summer timetable reschedules and switches the flight number on Amsterdam – Hong Kong route

till 28MAR09
KL887 AMS1515 – 0930+1HKG 74E D
KL888 HKG1110 – 1640AMS 74E D

eff 29MAR09
KL889 AMS2120 – 1430+1HKG 74E
KL890 HKG2305 – 0515+1AMS 74E D

4
Feb

Westjet ties up with AIR FRANCE-KLM

Westjet yesterday signed an deal with AIR FRANCE-KLM which the two will be cooperating and eyes codeshare agreement.

The codeshare agreement may come into place as early as the end of the year or 2010

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.