KLM to end flights between Amsterdam and Brussels?

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Ansett
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Re: KLM to end flights between Amsterdam and Brussels?

Post by Ansett » 07 Mar 2019, 19:21

Actually, KL is already offering departures from Brussels-Zuid/Midi station (ZYR) in addition to departures from BRU :
https://www.klm.com/travel/be_en/plan_a ... OfAdults=1

And as far as through check-in at railway stations goes, AF is doing slightly better at Strasbourg than at ZYR :

https://www.airfrance.fr/FR/en/common/r ... france.htm

https://www.airfrance.fr/FR/en/common/r ... france.htm

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Re: KLM to end flights between Amsterdam and Brussels?

Post by Charlie Roy » 08 Mar 2019, 08:29

As a loyal Skyteam flyer, this will sometimes cause me to fly longer distances (if it happens).
For example, instead of flying BOS-AMS-BRU, I would now fly BOS-JFK-BRU :geek:
Similarly, I would likely replace LAX-AMS-BRU by LAX-FCO-BRU :roll:

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Re: KLM to end flights between Amsterdam and Brussels?

Post by Ozzie1969 » 08 Mar 2019, 16:34

Ansett wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 19:21
Actually, KL is already offering departures from Brussels-Zuid/Midi station (ZYR) in addition to departures from BRU :
https://www.klm.com/travel/be_en/plan_a ... OfAdults=1
True, and they've been doing that for years already.

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Re: KLM to end flights between Amsterdam and Brussels?

Post by Passenger » 09 Mar 2019, 10:03

Passenger wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 08:49
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...the limitation is not to protect KLM: it's an agreement between the airport, the slot coordinator, the airlines, the regional authorities and regional committees: "500,000 is the limit".
Zakenreisnieuws.nl ("Business Travel News") now reports: for the summer season, Amsterdam Airport has now limited the number of inbound wide bodies between 07h20 and 10h30 a.m. to 41 aircraft. Reason: not enough connected gates. Background, according to Zakenreisnieuws.nl: "Door de 500.000-slotlimiet uit het Aldersakkoord mogen er geen vluchten meer toegevoegd worden op Schiphol. Om toch meer reizigers te kunnen vervoeren, zetten buitenlandse maatschappijen steeds grotere toestellen richting de luchthaven in". Schiphol Airport says: "Less connected gates means discomfort for passengers, and tow truck traffic to/from remote stands cause a lot more runway crossings".

https://www.zakenreisnieuws.nl/nieuws/c ... k-schiphol

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Re: KLM to end flights between Amsterdam and Brussels?

Post by Conti764 » 09 Mar 2019, 17:17

So, basicly... AMS is double f*cked in this one. Less slots means bigger planes which in turn are limited due to capacity issues.

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