14JUL16 Update – KLM W16 Long-Haul Operation Changes

KLM in this week’s schedule update continues to adjust planned long-haul service for winter 2016/17 season, effective 30OCT16. In its 5th major update as of 14JUL16, planned changes as follow.

Amsterdam – Abu Dhabi – Muscat Boeing 787-9 continues operating on/after 30OCT16, frequency is twice a week (2 weekly 787-9 and 5 weekly A330-300)
Amsterdam – Bangkok Previously planned 777-200ER operation (once a week) from 26JAN17 to 24FEB17 is cancelled. 777-300ER continues daily service
Amsterdam – Calgary Planned 787-9 operation expanded in the latest aircraft changes. A330-200 replaced by a mix of 777-200ER and 787-9. 6 weekly flights now operating on Day x2 instead of Day x4
30OCT16 – 26FEB17 772 Day 5 789 Day x25
27FEB17 – 25MAR17 789 Day x2

Amsterdam – Delhi Planned 777-200ER operation, replacing 747-400, revised to 11DEC16 – 01JAN17, daily (Planned 3 of 7 weekly with 772 from 02JAN16 to 21JAN17 cancelled)
Amsterdam – Dubai
Planned 787-9 operation delayed to 01NOV16 (previously not covered). Operational frequency is now revised from 4 weekly to 1 weekly (KL427/428 Day 2/3). Overall service with 777-200ER and 787-9
Amsterdam – Miami Planned service resumption from 30OCT16 with 3 weekly remains unchanged, however aircraft change is now in effect: 332 Day 46 333 Day 2
Amsterdam – New York JFK
Boeing 787-9 operation begins on 30OCT16, frequency increased from 2 to 3 weekly (KL643/644 Day 157)
Amsterdam – Rio de Janeiro Galeao Revised operational aircraft for 6 weekly flights (Day x3) remains unchanged, however 787-9 operation revised from 5 to 4 weekly: 789 Day x135 772 Day 15
Amsterdam – Shanghai Pu Dong Revised 787-9 operation in winter season
KL893/894 3 weekly 787-9
KL895/896
30OCT16 – 14MAR17 789 Day x367 (Day x147 from PVG) 772 Day 367 (Day 147 from PVG)
15MAR17 – 25MAR17 77W Day 37 (Day 14 from PVG) 789 Day 125 (Day 236 from PVG) 772 Day 46 (Day 57 from PVG)

Amsterdam – Toronto Revised operational aircraft for 747-400PAX (744) and -400COMBI (74E) 
30OCT16 – 06DEC16 744 Day x246 74E Day 246
07DEC16 – 21JAN17 744 Day x46 74E Day 46
22JAN17 – 25MAR17 744 Day x46 74E Day 46 (Previous plan: 744 operating Day x246, 74E Day 246)

Previously reported changes:
Amsterdam – Accra Boeing 777-300ER replaces -200ER on Day 136
Amsterdam – Almaty – Astana – Amsterdam
 Airbus A330-200 operates this service 2 weekly, and 2 weekly in opposite direction
Amsterdam – Buenos Aires – Santiago de Chile 30OCT16 – 31JAN17 Increase from 4 to 5 weekly, 777-300ER service
Amsterdam – Cape Town
 Boeing 777-300ER operates Day 25 (Day 36 from CPT), replacing -200ER
Amsterdam – Colombo eff 31OCT16 Service resumption as seasonal flight, 2 weekly Boeing 787-9 service
Amsterdam – Curacao
All 7 weekly flights operating as terminator flight with 747-400. 3 of 7 weekly flights no longer operating via St. Maarten on outbound
Amsterdam – Edmonton
 A330-300 operates 3 weekly flights in winter season, replacing A330-200
Amsterdam – Havana Increase from 5 to 7 weekly, A330-200/-300 operation
Amsterdam – Kigali – Entebbe – Amsterdam Service in NW16 operates with A330-200 only, instead of -200/-300 mix. 1 daily
Amsterdam – Kilimanjaro – Dar es Salaam – Amsterdam
 Service in NW16 operates with 777-200ER, instead of planned A330-300, 1 daily
Amsterdam – Kuala Lumpur 3 weekly KL811/812 will continue operating on/after 30OCT16. Operational aircraft switches from 777-200ER to 787-9
Amsterdam – Lagos A330-300 continues to operate daily flight, replacing planned 777-200ER
Amsterdam – Mexico City Extra flight scheduled on Saturdays, on 05NOV16 / 12NOV16 / 10DEC16 / 17DEC16, with 747-400COMBI
Amsterdam – Osaka Kansai
 Frequency reduces from 6 to 5 weekly during W16. Service operates with 787-9 only
Amsterdam – Quito – Guayaquil – Amsterdam
 Day 46 operates with 777-300ER, replacing -200ER
Amsterdam – St. Maarten 3 weekly terminator service with A330-200, replacing inbound service via Curacao with 747-400
Amsterdam – San Francisco Boeing 787-9 replaces A330-200/-300, 1 daily
Amsterdam – Tokyo Narita Boeing 777-200ER operates 1 daily, replaces 747-400COMBI/777-200ER
Amsterdam – Vancouver Service reduces from 5 weekly in W15 (Day x25) to 4 weekly (Day x257), A330-200 operation