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Temporary KLM frequency reduction on flights to NBO and JRO/DAR

Temporary KLM frequency reduction on flights to NBO and JRO/DAR

Mar 31st, 2008, 02:41 PM
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Temporary KLM frequency reduction on flights to NBO and JRO/DAR

I did a quick schedule check and it looks like:

NBO will temporarily be downgraded to 5x weekly service (no Thu/Sat flights). Daily service will resume mid-June.

JRO/DAR will also temporarily be downgraded to 5x weekly service (no Mon/Wed flights). Daily service will resume in May.

Both routes will have aircraft changes once daily service resumes. NBO will go from 772 to A332 and JRO/DAR will go from MD-11 to 772.

I imagine affected passengers will have a choice between changing to another date, receiving a refund or possibly re-accomodated on the same day via Kenya Airways flights.
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Apr 1st, 2008, 09:07 AM
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KQ evening flight AMS-NBO has also been reduced. How sad and annoying
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Apr 1st, 2008, 09:20 AM
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Do you know what "temporary" means? The NBO 5x weekly service now coincides with EBB 5x weekly. Any chance the EBB flights could now be direct but with one stop in NBO?
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Apr 1st, 2008, 09:42 AM
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Temporary meaning it's scheduled to return to daily service later in the spring. I haven't read anything about changes to the EBB service.

Thanks, Alejandra. Looks like KQ AMS-NBO returns to daily service in July.
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Apr 1st, 2008, 10:06 AM
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Guess with East Africa going into the wet season (often meaning less travelers) and downturn in numbers after the Kenya upheavals... they've made a business decision. And, then to return to regular schedules from end-May forward.
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Apr 1st, 2008, 10:54 AM
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Leaving Kenya is sad enough so a direct flight ( yes luckily home is the Netherlands & Belgium) is neccesary for me! I returned on the KL flight last saturday and actually got a free upgrade to Business, i was in the upper deck on the 747 and there were only 5 other passengers.
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Apr 1st, 2008, 11:28 AM
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I returned on the KL flight last saturday

Welcome back! Where's your trip report?

i was in the upper deck on the 747 and there were only 5 other passengers

Sounds even worse than earlier this year Our flight back in Feb had maybe 4 empties upstairs but I know at least 3 of us were from the canceled KQ CDG flight and at least 1 was KL crew.
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Apr 2nd, 2008, 01:23 PM
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Hi Patty-Sorry I havent been involved on here for a long time. But I do snoop from time to time. Now about this KLM issue.I just talked with the lady who has been taking care of my fights for years now.I arrive in Amsterdam on a early Friday morn-I arrive that Friday Eve in Nairobi.She is looking at everything and tells me all my flights are a go.
Thanks, David
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Apr 2nd, 2008, 01:40 PM
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Hi David,
Yes, Friday flights are still operating. Hope to see you around here more.
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Apr 29th, 2008, 02:05 PM
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Just FYI - KL565 AMS-NBO and KL566 NBO-AMS will be operated by a KQ (Kenya Airways) 772 through the end of May. This is due to KL having to undergo safety inspections on their 744 fleet resulting in a shortage of aircraft. That means KQ will be temporarily operating both the KL flights (5x weekly currently) as well as their own KQ116 NBO-AMS and KQ117 AMS-NBO flights (4x weekly currently). KQ has downgraded the equipment for their own 116/117 flights to a 767 (this may have happened earlier but I just noticed it).

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Apr 29th, 2008, 04:21 PM
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I was able to get the Northwest/KLM agent to book my seat on the new segment with Kenya Air that will fly AMS to NBO. It's a Friday flight and the equipment will be a Boeing 777. It was listed as Kenya Air (KQ) on my e-ticket, but was then changed online by the agent to a KLM flight number(still Kenya Air). I was happy to get the new seat assignment. It will be interesting to see how full the flight will be on May 30.
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