KLM TO SUSPEND SAPPORO/NAGOYA SERVICE
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines said Wednesday it intends to suspend its Amsterdam/Sapporo/Nagoya roundtrip service, effective Feb. 1
The airline said it can no longer operate the service at a profit following a steep fall in demand for the route, due to the crisis in the airline industry following Sept. 11 and the depressed status of the Japanese economy.
KLM will continue to operate its thrice-weekly service to Sapporo and Nagoya from Amsterdam until Feb. 1 After that date the two Japanese cities will continue to be offered on the KLM route network through KLM's codeshare agreement with Japan Air System. KLM will continue to serve Tokyo and Osaka, operating its own equipment.