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FORMED AND STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1958. FORMED BY MARTIN SCHRODER. INTERNATIONAL, SCHEDULED & CHARTER, PASSENGER & CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.
PO BOX 7507
NL-1118 ZG SCHIPHOL AIRPORT, AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
The Kingdom of the Netherlands was established in 1581, it covers an area of 41,473 sq km, its population is 15.5 million, its capital is Amsterdam, and its official language is Dutch.
SEPTEMBER 1995: "THE OTHER DUTCH AIRLINE."
NEDLLOYD OWNS 50%, (KLM) 50%.
155 767 EXTENDED TWIN-ENGINE OPERATIONS (ETOPS) FLIGHTS/MONTH OVER NORTH ATLANTIC & INDIAN OCEAN.
NOVEMBER 1995: 1 A310-200C (CF6-80A3) TO FEDEX (FED).
JANUARY 1996: 1995 = +14% (RPK) TRAFFIC; +28.8% (FTK) FREIGHT TRAFFIC; 1.9 MILLION PASSENGERS (PAX) (+5.9%), +$28.1 MILLION (+$31.2 MILLION) (NET PROFIT) (37TH +VE YEAR!).
MARCH 1996: 1 F 70 (TAY 620-15).
SEPTEMBER 1996: TO SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO, MARTINAIR (MTH)'S 10TH NORTH AMERICAN DESTINATION AFTER MIAMI (MIA), ORLANDO (ORL), TAMPA, DENVER (DEN), LOS ANGELES (LAX), OAKLAND (OAK), SEATTLE (SEA), & TORONTO (767/MD-11).
WET-LEASED 767-300 (VN221), TO VIRGIN ATLANTIC AIRWAYS (VAA), UNTIL MAY 1997.
OCTOBER 1996: 5TH FINAL MD-11F (1 OPTION LEFT).
NOVEMBER 1996: TAKES 40% STAKE IN TAMPA CARGO (TMP), COLOMBIA, TO ALLOW EXPANSION INTO LATIN MARKET, WITH FLOWERS AND OTHER PERISHABLE CARGO.
ATLANTA TO ECUADOR & COSTA RICA (MD-11F).
JANUARY 1997: 1996 = +$6.8 MILLION (NET PROFIT): +4% (RPK) PASSENGER TRAFFIC, +25% (FTK) FREIGHT TRAFFIC, 152,000 TONS.
MARCH 1997: 1 767-300ER (PW4060), EX-VIRGIN ATLANTIC AIRWAYS (VAA) DELIVERY.
MAY 1997: 2,050 EMPLOYEES.
PETER LOONEN EXECUTIVE VP & (COO). RUDOLF VAN DEN BERGH, DIRECTOR ENGINEERING & MAINTENANCE.
JULY 1997; "AIR TRAVELERS ASSOCIATION" GIVES MARTINAIR (MTH) A REPORT CARD "F" RATING FOR SAFETY, USING DATA FROM AIRCLAIMS UK.
AUGUST 1997: 1 ORDER (1998-12) MD-11F. NOW OPERATES 4 MD-11'S AND 1 MD-11F (PW4462).
OCTOBER 1997: 2,360 EMPLOYEES.
JANUARY 1998: POSSIBLE LEASE OF 1 767-300ER TO (KLM) FOR 1 YEAR, STARTING IN 1998-04, FOR ROUTES TO CAIRO & OPORTO - LISBON.
FEBRUARY 1998: (KLM) BUYS 50%, HELD BY DUTCH INSURANCE GROUP, ROYAL NEDLLOYD, TO OWN 100%.
APRIL 1998: 2,050 EMPLOYEES.
TO EDMONTON - CALGARY. TO CALGARY - VANCOUVER. TO VANCOUVER - EDMONTON.
BOARD PROPOSES AART VAN BOCHOVE PRESIDENT & (CEO), TO SUCCEED MARTIN SCHROEDER IN 1998-12. VAN BOCHOVE NOW IS CHAIRMAN OF BOARD OF THE NETHERLANDS AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL (ATC).
1997 FISCAL YEAR (FY) = +$16.49 MILLION (+$2.45 MILLION): 9.5 BILLION (RPK) TRAFFIC (+3%), 189,000 TONS (+24%). 2,550 EMPLOYEES.
767 TO BE WET-LEASED TO (KLM) FOR OPERATIONS TO LISBON & OPORTO.
MAY 1998: 40 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
JULY 1998: HANS MARSMAN DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE REPLACES MICHEL VAN PETERS, WHO RESIGNED.
TOP WORLD OPERATORS 1997 COMPARISONS (FTK) (FREIGHT TRAFFIC) BILLION:
13 CHI 2.8; 14 EVA 2.7; 15 DAL 2.5; 16 CLX 2.4; 17 AAL 2.4; 18 PAO 1.9; 19 SWS 1.83; 20 NCA 1.81; 21 MTH 1.78; 22 TII 1.6; 23 ALI 1.5; 24 EAF 1.4; 25 CKF 1.4; 26 AFC 1.4.
SEPTEMBER 1998: MARTIN SCHRODER FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN, RETIRES IN 1998-12, AFTER MANAGING THE AIRLINE FOR 40 YEARS, IN WHICH MARTINAIR (MTH) POSTED A PROFIT 39 TIMES. NOW, (MTH) IS OWNED 100% BY (KLM). FOLKERT KUIPER, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE, EX-FOKKER. PETER MEEGDES, RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE, SEATTLE, IS REPLACING KLAUS VANDER SCHAFF.
IN 1998-11, TO SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA (767-300), VIA MIAMI (MIA).
NOVEMBER 1998: MIAMI (MIA) - SAN JOSE (767-300ER). TO DENVER (747-200F).
TO INCREASE ITS LATIN AMERICAN CARGO PROGRAM BY 80% BY END OF 1ST QUARTER 1999 TO 12 GATEWAYS, BASED OUT OF MIAMI (MIA) & ATLANTA (CHOSEN FOR THEIR MODERN, PERISHABLE GOODS CENTERS).
DC-10-30F (127-46891) RETURNED TO TAESA (TES). MD-11 DELIVERY (LAST ONE) ACCEPTED BY MARTIN SCHRODER FOUNDER, PRESIDENT & (CEO). HE STATED "BOEING WAS ALWAYS CHOSEN ON THE BASIS OF PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP & TRUST."
JANUARY 1999: ARIE VAN BOCHOVE, PRESIDENT & (CEO) REPLACES MARTIN SCHROEDER, WHO RETIRED.
TO BONAIRE AND CURACAO (767-300ER, 272 PAX).
FEBRUARY 1999: EUROPEAN COMMISSION (EC) TURNS DOWN (KLM)'S ACQUISITION OF ROYAL NEDLLOYD'S 50% STAKE IN MARTINAIR (MTH).
APRIL 1999: 2,550 EMPLOYEES.
1 MD-11 LEASED TO WORLD AIRWAYS (WLD).
MAY 1999: (KLM) DROPS BID TO ACQUIRE REMAINING 50% OF MARTINAIR (MTH).
JUNE 1999: AGREEMENT WITH KENYA AIRWAYS (KEN) TO OPERATE JOINT, AN-12 TURBOPROP FREIGHT FLIGHTS, IN REGIONAL AFRICA.
AUGUST 1999: COEN STEVENS DIRECTOR ENGINEERING, REPLACES RUUD HIRDES, WHO LEFT TO START A CONSULTING FIRM.
SELLS EMB-120RT (120149, PH-MGX) TO (SNVB) FINANCEMENTS.
NOVEMBER 1999: 1998 = +$28.04 MILLION (+$17.67 MILLION) (NET PROFIT).
DECEMBER 1999: MARTINAIR (MTH) HAS OBTAINED 50% OF DEFUNCT AIR HOLLAND (HOL) ROUTES. WINTER CHARTER FLIGHTS TO CIEGO DE AVILA & HAVANA, CUBA.
1 757-200, EX-AIR HOLLAND (HOL), ING LEASED, (24137). NEGOTIATING FOR 2ND 757. IN JANUARY 2000, ENGINEERING SUPPORT TO BE SWITCHED FROM (KLM) TO SWISSAIR (SWS) FOR MD-11.
FEBRUARY 2000: LETTER OF INTENT (LOI) 1 ORDER 757-27B (24136, /88 43 15), EX-AIR HOLLAND (HOL) & EL AL (ELA). 6 MD-11 15-YEAR MAINTENANCE CONTRACT TO SWISSAIR TECHNICS (SWS).
MARCH 2000: HEAVY MAINTENANCE CONTRACT FOR 6 767-300'S TO (FLS) AEROSPACE (ATD).
1999 = 9.63 BILLION (RPK) TRAFFIC (0%); 2.06 BILLION (FTK) FREIGHT (+13%).
IN 2000-07, TO FORTALEZA (767-300, WEEKLY). CODE SHARE WITH (MK) AIRLINES (MKA), TO CONNECT AT NAIROBI FOR ALL-CARGO SERVICE AMSTERDAM TO BEIRA AND MAPUTO (747-200F).
APRIL 2000: 2,880 EMPLOYEES.
1 747-306C (23508, PH-BUW), (KLM) 6 MONTH LEASED . 1 757-200 (24136) EX-EL AL (ELA), ING LEASED.
MAY 2000: 757-200 ENGINEERING SUPPORT BY ICELANDAIR (ICE) AND PARTS
SUPPORT FROM (FLS) AEROSPACE (ATD).
JULY 2000: 1999 = +$13.34 MILLION (+$24.07 MILLION): 9.63 BILLION (RPK) TRAFFIC (+1.5%); 2.06 BILLION (FTK) FREIGHT (+13.3%); 2.12 MILLION PASSENGERS (PAX) (+2.5%); 3,070 EMPLOYEES (+6.6%).
1999 TOP WORLD AIRLINES TRAFFIC (RPK):
13 CLX 3.25; 14 EVA 3.15; 15 NWA 3.02; 16 AAL 2.51; 17 NCA 2.22; 18 MTH 2.06; 19 DAL 1.98; 20 SWS 1.95; 21 LAN 1.74; 22 TII 1.67.
NOVEMBER 2000: JOINT CARGO SALES & SERVICES COMPANY WITH KENYA AIRWAYS (KEN) (60%), AND (KLM), FOR AFRICA, FROM NAIROBI HUB, USING 15 - 40 TON FREIGHTERS, LATER TO BECOME NEW CARGO AIRLINE.
FEBRUARY 2001: FREIGHTER SERVICE TO KIGALI, RWANDA (MD-11F).
MARCH 2001: WILL OPERATE (KLM)'S SERVICE TO VANCOUVER, CANADA IN SUMMER.
APRIL 2001: 3,070 EMPLOYEES.
IN SUMMER, WILL EXTEND ITS FLIGHTS TO MIAMI ON TO ARUBA.
1 747-200F ATLAS AIR (TLS) WET-LEASED. 757-27B (PH-AHF) RETURNED TO (LHD), LEASED TO AIR HOLLAND (HOL).
NOVEMBER 2001: TO CARACAS (FREIGHTER SERVICE, WEEKLY).
JANUARY 2002: ARIE VERBERK (CEO) REPLACES AART VANJ BOCHOVE (62 YRS OLD).
NEDLLOYD (50% OWNER) APPOINTS HADDO MEIJER, CHAIRMAN, ROYAL NEDLLOYD.
NEW ROUTE TO PARAMARIBO, SURINAME (767-300, WEEKLY).
FEBRUARY 2002: CARGO SERVICE TO SAN FRANCISCO (SFO) (WEEKLY).
MARCH 2002: 2001 = -$11.3 MILLION/-EUR 13 MILLION (-EUR 34 MILLION).
APRIL 2002: 3,305 EMPLOYEES.
MAIN BASE: AMSTERDAM - SCHIPHOL AIRPORT (AMS).
OWNERS/SHAREHOLDERS: KLM (50%); NEDLLOYD (50%).
SUBSIDIARIES/SHARES: KENCARGO AIRLINES INTERNATIONAL (33%); TAMPA AIRLINES (TMP) (40%).
INTERNATIONAL, SCHEDULED SERVICES: ARUBA; CALGARY; CANCUN; EDMONTON; HAVANA; HOLGUIN; MIAMI; ORLANDO; PARAMARIBO; PUERTO PLATA; PUNTA CANA; SAN JOSE; SANTO DOMINGO; TORONTO; VANCOUVER; & VARADERO.
July 2002: 2001 = -$11.16 million (-$29.77 million): 8.17 billion (RPK) traffic (-22.6%); 71.7% LF; 1.68 million passengers (-24.9%); 2.4 billion (FTK) freight (+1.7%); 3,029 employees (-8.4%). 1st 6 months = -EUR 6 million/-$6 million (-EUR 17 million).
September 2002: Martinair (MTH) Cargo, to Chicago (MD-11F, 2/week).
October 2002: Places stickers on 767-300ER (PH-MCL), depicting the Fox Kids cartoon characters from TV's "Eek! The Cat, Wunschpunsch, Spy Dogs, and Bobby's World," intended to emphasize Martinair (MTH)'s service for families.
(MTH) Cargo, to Doha (MD-11F, weekly).
November 2002: 2/1 orders (2003-04) A320-232, SALE (SIL) leased. 1 order 747-200F (PH-BUH). (KLM) leased for summer 2003.
December 2002: 767-31AER (27619) returned to (ILF). 767-31AER (26469, PH-MCL) is painted with the Fox Kids satellite channel characters.
January 2003: Upgrades its Cargo management systems to (SITA)'s WorldTrading@SITA platform. As part of a 5-year, $4.5 million deal, Martinair (MTH) will replace its existing systems with (SITA)'s Carriermanager technology.
"C" check maintenance contract to (FLS) Aerospace Ireland (TEL) for 3 767-300ER's, including installation of Boeing's fortified cockpit doors.
March 2003: Next month, Amsterdam - Punta Cana - Holguin - Amsterdam (Wednesdays). In 2003-10, Amsterdam - Sharjah - Kathmandu (757-200/767-300ER weekly).
2002 = +EUR 3 million (-EUR 13 million/-$13.8 million).
A320-232 (1944, PH-MPD), SALE (SIL) leased.
April 2003: 3,029 employees.
May 2003: (KLM) and Nedlloyd are in talks to sell Martinair (MTH).
June 2003: Martinair (MTH) Cargo is concentrating its Middle East commercial and operational freighter services at Sharjah. The new cargo hub will include 22 stops weekly by the end of 2003 as part of (MTH)'s expansion in the Asia/Pacific region. It will continue to operate direct flights from Amsterdam to Muscat, Bahrain, and Doha.
747-206F (21110, PH-BUH), (KLM) leased.
July 2003: 2,880 employees.
August 2003: Martinair (MTH) Cargo designates Bangkok as its 2nd Asia-Pacific hub (after Hong Kong). Starts Bangkok - Nanjing.
September 2003: 2002 = +$3.2 million (-$11.3 million): 7.09 billion (RPK) traffic(-13.2%); 1.7 million passengers (PAX) (-5.6%); 2.47 billion (FTK) freight (+2.9%); 2,712 employees (-10.5%).
2002 TOP WORLD AIRLINES TRAFFIC (RPK) (Billion):
82 (HNA) 7.93; 83 (IND) 7.55; 84 (OLY) 7.55; 85 (ACH) 7.50; 86 (SBR) 7.48; 87 (MTH) 7.09; 88 (KUW) 6.71; 89 (VIE) 6.60; 90 (SPR) 6.57; 91 (BMA) 6.56; 92 (LNK) 6.41; 93 (RAM) 6.38; 94 (BTA) 6.36; 95 (QTA) 6.20; 96 (COI) 5.96; 97 (EGF) 5.94; 98 (LOT) 5.87; 99 (FRO) 5.49; 100 (WJI) 5.49.
January 2004: 2003 = +EUR 9 million/+$11 million (+EUR 3 million): 730 million (RPK) traffic (+3%); 2.7 billion (FTK) freight (+9%); european charter operations did grow although less than expected, and long-haul operations to the Caribbean, Florida, Canada, and Latin America displayed "healthy growth." Cargo prices came under pressure owing to "the low dollar exchange rate" and "fierce competition" on some routes, but good results came from the market growth in the Far East and Latin America. Royal Nedlloyd, parent company, said it intends to dispose of its nonstrategic investment in Martinair (MTH) "if and when a suitable opportunity arises."
March 2004: 2 MD-11F's ex-Swiss (CSR).
April 2004: 2,712 employees.
A320-232 (2167, PH-MPF), GATX (GAX) leased.
August 2004: In November 2004, Amsterdam - Porlamar - Tobago (Crown Point) - Amsterdam (weekly). In October 2004, will wet-lease a 737-800 to operate Miami, Orlando to San Jose (CR), replacing Amsterdam - Miami/Orlando - San Jose services.
September 2004: Freighter service, Amsterdam - Toronto - Dallas/Fort Worth - Chicago - Toronto - Amsterdam (weekly). Amsterdam - Dallas/Fort Worth - Chicago - Toronto - Amsterdam (weekly).
Along with (KLM), will install an Israeli anti-(SAMM) system on airplanes assigned to fly in Africa and the Middle East.
7th MD-11F delivery, ex-Swiss International (CSR) converted to freighter recently. To be used on routes to Africa and the Americas. MD-11F (48445, PH-MCY), ex-FedEx (FED), Guggenheim Aviation Partners leased.
October 2004: Resumes Amsterdam - Kathmandu.
May 2005: 3,490 employees.
Signs a heavy maintenance contract for 5/1 MD-11F's with Finnair (FIN) Technical Services.
August 2005: 3,647 employees (+4.5%).
4 747-412SF's (24975; 24061; 24066; 24266), Guggenheim Aviation Partners (GUG) leased.
September 2005: Next month, Martinair (MTH) operations in the Caribbean will be carried out by Lacsa (LAC), (part of (TACA) (TAC) Group), Costa Rica, using an A320-233 (1353, N464TA) painted in full (MTH) colors. This airplane will replace the 737-800 (30618, N732MA), Miami Air (MIB) wet-leased, which operated Miami and Orlando to connect with (MTH) services to and from Amsterdam.
November 2005: Martinair (MTH) will inaugurate service from Amsterdam to Barbados the 23rd transatlantic destination for (MTH) on March 29th. (MTH) will operate a weekly flight using a 767-300.
Lufthansa (DLH) Flight Training will provide a comprehensive training package for Martinair (MTH) with the introduction of the 747-400F to the latter's fleet. Through 2007, 42 (MTH) pilots (FC) will earn their type ratings from (DLH) for the 747-400F. The value of the deal is >€2 million/$2.3 million.
(MTH) ordered (CTT) Systems' Zonal Drying System to be installed on 3 A320s in spring 2006.
December 2005: Martinair (MTH) will inaugurate a weekly service from Brussels to Phuket via Colombo. The flight will be operated with a 767-300 on Sundays.
April 2006: Martinair (MTH) started a weekly, Amsterdam - Barbados service on March 29.
Netherlands and Surinam agreed to liberalize air traffic between the countries, effective May 1. 2 Dutch carriers, (MTH) and ArkeFly (HOL), will be allowed to operate the Amsterdam - Paramaribo route. At present, only (KLM) and Surinam Airways (SUR) have the right to fly between the capitals. Both TUI-controlled (HOL) and (MTH) reportedly intend to commence 2x-weekly services using 767-300ERs.
June 2006: Martinair (MTH) will inaugurate service from Amsterdam to Paramaribo (Surinam) on October 29th. (MTH) will operate 2 flights a week, on Tuesdays (via Tobago) and Sundays, using a 767-300. (MTH) will inaugurate service from Amsterdam to Curacao on October 29th. (MTH) will operate 1 flight a week via Barbados through December 13th and then nonstop, using a 767-300.
(MTH) signed a multiyear agreement to implement Worldspan's Rapid Reprice technology to handle itinerary changes.
July 2006: Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners has established the first European service center for its EcoPower engine washing system at Amsterdam Schiphol with Martinair (MTH) as its European launch customer. EcoPower is a closed-loop system that uses atomized water rather than detergents to clean airplane engines at approximately 20% power, meaning that washing can be done at the gate. All residues are collected during the washing process, eliminating runoff, and the water purified for reuse. In addition, the system can improve thrust specific fuel burn and reduce exhaust gas temperature for longer revenue service time, according to the company. In May, Pratt (P&W) concluded a pilot program with long-time partner (mth), washing 14 of the carrier's (PW4000)s. (MTH) VP Maintenance & Engineering Paul Horstink said fuel savings of between -1% and -2% were achieved, a reduction he described as "substantial."
October 2006: Martinair (MTH) will initiate Comfort Class service on its intra-European flights and those to Egypt from October 29. (MTH) introduced the service, which offers +10% more legroom, a free drink and entertainment choice last November on long-haul services for €49/$62.3 per sector. The upgrade on its short- and medium-haul flights will be sold for €25 per sector.
November 2006: Pratt & Whitney (PRW) signed a 3-year agreement to provide its EcoPower engine wash services on Martinair (MTH)'s fleet of (PW4000), (CF6) and (V2500) engines. The engine washing will take place at Amsterdam Schiphol and is projected to save (MTH) up to -$2.3 million in annual fuel costs. "Earlier this year, we completed an EcoPower engine wash pilot program, that resulted in engine performance improvements, operating cost reductions and emission reductions," (MTH) VP Maintenance & Engineering Paul Horstink said. "Results showed substantial takeoff exhaust gas temperature improvements, as well as cruise fuel flow improvements. We now plan to wash our entire fleet of 55 engines regularly and expect to achieve an annual carbon dioxide emissions reduction of 23.7 million lb."
(MTH) will be (P&W)'s European launch customer at the engine provider's new EcoPower service center station at Schiphol. "The engine washing process is a closed-loop, environmentally friendly system, that uses atomized water to wash airplane engines," (P&W) said in a statement. "Not only does the system avoid potentially harmful runoff from the washing process, but it also is more effective and much faster than traditional engine-washing processes." EcoPower was established in 2005 at New York (JFK) and Los Angeles International.
December 2006: Starting March 25th, Amsterdam - Aruba, 1/week, using 767-300s.
Martinair (MTH) has taken delivery of the 1st of 4 747-412BCFs (24061, PH-MPP) - see photo. The airplane, previously in service with Singapore Airlines (SIA) as a passenger airplane (9V-SMA), was converted to a freighter by (TAECO) in Xiamen (China). Work was started in July 2006. (MTH) expects delivery of the remaining 3 airplanes in February 2007, October 2007, and February 2008. These airplanes are replacing 4 747-200s.
January 2007: Martinair (MTH) signed a 3-year Total Care Support contract with (KLM) Engineering & Maintenance covering 4 747-400BCFs.
February 2007: Sabena Technics (SAB) signed a 3-year contract with Martinair (MTH) covering Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO) on (V2500)-powered A320-200s. (SAB) will provide full support as well as component repair services, comprising pool access and consignment stock.
747-412BCF (24975, PH-MPQ), ex-Singapore Airlines (SIA), Guggenheim Partners (GUG) leased.
March 2007: Pratt & Whitney (PRW) Global Service Partners signed a 7-year engine management program deal with Martinair (MTH) covering on-wing performance monitoring services for (MTH)'s 59 (PW4000)s.
April 2007: Martinair (MTH) posted a -€7 million/$9.5 million net loss in 2006, reversed from a profit of +€14 million in 2005, as both its cargo and passenger activities were impacted by high fuel prices. Operating loss was -€17 million compared to a prior-year operating profit of +€22 million. Turnover climbed +9.1% to €1.2 billion. Passenger revenue rose +10% to €377 million but the operation suffered a loss of -€15 million, widened from -€7 million in 2005. Cargo revenue was up +13% to €798 million on a +6% growth in volume to 3.7 billion (CTK)s. The cargo operation lost -€3 million, a major reversal from 2005's +€40 million profit.
In addition to fuel, (MTH) said results were impacted negatively by one-off costs associated with phasing out its 747-200 fleet and the loss generated by Colombian subsidiary Tampa Cargo (TMP). It said it "strives to return to profitability levels comparable to the years before 2006" in the current year.
Amadeus said (KLM), Kenya Airways (KEN), and (MTH) successfully switched to Altea Reservation. More than >1.4 million (PNR)s migrated to Amadeus and 22 applications were adapted as part of the cutover. "By now using the same reservation system as Air France (AFA), this migration represents an important step in realizing common Information Technology (IT) platforms and applications between Air France (AFA) and (KLM)," (KLM) Executive VP & Chief Information Officer (CIO) Boet Kreiken said.
May 2007: Singapore Technologies Aerospace's (SAS) Component subsidiary was selected by Martinair (MTH) to continue its support of (MTH)'s 6 767s under its material supply program for another 3 years in a deal valued at €18 million/$24.3 million.
June 2007: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) will need a 6th runway to accommodate its anticipated growth, Schiphol Group indicated in its long-term outlook. (AMS) expects passenger throughput to grow +84.4% to 85 million by 2025, with freight more than doubling to 3.5 million tonnes. Runway capacity will need to increase from last year's 423,122 flights to 600,000 to 650,000 by 2025, with a new passenger area constructed by 2015, the airport said. The plan also calls for more selective use of nighttime capacity, and a slot policy prioritizing "scarce capacity in favor of hub carriers, [intercontinental] carriers and those point-to-point carriers that contribute to the European network, and to safeguard the intercontinental network." The report further suggests "providing relief" for (AMS) by taking outbound transfer traffic not tied to the main port, and relocating as much as possible to other Dutch airports. It said regional airports like Eindhoven and Lelystad, may be suitable options. Schiphol Group has a 51% share of Eindhoven and fully owns Lelystad.
Air France (AFA)/(KLM) is seeking full control of Amsterdam-based Martinair (MTH) and has begun lobbying the European Commission (EC) to obtain clearance for a 100% holding, according to widespread reports from the Netherlands. (MTH) is owned jointly by (KLM) and Danish shipping group Moeller-Maersk. (KLM) initially launched a bid in 1998 but was rebuffed by the (EC), which also imposed a fine equal to €40,000/$53,474 on (KLM) for supplying incorrect and misleading information regarding transavia.com (TAV), the Low Cost Carrier (LCC) that operates as an independent subsidiary of (AFA)/(KLM). The company's new plan involves integrating (MTH)'s cargo activities into its own operation, while incorporating (MTH)'s European charter business into Transavia (TAV), De Telegraaf reported. (MTH) would focus on long-haul charters. It posted a -€7 million loss in 2006, reversed from a profit of +€14 million in 2005, as both its cargo and passenger activities were impacted by high fuel prices.
Later, (MTH) initiated a restructuring program that includes ending European short-haul passenger operations, and the start of negotiations to bring the company under a single shareholding, preferably (KLM).
(MTH) reported a €7 million/$9.4 million loss in 2006, reversed from a profit of €14 million the prior year. "The shareholders, supervisory board and board of directors have come to the conclusion that it would be in the interest of all stakeholders to realize a single shareholder structure for (MTH), preferably with (KLM). It is the intention of shareholders to start negotiations to effectuate this," the company said in a statement, admitting that adjustments in destinations, product and organization so far have "not given the company a firm base to be sustainable in the years to come." The Dutch carrier believes its cargo business shows "substantial upside" and its long-haul passenger activity has enough potential to warrant continuation, although it needs to improve results drastically to be sustainable in the long run. "This cannot be said for the short-haul passenger business," it concluded, confirming it intends to exit this market, "as the sub-scale operation leads to prohibitively high unit costs and, in view of the price levels and fierce competition in the market, it is not justified to invest to reach the necessary scale." (MTH) will look at the sustainability of other activities and will either divest them or maintain them if outsourcing is not possible or justified.
In the coming weeks, management will start discussions with all relevant stakeholders, especially (MTH)'s Works Council, regarding consequent employee reductions.
July 2007: 2 737-8A8s (30670; 32799), Miami Air (MIB) wet-leased.
September 2007: Names Paul Gregorowitsch President, ex-(KLM) Commercial Director to succeed Arie Verberk, who is to retire.
Aviapartner signed a 3-year network contract with Martinair (MTH) for full cargo handling services at Cologne, Dusseldorf, Hanover, Berlin-Tegel, Muenster-Osnabruck, Dortmund, Leipzig, Dresden and Bremen. Aviapartner said that based on current estimated volumes, the deal represents a value of at least €1 million/$1.4 million in annual turnover.
Martinair Cargo (MTH) launched weekly Xiamen - Bangkok - Sharjah - Amsterdam 747F freighter service.
November 2007: 7 cargo airlines working in conjunction with (IATA) (ITA) and freight forwarders, initiated e-freight pilot programs on a number of selected trade routes. The airlines are Air Canada (ACN), British Airways (BAB), Cathay Pacific (CAT), (KLM), Martinair (MTH), (SAS), and Singapore Airlines (SQC). Cargo on key trade routes connecting the countries represented by the carriers, will be processed electronically. "The paper-free era for airfreight begins," (IATA) (ITA) Director General & (CEO) Giovanni Bisignani said. "This 1st wave of pilots will pave the way for a global rollout of e-freight that will eliminate the paper that costs this industry $1.2 billion every year. Combined, these documents could fill 39 747F cargo freighters each year, making e-freight a win for the business and for the environment." Participating freight forwarders in the e-freight pilot program are (DHL) Global Forwarding, Panalpina, Kuehne+Nagel, Schenker, TMI Group-Roadair, and Jetspeed. The potential impact of the increased efficiency in air cargo is expected to have "very broad implications across the global economy," Bisignani claimed. (AFA)/(KLM) said that based on its "experiences at [Amsterdam] Schiphol, we hope to introduce e-freight shipments on the [Paris] Charles de Gaulle network at a later stage" and that it is targeting 50% e-freight penetration on "important trade lanes" within 5 years.
January 2008: Martinair (MTH)'s supervisory board elevated Diederik Pen to (COO).
(KLM) Cityhopper (AUK) will transfer the maintenance of its F 70 fleet to Nayak Aircraft Services from (MTH) Maintenance & Engineering following the latter's decision to "focus more on improving its own operations and making preparations for (MTH)'s possible fleet renewal," (KLM) said. (AUK) operates 21 F 70s. Nayak already works on (AUK)'s 14 F 50s. (MTH) will continue Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO) on (AUK)'s 20 F 100s until they are phased out in 2010. Between late 2008 and early 2010, it will replace its 15 oldest F 100s with 10 E-190s and 5e F 70s. Air France subsidiary Regional will take over the F 70s. Maintenance of the 5 F 100s that remain with (AUK) will transfer to Nayak.
February 2008: The Dutch government is facing parallel lawsuits challenging its plan to levy a new environmental ticket tax on all passengers departing from domestic airports. The tax, which comes into effect July 1, amounts to €11.25/$16.59 per passenger for European Union (EU) destinations (with some exceptions) inside 2,500 km and €45 for other flights. Amsterdam's Schiphol Group, together with Dutch travel bureau association (ANVR), launched legal action to prevent the tax, while The Board of Airline Representatives in the Netherlands (BARIN) filed a separate, though similar injunction request. The hearing is scheduled for March 5 at the Court of Justice in The Hague.
All three parties argue the tax violates Article 15 of the Chicago Convention, which states that "No fees, dues or other charges shall be imposed by any contracting state in respect, solely of the right of transit over, or entry into or exit from the territory of any airplane of a contracting state or persons or property thereon." In addition, they claim the Dutch government is wrong to claim the tax is "environmental" because it serves no particular environmental purpose. Moreover, (BARIN) notes, "within a short period of time, an (EU)-wide environmental measure for air traffic is expected: The Emission Trade System in 2012. (KLM) and Schiphol Airport have suggested to introduce a similar system in the Netherlands on a voluntary basis but this has been rejected by the government for unclear reasons." The trio claims the economic disadvantages of the ticket tax likely will be enormous. The Netherlands is a small country and the tax will drive passengers to fly from nearby airports in Belgium and Germany. Independent research acknowledged by the government, forecasts a drop in passengers in 2011 of -8% to -10% at Schiphol and -11% to -13% at other Dutch airports.
Finnair (FIN) Technical Services will perform tube strip modifications on 4 (MTH) MD-11s starting in April.
April 2008: Avianca (AVI) will purchase Tampa Cargo (TMP) and form a strategic alliance with Martinair (MTH), which currently holds a 57% share in the Colombian cargo airline. (AVI) also will acquire the remaining shares held by private local investors. "In Bogota, Colombia, the parties reached a principle agreement on the sale of 100% of the shares. The transaction is expected to be finalized in June 2008," (MTH) said.
Simultaneously, (MTH), Tampa (TMP), and Avianca (AVI) are working on an agreement to form a long-term "Strategic Cargo Alliance" to develop their cargo business jointly. The current cooperation between (MTH) and (TMP) with joint sales offices throughout the Americas will continue in the alliance. "The parties will carefully consider the competition law aspects of the envisaged alliance agreement and will seek any governmental approval required from the authorities regarding competition law," the Dutch carrier noted.
May 2008: Martinair (MTH) suffered a -€68.9 million/-$107.2 million loss in 2007, a steep fall from its -€7 million deficit in 2006 on level revenue of €951 million, as operating loss deepened to -€71 million from -€5 million. (MTH) said one-off costs associated with the renewal of its cargo fleet, and the discontinuation of European passenger flights last year, along with a provision set aside to deal with the multinational investigation into airfreight price fixing, "brought considerable pressure to bear upon results." While it focused passenger operations on the Caribbean and Canada, it completed the replacement of its 747-200Fs with "more efficient" 747-400BCFs (3), creating a "solid foundation to shape Martinair (MTH) Cargo's growth." It also said that talks are "underway" with Airbus (EDS), Boeing (TBC) and lessors about replacing its 6 767-300ERs, which will allow it to add new destinations to its passenger network.
It continues to work on divesting certain subsidiaries, and said that "studies conducted into possibly outsourcing activities previously carried out by (MTH) departments are largely drawing to a close."
June 2008: Air France (AFA)/(KLM), Cathay Pacific Airways (CAT), Martinair (MTH) and the (SAS) Group all reached agreement with the USA Department of Justice (DOJ) to plead guilty in USA court and pay criminal fines "for participating in a multiyear conspiracy to fix prices for air cargo rates," the (DOJ) said. (AFA)/(KLM) will pay a $350 million fine, (CAT) has agreed to pay $60 million, (MTH) $42 million, and (SAS) $52 million, bringing the total imposed by the (DOJ) during its investigation into air cargo antitrust violations to $1.27 billion. The figure marks the highest amount ever imposed by the antitrust division in 1 investigation. British Airways (BAB), Korean Air (KAL), Japan Airlines (JAL), and Qantas (QAN) already have pled guilty and paid fines. In addition, a former Qantas (QAN) executive will serve 8 months in a USA jail as a result of the investigation.
(AFA)/(KLM) Chairman & (CEO) Jean-Cyril Spinetta said the company has "taken thorough steps across the organization to prevent recurrence." (SAS) President & (CEO) Mats Jansson said there are "various control mechanisms" in place to prevent antitrust violations, adding that it was "very unfortunate and a serious problem that our policies were not fully observed in this case." Cathay (CAT) (CEO) Tony Tyler said (CAT) "carefully considered all applicable factors and concluded that entering into this agreement at this time presents the best resolution to the investigation," adding that "it transpired that some of our actions relating to shipments from Hong Kong to the USA were in conflict with USA antitrust laws, and we very much regret this."
The (DOJ) said that "the airlines each engaged in a conspiracy to suppress and eliminate competition, by fixing the cargo rates charged to customers for international air shipments. The charged conduct affected billions of dollars of consumer and other goods shipped by these airlines and their competitors." Associate Attorney General, Kevin O'Conner added that the "price-fixing conspiracy undermines our economy and harms the American people who, due to lack of true competition in this area, end up footing the bill." The (DOJ) said its investigation is ongoing. Both Air Canada (ACN) and El Al (ELA), which were not included in the agreements recently announced, said they have made provisions for possible settlements with the (DOJ) regarding cargo antitrust violations. The European Union (EU) and other government agencies throughout the world, also are conducting continuing investigations into alleged anticompetitive airfreight rate practices.
August 2008: Martinair (MTH) appointed Frank de Jong as VP Planning and Harm Winkeler as VP Asia Pacific.
The European Commission (EC) extended the deadline for its inquiry into Air France (AFA)/(KLM)'s proposed acquisition of (MTH) by 10 working days, due to "1st phase commitments" offered to alleviate competition concerns. The original deadline was August 25. (KLM) currently owns 50% of (MTH) shares and intends to acquire the other 50% from Maersk (MRS).
October 2008: Martinair (MTH) will increase freighter service to Amsterdam from Quito and Bogota to 8x-weekly in January.
November 2008: SEE ATTACHED - - "MTH-2007-TOP-WLD-CARGO."
December 2008: (KLM) finally will become the sole owner of Martinair (MTH) after the European Commission (EC) approved (KLM)'s proposal to acquire the 50% stake owned by the A P Moller-Maersk Group. The (EC) opened an in-depth investigation in September, citing concerns of the transaction's potential impact on passenger transport, in particular between Amsterdam and Curacao and Aruba. The Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes said she was "now satisfied that consumers will continue to have a competitive choice of airline services." Effects of the transaction would be limited not only because (KLM) already jointly controls (MTH) "but also because (MTH)'s competitive strength has been constantly decreasing and, to regain its strength, (MTH) depends on (KLM)'s agreement to a renewal of its long-haul passenger fleet." The (EC) also acknowledged that TUI Travel (TUG) subsidiary ArkeFly operates the 2 routes, and thus "any price increases on the part of the merged entity would be likely to be unprofitable."
(KLM) took an initial stake in (MTH) in 1968, but earlier attempts to gain full control of (MTH) failed to gain regulatory approval. (KLM) will buy A P Moller-Maersk's 50% stake by December 31. "With the (EC) approval, economies of scale and synergies become available. Plans for the future of (MTH) within the Group will be developed in the coming period," (KLM) President & (CEO) Peter Hartman noted.
(MTH) President & (CEO) Paul Gregorowitsch said the approval was "encouraging news after a long period of uncertainty. The (MTH) restructuring activities can be actively continued given this perspective." (MTH) reported a -€68.9 million/-$94.5 million loss in 2007, widened from a -€7 million deficit in 2006.
February 2009: Martinair Cargo (MTH) will launch a 2x-weekly Amsterdam - Campinas flight on March 2 aboard an MD-11F. Return flights will stop in Quito and Bogota.
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) has expanded its investigation into cargo price-fixing and announced commencement of legal proceedings against Air France (AFA), (KLM), (MTH) and Cargolux Airlines International (CLX) for colluding on fuel surcharges between 2003 and 2006. The carriers "made a number of admissions and consented to the remedies sought including penalties, injunctions and costs," the (ACCC) said. (AFA) and (KLM) have offered to pay a combined fine of A$6 million/$4 million, while (CLX) and (MTH) have offered A$5 million each. The Federal Court will determine the final penalties and a hearing is scheduled for February 16.
"(CLX) has cooperated intensively with the (ACCC) and the other authorities throughout the investigation and the legal proceedings and will continue to do so," Chairman Marc Hoffmann said. The other airlines did not release statements. Consent proceedings against the quartet follow earlier deals with Qantas (QAN) and British Airways (BAB), which were assessed penalties of A$20 million and A$5 million respectively. The (ACCC) also commenced contested proceedings against Singapore Airlines Cargo (SQC) in December and "continues to investigate other airlines with further actions expected over the next few months," it said in a statement.
Last summer, (AFA)/(KLM) agreed to pay a $350 million fine resulting from a similar investigation by the USA Department of Justice. (MTH) also pleaded guilty to collusion and was hit with a $42 million penalty.
April 2009: The USA Department of Justice announced that Frank de Jong, formerly Martinair (MTH)'s VP European Cargo Sales, has agreed to serve 8 months in prison and pay a criminal fine of $20,000 for his role in a conspiracy to fix international cargo rates. He is the 4th airline executive to be sentenced to jail in the wide-ranging investigation that has ensnared 15 carriers around the world. (MTH) agreed to pay a $42 million penalty to the USA authorities last summer and currently is being investigated by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission.
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) must lower tariffs that took effect April 1 by -€3.5 million/-$4.5 million, Dutch competition authority NMa ruled. The Schiphol Group incorrectly passed several non-aviation costs - - including the costs of building a sound barrier around 1 runway, of training baggage handling employees and of an accountancy control - - to airlines when setting landing and handling fees, NMa said. Under rules introduced in 2006, airport fees must reflect the actual cost of operations, be nondiscriminatory and reasonable. The ruling follows a complaint from (KLM) and the Board of Airline Representatives in the Netherlands, in addition to one from easyJet that has yet to be investigated, NMa said.
July 2009: Air France (AFA)/(KLM) flew 17.07 billion (RPK)s traffic in June, down -6.4% from the year-ago month. Capacity fell -5% to 21.25 billion (ASK)s and load factor dropped -1.1 points to 80.3% LF.
Citing sharp declines in volume and unit revenue for both passenger and cargo transport, (AFA)/(KLM) announced a -€431 million consolidated net loss in its fiscal 1st quarter ended June 30, a marked deterioration from the +€132 million profit earned in the year-ago period. Results were reported on a pro forma basis and include the addition of Martinair (MTH), which (AFA)/(KLM) now wholly owns, but exclude its 25% stake in Alitalia (ALI). Total group revenue fell -20.5% to €5.17 billion, comprising a -18.7% drop in passenger revenue and a -41.5% plunge in cargo. Operating costs declined -10.1% to €5.66 billion.
Operating result was affected by a negative fuel hedging impact of €252 million and swung from a +€201 million profit in the year-ago quarter to a -€496 million loss. The passenger business suffered a -€141 million operating loss excluding the hedging impact while cargo lost -€253 million. "Despite this difficult environment, the group benefits from a high level of liquidity of €5.7 billion, including €1.2 billion in credit facilities," it said while revealing it is undertaking a review of its medium-haul network "both in terms of destinations and products" and that changes will be implemented at the beginning of 2010. Cargo capacity will be reduced by a further -5% in the winter schedule with the grounding of four freighters, taking to 10 the number of airplanes removed from the cargo fleet since the start of the crisis.
Passenger traffic (RPK)s slipped -5.8% to 50.47 billion on a -4.7% reduction in capacity to 63.58 billion (ASK)s, lowering -0.9 point to 79.4% LF. Unit revenue fell -14.8% to 6 euro cents and yield lowered -13.9% to 7.56 euro cents on a "particularly pronounced" decline in premium class unit revenue but a "more resilient" economy performance. Unit cost was down -4% to 6.46 euro cents.
The group said it is expecting a further deterioration in passenger unit revenue in the current quarter, albeit at a slower pace than the first, and a stabilization in the third and fourth quarters relative to the year-ago period.
September 2009: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol said it will not raise its airport charges on April 1, 2010, "in view of the current economic situation." It set its charges as of April 1, 2009, in late 2008 and said those were reduced by an average -10% from the prior year.
Pratt & Whitney (PRW) announced maintenance contracts with Martinair. (MTH) signed a 10-year service agreement covering its (PW4056), (PW4060) and (PW4462) engines.
July 2010: Air France (AFA)/(KLM) and Martinair (MTH) agreed to pay €87 million/$110 million to settle civil antitrust claims in the USA related to price-fixing in the air cargo business on flights to/from the USA between 2000 and 2006.
The agreement is subject to court approval. (AFA)/(KLM) and (MTH) pleaded guilty in a USA federal court in 2008 and paid $350 million in criminal fines "for participating in a multi-year conspiracy to fix prices for air cargo rates."
The civil actions, which have been brought as class actions, were filed initially in 2006 after the USA Department of Justice and the European Commission (EC) initiated investigations of air cargo price-fixing. The investigation by the (EC) remains pending.
August 2010: Martinair (MTH) provides worldwide scheduled and charter passenger and cargo flights. Executive and air taxi services are also offered.
(IATA): MP - 129. ICAO Code: MPH (Callsign - MARTINAIR).
Parent organization/shareholders: (KLM) (100%).
Alliances: American Airlines (AAL).
Main Base: Amsterdam Schiphol airport (AMS).
Hubs: Bangkok Don Muang airport (BKK); Hong Kong International airport (HKG); Miami International airport (MIA); & Sharjah International airport (SHJ).
International, Scheduled Destinations: Cancun; Colombo; Havana; Holguin; Kathmandu; Miami; Montego Bay; Orlando; Porlamar; Puerto Plata; Punta Cana; San Jose; Santo Domingo; Sharjah; Tobago; & Varadero.
(MTH) has given up its Amsterdam - Puerto Plata route.
September 2010: Martinair Holland NV (MTH) plans to concentrate fully on its air freight activities as per the end of 2011, and to discontinue its passenger service. (MTH) will continue flying passengers to and from distant holiday destinations through the end of 2011. Passengers can continue to book flights to all destinations until that time.
(KLM) becomes full owner of Martinair (MTH).
747-400F leased to (ACG) Air Cargo Germany.
November 2010: The European Commission (EC) fined 11 airlines a total of €799 million/$1.1 billion for "operating a worldwide cartel which affected cargo services within the European Economic Area." The (EC) said the carriers "coordinated their action on surcharges for fuel and security without discounts over a 6-year period." Air France (AFA) received the largest fine at €182.9 million, followed by its affiliate (KLM) at €127.2 million. Other fines include British Airways (BAB) (€104 million), Cargolux (CLX) (€79.9 million), Singapore Airlines (SIA) (€74.8 million), (SAS) (€70.2 million), Cathay Pacific Airways (CAT) (€57.1 million), Japan Airlines (JAL) (€35.7 million), (MTH) (€29.5 million), Air Canada (ACN) (€21 million), Qantas (QAN) (€8.9 million) and (LAN) Airlines (€8.2 million).
Lufthansa (DLH) and its subsidiary Swiss International Air Lines (CSR) "received full immunity from fines under the (EC)’s leniency program, as it was the first to provide information about the cartel," the (EC) stated.
"It is deplorable that so many major airlines coordinated their pricing to the detriment of European businesses and European consumers," said (EC) VP Competition, Joaquin Almunia. "With today’s decision, the (EC) is sending a clear message that it will not tolerate cartel behavior." The (EC) charged that the "cartel members" coordinated pricing from December 1999 to February 2006.
The (EC) in late 2007 sent out official statements of objections to as many as 25 carriers regarding cargo price fixing. It said that 11 carriers originally charged were not fined.
The (EU), USA Department of Justice, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and other authorities worldwide have been investigating anti-competitive practices in air cargo since 2005. Cargolux (C LX) President & CEO, Ulrich Ogiermann and Senior VP Sales & Marketing, Robert Van de Weg were recently indicted in a USA court on charges of conspiring to fix and coordinate certain surcharge rates on air cargo shipments to and from the USA.
In a statement, Air France (AFA)/(KLM) said it considered the level of the fine to be "disproportionate given the fact that the economic analysis demonstrated that the actions in question had no detrimental effect on the freight shippers or the freight forwarders. Moreover, the level of the fines disregards the economic hardship that the air cargo industry has suffered, and will have a distortive effect on the level playing field." It added that it intends to appeal the decision to (EU) courts. Because the level of the fine exceeds the level of provisions already taken by the company for potential cargo antitrust payments, (AFA)/(KLM) will book a charge of €127 million for the first half of its current fiscal year.
(SAS) said in a statement it has not been involved in a global cartel and the fines are disproportionate. It also plans to appeal the decision, a process that could take several years. The fines will be accounted for in (SAS)'s 3rd-quarter earnings.
Air Canada (ACN) said it may appeal the decision and said the penalty is “more than adequately” covered by a C$125 million provision it made in 2008.
"We are highly disappointed and strongly contest the considerable level of the fines, which we believe to be disproportionate to (SAS) Cargo's actions," said (SAS) Chief Legal Officer Mats Loennkvist. "We have cooperated fully with the (EC) during the entire investigation and, for slightly more than four years, we have disputed the (EC)'s view that (SAS) Cargo has been involved in a global cartel."
August 2011: Martinair (MTH) appointed former Martinair Holland Director Operations Diederik Pen as its Managing Director.
October 2011: The (KLM) Group and its wholly owned subsidiary, Martinair Holland (MTH) reached an agreement in principle on the employment conditions of (MTH) cabin crew (CA) transferring to (KLM), De Unie union said, noting negotiations had been “lengthy and difficult.”
(MTH) is discontinuing passenger services but will continue as an all-cargo carrier from November 1. (MTH) was established in 1958 by aviation pioneer Martin Schroder as Martin’s Air Charter. It built an extensive leisure and cargo network spanning >50 destinations worldwide.
(KLM) took an initial 50% stake in (MTH) in the 1960s and obtained full ownership at the end of 2008, following clearance from the European Commission (EC). Since then, AirFrance (AFA)/(KLM) Cargo and Martinair Cargo (MTH) have intensified their cooperation and the passenger fleet was reduced gradually to 4 767s.
(MTH) Cargo operates 11 freighters from Amsterdam Airport (AMS), comprising 7 MD-11Fs and 4 747ERFs (from KLM), according to its website. It carries some 328,000 tonnes of freight annually, serving 31 destinations.
February 2012: AirFrance (AFA)-(KLM) Cargo and Martinair Cargo (MTH) plan to begin 2x-weekly, Paris - Atlanta 747F air cargo service on March 27; AirFrance (AFA) Cargo will operate the flights while (AFA)-(KLM) Cargo and Martinair (MTH) Cargo will provide sales and customer service.
March 2012: AirFrance (AFA)-(KLM) Cargo and Kenya Airways (KEN) are offering all-cargo service between China and Kenya under the name "Safari Connection." Operated by a Martinair (MTH) 747-412BCF (24066, PH-MPS), the 2x-weekly rotations route Amsterdam - Guangzhou - Dubai - Nairobi - Lagos - Nairobi - Amsterdam. SEE PHOTO - - "MTH-2012-03 - SAFARI CONNECTION 747-400BCF."
July 2013: AirFrance - (KLM) - Martinair Cargo (MTH) began Abu Dhabi service. It is offered on 747 services as a stop on India and Asia routes.
September 2014: AirFrance (AFA) - (KLM) Group will phase out 5 Martinair (MTH) MD-11Fs and internally reallocate up to 400 staff, as it strives to hit cargo breakeven by 2017.
September 2015: China Southern Cargo (GUN) and Martinair Cargo (MTH), a subsidiary of Air France (AFA) - (KLM), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to cooperate on air freight services on September 15.
This new move will deepen the partnership between the 2 carriers, providing more efficient cargo services for each other's customers by making full use of their respective advantages.
China Southern (GUN) has a complete route network in Asia Pacific, while Martinair Cargo (MTH) is 1 of the largest cargo carriers in the European, African and trans-Atlantic market.
The 2 parties have agreed to open passenger and cargo capacity to each other on Sino - Europe routes and access to each other's exclusive destinations. Martinair Cargo (MTH) will take advantage of (GUN)'s Asia-Pacific network to transport cargo to Sydney and Melbourne in Australia, Hanoi and Ho Chi Min City in Vietnam from Guangzhou. China Southern (GUN) Cargo will transport their cargo on (MTH)'s wide body aircraft through Paris and Amsterdam to Atlanta, Miami, St Paul, Buenos Aires, Lagos, and other destinations.
In their initial cooperation, the 2 parties will focus on improving connections and efficiency in order to offer smooth and seamless journey for clients.
What's more, the two sides will also strengthen cooperation to jointly create express and mail transport products so as to meet the travel demands of surging transborder e-commerce between Asia and Europe.
June 2016: Martinair (MTH) will end a >2 decades-long association with the MD-11F in July when it phases out the last two of its USA-built tri-jet freighters.
MD-11F (48757, PH-MCU) sold to FedEx (FED).
Until recently, (MTH) had 6 of the type on strength. With the MD-11F’s departure, its fleet will consist of 3 Boeing 747-400ERFs and a single 747-400BCF.
(MTH) is part of the Air France (AFA) - (KLM) group, which has been undergoing a major slimming of its dedicated freighter fleet for cost-saving reasons.
(MTH) owns its MD-11Fs, which have been sold to another operator. A (KLM) spokesman declined to name the new owner (one (48757) was sold to FedEx (FED).
With its departure from Martinair (MTH), the worldwide MD-11F fleet will be down to around 10 operators, the vast majority of them using the aircraft as freighters. By far the largest operators are in the USA, with FedEx (FED) and (UPS) being the major users.
The largest remaining European MD-11F operator is Lufthansa Cargo (LUB).
July 2016: MD-11CF (48616, PH-MCP), ferried Miami to Mojave for becoming permanently withdrawn from service.
April 2017: News Item A-1: "European Commission (EC) Re-imposes Cargo Cartel Penalties" by Alan Dron firstname.lastname@example.org, March 17, 2017.
The European Commission (EC) has reinstated fines totaling €776 million/$834 million on 11 airlines for operating a price-fixing cartel on air freight from 1999 to 2006. More legal hearings are likely, as at least 1 of the carriers immediately said it would appeal the decision.
The (EC) originally imposed the penalties in November 2010, but these were annulled by a decision of the European Union’s (EU) General Court in December 2015 on procedural grounds, which ruled there was a technical discrepancy in the prosecution. In a March 17 announcement, the (EC) said it had resolved the discrepancy and was re-imposing the financial penalties on 11 air cargo carriers: Air Canada (ACN), Air France (AFA)/(KLM), British Airways (BAB), Luxembourg-based Cargolux (CLX), Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific Airways (CAT), Japan Airlines (JAL)/(JSA), (LAN) Chile, Dutch cargo carrier Martinair (MTH), Australia's Qantas (QAN), (SAS) Scandinavian Airlines and Singapore Airlines (SIA).
The (EC) said that a 12th member of the cartel, Lufthansa (DLH) and its subsidiary Swiss International Air Lines (CSR), was spared from the financial penalties after it applied for immunity in 2005 and revealed details of the alleged arrangements between the airlines.
These were said to consist of collusion between the airlines at both bilateral and multilateral levels to fix the level of fuel and security surcharges on cargo. After the initial verdict, all the airlines except Qantas (QAN) appealed. The financial penalty thus became final for QAN). Millions of businesses depend on air cargo services, which carry >20% of all (EU) imports and nearly 30% of (EU) exports,” (EC) Commissioner Competition Policy Margrethe Vestager said. “Working together in a cartel rather than competing to offer better services to customers does not fly with the (EC). Today’s decision ensures that companies that were part of the air cargo cartel are sanctioned for their behavior.”
The (EU) can fine companies participating in cartels up to 10% of their revenue in the year preceding the adoption of a verdict. (SAS) immediately said it would appeal. “We strongly question the European Commission’s move to re-impose a decision that has already been annulled once by the [General Court],” (SAS) General Counsel Marie Wohlfahrt said. “Throughout the entire process, (SAS) has cooperated with the (EC) and, for >11 years, has argued against the (EC)’s perception that (SAS) Cargo had participated in a global cartel.”
Nevertheless, the fine would be recognized as a nonrecurring expense by (SAS) in its earnings for (2Q) 2016/2017. Air France (AFA) - (KLM), which will be fined €325 million if the penalties become final, said it would analyze the new decision and whether to appeal it again at the General Court. It added that the fines had been covered in its financial accounts since 2010.
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0 757-27B (RB211-535E4) (169-24136, /88 PH-AHF), EX-(HOL)/(ELA), (LHD) LSD 2000-05, RTND (LHD) 2001-04, LST (HOL) 2001-04.
0 757-27B (RB211-535E4) (178-24137, /88 PH-AHI), EX-(HOL), (LHD) 4 YR LSD 2000-01. RTND 2004-02. 219Y.
6 767-31AER (PW4060) (279-24428, /89 PH-MCG "PRINS JOHAN FRISO;" 294-24429, /90 PH-MCH "PRINS CONSTANTITIJN;" 400-25312, /91 PH-MCI "PRINS PIETER-CHRISTIAAN;" 415-26469, PH-MCL " KONINGIN BEATRIX;" 416-26470, /92 PH-MCM "PRINS FLORIS;" 595-27619, /95 PH-MCV), (ILF) LSD; (ATD) MAINT. 27619 RTT (ILF) 2002-12, LST (EFZ). 26470 TO SKYGREECE AIRLINES & LST (MAD) 2014-08. 110C, 164Y.
0 767-33AER (PW4060) (491-25535, /93 PH-MCJ), (AWW) LSD 2005-07. RTND. 110C, 164Y.
0 MD-11F (PW4462) (460-48445, /91 N636FE), EX-(FED), CASTLE (CSL) LSD 2004-09. RTND. FREIGHTER.
0 MD-11CF (PW4462) (577-48616, /94 PH-MCP; 581-48617, /95 PH-MCR; 584-48618, /95 PH-MCS; 586-48629, /95 PH-MCT), 1 LSD TO (WLD) 1999-04, (SWS) MAINT. LAST 4 MD-11CF'S SOLD TO ANOTHER OPERATOR 2016-06. 48616 FERRIED TO MOJAVE FOR PERMANENTLY WITHDRAWN FROM SERVICE. FREIGHTER.
0 MD-11F (PW4462) (606-48757, /96 PH-MCU "PRINSES MAXIMA;" 632-48788, /98 PH-MCW), (SWS) MAINT. LAST 2 MD-11F'S SOLD TO ANOTHER OPERATOR (48757 TO FEDEX) 2016-06. FREIGHTER.
0 A320-214 (CFM56-5B4/P) (1578, /01 EC-HZU), (IBW) WET-LSD 2006-04. RTND. 180Y.
00 A320-232 (V2527-A5) (1944, /03 PH-MPD; 1945, /03 PH-MPE; 2167, /04 PH-MPF (GAX) LSD), (SIL) LSD. 2167; RTND (GAX), LST (EHD) 2007-12. 180Y.
0 A320-233, (1353, N464TA), (LAC)/(TAC) WET-LSD 2005-09. RTND.
0 F 70 (TAY 620-15) (11547, /95 PH-KBX), GOVT OPS. VIP 26F.
2 CESSNA CITATION 650'S.
1 DORNIER D0 228-212 (TPE331-5A-252D) (8206, /92 PH-MNZ), COAST GUARD SURVEYOR.
0 EMBRAER BRASILIA EMB-120RT (149, PH-MGX), SOLD 1999-08.
1 FALCON 20.
1 AN-12 TURBOPROP F, FOR AFRICA REGIONAL FLTS WITH KENCARGO AIRLINES (KEN) 1999-06. FREIGHTER.
DIEDERIK PEN, MANAGING DIRECTOR (2011-08).
MARCEL VERSTEEG, EXECUTIVE VP (EX-DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING) (2002-06).
ROB DE FLUITER BALLEDUX, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO) & EXECUTIVE VP.
PATRICIA PAULHIAC, GENERAL MANAGER QUITO (2007-01).
CAPTAIN MATT BOERTIEN, SENIOR VP FLIGHT OPERATIONS (2002-06) (SPLFDMP).
RONALD VAN DEN BERGH, SENIOR VP MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING (SPLTDMP).
META ULLINGS-HUIJSMANS, SENIOR VP CARGO SALES & MARKETING.
J BOCHOVE, SENIOR VP GROUND OPERATIONS.
PAUL HOSTINK, VP MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING.
HARM WINKELER, VP ASIA PACIFIC (2008-08).
DANIEL BAQUERIZO, GENERAL MANAGER TAMPA (TMP).
CAPTAIN RUUD BAKKER, CHIEF PILOT (ALL MODELS).
CAPTAIN STEEF VAN DEN BERGH, CHIEF PILOT MD-11.
CAPTAIN LUC VAN DIEPEN, CHIEF PILOT 747.
CAPTAIN HARMEN WONDAAL, CHIEF PILOT 767.
FRANS MEIJER, HEAD FLIGHT SAFETY (SPLONMP).
JAAP HORSTEN, DIRECTOR FLIGHT OPERATIONS ENGINEERING.
HAN SEICKER, TECHNICAL ADVISOR.
COEN STEVENS, DIRECTOR ENGINEERING (1999-09).
FOLKERT KUIPER, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE (1998-08), EX-FOKKER.
HANS KOOPER, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE & SUPPORT SHOPS (2002-06).
HANS MARSMAN, PRODUCTION MANAGER LINE MAINTENANCE (2001-02).
OSCAR SCHIPPER, MD-11/F 50 FLEET MANAGER (2001-02).0