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Topic: SAS To Reduce Transatlantic Flights?
Username: Jlarsson
Posted 2007-09-28 15:03:55 and read 6115 times.

A rumor is spread that SAS is cutting back on transatlantic flights from CPH to ORD from a daily flight to just weekdays.

This is not confirmed by SAS. Does anyone know anything else in this matter?

Topic: RE: SAS To Reduce Transatlantic Flights?
Username: FWAERJ
Posted 2007-09-28 15:25:32 and read 6036 times.

I don't think that it will happen.

O'Hare is a huge Star Alliance hub, and SAS has all of the North American feed they need and then some at ORD thanks to United. Didn't SAS say recently that they're seriously thinking about starting ORD-OSL to complement ORD-CPH and ORD-ARN? To me, that symbolizes that they want to grow, not contract ORD service.

Still, stranger things have happened at O'Hare Field, such as El Al leaving ORD (their first trans-Atlantic destination!) this year. A shame, given the Chicago area's huge Jewish population. But then again, LY isn't part of an alliance (yet).

Topic: RE: SAS To Reduce Transatlantic Flights?
Username: Orion737
Posted 2007-09-28 15:29:46 and read 6015 times.

With SK nothing would surprise me. Just as DL sees the need to open a route to ATL from Stockholm. Obv demand is high for transatlantic and onward connections but SK with their usual muddle policies, cannot make anything work.

What next from SK, an order for a new aircraft to add further complexities to their fleet. Bonkers.

Topic: RE: SAS To Reduce Transatlantic Flights?
Username: Jlarsson
Posted 2007-09-28 15:46:36 and read 5955 times.

My suspicion are growing stronger.

I should have flown CPH - ORD on February 16th but have just been transferred to CPH - IAD and then IAD - ORD the same day.

I've searched the SAS flight schedule for the spring and there are NO direct flights between CPH - ORD on Saturdays and Sundays.

Topic: RE: SAS To Reduce Transatlantic Flights?
Username: Mk777
Posted 2007-09-28 15:54:42 and read 5908 times.

How are the loads on the CPH-IAD run??? Does the plane fill up especially in business class????

Topic: RE: SAS To Reduce Transatlantic Flights?
Username: Kevin777
Posted 2007-09-28 15:54:46 and read 5908 times.

Quoting FWAERJ (Reply 1):
Didn't SAS say recently that they're seriously thinking about starting ORD-OSL

Hardly... I couldn√łt see SK starting any long-haul out of OSL anytime soon... When they did OSL-EWR it was an economic disastaer; doubt that ORD would be any better..

Quoting FWAERJ (Reply 1):
O'Hare is a huge Star Alliance hub, and SAS has all of the North American feed they need and then some at ORD thanks to United

True, and I must say I wouldn't expect SK to cut back here either. Also, when we're talking long-haul weekend-flights become sort-of work-week flights in the sense that, for instance, the Sunday departure from ORD is attractive for high-yield J-pax going for a work week in Scandinavia, and vice versa for CPH-ORD on Fridays.

Quoting Jlarsson (Reply 3):
I've searched the SAS flight schedule for the spring and there are NO direct flights between CPH - ORD on Saturdays and Sundays.

..Now this does seem worrying indeed... But I am surprised, thought ORD was doing quite well. Surely they'll be back at 7x weekly in summertime, so maybe it's all part of the dynamic fleet planning (for instance extra 4x weekly EWR in summer, DXB in winter) - maybe they'll fly extra BKK, or maybe SIN (mabye JNB..?? Maybe MIA..??) on weekends off-season (for US flights)?

Regards,

Kevin777  Smile

Topic: RE: SAS To Reduce Transatlantic Flights?
Username: LN-MOW
Posted 2007-09-28 16:08:31 and read 5857 times.

I'm showing x46 between 06JAN and 01feb - then x6 until 08mar. After 08Mar it's back to daily. This is probably to allow for mx checks in the low season.
I also see reductions in ARN-ORD and CPH-SEA in the same period.

Topic: RE: SAS To Reduce Transatlantic Flights?
Username: FWAERJ
Posted 2007-09-28 16:17:40 and read 5826 times.

Quoting LN-MOW (Reply 6):
I'm showing x46 between 06JAN and 01feb - then x6 until 08mar. After 08Mar it's back to daily. This is probably to allow for mx checks in the low season.

Thanks for clearing things up. Now that it's probably a seasonal thing due to the winter low season, it makes a bit of sense.

Topic: RE: SAS To Reduce Transatlantic Flights?
Username: Jlarsson
Posted 2007-09-28 16:29:15 and read 5772 times.

My bad.

Sorry if I got caught in the rumors.  Smile

You're probably right about the seasonal schedule.

Topic: RE: SAS To Reduce Transatlantic Flights?
Username: Someone83
Posted 2007-09-28 17:28:36 and read 5652 times.

SAS often reduce frequency during the winter season on some routes due to slightly lower demand and scheduled maintenance of their aircraft. The same usually happend every winter and SAS is also modifying the 340 interior to make it identical with their 330 aircrafts

Topic: RE: SAS To Reduce Transatlantic Flights?
Username: PavlovsDog
Posted 2007-09-28 17:55:34 and read 5577 times.

Quoting Orion737 (Reply 2):
What next from SK, an order for a new aircraft to add further complexities to their fleet. Bonkers.

I'd like to see them pick up some of LX's 332's when they become available. I often wonder why SK went with the 333 and 343 and not something slightly smaller. Any insights?

Topic: RE: SAS To Reduce Transatlantic Flights?
Username: Orion737
Posted 2007-09-28 17:58:53 and read 5563 times.

I dont know, except for their 763s were proving too small for the markets they served, hence the larger 333 and 340.

What puzzles me is their bizarre 736,737-7, 738 and A319 and A321. very confused.

Topic: RE: SAS To Reduce Transatlantic Flights?
Username: B747forever
Posted 2007-09-28 18:04:09 and read 5547 times.

Quoting PavlovsDog (Reply 10):
I often wonder why SK went with the 333 and 343 and not something slightly smaller. Any insights?

The A333 and A343 is not to big for SK. The B763 would be to small for SAS and the B777s is similar to the A333 and A343.

Topic: RE: SAS To Reduce Transatlantic Flights?
Username: Orion737
Posted 2007-09-28 18:11:27 and read 5518 times.

I do wonder about Oslo though. A smaller aircraft like the 763 was good for non-stop long hauls from Oslo, with its smaller population base. Do SK offer any long hauls from Norway?

Not that Im suggesting SK add yet another aircraft type!!

Topic: RE: SAS To Reduce Transatlantic Flights?
Username: B747forever
Posted 2007-09-28 18:19:31 and read 5492 times.

Quoting Orion737 (Reply 13):
Do SK offer any long hauls from Norway?

No they dont.

Quoting Orion737 (Reply 13):
Not that Im suggesting SK add yet another aircraft type!!

Okey, I see.

Topic: RE: SAS To Reduce Transatlantic Flights?
Username: Clydenairways
Posted 2007-09-28 18:24:09 and read 5470 times.

Quoting PavlovsDog (Reply 10):
I often wonder why SK went with the 333 and 343 and not something slightly smaller. Any insights?

Well SAS probably will say that the aircraft type is the problem but how come Finnair can make Longhaul work out of HEL with the MD11,A340,A330 etc?

Topic: RE: SAS To Reduce Transatlantic Flights?
Username: KochamLOT
Posted 2007-09-28 18:37:36 and read 5434 times.

Its too bad that SAS is reducing flights btw ORD and CPH especially. SAS has much potential for those flying to Eastern Europe. For example, the baltic nations and Poland. Usually when flying to Poland, the best deals came from Lufthansa or SAS. Plus, it makes sense geographically, that SK would be a good connection between the US and N and Eastern Europe.

I have many questions concerning SAS fleet choices. As mentioned by someone earlier, why is SAS operating MDs, 319, 321, 320 and all NG737s? IT makes little sense. I flew an SAS 736 and it was a beautiful ride and felt as smooth as something much bigger. But I always wondered wasnt it much less efficient than the 717 that was also offered...or stick with what they had until much later ejets that would have fit the 100-120 pax range.

Topic: RE: SAS To Reduce Transatlantic Flights?
Username: B747forever
Posted 2007-09-28 18:40:14 and read 5416 times.

Quoting KochamLOT (Reply 16):
Its too bad that SAS is reducing flights btw ORD and CPH especially

It is bad, but the reducing is just seasonal. In the summer they will offer daily service.

Topic: RE: SAS To Reduce Transatlantic Flights?
Username: Traveler_7
Posted 2007-09-28 19:23:24 and read 5329 times.

Quoting KochamLOT (Reply 16):
why is SAS operating MDs, 319, 321, 320 and all NG737s?

If I am not mistaken in the past SAS intra european routes were mostly served with MDs. MDs will become old and one by one will be replaced by either A or B  Wink

But mixture of A320 321 319 with 737s is mistery for me as well.

Topic: RE: SAS To Reduce Transatlantic Flights?
Username: Orion737
Posted 2007-09-28 21:48:31 and read 5138 times.

So SK ignore Norwegians. they are forced to connect. CO can make an Oslo long haul work yet the home airline cannot. Shameful.

Topic: RE: SAS To Reduce Transatlantic Flights?
Username: Yyz717
Posted 2007-09-28 21:55:37 and read 5125 times.

The strategic issue for SAS is whether they should even have a long haul network, SAS apparently loses $ on their intl network. Perhaps the better strategy is to feed LH at FRA other than a few small key intl markets such as JFK or EWR.

Quoting KochamLOT (Reply 16):
I flew an SAS 736 and it was a beautiful ride and felt as smooth as something much bigger. But I always wondered wasnt it much less efficient than the 717 that was also offered...or stick with what they had until much later ejets that would have fit the 100-120 pax range.

SAS was the launch customer for the 736 which was in heated competition against the 717 (~MD-95) and 319. The 736 order was a huge blow to MDD although Valujet did go on to launch the 717.

Topic: RE: SAS To Reduce Transatlantic Flights?
Username: Orion737
Posted 2007-09-28 22:07:16 and read 5104 times.

There Europe 'pay for everything' product stinks.

Topic: RE: SAS To Reduce Transatlantic Flights?
Username: B747forever
Posted 2007-09-28 22:09:51 and read 5101 times.

Quoting Orion737 (Reply 21):
There Europe 'pay for everything' product stinks.

You are not the only one who thinks so.

A shame that SAS did this to there intra european flights. Feels like a LCC.

Topic: RE: SAS To Reduce Transatlantic Flights?
Username: CEO@AFG
Posted 2007-09-28 22:15:09 and read 5076 times.

SAS bought a fleet of 737NGs to replace their DC 9-41/21s, the few F28s from the Linjeflyg takeover and some MD-80s. SAS went for the -600/700/800 but chose the A321 for high capacity routes from Copenhagen.

These include the three capitals, OSL, ARN, CPH but also major destinations such as LHR, FRA, AMS... The reasoning behind the purchase was that the A321 offered more capacity for passengers. The -900 is limited to 189pax, the same number as the B738, and is inferior to the A321 for cargo carrying capability, where the A321 can hold palletized cargo, and the -900 can't.

Later Boeing launched the -900ER, which equals the playing field towards the A321 somewhat, however it wasn't available when SAS made the decision to go for the A321. SAS took 8 A321s, but the massive downturn of 9/11, SARS showed the A321 was to large for SK ops, therefore a decision was made to take 4 A319s instead of 4 A321s on the remaining order.

SAS had put down money for these aircraft and would have lost this money by cancelling the remaining order.

At the moment the fleet works for SAS:

SAS Norway operates B737-600/700/800 and B737-400/500 with the classics inherited from BU after the takeover. Some regional routes are operated by Fokker 50s.

SAS Denmark operates A319s, A321s, MD-81/82/87 (the small MD-87 fleet will be retired soon) and the Dash 8Q400

SAS Sweden operates B737-600/800, MD-81/82 and Dash 8Q400

SAS International operates 7 A340-300 and 4 A330-300

The SK fleet once included DC 9-21/41, F28-4000, B767-300ER at the same time as the above mentioned fleet types, so there's been some consolidation.

The major questions for the future fleet as I see it are:

Regional:
Will the Norwegian Fokker 50 routes be given to WF, or will SK get some new equipment to handle these routes.

Will the Dash 8Q400 (infamous as of late, at least in the Scandinavian media) stay on, or will SK go for something else, either ATRs, Embraer E-jets, the Sukhoi Superjet 100 or if Bombardier sweet talks them into taking on CRJ-700/900.

Shorthaul:
Can SK afford to keep the MD-80s on until 2015 as announced in Flight International lately, or will increasing mx costs and fuel costs warrent new aircraft. More and more European airports are introducing higher landing fees for aircraft that pollute more than others, which will incur a higher landing fee for the MD-80s over the NGs and A32Xs.

When will SK replace the small subfleet of 737-400/500 ex BU, and standardize on the NG in Norway?

Longhaul:
As rumoured will SK finally increase their small Airbus fleet with A330-200s or will they wait for the B787 or A350?

Topic: RE: SAS To Reduce Transatlantic Flights?
Username: KochamLOT
Posted 2007-09-28 22:16:04 and read 5069 times.

Quoting Yyz717 (Reply 20):
SAS was the launch customer for the 736 which was in heated competition against the 717 (~MD-95) and 319. The 736 order was a huge blow to MDD although Valujet did go on to launch the 717.

WHY was SK the launch customer, does it mean anyting special to be a launch customer other than to get the aircraft first, or should I believe that SAS was the driving force behind the 736 and could tailor it to their needs. To me it looked like the 717 could have done the job and from what I have heard passed around, the 717 was more fuel efficient. Also,, the 717 was competing with the a318 while the 737700 competed with the a319. Id rather fly a 736 but i was just curious why they ordered them as opposed to another A/C.

Topic: RE: SAS To Reduce Transatlantic Flights?
Username: Yyz717
Posted 2007-09-28 22:27:52 and read 5042 times.

Quoting KochamLOT (Reply 24):
WHY was SK the launch customer, does it mean anyting special to be a launch customer other than to get the aircraft first, or should I believe that SAS was the driving force behind the 736 and could tailor it to their needs.

No doubt it came down to competitive pricing by Boeing combined with the option of converting some of the 736 orders to the 73G/738 which SAS did. The MD-95/717 (whatever its economics) was an orphan and not part of a family of airliners. Boeing was very eager for a launch customer for the 736 AND wanted to thwart the MD-95, Mission accomplished.

Topic: RE: SAS To Reduce Transatlantic Flights?
Username: Orion737
Posted 2007-09-28 22:35:58 and read 5024 times.

I think scandinavia is an expensive destination and its national carrier should offer a quality product. Being asked to pay for a juice is ridiculous. Is it the same on intra scandic destinations?

Topic: RE: SAS To Reduce Transatlantic Flights?
Username: Andaman
Posted 2007-09-29 05:04:11 and read 4782 times.

Quoting Clydenairways (Reply 15):

Well SAS probably will say that the aircraft type is the problem but how come Finnair can make Longhaul work out of HEL with the MD11,A340,A330 etc?

I used to be a big SAS fan but nowadays perhaps 'confusion' would be the right word the describe my feelings...
Still not always happy with Finnair either but at least they are ready to react and take risks when the time is right
- I cant understand how a smaller AY has been able to grow and buy plenty of new planes, both regional and long haul, while SK haven't done much of anything useful. The unions are strong in Finland too
As Elvis said it: 'A little less conversation, a little more action'....

Topic: RE: SAS To Reduce Transatlantic Flights?
Username: AirCop
Posted 2007-09-29 09:28:13 and read 4264 times.

Didn't UA operate IAD-CPH with a 763 on behalf of SK, last winter or the winter before, then in spring SK resumed service.

Topic: RE: SAS To Reduce Transatlantic Flights?
Username: OyKIE
Posted 2007-09-29 09:53:23 and read 4193 times.

Quoting PavlovsDog (Reply 10):
I often wonder why SK went with the 333 and 343 and not something slightly smaller. Any insights

No insights, but IMHO it would have been cool if they ordered the 764 combined with the 772ER at the time they went for the Airbus. The two planes shares same cockpit, brakes, interiors and so on. It seems like the A333/A343 are too large for some routes, but are weight restricted out of destinations like BKK. Here the 772ER would give SAS the added cargo capability from Asia.

Quoting CEO@AFG (Reply 23):
Will the Norwegian Fokker 50 routes be given to WF, or will SK get some new equipment to handle these routes.

Will the Dash 8Q400 (infamous as of late, at least in the Scandinavian media) stay on, or will SK go for something else, either ATRs, Embraer E-jets, the Sukhoi Superjet 100 or if Bombardier sweet talks them into taking on CRJ-700/900.

IMO it would be great if SAS continued it's presence in the south and west of Norway, but it might make more economical sense to just give the routes to WF.

As for the RJ market, Lindegaard said before he left that the next order for SK would be RJ. It would be interesting to see what they decide for.

Quoting CEO@AFG (Reply 23):

Shorthaul:
Can SK afford to keep the MD-80s on until 2015 as announced in Flight International lately, or will increasing mx costs and fuel costs warrent new aircraft. More and more European airports are introducing higher landing fees for aircraft that pollute more than others, which will incur a higher landing fee for the MD-80s over the NGs and A32Xs.

When will SK replace the small subfleet of 737-400/500 ex BU, and standardize on the NG in Norway?


SAS Norway just announced that all plane would have SAS colors by the end of 2008. This means that the old BU plane will no longer have the Braathens livery. This could hint that they are here to stay for a while. I know SAS are looking into silencer. The Quiet-Eagle program that will make the MD-80 more quiet. I do not know when SAS are expecting the silencer.

More interesting is. With the announced expansion goal of 20% Will that be with new planes, og with used ones?

Quoting CEO@AFG (Reply 23):

Longhaul:
As rumoured will SK finally increase their small Airbus fleet with A330-200s or will they wait for the B787 or A350?

I believe SAS would need some 787-8 sized planes in the future for routes like OSL-EWR and OSL-BKK. The A358 would be too large.

Topic: RE: SAS To Reduce Transatlantic Flights?
Username: EBGflyer
Posted 2007-09-29 12:20:53 and read 3712 times.

Quoting AirCop (Reply 28):
Didn't UA operate IAD-CPH with a 763 on behalf of SK, last winter or the winter before, then in spring SK resumed service.

They did indeed while the SK A340's and 330's had their cabin upgraded. I'm not sure whether it was a wet-lease or not.

Topic: RE: SAS To Reduce Transatlantic Flights?
Username: CPHGuard
Posted 2007-09-29 15:02:22 and read 3213 times.

Quoting EBGflyer (Reply 30):
I'm not sure whether it was a wet-lease or not.

It was a wet lease.

Quoting CEO@AFG (Reply 23):
As rumoured will SK finally increase their small Airbus fleet with A330-200s or will they wait for the B787 or A350?

I do beleive the A330-200 would make sense for SAS. They keep a single manufacturer long-haul fleet, and don't have train crew on new types.

Topic: RE: SAS To Reduce Transatlantic Flights?
Username: Matt727
Posted 2007-09-29 17:14:48 and read 3003 times.

Quoting LN-MOW (Reply 6):
I'm showing x46 between 06JAN and 01feb - then x6 until 08mar. After 08Mar it's back to daily. This is probably to allow for mx checks in the low season.
I also see reductions in ARN-ORD and CPH-SEA in the same period.

 checkmark  Same as every year.

Quoting CEO@AFG (Reply 23):
Longhaul:
As rumoured will SK finally increase their small Airbus fleet with A330-200s or will they wait for the B787 or A350?

How long is the waiting time for the A330-200? SAS need to make a decition now if they wanna go with the A330-200, and if they decide not to order any more aircraft at the moment they might as well order B787s or A350s.

Topic: RE: SAS To Reduce Transatlantic Flights?
Username: PavlovsDog
Posted 2007-09-29 20:52:23 and read 2837 times.

Quoting Matt727 (Reply 32):
How long is the waiting time for the A330-200? SAS need to make a decition now if they wanna go with the A330-200, and if they decide not to order any more aircraft at the moment they might as well order B787s or A350s.

Swiss is phasing a bunch of them out of their fleet within the next year. I imagine they're very much available if SK is willing to pay what the leassors want for them. They'll have a lot of competition for them I can assure. Very hot market for 330's.

Topic: RE: SAS To Reduce Transatlantic Flights?
Username: Viscount724
Posted 2007-09-30 02:58:12 and read 2676 times.

Quoting PavlovsDog (Reply 33):
Quoting Matt727 (Reply 32):
How long is the waiting time for the A330-200? SAS need to make a decition now if they wanna go with the A330-200, and if they decide not to order any more aircraft at the moment they might as well order B787s or A350s.

Swiss is phasing a bunch of them out of their fleet within the next year.

If not mistaken the first of the 9 new A330-300s for LX won't be delivered until 2009 so the current A330-200s should be around for at least another 2 years.

Topic: RE: SAS To Reduce Transatlantic Flights?
Username: LHboyatDTW
Posted 2007-09-30 05:34:58 and read 2612 times.

Keep in mind, that SK's A333s are RR powered. LX's A332s have PW engines. In my head it just means more craziness and confusion which SAS seems to be famous for.

Topic: RE: SAS To Reduce Transatlantic Flights?
Username: B747forever
Posted 2007-09-30 11:11:21 and read 2475 times.

Quoting LHboyatDTW (Reply 35):
Keep in mind, that SK's A333s are RR powered. LX's A332s have PW engines

Think that many of us forgot that.

Topic: RE: SAS To Reduce Transatlantic Flights?
Username: Kevin777
Posted 2007-09-30 14:58:26 and read 2376 times.

Quoting Orion737 (Reply 11):
I dont know, except for their 763s were proving too small for the markets they served, hence the larger 333 and 340.

The 763 was a bit small on the pax side in high season, yes, but it had an even more significant problem on the belly side. The 767 has a lot less belly capacity than the 330/340, and also range issues - for instance, SK often had to load off cargo in BKK or HKG, or make a stopover, to reach CPH with the 763's. As cargo is a very important source of revenue for SK long-haul, this was also a major reason behind going with the 330/340.

Quoting Orion737 (Reply 11):
What puzzles me is their bizarre 736,737-7, 738 and A319 and A321. very confused.

Can only say that I'm just as confused as all you guys!

Quoting B747forever (Reply 17):
It is bad, but the reducing is just seasonal. In the summer they will offer daily service

Well, I don't know if it's that bad after all - I think it's wise of SK to be flexible to market changes over a year; I'm sure many airlines could learn.. Wouldn't be surprised to see SK add capacity to ORD in the summer 08 just like they added extra cap to EWR in summer 07 (if they can get the capacity)

Quoting Orion737 (Reply 19):
So SK ignore Norwegians. they are forced to connect. CO can make an Oslo long haul work yet the home airline cannot. Shameful.

Hold your horses there...  Wink Firstly, SK doesn't ignore Norway at all. Look at an SK/WF routemap and see how Norway ic cob-webbed. SAS are just being realistic here - Norway's population is widely dispersed, and you can't have long-haul from SVG, BGO, OSL etc. So, most Norwegians would have to connect anyway; why not connect to CPH then? I'm sure if you're flying out of Vestlandet (SVG, BGO area) you don't care much whether your connecting flight is from CPH, AMS or OSL for that matter. As for CO, you just can't compare the two, and say if one can do it, so can the other (is it shameful for JAL or ANA not to fly to CPH, when SK flies to NRT??). CO has smaller ac for the route (752), CO has a huge hub at EWR, and CO flies out of EWR, making for economies of scale in that operation (SK would have to have a single ac based out of OSL.

Quoting Yyz717 (Reply 20):
The strategic issue for SAS is whether they should even have a long haul network, SAS apparently loses $ on their intl network.

Not anymore... they're doing quite good now, actually...

Quoting B747forever (Reply 22):
Quoting Orion737 (Reply 21):
There Europe 'pay for everything' product stinks.

You are not the only one who thinks so.

A shame that SAS did this to there intra european flights. Feels like a LCC.

Personally, I absolutely agree with you. I love free meals on flights, and good-old service, and I don't mind paying extra to fly with a legacy with good service, just to get the "feel of it". However, the reality is that out there there's a whole bunch of non-a.netters who view their next flight as a bus ride just to get overwith... I think SK did the absolute right thing here (also witnessed by many airlines following), but on a personal level, I miss it..

Quoting CPHGuard (Reply 31):
I do beleive the A330-200 would make sense for SAS. They keep a single manufacturer long-haul fleet, and don't have train crew on new types.

Also, know what would be cool? 340-600s... there have been rumours.. They would like to have one or two for NRT, because demand is so high, as are yields, but slot restrictions at NRT make it difficult.. Man, a 340-600 in SK colours would be BEAUTIFUL..... those massive engines, as opposed to the hairdryers on the 343..

Quoting Matt727 (Reply 32):
How long is the waiting time for the A330-200? SAS need to make a decition now if they wanna go with the A330-200,

I think it's also a question of price - while the world awaits the 787 and the 350, leasing rates on 330s (and 767s) have sky-rocketed, so...


Regards,

Kevin777  Smile


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