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AZ: So Long Scandinavia!  
User currently offlineIl75 From Argentina, joined May 2001, 263 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2731 times:

I heard in Copenhagen that Alitalia is pulling off Denmark this month, at the end of its contract with Azzurra Air currently operating AZ flights.

If this is true it means Alitalia is dropping Scandinavia, after ceasing operations from Stockholm earlier this year.

I find it amazing that they will not be serving the Nordic market. In Stockholm they said it would be temporary but it has been several months now.

regards
Erico


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User currently offlineDaV From Italy, joined Jun 2001, 669 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2589 times:

They'll reinstate the service to ARN with Erj170 as soon as they will be delivered. No mention on resuming services to CPH, though.

DaV

[Edited 2003-10-09 17:45:02]


Two monologues do not make a dialogue
User currently offlineHeavierthanair From Switzerland, joined Oct 2000, 790 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2433 times:

G'day

For northern Italy, the local carrier serving just about any place north of the alps appears to be Lufthansa. They generally have good connections mainly through Munich to anything further North, the flights are mostly with those sardine liners from Bombardier with no real C-class though.

Cheers

Peter



"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe." (Albert Einstein, 1879
User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6389 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2378 times:

Well, what does it matter? SAS has plenty of non-stop flights to Milan and Rome.

I would guess that much more Scandinavians go to Italy than visa versa. And Scandinavians are usually quite loyal to "their own" airline. So the market demand the other way is likely to be quite small.

There is no reason spending half a day stepping through Europe in sardine liners going between Italy and Scandinavia.

A dozen more destinations are covered when you combine the two Star Alliance operators SK and LH with transfer at FRA.



Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm
User currently offlineMatt777 From Cayman Islands, joined Oct 2001, 503 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2261 times:

When the EMB170s come, they will get back to ARN, and I think they will also operate to CPH.

User currently offlineVCE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2108 times:

Well, what does it matter? SAS has plenty of non-stop flights to Milan and Rome.

I would guess that much more Scandinavians go to Italy than visa versa. And Scandinavians are usually quite loyal to "their own" airline. So the market demand the other way is likely to be quite small.

There is no reason spending half a day stepping through Europe in sardine liners going between Italy and Scandinavia.

A dozen more destinations are covered when you combine the two Star Alliance operators SK and LH with transfer at FRA.




I'm sorry for You, but the Italians are the largest number of foreign tourists in Stockholm and generally in Sweden and in the top 3 in Copenhagen. It was really a bad decision of AZ.


User currently offlineSk945 From Sweden, joined May 2002, 432 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2090 times:

.... I'm sorry for You, but the Italians are the largest number of foreign tourists in Stockholm and generally in Sweden and in the top 3 in Copenhagen. It was really a bad decision of AZ.....

VCE, we do get a lot of visits from Italy and thats nice. But no, Italians aint the largerest group visiting Stockholm.
I guess we reiceve most tourist from the following countries:
1 Norway
2 Denmark
3 Germany
4 Finland
5 UK
6 and 7 Holland and Italy
(if you just count Stockholm US will end up very high in the list.

We also have alot of direct flights from ARN to Milan. Both SAS and Sterling flying that route.


User currently offlineFBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1917 times:

I occasionally fly to our (SAS) Italian destinations,MXP,FCO and LIN,and I would say about 40% of the passengers are Italian.Fully booked flights almost all of them,as well,so AZ's withdrawal means that our frequencies have to be increased in the near future.A321's are operating often to MXP.We're already re-opening Venice an Bologna next year due to the rapidly rising demand.
Italians have been among the largest tourist groups here in Norway for the last couple of years.
Strange decision,AZ!



"Luck and superstition wins all the time"!
User currently offlineDaV From Italy, joined Jun 2001, 669 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1804 times:

Italians have been among the largest tourist groups here in Norway for the last couple of years.

Yes, I noticed during my summer vacation  Big grin

Any chance that SAS will start an OSL-MXP in the near future? Maybe with Braathens equipment...

DaV



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User currently offlineHeisan67 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1684 times:

Braathens pulled out of Milano not long ago. Today Braathens operate Oslo - Roma nonstop. Sterling operates Oslo - Bergamo, Oslo - Roma as well.

Braathens pulled out before SAS bought them, so perhaps it's time to reconsider opening the service again.


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