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Sterling New Helsinki Base With 11 New Routes  
User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7080 posts, RR: 57
Posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3202 times:

2 Boeing 737-700 aircraft to be based

Starting 27th March 2005

11 Destinations

Paris (Beauvais)
Rome (Ciampino)
Bologna
Edinburgh
Prague
Budapest
Barcelona
Nice
Faro
Malaga
Chania

Fares from €79 oneway


The world is really getting smaller these days
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User currently offlineSAS-A321 From Denmark, joined Mar 2002, 401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3138 times:

Oh no! They are deporting the old Maersk Air 737-700s!  Yeah sure


It's Scandinavian
User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3120 times:

Smart move, as one of the few European countries or capitals without any meaningful LCC services. Surprised they haven't added a couple of Scandinavian destinations on there, such as Copenhagen - although perhaps the charges are putting them off, or they are trying to avoid stepping on finnair's toes too much on their key routes.


Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work
User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24906 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3105 times:

Quoting BestWestern (Thread starter):
Starting 27th March 2005

Already started then?  Wink  duck 



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently onlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3764 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3113 times:

Quoting Cornish (Reply 2):
Surprised they haven't added a couple of Scandinavian destinations on there, such as Copenhagen - although perhaps the charges are putting them off, or they are trying to avoid stepping on finnair's toes too much on their key routes.

If Sterling announced CPH-HEL, SK's and AY's gloves would come off, and they would start behaving like children, kicking and screaming, as usual when a core market gets new competition. And they would, as usual, succeed.

Cheers
Mats



Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3079 times:

Best Western - from what I can make out, your information about this (and your BMI A330 stuff earlier) comes from articles published on Air Transport Intelligence. I think it's only fair that you credit the source rather than just print it here unattributed.

User currently offlineOHLBU From Finland, joined Jan 2005, 226 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3061 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 3):
Already started then?

Starting 27th March 2006.

Any news about who will be the handling agent at HEL?

This is interesting, as they will compete head-on on several routes with Finnair, as well as with CSA, Air Finland and Malev. We'll see...


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24906 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3039 times:

Aye, Finnair and Sterling competing on EDI-HEL  Wow!


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineOHLBU From Finland, joined Jan 2005, 226 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3039 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 7):
Finnair and Sterling competing on EDI-HEL

But on different markets. Finnair lives from transfer-traffic between Europe and Asia plus local tour operator groups, Sterling from individual O&D.


User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7080 posts, RR: 57
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2960 times:

Quoting Backfire (Reply 5):
I think it's only fair that you credit the source rather than just print it here unattributed.

I usually remember to source it like I did regarding the BD aircraft choices. I rarely quote from the ATI website as they are usually 24 hours behind airliners.net with the information as they add value to the information with editorial comment on the events. However this came from a Sterling press release (via a Finnish colleague), and is now on the sterling website.

Source: http://www.sterlingticket.com/en/om_...semeddelelser_en.htm?PressID=21016

Quoting Cornish (Reply 2):
Already started then?

Sterling are investing in the 737-700TM variant to actually start the route in tha past.



The world is really getting smaller these days
User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2907 times:

susprise no LUT or STN service


Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
User currently offlineOrion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2831 times:

Sterling operated charter/IT flights from Helsinki for many years with their 727-200s. Good to see them back at Helsinki.

User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2816 times:

Quoting BestWestern (Reply 9):
I rarely quote from the ATI website as they are usually 24 hours behind airliners.net with the information

Anyone fool can post an unsubstantiated rumour, with no in-depth information. In my opinion most of the genuinely useful information on A.net is just nicked from other news sources who've got it first. That's why a source identification is courteous.

[Edited 2005-10-04 16:12:21]

User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7080 posts, RR: 57
Reply 13, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2777 times:

Quoting Backfire (Reply 12):
Anyone fool can post an unsubstantiated rumour

I fully agree. Thats why I subscribe to RATI. Its an excellent resource and well worth the subscription. However all news must come from somewhere.

Quoting Soups (Reply 10):
susprise no LUT or STN service

Stefan Vilner knows what he's doing, and saw Buzz's failure to compete profitably in Helsinki first hand when he worked at Go. London will come eventually - probably to Gatwick.



The world is really getting smaller these days
User currently offlineLordHowe From Finland, joined Jan 2003, 728 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2571 times:

It's a huge start for a new carrier - eventhough Sterling has had charter traffic from Helsinki earlier. They are not only competing with Finnair, but also with Air Finland, who is flying with their 757-200s at least to

Rome
Prague
Budapest
Barcelona
Nice
Malaga

This can only mean that someone is going to step aside next spring ...

Regards,
LordHowe



Lord Howe Island - The Last Paradise
User currently offlineHeisan67 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2380 times:

Quoting LordHowe (Reply 14):

Well, perhaps no-one has to step aside. Oslo (OSL) has both SAS Braathens, Sterling and Norwegian operating the same destinations and are doing very well...all 3. But then again it seems like the market for nonstop flights from Norway to Spain is quite big.


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