Andaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1604 times:
FIF used to provide charter flights only from HEL to Thailand but this winter it has a weekly regular service HEL - BKK ( on B752, 219 seats, via MCT).
Their internet booking offered rather high prices and B752 doesn't sound tempting - though 8 seats less than on Finnair's B752 - but perhaps the demand for this service from HEL is big enough. And I quess most of the seats are still reserved for the holiday operators.
[Edited 2005-11-02 21:38:42]
This winter there are days HEL has three departures to BKK (AY, FIF), plus the charters to Phuket etc. Finns do love the Thai sun...
OHLBU From Finland, joined Jan 2005, 226 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1530 times:
Let's see if this will be OF's make-it-or-brake-it chance. From what I've heard they are not doing very well financially, never have been. And next spring Sterling will jump into their market by basing two planes at HEL to fly European holiday routes.
Andaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1198 times:
Yes sure A330/340 are younger then MD-11, though that plane type isn't any "grand mother" yet, first ever MD-11 flight took place 1990.
Personally not the biggest fan of MD-11, maybe because that's the most obvious choice from HEL and grass is always greener somewhere else...
but been happy for the wide range of non stop flights to Asia from HEL, though.
I quess AY itself can't complain, Asian routes with MD-11s have been a money machine for the company, and they seem to be expanding.
This winter all AY's MD-11s get new angled lie-flat seats to business class,
I hope I get a chance to try one and change my opinion