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User currently offline717fan From Switzerland, joined Nov 2001, 2017 posts, RR: 6
Posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 6061 times:

Blue 1 of Finland is taking 5 ex SAS MD-90's from Feb. 06 on including the 2 Nordic Leisure ones as reported on airlinerlist.com.

Hope they starting a Zurich route with those birds....

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User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 5966 times:

Bizarre. I asked Blue1 about this two days ago and they said it was rubbish.

User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4695 posts, RR: 42
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 5939 times:

Interesting, if it really becomes true. At least another chance for us to get on an MD-90, this is becoming kind of hard to realize here in Europe.  Smile


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User currently offlineLN-MOW From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1908 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5797 times:

There's supposed to be a press conference Monday ... Stand by!

http://www.plane-spotter.com/Gifs/MD-90_Blue1.gif



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User currently offlineMD90fan From Bahamas, joined Jul 2005, 2931 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 5758 times:

Always nice to see the MD-90 in a new livery  Smile At least somebody cares about my birds  wink   cloudnine  But how come everybody is snatching up the ex.SAS birds and their letting the ones at VCV get scrapped??  Sad


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User currently offlineDacman From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 444 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5706 times:
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Good to see the MD-90s going to another operator.

There are no MD-90s at VCV being scrapped and the 3 three at Marana are reportedly going to be taken up soon, though I forget who is getting them.......sorry.

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User currently offlineCRJ900 From Norway, joined Jun 2004, 2191 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5663 times:
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Well, Blue1 is owned by SAS so they are keeping the aircraft within the family for a while yet - keeping it easy in regards to mx...

SAS has leased out a lot of planes in recent years, by the sounds of it, in order to reduce the size of their fleet. Spirit (US) and Spanair have leased MD80s, FlyGlobeSpan are leasing 736s, some of their 738s are leased out too, I believe...

SAS has an eclectic and eccentric but chic fleet. If only they could make money on it too...



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User currently offlineLN-MOW From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1908 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5625 times:

Quoting CRJ900 (Reply 6):
Spirit (US

.. that's Allegiant ... and I don't think SAS owns any of them.



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User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8546 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 5575 times:
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Quoting TriStar500 (Reply 2):
At least another chance for us to get on an MD-90, this is becoming kind of hard to realize here in Europe.

- Too true!, I hope to get on one of the one's Iceland Air Express will operate next year Smile



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User currently offlineCRJ900 From Norway, joined Jun 2004, 2191 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5393 times:
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Aren't those the three SAS MD90s that were leased to Hello of Switzerland which have in turn leased them to Iceland Express? If so, those MD90s won't be too far from "home" either...  Smile

I like those -90s, wish there were more of them...



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User currently offlineAndaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 5295 times:

No that good news.. Blue1 have had a nice fleet of Avro RJ100/RJ85s and SAAB 2000s, recycling old MD-90s to Finland doesn't sound that great.

At the same time Finnair is getting rid of old Md-80s by next summer and flying Embraer 170/190s instead.


User currently offlineEilennaei From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4090 times:

So Finnair is sending its old MD-80s to Sweden (Flynordic), and SAS is upping it by sending their old MD-90s to Finland (Blue1). Everyone is happy.

User currently offlineIslandHopperCO From Micronesia, joined Dec 2003, 225 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3861 times:

According to airlinerlist.com, the three MD-90s that are parked at Marana are sold to a scrapping company. The three planes were built in 1998 and have only been in service for two years out of that time. What a waste. Here's a thread I started that talks about them:

http://www.airliners.net/discussions...general_aviation/read.main/2466939


User currently offlineSK909 From Denmark, joined Nov 2005, 261 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3857 times:

Quoting CRJ900 (Reply 6):
SAS has an eclectic and eccentric but chic fleet. If only they could make money on it too...

They are making money on their short- and medium haul, just not on their long haul... Soooo sad... Sad



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User currently offlinePyh From Finland, joined Oct 2001, 146 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3832 times:

Here is the press release from SAS website.

***

Blue1, the fastest growing airline in Finland, continues its expansion program in connection with the summer traffic program starting March 2006. New aircraft will join the fleet and the amount of destinations will grow from 14 to 25. Blue1 will go heavily in on Europe with daily connections to such destinations as London, Zurich and Warsaw but also with flights to tourist destinations in southern Europe such as Athens, Rome , Nice and Barcelona.

70 % increase in production - three Boeing MD-90

Three Boeing MD-90, with a seating capacity of 166 seats, will join the fleet existing for the time being of 9 Avro RJ:s and 5 Saab 2000. The production, ASK (available seatkilometer) will increase with more than 70 %.

11 new destinations

Blue1 expands on the European market by introducing scheduled flights starting from March 2006 to:

Athens, Barcelona, Dublin, Düsseldorf, London, Madrid, Nice, Paris, Rome, Warsaw and Zurich.

Responding to market needs

"This heavy expansion is our response to the market need", says Stefan Wentjärvi, President and CEO of Blue1. Blue1 is already the biggest operator between Finland and Scandinavia, we have a firm grip of the Finnish domestic market and now our next step is Europe. For business travelers we can now offer better connections to destinations as London and Zurich but we can also offer our private travelers smart and price worthy flights to southern Europe", says Wentjärvi.

Blue1 Corporate Communications

More information:
Tom Christides, V.P. Corporate Communications tel: +358 40 7523131

***


User currently offlineKnightsofmalta From Malta, joined Nov 2005, 1826 posts, RR: 19
Reply 15, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3817 times:

Quoting 717fan (Thread starter):
Hope they starting a Zurich route with those birds....

That may actually happen. The code-share agreement between LX and AY has now officially been cancelled leaving LX in a bit of a mess. The route seems to do very well seeing as AY has repeatedly voiced interest in adding a further frequency to ZRH.


User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4695 posts, RR: 42
Reply 16, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3746 times:

Quoting Pyh (Reply 14):
Blue1 expands on the European market by introducing scheduled flights starting from March 2006 to:

Athens, Barcelona, Dublin, Düsseldorf, London, Madrid, Nice, Paris, Rome, Warsaw and Zurich.

Nice! Big grin Now I keep my fingers crossed that we will see the MD-90 on the routes from/ to DUS, then catching the MD-90 should become am easy-to-reach reality at last.



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User currently offlineMika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2881 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3694 times:

Anyone knows the reg's of the machines going to Blue 1?

User currently offlineCRJ900 From Norway, joined Jun 2004, 2191 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3682 times:
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Quoting Pyh (Reply 14):
Three Boeing MD-90, with a seating capacity of 166 seats, will join the fleet

About time someone show what those birds can lift... I always thought airlines that put in 140-150 seats didn't use the a/c to its full potential. Even with 166 seats pitch ought to be 31"...



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User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4695 posts, RR: 42
Reply 19, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3665 times:

I suppose, the two MD-90's leased to Nordic Leisure will stay with this charter carrier for now?


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User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3771 posts, RR: 13
Reply 20, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks ago) and read 3554 times:

Does anyone know which airports in London and Paris will be served?

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User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4695 posts, RR: 42
Reply 21, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks ago) and read 3518 times:

Quoting CRJ900 (Reply 18):
About time someone show what those birds can lift... I always thought airlines that put in 140-150 seats didn't use the a/c to its full potential. Even with 166 seats pitch ought to be 31"...

I think the limit to a capacity below 170 seats is not because of lack of space, but because of emergency evacuation regulations. The slightly shorter MD-80 is certified for up to 170 seats.



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User currently offlineLN-MOW From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1908 posts, RR: 13
Reply 22, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3072 times:

Quoting Mika (Reply 17):
Anyone knows the reg's of the machines going to Blue 1?

Blue 1: SE-DMF (20/02?), SE-DMH, OY-KIL (28/05?), LN-ROA (30/06?), OY-KIN (28/08?)

This is the planned delivery schedule. Blue1 actually plans to take five a/c according to my sources.

Quoting TriStar500 (Reply 19):
I suppose, the two MD-90's leased to Nordic Leisure will stay with this charter carrier for now?

They are both back with SAS and are stored at OSL.



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User currently offlineAndaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2981 times:

Quoting Doona (Reply 20):
Does anyone know which airports in London and Paris will be served?

Cheers
Mats

Tried to find the same information, no luck so far.
Will be interesting in HEL next year, a price war expected  bouncy : both Blue1 and Sterling competing with AY in Europe, starting at the same time, partly with same destinations. Curious to see Finnair's reaction.


User currently offlineSBN580 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 401 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2926 times:

Quoting MD90fan (Reply 4):
Always nice to see the MD-90 in a new livery   At least somebody cares about my birds  

You are not alone!  highfive 



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25 Andaman : Found out that it will be Stansted in London, unfortunately. Funny, SAS send it's MD-90s to Finland and Finnair it's MD-80s to Sweden (to FlyNordic).
26 Runway23 : This sounds about as stupid as it gets if it is true. The SAS group will now serve four London airports: LHR, LGW, LCY, STN. Certainly this type of f
27 Post contains images OHLBU : My guess is that LGW slots are hard to get, though not as impossible as at LHR. Will this be bad news for Ryanairs TMP-STN route? They have to start
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