Carledwards From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 262 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2307 times:
I dont understand this - SAS have scheduled services (SK4697/4698) to operate their OSL-LPA service on 737-400 series aircraft. But if im not mistaken the range of the 734 is little over 4000km, whilst this route is 4100km. Its a 5hr, 25min flight!
FinnWings From Finland, joined Oct 2003, 640 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2158 times:
Does not sound a good idea at all use B734 on such a long route. Expect a lot of delays and unexpected fuel stops due the headwinds. Futura used earlier B734s on AGP-HEL route which is only 1812nm but it was very common that they had to divert frequently for additional fuel stop sometimes even several times a week.