SAS subsidiary Widerøe flies a fairly large fleet of Dash-100, 300 and the Q400. From what I understand the airline covers an extensive domestic network within Norway, but also offers scheduled service to Newscastle, Gothenburg and Copenhagen (not sure from where) and seasonal service to the Shetland Islands.
The airline has been one of the financial bright spots within the SAS group where losses have been recurring within several of its divisions.
MD90fan From Bahamas, joined Jul 2005, 2931 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 5850 times:
What about Air NZ Link? Tyrolean, Binter Canarias,Cirrus,
Quoting Scalebuilder (Reply 6): SAS subsidiary Widerøe flies a fairly large fleet of Dash-100, 300 and the Q400. From what I understand the airline covers an extensive domestic network within Norway, but also offers scheduled service to Newscastle, Gothenburg and Copenhagen (not sure from where) and seasonal service to the Shetland Islands.
Scalebuilder From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 5688 times:
Quoting Curious (Reply 10): Indeed there seems to be a few of them, I gues the formula for most of these is relatively niche market/routes and very economical aircrafts?
Public subsidies likely play a big role too in small communities where air service is considered essential but unviable without those subsidies.
But these subsidies do not represent a "buffer" that will allow for small commuter airlines to run less efficient operations. Subsidies may help services to break even. However, they are not equivalent to profitability.
I sure as hell hope not. As discussed on a recent FT thread, Colgan has one of the worst dispatch rates in the UAX system. Their mechanicals are costing UA hundreds in hotel rooms, taxis, food and CS vouchers. If those are being charged to Colgan, then I'm sure they're making very little money... if UA has been picking up the tab, then I'm sure they'll be renogotiating the terms of their contract soon.
Colgan DOES get a lot of revenue from their LGA ops under the US banner, because those are not pay-per-departure, and fares are sky-high. They make good money on investment banks and consulting firms who fly kids out of the college towns they serve up to New York for interviews.
Fuffla From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 5027 times:
Regional Express (REX) in Australia have done very well for themselves. Half yearly revenue this financial year was $13.2 million ($AUD) up from 3.9 million last year. And the purchase of Airlink and the possible purchase of a regional Queensland operator, they are doing very well.
Acjflyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 427 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4469 times:
OO had a large fleet of E120's before making a change to the CRJ. They seemed to turn a large profit although with the large push of CRJ's they may not be considered to be in the turboprop sector any longer
TheSorcerer From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 1048 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4378 times:
Quoting Scalebuilder (Reply 9): Looks like Edinburgh is included too. My guess is that demand is present on both of these due to the strong presence of oil companies.
That's definitely the case in Aberdeen, there is huge demand for the ABZ-SVG route. City Star Alliance and both SAS and wideroe operate this route. Most oil companies that have an office in Aberdeen have an office in stavanger as well so there are regularly meetings and maybe the fact that ABZ and SVG are partner cities (or whatever the term is) . I'm not sure about Edinburgh, AFAIK there's not many oil companies down there.
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