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Little Competition In Scandinavia?  
User currently offlineKomododx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1768 times:

I was just checking flights within Norway (OSL, BGO, TOS) as well as flights between ARN, HEL, and CPH. Seems that other than Norwegian, there isn't much more competition for SAS and Finnair. Malmo and Sterling's coverage really doesn't work very well to commute within Scandinavian cities. Am I missing something here? Are there other smaller commuter airlines in the area? Is there demand for, say, 2 more regional carriers in the area?

Thanks.

Stefano  wave 

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User currently offlineRedChili From Norway, joined Jul 2005, 2303 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1746 times:

On the domestic network in Norway, SAS and Norwegian are the only carriers flying on the major routes. Norway is such a small country that there really isn't room for more carriers.

Between OSL-ARN, you can choose between SAS, Norwegian, FlyNordic, and an occasional Finnair flight. Between ARN-HEL, you can fly SAS/Blue1, Finnair, and FlyMe. Between ARN-CPH, you can fly SAS, FlyNordic, and an occasional Sterling or TAP flight.

The market is too small to allow all carriers to operate on all routes, but the established carriers have competiton of at least one LCC on each route.



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User currently offlineHBDAN From Switzerland, joined Jan 2006, 661 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1740 times:

What about regional carriers like Skyways, DAT, Wideroe and (if I remember well) a lot of local communities operating daily flights to Oslo/Stockholm? Are they all part of SAS?

Regards,
HBDAN



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User currently offlineHeisan67 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1718 times:

Wideroe no longer operates flights from TRF to ARN. Instead they are starting TRD-ARN 3 times daily.
Widerøe is fully owned by SAS and operate "thinner" routes on behalf of SAS Braathens.
In Norway there are only two major competing carriers: Norwegian and SAS Braathens. Even though the Norwegian marked is limited I belive there are room for a third LCC. Norwegian has launched many new routes and still growing. During 2006 they will have 18 B737. This make them able to increase the number of flights between Oslo and Tromsø, Bodø, Harstad/Narvik, Stavanger, Trondheim and Bergen.


User currently offlineHBDAN From Switzerland, joined Jan 2006, 661 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1709 times:

Does KATO airlines have scheduled flights? Even if I don't think so...

I think once in my life I have to go here: http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0953033/M/
Great!

Regards,
HBDAN



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User currently offlineHeisan67 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1679 times:

Quoting HBDAN (Reply 4):

Katoair do operate som schedule flights in Northern Norway, but they'll loose some of the routes to Widerøe in near future. Kator air has no competition since their routes are financial supported by the Norwegian government...just like many of the small routes to Widerøe are.

http://www.katoair.no/


User currently offlineCPH757 From Denmark, joined Sep 2005, 684 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1657 times:

Quoting HBDAN (Reply 2):
What about regional carriers like Skyways, DAT, Wideroe and (if I remember well) a lot of local communities operating daily flights to Oslo/Stockholm? Are they all part of SAS?

DAT is not a part of SAS. They operate both Norway and CPH, but don't have any routes from CPH to Norway. Norway is served from BLL and EBJ. Apparently a better market for them than CPH.



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User currently offlineKomododx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1623 times:

Quoting RedChili (Reply 1):
Between OSL-ARN, you can choose between SAS, Norwegian, FlyNordic, and an occasional Finnair flight. Between ARN-HEL, you can fly SAS/Blue1, Finnair, and FlyMe. Between ARN-CPH, you can fly SAS, FlyNordic, and an occasional Sterling or TAP flight.

Thanks for the info!

Stefano  wave 


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