QatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 2055 posts, RR: 6 Posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5856 times:
Quote: Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) is to launch a three times a week, non-stop service from Dubai to Copenhagen from November 1. The service, the first to directly link the UAE with Scandinavia, will operate throughout the winter months until the end of March next year. Flight SK962 will depart Dubai every Monday, Thursday and Sunday at 10am, with SK961 returning every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 9.05pm.
Three times weekly, but anyone know what equipment they will be using?
Someone83 From Norway, joined Sep 2006, 4102 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5680 times:
Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 2): I think their A333 does have the legs to do it - why do they not use one of those instead? More efficient over the shorter route than the A343 i would have thought.
Because their 333s are busy flying their daily CPH-EWR, CPH-IAD, ARN-ORD and ARN-EWR routes and it's therefor easier and probably better to use a 343 due to scheduling reasons, although the 333 is isolated a better aircraft for the route.
Not all of SAS 330/340 pilots are certified on both planes and they therefore try to use the same type of plane on a specific route.
Sandager From Denmark, joined May 2007, 98 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4318 times:
Quoting CPHGuard (Reply 10): As SAS don't have any spare longhaul equipment, anyone knows what routes they will close?
As far as I know they are closing the eveing flight to EWR from CPH.
Apparently SK and EK has entered into some kind of cooperation so SK can sell connecting flights on EK at better prices than buying a flight CPH-DXB and then another flight. This could indicate that the route might be extended after the winterseason. At least it would be logic to do so if it becomes a success, right? But then again this is SK!!!!!
CPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6517 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4303 times:
Quoting Sandager (Reply 11): Apparently SK and EK has entered into some kind of cooperation so SK can sell connecting flights on EK at better prices than buying a flight CPH-DXB and then another flight.
Sweet, that means my plans of flying their A345 to SYD has come one step closer to reality
FBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2652 times:
Quoting EMA747 (Reply 15): Are any of SKs 737-700 or -800s the higher gross weight version as they could just about manage CPH-DXB.
This route is operated by SAS Intercont. since all destinations outside Europe is their territory. All scheduled destinations,that is. The seasonal evening flight CPH-EWR operates in the summer season,only,and will be replaced by the winter-season CPH-DXB. Therefore the A343. Our A333's are actually overworked for the time being.
Flybynight From Norway, joined Jul 2003, 1245 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2323 times:
Quoting Sandager (Reply 14): There are millions of other ways for SK to loose money than opening up OSL-EWR.
The equipment SK has today appears to big for a daily flight. and besides they just down have the aircraft available
I find it embarrassing for CO to fly directly to OSL and SK does not. It can obviously be done in a profitable manner.