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Air Berlin Expands In Scandinavia  
User currently offlineTobias2702 From Germany, joined Sep 2008, 721 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 10 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4076 times:

Hi guys,
just seen Air Berlin's latest news release (sorry, up to now only in German):

http://www.airberlin.com/site/pressnews_dr.php?ID=1735&LANG=deu

Here comes what is says:

1) frequencies on flights from TXL to GOT. ARN and OSL increased to twice daily
2) new service TXL-Visby (VBY) once a week (Saturday, presumably on Dash-8Q equipment). AB will be the only non-Nordic airline to serve this airport.

Both effective May 2010. Also. flights to Southern Italy are to be increased.

Tobias.


PA, AF, UK, BA, AB, DL, LH, FR, BD, A3, EZY, DY //// A319/320/346, B733/735/73G/738/744/763, AT4, 146, CR2, DH4
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User currently offlineFlyboy_se From Sweden, joined Feb 2000, 812 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (4 years 10 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4051 times:

Great news. I thought ARN was allready twice daily.Or was it only on some days?
More and more airlines keep eating away market from SK



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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17067 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (4 years 10 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4016 times:



Quoting Tobias2702 (Thread starter):
new service TXL-Visby (VBY) once a week (Saturday, presumably on Dash-8Q equipment). AB will be the only non-Nordic airline to serve this airport.

Really excited to see how this route will work out.



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User currently offlineAndaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (4 years 10 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3862 times:



Quoting Flyboy_se (Reply 1):
Great news. I thought ARN was allready twice daily.Or was it only on some days?

Actually the news release says GOT, HEL and OSL go twice daily, ARN and CPH have got more flights already.


User currently offlineTobias2702 From Germany, joined Sep 2008, 721 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 10 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3731 times:



Quoting Andaman (Reply 3):
Actually the news release says GOT, HEL and OSL go twice daily,

Of course you're right, my bad. Sorry.



PA, AF, UK, BA, AB, DL, LH, FR, BD, A3, EZY, DY //// A319/320/346, B733/735/73G/738/744/763, AT4, 146, CR2, DH4
User currently offlineMH017 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 1692 posts, RR: 31
Reply 5, posted (4 years 10 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3530 times:

It would be an interesting option for the Dutch, when AB would re-start AMS-TXL v.v. flights again with good connections to the above mentioned cities...always felt sorry when they ceased TXL flights ex AMS some 2 years ago  Sad


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User currently offlineTobias2702 From Germany, joined Sep 2008, 721 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 10 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3501 times:



Quoting MH017 (Reply 5):
flights again with good connections

I guess the problem is that TXL is not a good place to connect at. The main building, where AB departs to CGN, FRA, MUC, DUS, ZRH, and TLV does not offer a transfer zone. Instead, all gates have a designated security checkpoint as well as baggage claim. At Terminal C, where AB handles all other flights, there seem to be facilities to handle connceting pax since October when the building was expanded, but I'm not sure about it either. But obviously AB didn't plan TXL as a connecting hub (like MUC, DUS, NUE), but only for O&D-traffic for the Berlin area. They are targeting on one hand on leisure flights, on the other on flights to European cities which otherwise couldn't be reached from Berlin without a change in a major hub airport (and using a different airline).

Tobias



PA, AF, UK, BA, AB, DL, LH, FR, BD, A3, EZY, DY //// A319/320/346, B733/735/73G/738/744/763, AT4, 146, CR2, DH4
User currently onlineSomeone83 From Norway, joined Sep 2006, 3402 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (4 years 10 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3494 times:

Great news, although it's now becoming quite crowded between Oslo and Berlin. But hopefully Air Berlin will emerge as the winner as they offer a much better product than Norwegian and Ryanair

User currently offlineTobias2702 From Germany, joined Sep 2008, 721 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 10 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3494 times:

Hey, just noticed that Blue1 will launch daily flights HEL-TXL beginning 3 March! How much traffic can this route support? Now, that would mean 5 daily flights (2x each AY, AB, 1xKF).

Tobias

[Edited 2009-12-05 01:13:25]


PA, AF, UK, BA, AB, DL, LH, FR, BD, A3, EZY, DY //// A319/320/346, B733/735/73G/738/744/763, AT4, 146, CR2, DH4
User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4271 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (4 years 10 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3441 times:



Quoting MH017 (Reply 5):
It would be an interesting option for the Dutch, when AB would re-start AMS-TXL v.v.

I've heard a rumour that this route will be returning from late March 2010. We'll see if it really happens. They were also very preferred by me  Smile



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User currently offlineMH017 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 1692 posts, RR: 31
Reply 10, posted (4 years 10 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3271 times:



Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 9):
hey were also very preferred by me

I know...when will we do another spotting/photography trip to TXL, despite the newly erected 'Berlin Wall' ?
 Angry



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User currently offlineSevernaya From Russia, joined Jan 2009, 1413 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (4 years 10 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3209 times:



Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 9):
I've heard a rumour that this route will be returning from late March 2010. We'll see if it really happens. They were also very preferred by me  

This would be very much welcomed by me as well, what were the departure times some years ago?



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User currently offlineAndaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (4 years 10 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3141 times:



Quoting Tobias2702 (Reply 8):
Hey, just noticed that Blue1 will launch daily flights HEL-TXL beginning 3 March! How much traffic can this route support? Now, that would mean 5 daily flights (2x each AY, AB, 1xKF).

Tobias

Yes 5x daily for HEL-TXL probably is too much, my guess is Blue1 has to step back, they have tried once before already.


User currently offlineMH017 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 1692 posts, RR: 31
Reply 13, posted (4 years 10 months 9 hours ago) and read 2855 times:



Quoting Severnaya (Reply 11):
This would be very much welcomed by me as well, what were the departure times some years ago?

They operated 2x daily (on weekdays) with Fokker 100 aircraft, so prefect for a day-trip to Berlin...

If I remember correctly, they operated also on saturday mornings as well as sunday evenings )great for weekends)...



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User currently offlineSevernaya From Russia, joined Jan 2009, 1413 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2648 times:



Quoting MH017 (Reply 13):
They operated 2x daily (on weekdays) with Fokker 100 aircraft, so prefect for a day-trip to Berlin...

If I remember correctly, they operated also on saturday mornings as well as sunday evenings )great for weekends)...

Thanks for the information.



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User currently offlineVfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 4005 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2612 times:

Would be useful to know what percentage of connecting pax AB has on those Scandinavian flights. Connections are really good, and AB is certainly building up its network right now in order to be well prepared for the day when Berlin becomes a much better hub option - that is when BBI airport becomes operational. Its position is certainly one of the best in Central Europe for flights to Scandinavia, Russia, the Baltic states and Poland.

Quoting Tobias2702 (Reply 8):
Hey, just noticed that Blue1 will launch daily flights HEL-TXL beginning 3 March!

They have been on the route before. I used them once 2006ish and the route was even operated by a MD90 and not the smaller Avro.


User currently offlineRobbie86 From Sweden, joined May 2006, 537 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2330 times:



Quoting Flyboy_se (Reply 1):
Great news. I thought ARN was allready twice daily.Or was it only on some days?
More and more airlines keep eating away market from SK

It's not hard to do that with their product.  Yeah sure



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