pylon101 From Russia, joined Feb 2008, 1517 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 8 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3367 times:
Well, for people like me who used to go to tropical resorts in winter and/or late fall/early spring resorts in Egypt/Israel - there are not many options in summer.
Norway, with its amazing landscape, great people and rich history - may be the only choice.
I used to rent a car. Many Russian do.
But some really drive right from home.
Most drive - and use ferry to Sweden.
Some really adventurous drive all the way along the gulf of Bothnia.
I don't know though to what extend Norway economy is interested in tourism.
OyKIE From Norway, joined Jan 2006, 2732 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (3 years 8 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3290 times:
Quoting Mortyman (Thread starter): SAS will start a new route between Oslo Gardermoen Airport in Olso, Norway and Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow, Russia from 27th of march 2011.
Very good news
I have seen that Cathay just launched route to Domodedovo DME airport. What is the general difference between the two airports? From what I can see DME is a bit larger airport than SVO. And that SVO is closer to city center. Am I correct that the reason SAS flies to SVO is because it is the Aeroflot HUB?
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Lightbug From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 8 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3222 times:
Quoting AirGabon (Reply 5): SU has almost a daily A319/A320 during the summer. And at least 5 weekly flights during the winter:
12-45-7 SVO 12.25 OSL 16.00 OSL 16.55 SVO 19.30 A319 2:35
Before they used to operate a daily Tu154M to OSL with a night-stop in OSL and a morning departure to SVO.
I agree with you on SU's service to Moscow. I was referring to SU's service to St. Petersburg. I know it must have operated at least up until the late 80s or early 90s. There used to be both a TU-154 and a TU-134 parked at OSL on some nights.
joost From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 3167 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (3 years 8 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3207 times:
Quoting OyKIE (Reply 9): Am I correct that the reason SAS flies to SVO is because it is the Aeroflot HUB?
I assume this is the reason, especially as they codeshare with SU on routes to ARN and (IIRC) CPH too.
In the past, SVO was the main international gateway to Moscow, but during the last 5 years, most StarAlliance and OneWorld carriers have switched to DME: LH, OS, LX, SN, BD, TG, SQ, MS, TP, UA; and BA, IB, JL, CX.
SK, JP and TK are they only StarAlliance carriers still using SVO, and AY the sole Oneworld carrier. SK, JP and AY all code share with SU on all their routes, TK and SU compete head-to-head on SVO-IST.
AirGabon From Switzerland, joined Dec 2003, 881 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (3 years 8 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3041 times:
Quoting Mortyman (Reply 12): Departure from Oslo 10:00, arrival Moscow 14.20 local time ( Flight time 2h
At least passengers can connect with SU departures to Asia (NRT, HKG, BKK, PEK, PVG, HAN, ICN, DXB etc.)
It's strange that SU does not try to offer a real hub system between Europe/Asia/Europe flows.
They do it for the main European gateways as CDG, AMS, LHR, now to CPH with the second daily flight and to VIE with the third flight, but SU could optmize better all the schedules to Scandinavia, Germany, Italy, Finland, Eastern Europe etc. to turn SVO as a first choice alternative, from Europe to Asia and back, as AY do it for OneWorld at HEL.
SU flights are mostly on time, the service in European Business Class is among the best in Europe (real 2x2 seats with menu), the Y cabin sees a choice of 2 hot meals and the long-haul network has seen signficant improvement with the A330s.