Tango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3806 posts, RR: 29 Posted (3 years 7 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1480 times:
According to what I have read, SAS ordered their high-performance DC-9-21s "sports cars" (10) primarily for the type's ability to use the shorter runways of smaller airports served by their domestic networks within Norway and Sweden... However, by the time their -21s arrived the airports for which they were specifically designed/optimized had built longer runways that could be used with little or no restrictions by SAS's larger, more numerous DC-9-41s, leaving the -21s without the specialized niche for which they were intended.
In viewing timetables from a cross-section of the years in which DC-9-21s were operated by SAS, I have noticed that their -21s were assigned almost exclusively to routes serving European points outside of Scandinavia or on trans-border flights within Scandinavia.
So...was there a time when the DC-9-21s of SAS were used extensively on domestic routes within Norway and/or Sweden and, if so, what were some of the routes?