gardermoen From Australia, joined Jul 1999, 1520 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (10 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2339 times:
I'm quite certain ARN was also served with the A340, via FRA.
I think the plan was to eventually serve ARN non-stop but the route got the chop before it happened. ARN commenced in late 1994 and ended in either 1996 or 1997.
boun From Turkey, joined Nov 2012, 22 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (10 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2054 times:
Quoting LAXintl (Reply 2): As far as returning to Istanbul, I suppose anything is possible, however CX would have to rely on O&D demand as it would not be able to garner feed from TK since they are in different alliances.
I recall that CX was ready to serve IST once again given the right to operate on a HKG-DXB-IST basis. However it wasn't able to because SQ and MH had been using DXB as a stopover on their IST flights (not anymore).
ARN From Sweden, joined Feb 2001, 259 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (10 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2021 times:
ARN was served thrice weekly, only with 744s, with a stop at FRA. CX stated that nonstop flights were to be inaugurated with 343s but those were never materialized.
It is a pity that nonstop flights never came since OW-member AY had a decent hub at ARN in the late 90s. There were not only flights to different Finnish cities, as of today, but also to MAN, DUS, BGO, CDG (I think) and two or three more destinations in Europe outside of The Nordic countries.