Gardermoen From Australia, joined Jul 1999, 1520 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 733 times:
PIA has the only long haul route from Oslo at the moment: twice a week with A310s into Karachi and Islamabad or Lahore.
Iran Air axed Oslo a while back.
SAS suspended Oslo/New York after Sep 11, and dont know when that will be back, hopefully sometime soon.
And in 1999, Northwest launched daily non-stop Minneapolis/Oslo DC10 service, but it only lasted a few months.
LN-MOW From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1907 posts, RR: 14 Reply 7, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 719 times:
Delta served Oslo (Fornebu) after its takeover of PanAm's North Atlantic routes. However, they left in .. 95?
Even though PIA currently is the only longhaul scheduled carrier, there are some charter ops to the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Thailand. These routes are currently served with A330's from Premiair/MyTravel and Novair I beleive.
Mah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31750 posts, RR: 73 Reply 8, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 702 times:
SAS was going to launch OSL-MIA flights at the end of 1989, but never got the approval they needed, so the flights never surfaced. Charter carrier Premair provides service from Oslo to Miami and the Caribbean.
TransSwede From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 993 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 634 times:
Yes, Delta stopped JFK-ARN because of 9/11. And AA stopped ORD-ARN for the same reason. So now SAS is the only airline left serving those two routes.
(Although I read one or both of them were near cancellation as well, but were saved by DL and AA pulling out)
Before 9/11 another american carrier was going to start scandinavian routes - OSL and GOT, but that plan was definately dropped after 9/11. I think it was Continental, but I could be mistaken. Anyway, after 9/11, there are no American carriers flying to Scandinavia.