Braniff place From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 1125 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3549 times:
I could really imagine SAS doing a Sydney service one day, that would be fantastic if they would, I would fly them as much as possible. We need a hell of a lot more international, especially European and American carriers in Australia since soo many have left us over the last decade.
Gardermoen From Australia, joined Jul 1999, 1527 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3512 times:
I would love to see SAS down under but I doubt they ever would. SAS is very much an airline that focuses on business class, and as we all know, Australia is very much a leisure market. The low yields out of Australia would not make the calculations right. Also, their Star partners, SQ and TG already fly here, so I would like to atleast see them codeshare. That way, atlease we get an SK flight number on the departure screens!
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8561 posts, RR: 53
Reply 14, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3393 times:
Euro airlines to Aus rely on transit pax as well as O&D, but Scandinavia is so far north there is no real possibility of carrying pax onwards to any destination other than Scandinavia itself. SAS will never fly to Australia.
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
ARN From Sweden, joined Feb 2001, 270 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3374 times:
Perhaps Dubai (DXB) could be a future SK destination aswell? There are no direct airlinks between Scandinavia and the Gulf despite many travellers. The market is clearly underserved.
This depends of course whether Emirates or Qatar joins Star alliance. Both airlines are possible candidates according to media.
CPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6466 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3312 times:
I think that SAS, with the introduction of the A340's and A330's will have the range that is needed to fly to Hong Kong and back. As far as I can recall, it was mentioned that the return trip (HKG-CPH) usually had to do a fuel stop on the way, which adds to the costs (plus the time).
Hkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1330 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3290 times:
Are they any plans to return to Hong Kong? They suspended their HKG route in 1998 because of poor load factors related to the Asian financial crisis & the high landing fees at the then 1-year old Chek Lap Kok, so it didn't turn out to be very profitable. I'd love to see their relatively new A340s here. They look outstanding in the new SAS livery.
And for how long was SAS serving Hong Kong before they stopped?