TransSwede From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 993 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1000 times:
I doubt such a merge will happen anytime soon.
As for buying the MD-11, clearly McDonnel Douglas was hoping so, since SAS flew the DC-10. But in the 80's SAS tried to target business fliers more, so frequency was more important that aircraft size. So the 767-200/300's were ordered instead of the MD-11.
Recently SAS has started to realign itself to target leisure travellers as well, and with the more difficult economy it is more effiecient to fly larger aircraft. So that's why the A340/330 is replacing the 767's.
FBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7 Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 909 times:
No,Finland is not part of Scandinavia.It is part of what is commonly known as the Nordic Countries.This encompasses the three Scandinavian countries(Denmark,Norway and Sweden),Iceland and Finland.The Åland Archipelago,even though Finnish,and the Faroe Islands which belong to Denmark,are also members in their own right.
The Scandinavian countries speak languages which are more like dialects of one common language,whereas the Finnish language belongs to the same language group as Hungarian and Estonian.Icelandic is a derivative of Old Norse,the language of the Vikings.
FBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7 Reply 8, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 875 times:
In fact,the earliest talks about forming a common airline for Scandinavia took part in the late -30's,and involved Aero OY (the present-day Finnair).The outbreak of the Winter War in -39 put paid to the Finns' participation in the talks,as did the German invasion of Denmark and Norway (62 years to the day,today!) to the rest of the talks.
SK A340 From Sweden, joined Mar 2000, 845 posts, RR: 2 Reply 9, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 833 times:
Air Taiwan: No
Scandinavia is not a good word, because in English it embraces Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland.
Here in "Scandinavia" We call the "union" of these five countries Norden (the North) and Skandinavien is only Norway, Sweden and Denmark, the countries which flags you can see on SAS' planes.