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SAS/FinnAir Going Together?  
User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 859 posts, RR: 2
Posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1296 times:

Does anyone know anything about it??
Regards
Michael/SE
*Why did´nt SAS bought MD-11 in late 80´s??*


Airbus SAS - Love them both
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User currently offlineTransSwede From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1205 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.


User currently offlineFsimmer From Norway, joined Jun 1999, 108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1177 times:

I heard rumors that SAS and Finnair was in talk for a possible merge a few weeks ago.

fsimmer  Smile



fsimmer
User currently offlineSK A340 From Sweden, joined Mar 2000, 845 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1150 times:


The EU commission (sp?) would hardly accept that.
Bad for us Scandinavians, good for the Finns...?


User currently offlinePUnmuth@VIE From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 4163 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1145 times:

Isnt Finnland part of Scnadinavia?
Peter



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User currently offlineAir Taiwan From Australia, joined Dec 1999, 1518 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1112 times:

ok if this were to be true... would SAS join oneworld or AY joining Star??

Jimmy


User currently offlineFBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1114 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.



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User currently offlineJormy From Finland, joined Jan 2000, 231 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1098 times:

Yes, there were rumors a couple of weeks ago that Finnair and SAS had some talks about possible merger...

But this is confirmed to be only a rumour, there were no such talks.

Remember that SAS has tried to buy Finnair since the dawn of time  Smile

Best regards,
Janne
Helsinki, Finland
http://personal.inet.fi/private/efhk


User currently offlineFBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1080 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.


"Luck and superstition wins all the time"!
User currently offlineSK A340 From Sweden, joined Mar 2000, 845 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1038 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.

Sorry for digressing from the subject.

/SK A340


User currently offlineOH-LZA From Finland, joined Jun 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1028 times:

Apparently the media hasn't got enough true thigs to write about these times...

Alexander


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