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To A City On City Airline: BMA-GOT-BCN-ARN  
User currently offlinedeltamartin From Sweden, joined Dec 2010, 1061 posts, RR: 7
Posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 6989 times:

This is my fifth tripreport, covering a trip I did the 19th of August with the routing BMA-GOT-BCN-ARN.

The story behind this trip is that i have always wanted to try the GOT based airline called City Airline. They started operations on 10th of September in 2001 (!), and fly to a number of domestic and European destinations. They do not compete with the major players much at all, since they do not operate flights to Stockholm, London, Paris or any other major city nearby that other airlines operate flights to GOT from. They find other destinations that GOT could handle a flight to. Such as Lyon and Birmingham, to which Volvo has relation. Therefore, it's mostly a business airline. They operate these flights with Embraer RJ 135 and 145.
In recent years though, they have leased three ex-SAS MD87's, and used them to holiday destinations such as Nice and Barcelona, and also started with charter flights from GOT with these aircraft's.
Earlier this spring, it was announced that City Airline has been bought by the Swedish regional airline Skyways, and that the name City Airline would cease and replaced by Skyways.
So now the timeframe of trying this airline became a lot smaller, so I started to search for reasonable fares on all of their routes, but most focused on the holiday routes, since I wish to try the MD87 before it is gone from the European skies. I found that BCN had a lot of departures with the lowest fare of 695 SEK, about 70 EUR. I found a date that suited me, and starting to look at flights to get back home.
Spanair had a very cheap evening flight at 56 EUR so it was really a nobrainer, as I wanted to be back home the same day.
To reach GOT, Malmö Aviation proved to be the best choice, as it was the only of the three airlines operating Stockholm-GOT who had an early morning departure from BMA that arrived in time to catch my flight GOT-BCN, that departed at 9:00. The price for this ticket was 499SEK, 50 EUR, which is rather good considering you get a nice breakfast on Malmö Aviation flights in the morning.

The routing for the trip.


So off we go!

19th of August.

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My mother dropped me off at the airport at 6:20, forty mins before departure. I checked in at a self service machine and received my boarding pass. There was abit of queue for security, but it didn't take too long. Although when I had chosen one of the two lines open I realized I had chosen the wrong one. The airline crews, and those who work at the airport were able to skip the queue, and they all chose my line. And also, there was a family ahead of me that I'm fairly sure were inexperienced travelers. Their kids were running all around the place, and they all had several filled bottles with different sorts of drinks, oh boy.
Luckily another line opened after a 5 min wait in the first line, so I rushed over there and I was quickly through.

BMA departure hall.
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For some reason (probably due to this being in the morning, and I'm not really a morning person) I forgot to take any pictures of BMA airside. Basically though, right after security there's a small duty free shop, and next door there's a bar and the waiting area. One of the walls are doors to the apron, these are the gates. That's BMA airside for you.

After a short wait my departure showed “Go to Gate”, people then started queuing, and as Malmö Aviation has free seating, I joined them.

Soon thereafter boarding was called, the self service gate worked fine this time, unlike my attempt in GOT a few months prior.

The apron on BMA is like two “aisles”, with doors on them, one for each aircraft stand, my aircraft today was on Stand 5. The closer I got to the aircraft I realized that this wasn't the usual Avro 100, it was the smaller Avro 85, of which Malmö Aviation only has two, a nice surprise, as this is a new type for me. Now I don't have to fly to Finland to catch one of the KF ones!

My plane in the background.
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The 85's also sports abit different livery than their 100's.
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TF003
BMA-GOT
Avro 85
SE-DJN

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I boarded through the rear door and grabbed seat 15A. The seats here are a bit different than the ones I've encountered in their 100's.
They are rather comfortable though, although I felt more cramped here despite both versions having a 3-3 layout. I believe the armrests were wider on these seats.
Luckily though I only get a seat neighbor on the aisle seat, leaving the middle seat free.

The window was wet from condensation.
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Shortly after we started taxiing one of the pilots announce that “There was a runway switch so we're taking off from runway 12, over the city”.
Yes! That promises great views, as the skies is clear and I'm seated on the left side.

After a short taxi we wait for a Finnair E170 to take off before we can enter the runway.

We take off, and as expected, some awesome views of Stockholm are shown.

Window drying during takeoff roll.
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The suburb Solna.
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The Swedish Postal Service has its HQ in those two large buildings.
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Northern Stockholm with the archipelago in the background.
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Central parts of Stockholm, with the City Hall in the lower right corner, and the central station behind it.
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Old town.
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Shortly after the seatbelt sign is turned off, the crew started to hand out the breakfast, it's a nice complementary breakfast served on all morning flights, comparable to the breakfast box that SK serves on domestic flights before 9am.

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It all tasted good and were washed down with coffee.

This looks like a closed airport to me.
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Cabin view.
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Not so much more occurred during the flight. About half way to GOT the skies got overcast and stayed that way for the rest of the flight.

Karlsborg military airfield under the clouds.
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Descent started, and no views of the ground were to be seen until a min or so before landing.

Flaps extending.
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The motorway between GOT and Gothenburg.
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We landed at 7:50, which gave me a good half hour to check in before check in is closed for my flight.

Breaking.
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We docked into a jetway at the far end of the domestic terminal, not that it is far away from the other gates anyway.

I exited through the rear door, allowing for a good moment to take some pics.
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I headed for arrivals and went straight to the departure hall at GOT, holding my thumbs hoping there would still be available window seats.

The domestic arrival and departure hall.
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I checked in using one of the SK self service machines, there were three window seats left far back on the aircraft's right side. Sounds good to me, I grabbed seat 22F. The aisle seat was occupied, but not the middle, so I hoped that the middle seat would remain empty.
For the record, I have found out later that you should be able to check in online at the SK webpage, but I did not find any info about that on the City Airline website when looking.

I headed upstairs to get to security, it looks like some renovation work was done to the departure hall and security checkpoints.
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No line at security, so I was through in no time. This is my first time flying internationally to or from GOT, so it will be nice to see how the international part of GOT looks like. It was basically a long hallway with duty free shops on one side, and gates on the other. The terminal was abit larger than I expected though.

The first thing I did was to go to gate 19, as my aircraft would be leaving from there, and I couldn't wait to see the MD87 that would bring me to Barcelona. I reached the gate and I found SE-DMC there eagerly waiting for passengers to board.
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After this I strolled around the airport, snapping some pics here and there.

Second Finnair E170 I see within less than two hours, without me entering Finland.
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Sooner or later, I headed for the gate and waited the last few minuets before boarding seated in the gate area. I believe this gate was a combi gate, that could be changed between schengen and non-schengen.

Captain checking his plane out.
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Boarding commenced, and I managed to be one of the first ten or so passengers to board.

CF201
GOT-BCN
MD87
SE-DMC

The first thing that I noticed when entering the cabin was SAS everywhere. I mean, I know that this was an old SK bird and that they probably had the same seats installed, but everything in the cabin except the headrest covers just screamed out SK. The blue seats, the blue carpet, the refurbished overhead bins, the brown bulkhead walls and the red curtains. Not that I complain at all though, I kinda like the color scheme, and SK MD80 seats always promise a comfortable ride.

I take a seat at 22F and as expected, the seats are comfortable and legroom is great, especially for a flight to such a holiday-oriented destination.
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Although the seats looked a little more worn than they usually do on SK MD's.

The middle seat stayed free, as I had hoped, with an old Spanish man at the aisle seat, with his family on the row behind. I actually think they were visiting Sweden for their vacation, as I noticed they had Sweden-related souvenirs. Nice to see some tourists visiting us in our northern latitudes.

The load was rather good, around 90% I'd estimate.

This window was also wet when I boarded the plane, although due to rain this time.
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The crew consisted of two young girls and one middle aged woman.

We taxied to the runway, and performed a rather long takeoff roll, at least for being an MD80. I guess it's all the holiday travelers and their heavy packing.

But after we left the ground one immediately felt that we were in an MD87 after all, with a classic MD80 angle of climb.
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Soon after takeoff all visible outside the windows were clouds.

And not too long after this, we broke through the clouds and sunshine hit the left side of our aircraft.
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Shortly after the seatbelt sign is turned off the BOB service begun, I decided to purchase a bottle of water, but as the card terminal doesn't work for me, neither does it work for the customer ahead of me, so she has to go get another one. When she returns she charges the other customer, but when I takes my card out of the wallet again she just says “Don't worry”. Thank you, Emelia!

The in flight magazine.
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Cabin view.
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Northern Europe was mostly overcast. Halfway into the flight or so I spot FRA beneath us on our right hand side. An impressive sight, even from this height. So a rather easterly route for this flight.
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Some views en route.
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Reaching the Mediterranean close to Marseille.
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Descent started and we flew over the Mediterranean for a while, showing beautiful views of Barcelona during approach to 25R.
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First FRA and now this? I'm glad I took a seat on the right side of the aircraft.

We landed and I spotted a cool looking Iberia hangar.
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Almost touchdown.
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I was surprised when we left the runway to the right, as I had read on Wikipedia (yeah I know I know) that City Airline used Terminal 1, but as we docked into a jetway at terminal two I was actually rather happy about it since I will get to see both of the terminals at BCN and I will be able to reach the train station from here without using the shuttle bus.

Terminal 2.
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We got company from Denmark it seems.
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Terminal 1.
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The base of the T1 pier, with AC taking off behind it.
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A closer look at our red neighbor.
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I deboard and thank the crew as I do so. A wave of heat hit me as I entered the jetway. I walked up the jetway into the terminal and snapped a few pictures of the plane before heading for the exit.

Walking up the jetway.
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Our aircraft after the 3 hour ride. http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l499/deltamartin/Barcelona%202011/DSC03320.jpg

My expression of Terminal 2 is that it was not as run down as I had expected, and it looked like any terminal at an international airport. Although it was some obvious signs that it wasn't the main terminal of the airport anymore, such as the low cost carriers dominating the FIDS, and a lot of closed shops and such.

They were queuing for a FR flight.
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Heading to the exit.
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SK commercial.
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Never seen this escalator layout before!
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T2 arrival hall.
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One of the T2 check-in halls.
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When I was done it was time to head to the train station I found it rather difficult to understand what ticket to buy, but after some playing with the self service ticket machine I bought a return trip to Barcelona for 6.30 EUR. Don't know if there was a better or worse option available but I did not find that expensive, at least compared to Arlanda Express to ARN.

Walkway to the train station, I guess it used to be a people mover there.
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A view of T2.
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I also noticed some signage saying that there was some construction works going on with the railways, it was all in Spanish though, so I did not know if I were to be affected. Turns out I was affected, not too bad though since the train to Barcelona Sants were replaced by buses. Fine by me. An employee told me this after entering to the platform area.

So I jumped onto the next bus, which only has standing room left, and after a rather short ride I'm at the Barcelona Sants station.

Since I only had a few hours in Barcelona, the only sightseeing I had planned was to see the Sagrada Familia. So what I did next was to take the metro to get there. I bought a one way ticket for a cheap 1.45 EUR.

The metro train was surprisingly fresh, at least compared to what I had expected. But as with all newer metro trains there were few seats, rather annoying when it's the middle of the day and the train is far from crowded and yet all seats are taken. Oh well, I guess it's good during rush hour.

A 10 min ride later and I'm at the Sagrada Familia metro station. And as soon as I stepped up from the underground, four tall towers were seen, a really impressive sight!

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I snapped a few pictures of the building and I realized that there was a long queue to get inside, and also that they charged money for it. So I decided against it for this time, since my visit today was rather short.

The queue, it continued for quite a bit behind that corner.
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Next, I bought a bottle of water to handle the heat, and took a stroll in the area around.
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I noticed that a lot of shops and restaurants were closed. Don't know why.

After my stroll I decided to head back to Barcelona Sants.
A last look at the Sagrada Familia before heading underground.
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The metro station.
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The metro train.
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Back at Barcelona Sants.
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When I had arrived at Sants, I felt a little hungry, so I decided to buy a “McWrap” at McDonalds, something which we don't have in Sweden (the McWrap that is, we do have McDonalds).
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It tasted rather good together with my water.

After this, I decided to take the bus back to the airport. It stopped at both T1 and T2 so I did not have to bother with a shuttlebus, like I would if I would have taken the train.

My first impression of terminal 1 is; Wow.
I found it rather awesome. Everything from it's size, the blue glass walls, to it's simplicity.

T1 curbside.
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T1 check in area.
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Barcelona Airport gives you 15 mins of free wifi, so I decided to use it before checking in, to see if my optiontown upgrade paid off, I had paid 49 EUR for it.
Optiontown clearly says that you will receive an email telling you if you get an upgrade or not at the latest 4 hours before departure, that time had passed, and no email was in my inbox. Oh well, I went to check in anyway and grabbed a window seat at row 34.
I had received the email when I checked after arrival at ARN.

After a quick queue at security I was airside at the huge shopping mall, that still had the airport feeling to it, compared to some other airport malls.
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The FIDS told me that my flight would leave from the B-gates, which is the main pier of the terminal.

Looking down the pier.
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I strolled around the terminal, snapping some pics, looking at some planes.

Spanair ad, that's an interesting routemap. I happen to know for a fact that Istanbul is south of Stockholm!
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I got the feeling that Spanair is proud to be a Star Alliance member, they had quite a lot of Star Alliance logo jets, that's for sure.
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At the end of the pier, looking back.
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Vueling and Singapore Airlines next to each other.
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FIDS.
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After my sightseeing I still had some time on my hands so I sat down and did some reading.

Finally a gate was assigned for my flight to ARN. I walked over there and sat down waiting for boarding to be announced.

The ride for today.
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A Spanair A320 in the new colors on the neighboring gate, with the LH retro jet A321 in the background.
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JK A320 in the new colors pushing back.
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Boarding was first called for Families, then Star Alliance golds, and then row 14 or higher, that's me!

They check my boarding pass and I head down the jetway.

JK53
BCN-ARN
A321
EC-INB

I get greeted by the Spanish FA at the front and head down the aisle.

Once at row 34, I sit down and wait for boarding to be finished.

Hey, this window is actually dry!
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I was not looking forward to this flight very much, as I had heard that Spanair's legroom on their airbuses was extremely tight.
Well, I was positively surprised. The seats and legroom were maybe not great, but definitely fair for the 3½ hour flight.
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The picture makes it look tighter than it was, since the seatback pocket was rather floppy, and filled with my pocketbook.

They could have chosen a better looking seat fabric though.

My window were rather dirty and scratched, so not ideal for photoing.

Once boarding was completed they showed the safety demo on the overhead screens. The screens were stored in the ceiling again after the safety demo. Too bad, I had hoped for a forward cam or at least an airshow.
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The load was very good, did not spot a single open seat.

We pushed back and begun taxiing towards runway 25L.

The ATC tower.
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We took off rather powerful and turned left out over the sea. The sun and my scratched window made looking out difficult, and photoing even more difficult.

Rolling on the runway.
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And off the ground we go!
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My scratched window did not matter too much though since soon after takeoff the skies got overcast and stayed so for the entire duration of the flight.

Cabin view.
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There was a BOB service that started about 30 mins after takeoff. I bought a bottle of water again. As always with these holiday destinations a lot of people purchased from the BOB and it did not end until quite a while into the journey.

I spent the time by reading, looking out my window and listening to some music.

During the flight the sun started settling, and since I was flying north, it was a very long and beautiful process.
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Descent started after abit under 3 hours of flight time. We dived into the thick layer of clouds covering Sweden.

It was very thick, I even had troubles seeing the light from the beacon at the wingtip at times.

About halfway through the layer of clouds it also started to rain.

After a rather bumpy approach we landed at ARN runway 01R.

We taxied to a gate at the end of the A pier, and I made my way out to the curbside.

My window didn't manage to stay dry this time either.
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l499/deltamartin/Barcelona%202011/DSC03428.jpg

To sum things up,

Malmö Aviation once again showed me that they are a nice little airline, they often offer cheap flights and a lot of frequencies on their routes. A nice breakfast and I arrived well on time. I don't have any flights book with them right now, but I'm positive I will be flying them some time again.

City Airline offer cheap flights to holiday destinations from the second town of Sweden. They use comfortable aircraft's and their overall product seemed nice. I believe though that they offer a rather different product on their business oriented routes, where they have a complementary snack service and smaller aircraft's

Spanair was as expected when it comes to service, and better than expected when it comes to seat comfort. Although, this might be a classic example of having your expectations too low.

No tripreport planned from me until the end of September, when I will be flying ARN-LCY/LHR-ARN with BA CityFlyer and BA.

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User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6714 posts, RR: 77
Reply 1, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 6900 times:

Hi Martin,

great report with nice pictures! Reports about Malmö Aviation are rare and I cannot remember seeing a City Airline report here. Barcelona is indeed a beautiful city.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Earlier this spring, it was announced that City Airline has been bought by the Swedish regional airline Skyways, and that the name City Airline would cease and replaced by Skyways.

That's too bad, I like the City Airline livery.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Shortly after the seatbelt sign is turned off, the crew started to hand out the breakfast, it's a nice complementary breakfast served on all morning flights, comparable to the breakfast box that SK serves on domestic flights before 9am.

Nice!

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
I got the feeling that Spanair is proud to be a Star Alliance member, they had quite a lot of Star Alliance logo jets, that's for sure.

Well, there's nothing else to be proud of...  


Yes, it's odd that they have been operating numerous logojets considering that the Star livery required slightly more paint than the old JK livery...  

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
A321
EC-INB

Ah, I flew MAD-ACE on that bird in 2007...I still remember how dirty certain parts of the cabin were. Make sure you don't look at a certain picture before dinner:

Canaries And Confusion: LH CRJ900 & Spanair A321 (by PlaneHunter Jul 24 2007 in Trip Reports)

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
The picture makes it look tighter than it was, since the seatback pocket was rather floppy, and filled with my pocketbook.

I was seated in row 33 and felt cramped!

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
The sun and my scratched window made looking out difficult, and photoing even more difficult.

That's quite annoying, just had double-scratched windows on an MS A320.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
There was a BOB service that started about 30 mins after takeoff. I bought a bottle of water again.

Why didn't you try a sandwich - probably it would have been as "delicious" as the one I bought in 2007...  



PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlinesultanils From Belgium, joined Mar 2010, 1659 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 6888 times:
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Hello deltamartin,

Another good report from yours, with a lot of nice pics. The new terminal at BCN indeed looks fab but why do they always fill up these nice places with shopping malls?
A bit surprised on Malmö Aviation's service concept: they don't have allocated seating adding to a low-cost feel but they do have a complimentary breakfast? I wonder what the idea behind this is...

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Now I don't have to fly to Finland to catch one of the KF ones!

Hey, SN has a lot of Avro 85's and 100' too!

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
despite both versions having a 3-3 layout.

SN has a 2-3 layout, a bit roomier.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Halfway into the flight or so I spot FRA beneath us on our right hand side.

Good spot!

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Hey, this window is actually dry!

No surprise with the soaring heat there.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
My window didn't manage to stay dry this time either.

You have something with windows, don't you? Are you maybe a window cleaner  



   Sultanils



In thrust we trust.
User currently offlineakhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2438 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6629 times:

Hi Martin,

As far as I know, this is the first report out of BMA after a long time. Very well done! I was wondering what to expect from BMA.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Although when I had chosen one of the two lines open I realized I had chosen the wrong one.

I know that feeling.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
The 85's also sports abit different livery than their 100's

Gorgeous!

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
it's a nice complementary breakfast served on all morning flights

The breakfast looks delicious and filling!

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Nice to see some tourists visiting us in our northern latitudes

I have yet to discover your home country.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
but when I takes my card out of the wallet again she just says “Don't worry”. Thank you, Emelia!

Very kind of Emelia!

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Never seen this escalator layout before!

Exactly what I thought when I arrived at BCN for the first time.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Walkway to the train station, I guess it used to be a people mover there.

It was.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
So I decided against it for this time, since my visit today was rather short.

Please allow yourself a couple more days next time in Barcelona. It is definitely worth it!


Thanks a lot for sharing. I love your beautiful pictures.

Best wishes,
Suryo

[Edited 2011-08-25 10:11:05]


Friends forever
User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6500 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 6414 times:

Hi Martin !

Thanks for a very nice report with nice pictures!

Nice to see some airlines not covered very much here! Malmo Aviation looks nice and great with a free breakfast! I especially like the pictures from BMA since I used to work there but that was about 20 years ago....it still looks mostly the same from what I can see.

Wonderful pictures climbing out of BMA of Stockholm and I can almost see my parents' apartment building in the picture with the City Hall in it.

City Airline seems like a nice airline and too bad that they are going away.

Very nice pictures of the Segrada Segovia which I hope to see in person eventually.

JK looks okay but a bit strange that they haven't repainted more aircraft to the new livery.

Looking forward to your next report!

The777Man



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From France, joined Sep 2003, 5137 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 6403 times:

Hi, Martin,

congrat´s, that´s for sure a nice combination of less covered airlines and aircrafts, well done.
Also nice pictures from Barcelona, like it.
And Spanair looks like not that bad.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



Next: How to deliver a present in style!.
User currently offlinedebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2399 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 6335 times:

Great TR!

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Earlier this spring, it was announced that City Airline has been bought by the Swedish regional airline Skyways, and that the name City Airline would cease and replaced by Skyways.

Very, very strange airline... I just flew 3 days ago with City Airline to VNO. SE-DZB is based in Vilnius with Swedish cockpit but with Lithuanian cabin crews. In the morning the aircraft is flying to ARN under Syways brand, midday under Skyways/BT code-share to Berlin TXL and in between for Aerosvit Airlines to Kiev under FULL VV brand (and without any CityAirline/Skyways sign!!). Crazy little airline...


User currently offlineairbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4253 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 6025 times:

Hi, Martin!

nice report,... you've done something I am looking to for quite a while already, but can't figure out a good trip yet.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
The story behind this trip is that i have always wanted to try the GOT based airline called City Airline.

That's what I mean... also something for me soon, I hope. Really have to catch the ride on the M87

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Shortly after the seatbelt sign is turned off, the crew started to hand out the breakfast, it's a nice complementary breakfast served on all morning flights,

Nice breakfast, definitely sufficient.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
I reached the gate and I found SE-DMC there eagerly waiting for passengers to board.

Beautiful bird!

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
One of the T2 check-in halls.

Well, these desks are basically not used anymore... all check-in's are done at the 'lower numbers'.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
I noticed that a lot of shops and restaurants were closed. Don't know why.

Well, siesta haha.. Common in e.g. Spain, but also in France, Italy, Greece. A lot of people around the Med sleep in the afternoons, and reopen in late afternoon to work till 11pm or even later. Also, people around the med tend to take their dinner much later then we're used to. It's part of their warmer climate and culture, but for tourists out for shopping not always handy  
Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
was not looking forward to this flight very much, as I had heard that Spanair's legroom on their airbuses was extremely tight.
Well, I was positively surprised. The seats and legroom were maybe not great, but definitely fair for the 3½ hour flight.

Well, that legroom is very bad imho, at least, I'm 1,89m tall. I prefer anything else then JK's A320/321 aircraft  

Regards
Eric



"The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going"
User currently offlineLH4116 From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 1710 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 5938 times:

Hi Martin, great report!

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Earlier this spring, it was announced that City Airline has been bought by the Swedish regional airline Skyways, and that the name City Airline would cease and replaced by Skyways.

That's too bad, I really liked the City Airline branding. Will this also lead to them dropping GOT as their hub?

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
The price for this ticket was 499SEK, 50 EUR, which is rather good considering you get a nice breakfast on Malmö Aviation flights in the morning.

Pretty reasonable, much better then SAS since TF is a proper airline and not an "LCC"  
Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Now I don't have to fly to Finland to catch one of the KF ones!

Hehe, wouldn't that be pretty difficult then since they're leaving the fleet soon  
Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Shortly after the seatbelt sign is turned off, the crew started to hand out the breakfast, it's a nice complementary breakfast served on all morning flights, comparable to the breakfast box that SK serves on domestic flights before 9am.

Looks pretty nice, although I must say the SAS box looks nicer.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Shortly after the seatbelt sign is turned off the BOB service begun,

Ah, too bad that they don't offer free service on these routes.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
A closer look at our red neighbor.

Hmm, I thought they went bust a few years ago. Interesting that their current owner chose to keep the old livery.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
I bought a return trip to Barcelona for 6.30 EUR. Don't know if there was a better or worse option available but I did not find that expensive, at least compared to Arlanda Express to ARN.

That's very cheap indeed. I suppose you've the australian government to thank the overpriced AEX for, hence why all transport to ARN is so expensive since they're allowed to control the prices.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Barcelona Airport gives you 15 mins of free wifi, so I decided to use it before checking in, to see if my optiontown upgrade paid off, I had paid 49 EUR for it.

Don't really see a point of optiontown for spanair since they offer "comfort" option as an extra when booking the flight, hence getting a guaranteed seat in "J".

Thanks for sharing!
//Jonas



SAS Plus is Business Class made faux!
User currently offlineknightsofmalta From Malta, joined Nov 2005, 1756 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 5812 times:

Hi Martin

Thanks for the great report on an airline rarely covered here. I've always wondered about City Airlines: when they opened the route to Zurich with the Embraer a few years back I don't think anybody thought they'd last very long. But it's good to see they're still around, although I think the Zurich route has now been reduced in frequency.

As for the MD-87, apart from it being such a great plane, I'm guessing by the seat covers that it's an ex-SAS bird?

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
There was a BOB service that started about 30 mins after takeoff. I bought a bottle of water again. As always with these holiday destinations a lot of people purchased from the BOB

That's an interesting observation. It seems as though the vacation crowd is more used to paying for every little thing on a plane, or perhaps they're more willing to accept it if it means cheaper fares.

Thanks again Martin, I enjoyed that.

William


User currently offlineFlyingFinn76 From Finland, joined Jun 2009, 1706 posts, RR: 31
Reply 10, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 5683 times:

Hi DM,

A nice report on CF and especially their Mad Dog holiday operations - not something you see every day.

I tried hard to get a flight on their MD-87 last year, but couldn't really find anything that suited me, price or schedulewise..

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
They started operations on 10th of September in 2001 (!),

I didn't know that! Sounds like there was a lot of bad karma to start with...

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Earlier this spring, it was announced that City Airline has been bought by the Swedish regional airline Skyways, and that the name City Airline would cease and replaced by Skyways.

And not too long ago JZ was going bust. I wonder what will really come from this JZ/QI/CF fusion plan.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
it was the smaller Avro 85, of which Malmö Aviation only has two, a nice surprise, as this is a new type for me.

Interesting, I didn't know they also operate the -85.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Now I don't have to fly to Finland to catch one of the KF ones!

Well, you only have a week to do so anyway before they are retired! But of course KF being KF and the worst managed airline since BMI they of course will continue to operate with the type - RC is coming back to operate some flights for them with an ARJ-85...

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
The Swedish Postal Service has its HQ in those two large buildings.

Ahh, Tomteboda - I always admire that building when driving through Central Stockholm to/from the E4 south, usually enroute to or from Skavsta  . Looks nice from Arlanda Express as well.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Shortly after the seatbelt sign is turned off, the crew started to hand out the breakfast, it's a nice complementary breakfast served on all morning flights, comparable to the breakfast box that SK serves on domestic flights before 9am.

Look good to me. Have they downgraded the normal non-breakfast service? It's been a couple of years since I last flew TF and back then the sandwiches they served were very nice. Almost made up for the cramped 3-3 seating  .

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
The terminal was abit larger than I expected though.

Yeah, GOT is a nice airport. They even have two lounges in the international part and the other, non-SAS one is very impressive for such an airport.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
The first thing that I noticed when entering the cabin was SAS everywhere.

It certainly looks so from your photos. But I guess there's no point in wasting money on cabin upgrades - those SAS seats are extremely comfortable anyway.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
So a rather easterly route for this flight.

Not really. Most flights from Northern Europe route normally FRA-GVA-MRS-BCN.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
First FRA and now this? I'm glad I took a seat on the right side of the aircraft.

Remember this for future trips to BCN: always sit on the right hand side of the plane. This is the approach you get maybe three quarters of the times and it is fab.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
My expression of Terminal 2 is that it was not as run down as I had expected, and it looked like any terminal at an international airport.

Well, that's because just a bit over two years ago it was exactly that!

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
SK commercial.

Hmm, interesting they advertise ARN and HEL which are actually only operated by JK nowadays.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Walkway to the train station, I guess it used to be a people mover there.

Yes it did. Do they think that LCC people do not deserve such luxuries?

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
When I had arrived at Sants, I felt a little hungry, so I decided to buy a “McWrap” at McDonalds, something which we don't have in Sweden (the McWrap that is, we do have McDonalds).

We have those in Finland as campaign items, but they definitely aren't called McWraps.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Spanair ad, that's an interesting routemap. I happen to know for a fact that Istanbul is south of Stockholm!

Ever seen the classic London Underground map? For clarity and artistic purposes it doesn't have much to do with geography either.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Well, I was positively surprised. The seats and legroom were maybe not great, but definitely fair for the 3½ hour flight.

What? Are you serious? Those seats are among the bottom five airplane seats I've ever sat in.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
They could have chosen a better looking seat fabric though.

Agree totally with you here. They look like somebody threw up on them.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Cabin view.

What the heck is that Bud cap over there? I certainly hope it is not anybody from Sweden or my respect for you guys just dropped to half  
Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
During the flight the sun started settling, and since I was flying north, it was a very long and beautiful process.

Oh yes, some nice images of the sunrise there, always nice.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
City Airline offer cheap flights to holiday destinations from the second town of Sweden. They use comfortable aircraft's and their overall product seemed nice. I believe though that they offer a rather different product on their business oriented routes, where they have a complementary snack service and smaller aircraft's

I flew HEL-VBY on their E135 some four years ago. Actually my only flight on the type. We got a free sandwich and coffee/tea. Planning on doing TLL-GOT later this year too.

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 8):
That's very cheap indeed. I suppose you've the australian government to thank the overpriced AEX for, hence why all transport to ARN is so expensive since they're allowed to control the prices.

Nope, all transport to ARN isn't expensive at all. From Central Stockholm take the Pendeltåg to Märsta and the local bus from there. Cheap at around 5 EUR IIRC although it takes a bit of time but so does sitting on the crowded E4 in a bus. You pay for convenience and speed, such is life.


User currently offlinedeltamartin From Sweden, joined Dec 2010, 1061 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 5584 times:

Hi everyone and thanks for the comments!

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 1):
That's too bad, I like the City Airline livery.

Yeah, it's simple, but yet not cheap. I like it aswell.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 1):

That's quite annoying, just had double-scratched windows on an MS A320.

That's never amusing.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 1):
Why didn't you try a sandwich - probably it would have been as "delicious" as the one I bought in 2007...

Haha, luckily I wasn't hungry at the time!

Quoting sultanils (Reply 2):
You have something with windows, don't you? Are you maybe a window cleaner

Haha nope, just a student! I just happened to notice that all my windows were wet at some point during the flights.  
Quoting akhmad (Reply 3):
The breakfast looks delicious and filling!

Yes, it was nice.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 3):
I have yet to discover your home country.

You should come visit some time!

Quoting akhmad (Reply 3):
Please allow yourself a couple more days next time in Barcelona. It is definitely worth it!

Yes, I'm certain I will come back one day for a few days.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 4):
Nice to see some airlines not covered very much here! Malmo Aviation looks nice and great with a free breakfast! I especially like the pictures from BMA since I used to work there but that was about 20 years ago....it still looks mostly the same from what I can see.

Yeah, BMA is one of those places that just never changes!

Quoting The777Man (Reply 4):

City Airline seems like a nice airline and too bad that they are going away.

Yeah I was pleased with the experience.

Quoting debonair (Reply 6):
Very, very strange airline... I just flew 3 days ago with City Airline to VNO. SE-DZB is based in Vilnius with Swedish cockpit but with Lithuanian cabin crews. In the morning the aircraft is flying to ARN under Syways brand, midday under Skyways/BT code-share to Berlin TXL and in between for Aerosvit Airlines to Kiev under FULL VV brand (and without any CityAirline/Skyways sign!!). Crazy little airline...

Yea, with this whole buying streak that the JZ owners currently is in it feels like anything can happen! And that would explain the CF aircraft i spotted at ARN a couple of days ago.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 7):
Nice breakfast, definitely sufficient.

Yes it was nice.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 7):
Beautiful bird!

Yes, very beautiful!

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 7):
Well, siesta haha.. Common in e.g. Spain, but also in France, Italy, Greece. A lot of people around the Med sleep in the afternoons, and reopen in late afternoon to work till 11pm or even later. Also, people around the med tend to take their dinner much later then we're used to. It's part of their warmer climate and culture, but for tourists out for shopping not always handy

Ofcourse! How could I not think about that. Well, I haven't been to southern Europe that much so I didn't think about that.

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 8):
That's too bad, I really liked the City Airline branding. Will this also lead to them dropping GOT as their hub?

I believe reading during the JZ purchase that there weren't much overlapping of the JZ and CF networks, so both of their routemaps should stay pretty much the same when fully merged.

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 8):
Pretty reasonable, much better then SAS since TF is a proper airline and not an "LCC"

Yes. I agree with you that SK should serve something included when traveling in economy aswell!

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 8):
Looks pretty nice, although I must say the SAS box looks nicer.

Well maybe the box looks nicer but it's pretty much the same food.

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 8):
Don't really see a point of optiontown for spanair since they offer "comfort" option as an extra when booking the flight, hence getting a guaranteed seat in "J".

Well, if the optiontown upgrade would have come through I would have gotten lounge access and more EB points aswell.

Quoting knightsofmalta (Reply 9):
As for the MD-87, apart from it being such a great plane, I'm guessing by the seat covers that it's an ex-SAS bird?

Yep, all three of CF's MD87's are ex-SAS birds.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 10):
And not too long ago JZ was going bust. I wonder what will really come from this JZ/QI/CF fusion plan.

Yeah, it's quite exiting times in the nordic regional market right now, with both JZ and flyBe nordic with expansion in mind.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 10):

Look good to me. Have they downgraded the normal non-breakfast service? It's been a couple of years since I last flew TF and back then the sandwiches they served were very nice. Almost made up for the cramped 3-3 seating .

I believe i read something in the "Grip" in-flight magazine about changed catering concept. Change to the better.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 10):

It certainly looks so from your photos. But I guess there's no point in wasting money on cabin upgrades - those SAS seats are extremely comfortable anyway.

My thoughts exactly.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 10):

Not really. Most flights from Northern Europe route normally FRA-GVA-MRS-BCN.

Oh didn't know that, i just based my statement compared to the shortest route.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 10):
What? Are you serious? Those seats are among the bottom five airplane seats I've ever sat in.

Well, I don't know but it didn't feel that cramped. I'm not really short either, so maybe I just thought it was gonna be much worse than it actually was.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 10):
What the heck is that Bud cap over there? I certainly hope it is not anybody from Sweden or my respect for you guys just dropped to half

Haha, I'm not sure where he were from, but since most of the people on the plane were swedes, the odds arn't looking good.

Martin


User currently offlinegabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 3203 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (2 years 11 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 5440 times:

Interesting set of flights. I juts came back from GOT yesterday on the BA GOT-LHR service. I saw a couple of the City Airline MD80s, but none of the E jets. Service on Malmo Aviation seems good.


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User currently offlineburj From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 901 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (2 years 11 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5359 times:

Very cool trip report! Love the photos, especially the funky escalator! I've never seen anything like it!

That breakfast does in fact look pretty awesome for an airline coach meal!


User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2474 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (2 years 11 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5281 times:

Hi Martin

another nice trip report to my favorite European city. Nice that you got a Avro85, a type getting high on my must-fly list.


Greetings
Marc



Next trip report: Well worn A330s and Hassle free MUC transfer
User currently offlinedeltamartin From Sweden, joined Dec 2010, 1061 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (2 years 11 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5179 times:

Hi again, and thanks for the further comments!

Quoting burj (Reply 13):
the funky escalator! I've never seen anything like it!

Yeah, that was my reaction when i saw them aswell, they followed the shape of the stairs right next to them.

Quoting burj (Reply 13):
That breakfast does in fact look pretty awesome for an airline coach meal!

Yes, it was nice.

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 14):
Nice that you got a Avro85, a type getting high on my must-fly list.

I was rather glad when i found it at the stand also, as TF has 10 100's and only 2 85's.

Martin


User currently offlineparton87 From Sweden, joined Sep 2008, 533 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4724 times:

Hello Martin!

Thanks for the great story! Nice to see city airline, this is the first report about it isn´t?

I love the pictures from Barcelona, it looks like a cool city. I think I have to pay a visit there soon 
Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
was the smaller Avro 85, of which



Congratulations to that! I never had that luck when flying with Malmö! 
Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
A closer look at our red neighbor



I can´t spot the reg but is this a Cimber A/C that hasn´t been painted get?

Thanks again!

Greetings
Robert


User currently offlinedeltamartin From Sweden, joined Dec 2010, 1061 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4666 times:

Hi Robert!

Thanks for your feedback.

Quoting parton87 (Reply 16):
Nice to see city airline, this is the first report about it isn´t?

That's possible, I don't remember reading any other.

Quoting parton87 (Reply 16):
I think I have to pay a visit there soon

You should, judging by my shory visit I consider it a good destination for a citybreak!

Quoting parton87 (Reply 16):
Congratulations to that! I never had that luck when flying with Malmö!

Yeah, It was a positive suprise!

Quoting parton87 (Reply 16):
I can´t spot the reg but is this a Cimber A/C that hasn´t been painted get?

I believe so, yes.

Martin


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