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Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:34 pm

Good riddance!
The pressuration was always off on -TUD!
The pain I have endured on that aircraft...



Someone83 wrote:
Not only -600s leaving the SAS fleet, LN-TUD, one of their oldest -700s is scheduled to leave for part-out today

Boeing 737-705 28217 142 LN-TUD SAS to be ferried 15nov17 OSL-DGX for part-out & scrap ex N1786B
 
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Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:48 pm

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AY has taken delivery of another new A321.

Airbus A321 -231 7981 OH-LZR Finnair delivery 17nov17 XFW-HEL ex D-AVYK



Is LZR Finnair's 16th A321 in use and three more to come? A321 has become their most common aircraft type.
 
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Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:32 am

Budapest Aircraft Service via Airlink are currently operating a PSO service between Helsinki and Savonlinna in Finland - this PSO ends on 22-Dec-2017
I understand that the Finnish Transport Agency issued a PSO notice in the summer requesting bids for the route to begin 08-Jan-2018 and last about 2 years but nothing much seems to have happened apart from issuing a few documents asking for bids. I did however notice that the Savonlinna local Government agreed about a week ago to come up with some of the cash that would be needed for a PSO

Does anyone know what's happening with this route after 22-Dec-2017, when (or if) an announcement will be made as to who has won the new PSO, and also when the new operator will start flying ?
 
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Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:47 am

QuawerAir wrote:
Nami wrote:
CAAC on 16NOV17 posted Air China's application for Beijing - Copenhagen route 5 times a week from March 2018, with A330-200.

Airlineroute


Not really surprised by this, CPH is very popular for AY's Chinese passengers.

Good for CPH. If Beijing Capital Airlines starts the 3x weekly PEK-CPH service, there will be up to 15 weekly flights between CPH and PEK, operated by Air China, Beijing Capital Airlines, and SAS.

Is Air China also interested in launching flights to HEL? Air China, as well as Beijing Capital Airlines, participated in the negotiations on air transport agreement between Finland and China that were held on 20-21 April in Helsinki. Limitations regarding the number of the operating airlines were removed as well.


That's never going to happen. CAAC do only with few exceptions, allows one chineese carrier pr. route.
The application is for designation. Let's se who get it.
 
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Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:44 am

LN-RRD has left the SAS fleet. 14 -600s left

Boeing 737 -683 28301 227 LN-RRD SAS ferried 20nov17 OSL-DGX for part-out & scrap ex OY-KKH
 
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Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:02 am

Ferryflight wrote:
QuawerAir wrote:
Nami wrote:

Not really surprised by this, CPH is very popular for AY's Chinese passengers.

Good for CPH. If Beijing Capital Airlines starts the 3x weekly PEK-CPH service, there will be up to 15 weekly flights between CPH and PEK, operated by Air China, Beijing Capital Airlines, and SAS.

Is Air China also interested in launching flights to HEL? Air China, as well as Beijing Capital Airlines, participated in the negotiations on air transport agreement between Finland and China that were held on 20-21 April in Helsinki. Limitations regarding the number of the operating airlines were removed as well.


That's never going to happen. CAAC do only with few exceptions, allows one chineese carrier pr. route.
The application is for designation. Let's se who get it.


Yes that's true, an application doesn't always mean the flights come to be. Doesn't CAAC however usually accept applications from Air China considering it's state-owned?

Also one shouldn't forget that a couple of months ago CAAC released a draft regulation that would essentially get rid of the "one route, one airline" policy on some routes depending on the state of bilaterals.
 
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Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:51 am

Statistics for scheduled passenger air traffic between India and the Nordics (Q3/Jul-Sep 17)

City-pair and PAX
Delhi - Copenhagen 1,858
Delhi - Stockholm 6,448
Delhi - Helsinki 18,556

Note: all cities served 3x weekly, DEL-ARN was launched on 15 Aug 2017 and DEL-CPH on 16 Sep 2017.

Link to the statistics
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Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:59 pm

QuawerAir wrote:
Statistics for scheduled passenger air traffic between India and the Nordics (Q3/Jul-Sep 17)

City-pair and PAX
Delhi - Copenhagen 1,858
Delhi - Stockholm 6,448
Delhi - Helsinki 18,556

Note: all cities served 3x weekly, DEL-ARN was launched on 15 Aug 2017 and DEL-CPH on 16 Sep 2017.

Link to the statistics


Wouldnt those planes be nearly empty on CPH and ARL?
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Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:47 pm

sailas wrote:
QuawerAir wrote:
Statistics for scheduled passenger air traffic between India and the Nordics (Q3/Jul-Sep 17)

City-pair and PAX
Delhi - Copenhagen 1,858
Delhi - Stockholm 6,448
Delhi - Helsinki 18,556

Note: all cities served 3x weekly, DEL-ARN was launched on 15 Aug 2017 and DEL-CPH on 16 Sep 2017.

Link to the statistics


Wouldnt those planes be nearly empty on CPH and ARL?


The CPH numbers are only for about 2 weeks of operation, and ARN about 6 week. While the HEL is for 3 months.
 
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Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:34 pm

davidjohnson6 wrote:
Budapest Aircraft Service via Airlink are currently operating a PSO service between Helsinki and Savonlinna in Finland - this PSO ends on 22-Dec-2017
I understand that the Finnish Transport Agency issued a PSO notice in the summer requesting bids for the route to begin 08-Jan-2018 and last about 2 years but nothing much seems to have happened apart from issuing a few documents asking for bids. I did however notice that the Savonlinna local Government agreed about a week ago to come up with some of the cash that would be needed for a PSO

Does anyone know what's happening with this route after 22-Dec-2017, when (or if) an announcement will be made as to who has won the new PSO, and also when the new operator will start flying ?


Budapest Aircraft Service won the competitive bidding and will, from 8th of January onwards, continue to operate the PSO in 2018-2020. The town council of Savonlinna will subsidize the route with 1.26 million euros per year and the state has prepared one million in their 2018 budget proposal. However NextJet has sent a claim for rectification to the Transport Agency and it's not yet sure if they will meet in court or not. BASe's offer for the three years was 6.6 million euros while NextJet's offer was more expensive by 71 000€ per year due to preparing for higher fuel prices.
 
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Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:47 am

Someone83 wrote:
sailas wrote:
QuawerAir wrote:
Statistics for scheduled passenger air traffic between India and the Nordics (Q3/Jul-Sep 17)

City-pair and PAX
Delhi - Copenhagen 1,858
Delhi - Stockholm 6,448
Delhi - Helsinki 18,556

Note: all cities served 3x weekly, DEL-ARN was launched on 15 Aug 2017 and DEL-CPH on 16 Sep 2017.

Link to the statistics


Wouldnt those planes be nearly empty on CPH and ARL?


The CPH numbers are only for about 2 weeks of operation, and ARN about 6 week. While the HEL is for 3 months.

I calculated the capacity on DEL-ARN and I got the load factor of 60% (capacity: 10,752 seats) and for DEL-CPH 52% (3,584 seats). On 18 Sep 2017, Copenhagen Airport noted the load factor of more than 80% and Air India expects to handle around 40,000 passengers on the route in 2017. I must have calculated something wrong :scratchchin: Or is the number of passengers much worse than expected?
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Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:50 am

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I wonder, when will Finavia replace the old jet bridges at HEL by newer ones. They might be more than 20 years old. How old were the blue jet bridges at CPH when they were replaced? How long are jet bridges usually in use?

Probably never. Its the reason why they have so few delays in snowy conditions. As those jetways dont have any wheels they are able to move in any condition. But now with the newer ones its going to be interesting how their experience with the new jetways will be
 
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Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:18 am

Ideekay wrote:
QuawerAir wrote:
I wonder, when will Finavia replace the old jet bridges at HEL by newer ones. They might be more than 20 years old. How old were the blue jet bridges at CPH when they were replaced? How long are jet bridges usually in use?

Probably never. Its the reason why they have so few delays in snowy conditions. As those jetways dont have any wheels they are able to move in any condition. But now with the newer ones its going to be interesting how their experience with the new jetways will be

I think there are warming systems and maybe some special features installed in new jetways due to snowy and cold conditions. The first new jetway has already experienced winter and Finavia hasn't stated any problems. If Finavia will replace the fixed jetways with newer ones, they might be similar to ones at Oslo.
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Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:02 am

Finnair has started codesharing on Iberia's Madrid - Mexico City sector (approx.) since 06NOV17

Airlineroute on Twitter
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Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:57 am

TLL has got another route to London, this LTN with Wizzair,
 
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Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:23 pm

Exactly:

London Luton – Tallinn eff 17SEP18 4 weekly (Day x246)
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Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:30 pm

Ryanair will add 1x weekly LPP-BGY from 28MAR18 onwards. Not a new route.

Discussions for other possible routes may start after the countries that play their 2018 FIFA World Cup matches in St Petersburg are revealed in December. St Petersburg hotels will be full and some tourists will be accommodated in Lappeenranta and bussed to St Petersburg. LPP is the closest EU airport to St Petersburg with a distance of about 200 km.

Most likely many airlines will not get the permission to fly to LED next summer and will use LPP instead.
 
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Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:52 pm

TG adds frequencies to OSL (I assume in S18).

Thai Airways on Monday said it planned to add frequencies on flights from its Bangkok hub to Brussels, Oslo and Auckland and to expand Southeast Asian routes flown by budget arm Thai Smile.

Reuters 13.11.2017
 
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Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:50 am

Eurowings scales back Berlin expansion in 1Q18

Eurowings recently adjusted its planned expansion at Berlin, including the closure of several new routes it previously planned to offer. Revised Berlin network expansion as follows.

Following routes will be operated as planned:
Berlin Tegel – Helsinki eff 15JAN18 6 weekly A319/320/Dash8-Q400 (Including Germanwings and LGW aircraft; previously scheduled A320 only)
...
Previously planned new routes will not be offered:
Berlin Tegel – Copenhagen eff 15JAN18 6 weekly 737-800
Berlin Tegel – Gothenburg eff 15JAN18 6 weekly A320
Berlin Tegel – Stockholm Arlanda eff 15JAN18 6 weekly A320


Routesonline.com 23.11.2017
 
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Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:52 am

Nami wrote:
Ryanair will add 1x weekly LPP-BGY from 28MAR18 onwards. Not a new route.

Discussions for other possible routes may start after the countries that play their 2018 FIFA World Cup matches in St Petersburg are revealed in December. St Petersburg hotels will be full and some tourists will be accommodated in Lappeenranta and bussed to St Petersburg. LPP is the closest EU airport to St Petersburg with a distance of about 200 km.

Most likely many airlines will not get the permission to fly to LED next summer and will use LPP instead.


Yes, loads of Italians will go to Russia for the world cup, oh wait! they didn't qualify!! but I know lots of russians would just travel to LPP and fly from there to sunny destinations.
 
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Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:42 am

Kikko19 wrote:
Yes, loads of Italians will go to Russia for the world cup, oh wait! they didn't qualify!! but I know lots of russians would just travel to LPP and fly from there to sunny destinations.


Yes, like I said, BGY is not a new destination from LPP and will also be used by Russian tourists like years before.

Personally I don't really care about football, I was just repeating what I read about the subject. Visit Russia and the city of Lappeenranta have signed a partnership agreement on marketing regarding the games.

This highlighted sentence from a website written in poor English is quite telling :lol: :

First, Lappeenranta is Europe. This circumstance for some European fans can be a weighty argument. According to the director of the Union of National and International Travel Agencies Alexander Gorokhov, many of the potential football tourists, especially Finns and Scandinavians, are easier and more convenient to come to St. Petersburg from Lappeenranta. As the expert notes, it can be "in general new categories of tourists and fans who, perhaps, in other conditions will not come to us." Probably, someone will not want to spend the night in the territory of the Russian Federation - for reasons of security or for "political reasons".

Secondly, the city has its own airport, which is expected to receive regular flights by the summer of 2018, and on the border between the Russian Federation and Suomi even think about opening special lanes for rapid passage of border controls.

Tour-planet.com 5.11.2017
 
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Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:47 pm

It seems like there will be an aviation tax in Sweden.
 
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Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:49 pm

The construction of the new Scandinavia mountains airport started about a month and a half ago.
http://www.mynewsdesk.com/se/scandinavi ... 19-2203357
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Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:24 pm

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The construction of the new Scandinavia mountains airport started about a month and a half ago.
http://www.mynewsdesk.com/se/scandinavi ... 19-2203357


Interesting. What Airlines will fly to this airport and what kind of Equipment. I assume it won't be anyhting bigger than a turboprop ?
 
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Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:02 pm

Mortyman wrote:
Thunderboltdrgn wrote:
The construction of the new Scandinavia mountains airport started about a month and a half ago.
http://www.mynewsdesk.com/se/scandinavi ... 19-2203357


Interesting. What Airlines will fly to this airport and what kind of Equipment. I assume it won't be anyhting bigger than a turboprop ?


Runway will be 2500m and the airport is designed to have a capacity of 4 A320/B738 at the time.
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Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:08 pm

Thunderboltdrgn wrote:
Mortyman wrote:
Thunderboltdrgn wrote:
The construction of the new Scandinavia mountains airport started about a month and a half ago.
http://www.mynewsdesk.com/se/scandinavi ... 19-2203357


Interesting. What Airlines will fly to this airport and what kind of Equipment. I assume it won't be anyhting bigger than a turboprop ?


Runway will be 2500m and the airport is designed to have a capacity of 4 A320/B738 at the time.


That's really great. Maybe some direct ski holiday flights from the continent will happen. If I understand it correctly, it's an expansion of Sälen Trysil Airport?
 
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Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:24 pm

JetBuddy wrote:
Thunderboltdrgn wrote:
Mortyman wrote:

Interesting. What Airlines will fly to this airport and what kind of Equipment. I assume it won't be anyhting bigger than a turboprop ?


Runway will be 2500m and the airport is designed to have a capacity of 4 A320/B738 at the time.


That's really great. Maybe some direct ski holiday flights from the continent will happen. If I understand it correctly, it's an expansion of Sälen Trysil Airport?


No a new airport in Sälen on the Swedish side, close to Trysil wich is on the Norwegian side.

You can read about it here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scandinav ... ns_Airport
 
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Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:27 pm

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That's really great. Maybe some direct ski holiday flights from the continent will happen. If I understand it correctly, it's an expansion of Sälen Trysil Airport?


Well the airport project is sometimes referred to as Sälen-Trysil airport but the old/current name is Rörbäcksnäs/Mobergskölen flygplats..
You are correct though that it is an expansion even though it will more or less be like a completely new airport.

http://www.flygkartan.se/054721/S%C3%A4 ... ksn%C3%A4s.
https://www.google.com/maps/place/S%C3% ... 12.8431291
http://malung-salen.se/byggaboochmiljo/ ... bdeef.html
http://malung-salen.se/trafikochinfrast ... 3f4f7.html
https://www.google.se/maps/place/S%C3%A ... 1291?dcr=0
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Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:50 pm

Croatia Airlines to offer 1 weekly Split - Copenhagen service 05MAY18 - 06OCT18 with A320 aircraft.

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Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:34 pm

Last year Finnair flew an A350 with almost 300 business executives, investors, entrepreneurs and journalists from SFO to HEL for Slush, one of the biggest startup events in the world.

It seems like this year AY will be replaced by a Victor A340 VIP with just 100 seats. An upgrade over last year's offering that's for sure. Flight has been sold out.

There are some pictures of the aircraft on the website:

https://www.flyvictor.com/en-gb/slush2017/#/

Flights were probably not cheap. I think all planes should have this kind of a layout. ;)

I bet the startup scene in Helsinki would be very glad if AY decided to make SFO a year-round service.
 
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Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:00 pm

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I bet the startup scene in Helsinki would be very glad if AY decided to make SFO a year-round service.

Hopefully that will happen in near future. Finnair said earlier this year that HEL-SFO is one of the best performing routes, so there is a possibility of that ;)
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Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:37 pm

Nami wrote:
Last year Finnair flew an A350 with almost 300 business executives, investors, entrepreneurs and journalists from SFO to HEL for Slush, one of the biggest startup events in the world.


It wasn't Victor A340 VIP but it looks they had fun on A350, entire plane Mannequin Challenge: https://youtu.be/q2p7VYHVUec
 
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Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:56 am

Wizz is starting 3x weekly Sibiu-Copenhagen from June 22

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... june-2018/
 
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Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:40 am

British Airways to grow by 28% at Gatwick after buying Monarch slots

“These slots will be used by the Group’s airlines, primarily British Airways, enabling them to grow their presence at the airport and launch new destinations and add extra frequencies.”

Some of the new services are likely to be direct replacements for Monarch links, but others will be used to expand its worldwide routes — a move that will provide more competition for Norwegian, which has Gatwick as its main UK base.

independent.co.uk


Hopefully, the Nordic airports will now get more connections to London with BA. I could see BA adding flights to HEL from LGW or Finnair expanding in Gatwick with a direct link to HEL as AY soon serves Gatwick with flights from Ivalo and Kittilä. Gatwick is BA's second hub so AY and BA could offer their customers lots of Oneworld connections. Finnair can surely compete with Norwegian.
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Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:10 pm

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British Airways to grow by 28% at Gatwick after buying Monarch slots

“These slots will be used by the Group’s airlines, primarily British Airways, enabling them to grow their presence at the airport and launch new destinations and add extra frequencies.”

Some of the new services are likely to be direct replacements for Monarch links, but others will be used to expand its worldwide routes — a move that will provide more competition for Norwegian, which has Gatwick as its main UK base.

independent.co.uk


Hopefully, the Nordic airports will now get more connections to London with BA. I could see BA adding flights to HEL from LGW or Finnair expanding in Gatwick with a direct link to HEL as AY soon serves Gatwick with flights from Ivalo and Kittilä. Gatwick is BA's second hub so AY and BA could offer their customers lots of Oneworld connections. Finnair can surely compete with Norwegian.




This would be good for Caribbean connections.
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Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:20 am

This week Finnair starts seasonal scheduled A350 services from HEL to the Caribbean, 2x weekly to Havanna HAV (30 Nov) and once weekly to Puerto Plata POP (01 Dec). Both are their former charter destinations.
 
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Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:23 am

HELyes wrote:
This week Finnair starts seasonal scheduled A350 services from HEL to the Caribbean, 2x weekly to Havanna HAV (30 Nov) and once weekly to Puerto Plata POP (01 Dec). Both are their former charter destinations.


HAV starts today, POP started yesterday. ;)

Finavia refreshed their website yesterday as well, and it's just like I feared it to be. Perhaps it's an improvement on mobile devices, but on desktop it just appears as a typical modern, dumbed-down site with a focus on touch screen devices.
 
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Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:57 am

Nami wrote:
HELyes wrote:
This week Finnair starts seasonal scheduled A350 services from HEL to the Caribbean, 2x weekly to Havanna HAV (30 Nov) and once weekly to Puerto Plata POP (01 Dec). Both are their former charter destinations.


HAV starts today, POP started yesterday. ;)

Finavia refreshed their website yesterday as well, and it's just like I feared it to be. Perhaps it's an improvement on mobile devices, but on desktop it just appears as a typical modern, dumbed-down site with a focus on touch screen devices.

Shouldn't the HEL-POP route be operated with A330? I'm happy if A350 will be used on the route instead.

The new look of Finavia's website is pretty good. I wonder, why doesn't Finavia show main unserved routes and annual route statistics on the website while Swedavia, Avinor and Copenhagen Airport (cph.dk) does.
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Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:12 am

Nami wrote:
HAV starts today, POP started yesterday. ;)


Oops yes I mixed the days, thanks!

Yeah it seems also POP got A350 after all, suddenly their long haul leisure routes POP HAV PVR KBV HKT SGN look kind of tempting to me ;)
 
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Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:32 pm

Norwegian has now carried 1,000,000 passengers to Finnish Lapland this year.

And
Qatar Airways now operates to HEL with 305-seated A330-300, the second daily flight with A320 will be added on 14 Dec 2017.
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Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:01 pm

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Norwegian has now carried 1,000,000 passengers to Finnish Lapland this year.


It was the millionth passenger at Lapland airports this year, not Norwegian's millionth passenger in Lapland.
 
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Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:12 pm

Nami wrote:
QuawerAir wrote:
Norwegian has now carried 1,000,000 passengers to Finnish Lapland this year.


It was the millionth passenger at Lapland airports this year, not Norwegian's millionth passenger in Lapland.

Sorry, my mistake. Thanks!
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Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:21 pm

Flew back home yesterday on SAS ARN-LAX. Was a light load with only 105 pax onboard. It was quite a comfortable ride even in Y with so few pax!
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Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:49 pm

HELyes wrote:
Yeah it seems also POP got A350 after all, suddenly their long haul leisure routes POP HAV PVR KBV HKT SGN look kind of tempting to me ;)

Havana got A330 instead of A350, at least the first flight.
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Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:18 pm

QuawerAir wrote:
HELyes wrote:
Yeah it seems also POP got A350 after all, suddenly their long haul leisure routes POP HAV PVR KBV HKT SGN look kind of tempting to me ;)

Havana got A330 instead of A350, at least the first flight.


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Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:07 pm

When the expansion at OSL opened, Bjørn Kjos said that DY would be starting flights to Seattle, but there seems to have been no news since. Have there been any updates regarding that?
 
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Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:04 am

audunj wrote:
When the expansion at OSL opened, Bjørn Kjos said that DY would be starting flights to Seattle, but there seems to have been no news since. Have there been any updates regarding that?

I haven't found anything but I think it's pretty likely that DY will commence flights from Oslo to Seattle as well as to Chicago.
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Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:44 pm

Finnair is the 5th biggest A350 operator in terms of departing seats in 2017:

Qatar Airways: 4,058,874 seats
Cathay Pacific: 3,707,760
Singapore Airlines: 2,529,747
Vietnam Airlines: 2,260,038
Finnair: 1,683,831

anna.aero (OAG Schedules Analyser)
. . .

Do you know, which cities will SAS serve with A350s in the future? At least I know they will be used on North American routes. As A350s bring more capacity, where will be SAS' next new long-haul destinations? Seattle, Seoul, Manila, Johannesburg, Toronto or Vancouver perhaps?
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Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:36 pm

AY865 HEL-GOT had to divert to Åbo (Turku) today due to a smell of smoke in the cabin.

Our flight AY865 HEL-GOT had to divert to Turku, as smell of smoke was detected in the aircraft. The plane landed safely and passengers were evacuated with slides


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Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:18 pm

DY4097 ARN-SFT had a similar issue, returned to ARN after a smoke alarm in the cargo hold.

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