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solnabo
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SAS/FinnAir Going Together?

Tue Apr 09, 2002 8:08 am

Does anyone know anything about it??
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RE: SAS/FinnAir Going Together?

Tue Apr 09, 2002 11:20 am

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.
 
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RE: SAS/FinnAir Going Together?

Tue Apr 09, 2002 2:36 pm

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

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RE: SAS/FinnAir Going Together?

Tue Apr 09, 2002 5:28 pm


The EU commission (sp?) would hardly accept that.
Bad for us Scandinavians, good for the Finns...?
 
PUnmuth@VIE
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RE: SAS/FinnAir Going Together?

Tue Apr 09, 2002 5:35 pm

Isnt Finnland part of Scnadinavia?
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RE: SAS/FinnAir Going Together?

Tue Apr 09, 2002 7:19 pm

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

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Finland And Scandinavia

Tue Apr 09, 2002 8:02 pm

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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RE: SAS/FinnAir Going Together?

Tue Apr 09, 2002 8:21 pm

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

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RE: SAS/FinnAir Going Together?

Tue Apr 09, 2002 8:33 pm

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.
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RE: SAS/FinnAir Going Together?

Tue Apr 09, 2002 11:32 pm


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
 
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RE: SAS/FinnAir Going Together?

Wed Apr 10, 2002 12:25 am

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

Alexander