KLbambie
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Snowflake In The UK!

Tue Mar 30, 2004 7:39 pm

Snowflake have chosen Inverness as the destination for their first venture into the UK. This can only be a good thing for the Highland enconomy!!

Thought some of you might be interested.

http://www.thisisnorthscotland.co.uk/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=84092&command=displayContent&sourceNode=83929&contentPK=9399137

S.
 
gkirk
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RE: Snowflake In The UK!

Tue Mar 30, 2004 9:55 pm

It was announced months ago. 2 x weekly flights from ARN  Smile
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DC9
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RE: Snowflake In The UK!

Tue Mar 30, 2004 10:42 pm

And the Scottish tourism agency is doing a massive campaign together with Snowflak and FR on Swedish radio at the moment.
 
KLbambie
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RE: Snowflake In The UK!

Tue Mar 30, 2004 10:44 pm

Can't be bad, about time more people visited our beautiful country!!
 
keno
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RE: Snowflake In The UK!

Wed Mar 31, 2004 12:07 am

That's a very strange first choice for their UK operation. I would imagine Aberdeen or Glasgow but not Inverness.
 
Bofredrik
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RE: Snowflake In The UK!

Wed Mar 31, 2004 12:14 am

Maybe SAS got a very low fee for landing at Inverness, compared to ABZ and GLA???
 
keno
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RE: Snowflake In The UK!

Wed Mar 31, 2004 12:30 am

I always think there is a greater link between Scotland and Norway rather than Sweden, so why isn't the flight orginate from Oslo?
 
GOT
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RE: Snowflake In The UK!

Wed Mar 31, 2004 2:39 am

Snowflake doesn't have any flights originating in OSL - yet. I think the plans called for a third base at OSL, I think it was last fall or this spring, but it seems to have been postponed. When (if) Snowflake starts flights from OSL I think they will start with more than one route, but if the flight from ARN is successful, a OSL-INV might be viable.

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caravelle
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RE: Snowflake In The UK!

Wed Mar 31, 2004 5:31 am

KEno,
But there is a direct connection Oslo - Scotland. Duo has a daily connection Oslo - Edinburgh (and Birmingham, as well). Cheap, too. Sure beats Ryanair's Torp - GLA if you live in the Oslo area....

- caravelle
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sk945
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RE: Snowflake In The UK!

Wed Mar 31, 2004 5:40 am

SAS started a direct daily flight ARN-EDI from March 28th.
 
caravelle
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RE: Snowflake In The UK!

Wed Mar 31, 2004 5:50 am

GOT, I think SK for now has cancelled all plans to introduce Snowflake in Norway. NB and DY have already taken their share of the intra-European market, as has BU, SK's very own weapon to cut costs here.

- caravelle
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sevenair
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RE: Snowflake In The UK!

Wed Mar 31, 2004 6:48 am

oh, INV-will give me something more interesting than the Logan Air, Highland and EZY planes in INV- I am very surpised to be honest-i would have thought a link between ABZ and Scandinavia would be stronger-it is a traditionally popular route
 
prebennorholm
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RE: Snowflake In The UK!

Wed Mar 31, 2004 7:58 am

KEno: That's a very strange first choice for their UK operation. I would imagine Aberdeen or Glasgow but not Inverness.

Not so. It's a tourist route. Golfers, fishing, hunting, Whisky tours, or just plain nature enjoyment. Inverness is right in the middle of it all.

It's not a businessman's route.

Happy landing, Preben Norholm
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Guest

RE: Snowflake In The UK!

Wed Mar 31, 2004 8:19 am

And don't forget that BMI have just started a daily service from LHR to INV from £29 one way! It started on Sunday.

http://www.flybmi.com/bmi/en-gb/sectiondetails.aspx?p=3227
 
sevenair
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RE: Snowflake In The UK!

Wed Mar 31, 2004 4:52 pm

Its cool tht the highlands are doing so well, SYY is home to me, and it has just got a JET service to EDI, a HWY service to INV and BEB and the standard BA flights. I know its probably unfeasible, but an LCC Would be most welcomes-especially LON-SYY, as I KNOW most people connect at GLA/INV/EDI to LON, (And its a fact guys-dont tell me different!). Links to London are of big importance for the Higlands, and Snowflake is hopefully, the tip of the iceberg, INV has came a long way in the past 10 years, when I flew,there was LSO, SYY or LON, and now the route network has exploded!
 
AvianceGirlUK
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RE: Snowflake In The UK!

Thu Apr 01, 2004 8:55 am

Can someone explain why i saw a snowflake at LHR today? Yellow tail.. its bothering the hell out of me.. thanks
 
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Crosswind
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RE: Snowflake In The UK!

Thu Apr 01, 2004 9:20 am

Probably just an aircraft substitution for a regular SAS aircraft.

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DC9
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RE: Snowflake In The UK!

Thu Apr 01, 2004 6:55 pm

Yupp. SK uses Snowflake A/C on "airline" routes and "airline" A/C on Snowflake routes.

 
BestWestern
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RE: Snowflake In The UK!

Thu Apr 01, 2004 6:58 pm

Aviance Girl... I thought I was dreaming when looking from the office window yesterday afternoon (4.10ish) I saw Snowflake at LHR....
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AvianceGirlUK
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RE: Snowflake In The UK!

Thu Apr 01, 2004 9:24 pm

Me too.. at the same time.. erm you wernt in the same office as me were you LOL
 
BestWestern
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RE: Snowflake In The UK!

Thu Apr 01, 2004 10:17 pm

Could have been...  Smile
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ryangooner
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RE: Snowflake In The UK!

Fri Apr 02, 2004 8:59 am

Here is the said machine at LHR on March 30th - will it be regular?


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