Actually the economical situation of Blue 1 is not so bad at all. It is fact that they did losses recently, but those were rather small if you consider that they were expanding capacity and added a lot of new routes during that period. Before those losses KF
did actually profit and has quite healthy balance sheet at the moment. I would be more worried about the future of SK
It is true that their HAM
routes aren't doing so well, but most of the routes are extremely profitable especially intra-Scandinavian routes and domestic routes to Oulu and Kuopio. HEL
route suffered from severe payload penalties and it was ceased for that reason.
They are supposed to be low cost, but ARJ's arent low cost, nor joining Star is low cost.
Blue 1 isn't a LCC at all, where did you get that? They are full service regional airline which offer in many terms better product than their parent company SK
, including business class and free meal/drink service. When ERA ranked all European regional airlines last year, Blue1 was in 3rd position. Besides, I would say it is A LOT more economical to fly RJ
-85/100s on Intra-Scandinavian services than B737-600s which SK