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Karair Finnish Charter Carrier

Sun Feb 05, 2006 7:53 am

What was the reason for the long established Finnish charter carrier, Karair stopping services? I know their A300s were taken over by Finnair along with their charter activities.

It seemed to make sense to me that Finnair have a subsidiary like Karair to operate charter flights, thereby, keeping the Finnair brand for scheduled services.

I would love to see the Karair name and livery resurected.
 
andaman
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RE: Karair Finnish Charter Carrier

Tue Feb 07, 2006 2:17 am

Yes, I would like Finnair to have a charter operator too, not to be mixed with AY's scheduled services. But I guess Finnair is so strong brand in Finland that many charter passangers rather choose it than some foreign charter operator. I heard rumors AY could buy Air Finland (a 100% Finnish charter operator using 757s like AY) and build a new charter division on it.

Don't remember what excatly happenend to Karair, the domestic subsidiary Finnaviation had the same destiny.
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RE: Karair Finnish Charter Carrier

Tue Feb 07, 2006 2:27 am

Quoting Andaman (Reply 1):
Don't remember what excatly happenend to Karair

Finnair owned the majority of stocks and bought from the audience the rest of them too - so it was totally in their hands to do what ever they wished.

Quoting Andaman (Reply 1):
Yes, I would like Finnair to have a charter operator too, not to be mixed with AY's scheduled services

But they do have - Finnair leisure flights which operates with seven 757s.

Quoting Andaman (Reply 1):
I heard rumors AY could buy Air Finland

I doubt it ...

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andaman
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RE: Karair Finnish Charter Carrier

Tue Feb 07, 2006 3:08 am

Quoting LordHowe (Reply 2):
But they do have - Finnair leisure flights which operates with seven 757s.

Yes of course it is a different product but under the same brand, which can be quite confusing if you don't know it, like it has happened to some of mine foreign friends living in Finland. Changing from AY's A320 to B757 can be a sort of dissapointment... Any other any major airline having the same policy?

Quoting LordHowe (Reply 2):
I doubt it ...

Well, me too, but that's what I heard. The competition in charter business is getting harder but the markets are growing very little.
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