komododx
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Little Competition In Scandinavia?

Tue Mar 14, 2006 11:58 pm

I was just checking flights within Norway (OSL, BGO, TOS) as well as flights between ARN, HEL, and CPH. Seems that other than Norwegian, there isn't much more competition for SAS and Finnair. Malmo and Sterling's coverage really doesn't work very well to commute within Scandinavian cities. Am I missing something here? Are there other smaller commuter airlines in the area? Is there demand for, say, 2 more regional carriers in the area?

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RedChili
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RE: Little Competition In Scandinavia?

Wed Mar 15, 2006 12:25 am

On the domestic network in Norway, SAS and Norwegian are the only carriers flying on the major routes. Norway is such a small country that there really isn't room for more carriers.

Between OSL-ARN, you can choose between SAS, Norwegian, FlyNordic, and an occasional Finnair flight. Between ARN-HEL, you can fly SAS/Blue1, Finnair, and FlyMe. Between ARN-CPH, you can fly SAS, FlyNordic, and an occasional Sterling or TAP flight.

The market is too small to allow all carriers to operate on all routes, but the established carriers have competiton of at least one LCC on each route.
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RE: Little Competition In Scandinavia?

Wed Mar 15, 2006 12:29 am

What about regional carriers like Skyways, DAT, Wideroe and (if I remember well) a lot of local communities operating daily flights to Oslo/Stockholm? Are they all part of SAS?

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RE: Little Competition In Scandinavia?

Wed Mar 15, 2006 12:34 am

Wideroe no longer operates flights from TRF to ARN. Instead they are starting TRD-ARN 3 times daily.
Widerøe is fully owned by SAS and operate "thinner" routes on behalf of SAS Braathens.
In Norway there are only two major competing carriers: Norwegian and SAS Braathens. Even though the Norwegian marked is limited I belive there are room for a third LCC. Norwegian has launched many new routes and still growing. During 2006 they will have 18 B737. This make them able to increase the number of flights between Oslo and Tromsø, Bodø, Harstad/Narvik, Stavanger, Trondheim and Bergen.
 
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RE: Little Competition In Scandinavia?

Wed Mar 15, 2006 12:45 am

Does KATO airlines have scheduled flights? Even if I don't think so...

I think once in my life I have to go here: http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0953033/M/
Great!

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heisan67
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RE: Little Competition In Scandinavia?

Wed Mar 15, 2006 12:55 am

Quoting HBDAN (Reply 4):

Katoair do operate som schedule flights in Northern Norway, but they'll loose some of the routes to Widerøe in near future. Kator air has no competition since their routes are financial supported by the Norwegian government...just like many of the small routes to Widerøe are.

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RE: Little Competition In Scandinavia?

Wed Mar 15, 2006 1:10 am

Quoting HBDAN (Reply 2):
What about regional carriers like Skyways, DAT, Wideroe and (if I remember well) a lot of local communities operating daily flights to Oslo/Stockholm? Are they all part of SAS?

DAT is not a part of SAS. They operate both Norway and CPH, but don't have any routes from CPH to Norway. Norway is served from BLL and EBJ. Apparently a better market for them than CPH.
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komododx
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RE: Little Competition In Scandinavia?

Wed Mar 15, 2006 1:55 am

Quoting RedChili (Reply 1):
Between OSL-ARN, you can choose between SAS, Norwegian, FlyNordic, and an occasional Finnair flight. Between ARN-HEL, you can fly SAS/Blue1, Finnair, and FlyMe. Between ARN-CPH, you can fly SAS, FlyNordic, and an occasional Sterling or TAP flight.

Thanks for the info!

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