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Finnair Expansion In Germany

Fri Aug 04, 2006 5:19 pm

Finnair published a press-relaese several weeks go ,advising their intention to add HAJ,BRE and NUE to their list of destinations in Germany.
Has anyone details about the type of aircraft that would be used and as of when the new connections would be flown?
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RE: Finnair Expansion In Germany

Fri Aug 04, 2006 9:57 pm

I can't recall seeing such a press release, but most new routes have been opened with the E170.
 
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RE: Finnair Expansion In Germany

Fri Aug 04, 2006 10:16 pm

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RE: Finnair Expansion In Germany

Fri Aug 04, 2006 10:29 pm

Finnair has announced new flights to Lisbon and Ljubljana in the past two weeks and today Bucharest became the newest destination for next summer. New Embraers keep coming, and I suppose we will see more new destinations in the near future...
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RE: Finnair Expansion In Germany

Fri Aug 04, 2006 10:35 pm

Most likely ERJ4 or ERJ7.
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RE: Finnair Expansion In Germany

Fri Aug 04, 2006 11:01 pm

Quoting Beaucaire (Thread starter):
Finnair published a press-relaese several weeks go ,advising their intention to add HAJ,BRE and NUE to their list of destinations in Germany.

HAJ and NUE I can see, but I doubt that BRE will generate enough traffic, especially with HAM and HAJ being rather close by.
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RE: Finnair Expansion In Germany

Sat Aug 05, 2006 3:32 am

perhaps those are flights catering for leisure pax, mainly operating on the week-end when a/c utilization is low? perhaps also in co-operation with a tour operator???

sorry, can't think of other reasons for AY to serve this cities...
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RE: Finnair Expansion In Germany

Sat Aug 05, 2006 3:51 am

Quoting Johnnybgoode (Reply 6):
perhaps those are flights catering for leisure pax, mainly operating on the week-end when a/c utilization is low? perhaps also in co-operation with a tour operator???

sorry, can't think of other reasons for AY to serve this cities...

IMO, just feeding AY's hub probably especially for their intensive ops to SE-asia.
It was mentioned in another thread recently, that Thailand is a very popular destination among Finnish people during winter ...
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RE: Finnair Expansion In Germany

Sat Aug 05, 2006 3:58 am

Quoting HT (Reply 7):
IMO, just feeding AY's hub probably especially for their intensive ops to SE-asia.

this feed will certainly help the hub flights, no doubt about it, but HAJ, NUE and BRE are not major markets. my guess is, and that's just my 2 cents, the share of connecting passengers will be low... but let's wait and see, who knows, they haven't even published those flights yet...

Quoting HT (Reply 7):
It was mentioned in another thread recently, that Thailand is a very popular destination among Finnish people during winter ...

yes, and they live in Finland, not that many live in HAJ, NUE, and BRE  Wink just pulling a prank here, please forgive me!

btw, what does HT in your name stand for? i always think of Phuket, but I miss the K inbetween the two letters!

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RE: Finnair Expansion In Germany

Sat Aug 05, 2006 4:02 am

HAJ and NUE have large export oriented industries with relatively large number of Asian travel.Main target will be transit passengers .
Don't know so much about BRE..
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RE: Finnair Expansion In Germany

Sat Aug 05, 2006 4:16 am

Quoting Beaucaire (Reply 9):
HAJ and NUE have large export oriented industries with relatively large number of Asian travel.Main target will be transit passengers .

In case the feeder flights out of HAJ and NUE are being operated by something bigger than a RJ, "Freight" might also be a factor to be taken into account.

Quoting Johnnybgoode (Reply 8):
my guess is, and that's just my 2 cents, the share of connecting passengers will be low...

I concurr with Beuacaire here that O&D between HAJ/NUE/BRE and HEL currently is that low, that it very probably will not justify nonstop flights.
For example HLX's service HAJ to ARN (which should be an at least equally important destination) appear to be not too heavily booked (my interpretation of the fact that fares usually are low to midrange for this route)  twocents 

Quoting Johnnybgoode (Reply 8):
btw, what does HT in your name stand for?

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RE: Finnair Expansion In Germany

Sat Aug 05, 2006 6:51 am

Quoting HT (Reply 7):
IMO, just feeding AY's hub probably especially for their intensive ops to SE-asia.

Exactly, feeding HEL is the main purpose. The Embraers are handling more and more of this traffic, they get their 8th E170 and by the autumn 2007 they will have 16 new Embraer family planes, ten are 76-seat Embraer 170s and six are larger 190s.
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RE: Finnair Expansion In Germany

Sat Aug 05, 2006 3:40 pm

Quoting FunFlying (Reply 3):
today Bucharest became the newest destination for next summer

Maybe I'm wrong but I remember that Bucharest was served in the past (until late '70 ??) by Finnair. So I think this is in fact a resumption of service rather than a new destination. Can anyone with more info back me up on this?

Other than Cimber's little CRJ out of Copenhagen, no other direct non-stop scheduled flights between Romania and Scandinavia as we speak. Good choice I would think!
 
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RE: Finnair Expansion In Germany

Sat Aug 05, 2006 5:55 pm

Quoting TriStar500 (Reply 4):
Most likely ERJ4 or ERJ7.

Finnair only have E170s (and, soon a couple of 190s I think).
 
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RE: Finnair Expansion In Germany

Sat Aug 05, 2006 6:45 pm

Quoting Connector4you (Reply 12):
Other than Cimber's little CRJ out of Copenhagen, no other direct non-stop scheduled flights between Romania and Scandinavia as we speak. Good choice I would think!

A very good choice indeed Smile. Snce Tarom axed the PEK service, the only choice of flying to Asia is via western Europe, which is very constly (although EK is advertising a similar service now). I guess the new Finnair services are basically intended for the people traveling to Asia. It's quite inconvenient to fly first to some hub in western Europe and then to Asia when you come from central and eastern Europe.
 
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RE: Finnair Expansion In Germany

Sat Aug 05, 2006 9:14 pm

Quoting DavidT (Reply 13):
Finnair only have E170s (and, soon a couple of 190s I think).

You are correct that Finnair doesn't have any ER4s. However, Finncomm Airlines flies some flights to Germany and Oslo which are already code-shared flights with Finnair and they have a very close cooperation. They also have a lot of domestic flights providing at the same time feeder traffic for Finnair. The fleet of Finncomm is growing, at the moment they have 2 ERJ-145s, 2 ATR42-500s and firm order for further 7 ATR72-500s and 2 ATR42-500s.

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