|Quoting UpperDeck79 (Thread starter):|
Hey all Finns and non-Finns, how about a discussion on Finnish aviation? Smile
Any views on these and other subjects would be very welcomed:
- What's the next Asian destination for Finnair? ICN? CTS? MAA? Announcement for winter season 2007-08 could be very close.
No news about this..They keep this information so well hidden until it's time to tell..There are no rumours even at the moment among the staff what could be the new destination.
- What's the next Ryanair destination in Finland? OUL perhaps?
If they start a domestic route, most propably it would be to OUL
. But TMP
, would it be profitable..? I think an international destination is more propable.
- Will we ever get a non-European carrier to HEL? TG, did you forget us?
That's what Finnair CEO is saying, that it's just a question of time when someone comes to compete with Finnair Asian network.
In the past we had at least Delta flying to HEL
, with L-1011. I don't know where from, some old colleaques just told me this. And Pan Am from Frankfurt hub with B727.
ELAL also used to fly, first with B767, then B757. Air China has been planning to start flights to HEL
as long as Finnair has been flying to PEK
(since 1988, 1st western European airline to fly to PEK
). It was then agreed when Finnair was granted the permission to fly there, that in return Air China would also start flights to the Finnish capital. Still waiting... =)
One at least will come, sooner or later.
- HEL non-Schengen expansion in 2009 and a possible new terminal after that
On the wall of an office belonging to Civil Aviation Authorities at HEL
airport there was a map of the airport with future plans. It illustrated a terminal in between of the two runways. This new non-schengen terminal was not included. Has the plans changed or what, i do not know.