|Quoting DLBOIFIN (Thread starter):|
Why Still No US Carriers In HEL?
|Quoting Bimmerkid19 (Reply 5):
It has more to do with Codeshare agreements I think AY flies to several places in North America
|Quoting DLBOIFIN (Reply 2):|
Quoting CXA330300 (Reply 1):
Finland's geographical position makes transit very logical.
Agree, but think about other countries/cities with similar position: ARN, OSL, KBP, OTP, IST, ATH...all are quite on the edge of Europe and still having US carriers serving them.
|Quoting BOSSAN (Reply 9):|
Being near the northeast corner of Europe, it's not going to serve European connecting passengers efficiently, and it's not the most convenient location to serve transfer passengers between the US and Europe.
|Quoting N1120A (Reply 14):|
The replies in this thread seem to be missing a key issue here. In practical operation, CO has found that EWR-TXL appears at the edge of their max weight, max range 757's range and EWR-HEL is more than 100nm longer.
|Quoting DLBOIFIN (Reply 17):|
so either ARN is very much overserved or HEL is underserved...!
|Quoting Anetter123 (Reply 20):|
Thoughts from anyone if HEL-MIA would ever come back again? Do they lack aircraft to do this route? I know they flew nonstop with MD11's then the following year switched to a 757 flying HEL-YHZ-MIA , then the service stopped all together.
|Quoting EFHK (Reply 21):|
Only way HEL-MIA would be served is exactly the 757 HEL-YHZ-MIA routing because the demand for MIA is mostly economy class only, so it wouldn't make sense to use a MD-11 for that. AY tried it and decided to stop it (and even then they were already all-economy flights on an aircraft which had business class). Charter like 757-operation could work, I don't know why they decided to stop it.
|Quoting LEO777 (Reply 23):|
I am sure SAS has two flights to ORD one going to Copenhagen and the other to Stockholm, correct me if I am wrong but there are usually two SAS widebodies at ORD.