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DL Launching ATL-ARN On June 3, 2008

Mon Sep 24, 2007 5:23 pm

Just been announced during a breakfast at Routes 2007 in Stockholm:

http://www.lfv.se/templates/LFV_ListArticle____47922.aspx

2007-09-24

Delta Air Lines will launch a non-stop route between Stockholm-Arlanda Airport and Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the world’s largest airport. Delta will fly this route six times per week, starting on June 4, 2008.


The route will offer more than 150 flight connections in Atlanta, including such cities as Los Angeles, Orlando, Las Vegas, Miami and San Francisco.

“It is with great pleasure that we welcome Delta Air Lines to Stockholm and Arlanda. This non-stop route will give travellers from Stockholm and Sweden access to the world’s largest hub in Atlanta − a hub that offers smooth connections to large parts of the United States. Travellers from the US will now have better access to Stockholm, the Capital of Scandinavia, and Stockholm-Arlanda, the airport with the largest route network in Scandinavia and the Baltic Sea region. This will benefit the business community, while providing opportunities for social and cultural exchange,” says Airport Director Kerstin Lindberg Göransson, LFV Stockholm-Arlanda Airport.

“We are happy to be able to unveil new routes that expand our network and make travel easier for our customers. This new non-stop route offers many new travel alternatives for both business travellers and tourists between Sweden and the United States, as well as for the air cargo market. We have seen a great need for this non-stop route, because in the state of Georgia there are 55 Swedish companies and in Sweden about 900 American ones. This air connection will strengthen business relations between Sweden and the US. Tourists will also benefit from onward connections to such destinations as Florida, the US west coast and Latin America,” says Andy Renner, Delta’s director of international network planning.

Delta Air Lines will fly a Boeing 767-300ER seating 214 passengers, 36 of them in Business Elite, Delta’s business class.

TIMETABLE
Stockholm-Arlanda to Atlanta
Dep 1.35 p.m., arr 5.30 p.m., daily except Tuesdays

Atlanta to Stockholm-Arlanda
Dep 8.20 p.m., arr 11.35(next day), daily except Mondays

[Edited 2007-09-24 10:24:19]
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RE: DL Launching ATL-ARN On June 3, 2008

Mon Sep 24, 2007 5:25 pm

Obviously they will launch the service on June 3 from ATL returning on the 4th from ARN.
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RE: DL Launching ATL-ARN On June 3, 2008

Mon Sep 24, 2007 6:38 pm

....the flights are already loaded in Amadeus and first departure from ARN is June 4.

This is excellent news for pax connecting further.....LAX and LAS will be especially popular destinations im sure .

Glad to see that ARN is once again on the map !
 
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RE: DL Launching ATL-ARN On June 3, 2008

Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:38 pm

Awesome - glad Delta has returned to ARN, can't wait to visit! Let the fun in ARN begin, as well as many other European cities.  


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RE: DL Launching ATL-ARN On June 3, 2008

Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:48 pm

This is awesome news!

Glad to see DL returning to ARN and hope to see many more new routes.
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RE: DL Launching ATL-ARN On June 3, 2008

Mon Sep 24, 2007 10:08 pm

Welcome back Delta.It was about time  Smile
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RE: DL Launching ATL-ARN On June 3, 2008

Mon Sep 24, 2007 10:32 pm

It sure was, Scandinavian destinations have been largely ignored for a long time by US carriers. I would like to see Oslo get a similar service.
 
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RE: DL Launching ATL-ARN On June 3, 2008

Mon Sep 24, 2007 10:46 pm

Quoting Orion737 (Reply 6):
I would like to see Oslo get a similar service.

Doesn't CO serve OSL?
 
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RE: DL Launching ATL-ARN On June 3, 2008

Mon Sep 24, 2007 10:51 pm

Yeah but would like to see A DL Atlanta service, would sure be popular with Norwegians who could benefit from the range of onward connections.

Since Fornebu closed, Oslo has had a big drop in long haul direct flights.
 
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RE: DL Launching ATL-ARN On June 3, 2008

Mon Sep 24, 2007 11:28 pm

Hooorah ARN! Show the world how beautiful a city Stockholm is!
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RE: DL Launching ATL-ARN On June 3, 2008

Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:45 am

Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 7):
Doesn't CO serve OSL?

Yes, CO serves OSL out of EWR.
 
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RE: DL Launching ATL-ARN On June 3, 2008

Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:57 am

Quoting Richie72 (Reply 2):
LAX and LAS will be especially popular destinations im sure .

The press release points out that even the State of Georgia as a whole will benefit from this route. From the Delta.com press release:

Quoting delta.com:
Fifty-five Swedish businesses operate in the state of Georgia and approximately 900 U.S. companies have operations in Sweden. Delta's latest international route will open a critical economic access point on both sides of the Atlantic.
"This direct flight will now put Georgia squarely on the map for even more Swedish businesses looking to relocate or establish a foothold in the U.S. We salute Delta's commitment and vision in announcing this new route," said Mee Linden, vice-chair of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce-USA

Volvo, Saab and Ikea aside, what are the biggest TATL business operations that will benefit from Sweden-SE--U.S. service?
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RE: DL Launching ATL-ARN On June 3, 2008

Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:09 am

Nice new route will complement the vast amount of european destinations already served!
 
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RE: DL Launching ATL-ARN On June 3, 2008

Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:27 am

Quoting SLCUT2777 (Reply 11):

The press release points out that even the State of Georgia as a whole will benefit from this route. From the Delta.com press release:



Quoting SLCUT2777 (Reply 11):
Volvo, Saab and Ikea aside, what are the biggest TATL business operations that will benefit from Sweden-SE--U.S. service?

I'm sure you know, just as well as everybody else, that that is just PR exaggeration, as all airlines do, all the time.
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RE: DL Launching ATL-ARN On June 3, 2008

Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:30 am

Quoting EBGflyer (Thread starter):
Travellers from the US will now have better access to Stockholm, the Capital of Scandinavia

Have I been under a rock? Did I miss something?
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RE: DL Launching ATL-ARN On June 3, 2008

Tue Sep 25, 2007 2:15 pm

Quoting Doug_Or (Reply 14):
Have I been under a rock? Did I miss something?

Yes, you didn't find out what an amazingly beautiful city Stockholm is, and how it rightly should be considered
the capital of Scandinavia. (take that CPH!!!!). Especially in winter covered in snow, its absolutely beautiful! Big enough to be hip, yet small enough to be livable, and personal. The word 'Scandinavia' is basically the old Roman empire word for Sweden, and Stockholm is after all, the capital of Sweden (despite more people living in the south of sweden in total, but not in any one particular city). So you can see how some might Claim Stockholm is the true Capital of Scandinavia...despite CPH being bigger. The nightlife might not be up to Berlin's standards, but the people inside the clubs are definitely better looking!!! (although Berlin certainly is bad... and a lot of fun too...do both cities if you're in the area!!!). And the Gamla Stan is to die for.
 
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RE: DL Launching ATL-ARN On June 3, 2008

Tue Sep 25, 2007 3:47 pm

Quoting Doug_Or (Reply 14):

Have I been under a rock? Did I miss something?

It looks like that 400 years of sporadic fighting... and a little bit of peaceful negotiation towards the end to agree on the borders of the Scandinavian countries has been tossed out, Sweden apparently channeled some Charles XII and wants to expand back to the old borders  Smile
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RE: DL Launching ATL-ARN On June 3, 2008

Tue Sep 25, 2007 4:20 pm

Quoting FlyDreamliner (Reply 16):
wants to expand back to the old borders

Interesting thought... Southern Sweden (Skåne Halland, Halland & Blekinge) used to be part of Denmark. What difference would it make anyway. Most of the people living there uses CPH airport, coz' it's the closest and most convenient...also if you're going to ATL.
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RE: DL Launching ATL-ARN On June 3, 2008

Tue Sep 25, 2007 5:03 pm

I dont mind anybody saying that Stockholm is the Capital of Scandinavia... Airport wise there is no doubt, CPH serves more people, mainly because south Sweden is also served by CPH.
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RE: DL Launching ATL-ARN On June 3, 2008

Wed Sep 26, 2007 1:24 am

Quoting Orion737 (Reply 6):
It sure was, Scandinavian destinations have been largely ignored for a long time by US carriers. I would like to see Oslo get a similar service

And HEL too. Why does HEL keep getting skipped.

Quoting EBGflyer (Reply 17):
Interesting thought... Southern Sweden (Skåne Halland, Halland & Blekinge) used to be part of Denmark

That's right. To get to its old borders, Sweden would actually have to shrink, not expand.
 
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RE: DL Launching ATL-ARN On June 3, 2008

Wed Sep 26, 2007 1:26 am

DL To Announce Latest Int'l Expansion This Week (by Nycfly75 Sep 22 2007 in Civil Aviation)

Thread exists!
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RE: DL Launching ATL-ARN On June 3, 2008

Wed Sep 26, 2007 5:39 am

Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 20):
Thread exists!

In the broader sense, yes, but this thread was created solely with regards to the press release of the ARN announcement. I see nothing wrong with that.

I even backed up the rumour in the other thread as well.
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RE: DL Launching ATL-ARN On June 3, 2008

Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:20 am

This is not a surprise that its from ATL.

NYC-ARN would be too crowded with a fourth airline.

I wonder how the route will do during the dead of winter.
 
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RE: DL Launching ATL-ARN On June 3, 2008

Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:27 am

I was wondering when DL would return to ARN. I was expecting it more from JFK than ATL, yet I'm not complaining. Glad to see them return.

Now if only NW could get in on some of the Scandinavian action. DTW-CPH/ARN..........one of these days  pray 
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RE: DL Launching ATL-ARN On June 3, 2008

Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:29 am

Quoting Klwright69 (Reply 22):
wonder how the route will do during the dead of winter.

If CPH-ATL was any indication, it should actually perform quite decently....CPH-ATL was actually a very nice performer during this past winter...can't underestimate the number of Danes (or Swedes) heading to warmer climes such as Florida, the Caribbean, or even Central/South America through ATL....
 
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RE: DL Launching ATL-ARN On June 3, 2008

Wed Sep 26, 2007 8:23 pm

Quoting WonderFan (Reply 19):

And HEL too. Why does HEL keep getting skipped.

HEL-USA market is a mystery: some 3/4 of the passengers fly through other European hubs, and only Finnair flying HEL-JFK, complaining it's such a bad business. Is HEL one hour too far in east?
It's kind of funny I can now fly non stop from HEL to four cities in China but only NYC in N--America. Yes I know, its all about transit but still..

Quoting WonderFan (Reply 19):

That's right. To get to its old borders, Sweden would actually have to shrink, not expand.

Actually Sweden would get REALLY big if it would get back the year 1808 borders, including Finland  Wink
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RE: DL Launching ATL-ARN On June 3, 2008

Wed Sep 26, 2007 9:44 pm

Quoting Klwright69 (Reply 22):
This is not a surprise that its from ATL.

NYC-ARN would be too crowded with a fourth airline.

I wonder how the route will do during the dead of winter

DL used to fly JFK-ARN . but stopped right after 9/11
If they were quick they could have started JFK-ARN too before CO and MH opened up ARN-EWR.
I think they will do really well in winter , since many swedes go to Florida in winter.Also as mentioned before, caribbean and south and central america.

If only AA would come back on ORD-ARN route. Also UA could do well on IAD-ARN
Glad to see ARN getting more long hauls.
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RE: DL Launching ATL-ARN On June 3, 2008

Wed Sep 26, 2007 10:53 pm

Quoting EBGflyer (Thread starter):
TIMETABLE
Stockholm-Arlanda to Atlanta
Dep 1.35 p.m., arr 5.30 p.m., daily except Tuesdays

Atlanta to Stockholm-Arlanda
Dep 8.20 p.m., arr 11.35(next day), daily except Mondays



Quoting Panamair (Reply 24):
heading to warmer climes such as Florida, the Caribbean, or even Central/South America through ATL....

Do anyone know how many or what destinations will be able to connect to and from Central/South America ARN-ATL-ARN? Tried to have glance at ATL airports website but there are so many flights! I saw MEX, GRU, GIG but wich else?
 
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RE: DL Launching ATL-ARN On June 3, 2008

Wed Sep 26, 2007 11:04 pm

Quoting Flyboy_se (Reply 26):
If only AA would come back on ORD-ARN

SAS (SK) already flies this daily. I don't think there is need for more capacity.

Quoting Flyboy_se (Reply 26):
Also UA could do well on IAD-ARN

I doubt whether demand is strong enough for this. SAS already flies to IAD direct from CPH, but with feeder traffic from Sweden, Finland, Norway and the Baltics + others. Not sure if an IAD-flight from ARN would be feed sufficiently to sustain a yearly service (perhaps seasonal). Another thing is yield.
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RE: DL Launching ATL-ARN On June 3, 2008

Wed Sep 26, 2007 11:07 pm

Quoting Sukhoi (Reply 27):
Do anyone know how many or what destinations will be able to connect to and from Central/South America ARN-ATL-ARN? Tried to have glance at ATL airports website but there are so many flights! I saw MEX, GRU, GIG but wich else?

If you want a same-day connection in ATL coming from ARN, you're limited to GRU, GIG, SCL, MEX, GDL, SJO and EZE. All other LatAm destinations (LIM, BOG, CCS, PTY etc) all require one night spend in ATL. Other way around, going back to ARN, pretty much all LatAm destinations allow for a same-day connection in ATL.
 
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RE: DL Launching ATL-ARN On June 3, 2008

Wed Sep 26, 2007 11:10 pm

Quoting WonderFan (Reply 19):

And HEL too. Why does HEL keep getting skipped.

Yeah we are too far east. And PAX here will fly AY or connect from other European hubs like AMS, FRA, LHR, CPH and CDG.
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RE: DL Launching ATL-ARN On June 3, 2008

Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:14 am

Quoting WonderFan (Reply 19):
Quoting Orion737 (Reply 6):
It sure was, Scandinavian destinations have been largely ignored for a long time by US carriers. I would like to see Oslo get a similar service

And HEL too. Why does HEL keep getting skipped.

HEL or Finland is not part of Scandinavia either

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