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Peter Forsberg To Start Swedish Airline

Sun Oct 14, 2007 10:56 am

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From a Philly.com article posted today (scroll down for it):

Quote:
Peter Forsberg...has a new venture to toy with while his ailing right foot heals: air travel.

The Forsberg family's corporate arm, Forspro, which Peter and his father, Kent, operate, is launching an airline called Hoga Kusten (High Coast), according to reports in Allehanda, a Swedish publication.

Here's the Allehanda article that mentions Höga kusten.
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RE: Peter Forsberg To Start Swedish Airline

Sun Oct 14, 2007 11:53 am

Here is a link the the airlines website:

http://www.hogakustenflyg.com/

Their first route will be between ARN and �-rnsköldsvik. The route will start on 13th January.


Which a/c will be used????
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RE: Peter Forsberg To Start Swedish Airline

Sun Oct 14, 2007 12:45 pm

Hope they are going to fly something else than MD80s.  Smile
 
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RE: Peter Forsberg To Start Swedish Airline

Sun Oct 14, 2007 2:04 pm

I wonder how long this will last. I think of FlyMe, GoodJet and to a lesser extent Swe Fly ...
Anyway good luck Peter.
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RE: Peter Forsberg To Start Swedish Airline

Thu Oct 18, 2007 12:07 pm

I always liked Peter Forsberg so if I get a chance I will fly them!  Smile
 
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RE: Peter Forsberg To Start Swedish Airline

Thu Oct 18, 2007 12:44 pm

Quoting OHLHD (Reply 4):
so if I get a chance I will fly them!

If you are going to fly between ARN and örnsköldsvik you have a chance to fly them. Otherwise not.
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RE: Peter Forsberg To Start Swedish Airline

Thu Oct 18, 2007 12:50 pm

Quoting B747forever (Reply 5):
If you are going to fly between ARN and örnsköldsvik

I will just for the fun of it.  Smile
 
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RE: Peter Forsberg To Start Swedish Airline

Thu Oct 18, 2007 1:48 pm

Quoting B747forever (Reply 1):
Which a/c will be used????

According to http://www.svenskaflybolag.com the route will be operated by a Golden Air Saab 2000, and though it isn't mentioned, I suppose it's a wet lease. On weekdays and saturdays the route will be operated thrice daily, and one flight on Sundays. According to the above mentioned website, there are plans to increase capacity if things go well, and then operate an... wait for it... MD-80!

It's odd though, SK operates the route with five flights/weekday, with Dash 8-Q400s, and obviously has greater capacity. Competing with SK on domestic routes has proven to be very difficult in the past...

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edit: typo

[Edited 2007-10-18 06:48:52]
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RE: Peter Forsberg To Start Swedish Airline

Thu Oct 18, 2007 2:19 pm

I've been to O-vik on SAS's Dash 8s. It would be very good to see some competition, but I seriously doubt how they will manage to fill one MD80 a day competing with SAS, let alone several flights a day. If they use a Golden Air Saab 2000, they'll probably stand a better chance.

By the way, is that smelly paper factory in Husum, the one with that pungent smell all over the place, still in operation?

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RE: Peter Forsberg To Start Swedish Airline

Thu Oct 18, 2007 3:38 pm

Hopefully they will run the operations more professionally than what the website looks like:

http://www.hogakustenflyg.com/
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RE: Peter Forsberg To Start Swedish Airline

Thu Oct 18, 2007 3:44 pm

I guess he gotta do something since no teams are taking a chance signing him yet this season. At least he shouldn't be injury prone running an airline.
 
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RE: Peter Forsberg To Start Swedish Airline

Thu Oct 18, 2007 3:45 pm

Quoting EBGflyer (Reply 9):
Hopefully they will run the operations more professionally than what the website looks like:

There website seems simple.

Wonder how ít will work when they open it on 15th November.
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RE: Peter Forsberg To Start Swedish Airline

Thu Oct 18, 2007 4:57 pm

Quoting B747forever (Reply 5):
If you are going to fly between ARN and örnsköldsvik you have a chance to fly them. Otherwise not.

I forgot.

If I go on them I give you a PM and we will go together. But only if the aircraft is not a Golden Air then. What the hell can be done at Örnsköldsvik? Big grin
 
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RE: Peter Forsberg To Start Swedish Airline

Thu Oct 18, 2007 5:04 pm

Quoting OHLHD (Reply 12):
If I go on them I give you a PM and we will go together

That sounds actually good.

Quoting OHLHD (Reply 12):
But only if the aircraft is not a Golden Air then

Okey if the aircrafts is not a Golden Air, it will be tough.

Quoting OHLHD (Reply 12):
What the hell can be done at �-rnsköldsvik?

Nothing. Just a boring city. Cant see why the started their service to örnsköldsvik.
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RE: Peter Forsberg To Start Swedish Airline

Thu Oct 18, 2007 5:08 pm

Skyways will also fly ARN-Örnsköldsvik starting November http://www.lfv.se/templates/LFV_ListArticle____48115.aspx
 
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RE: Peter Forsberg To Start Swedish Airline

Thu Oct 18, 2007 5:10 pm

Quoting Sukhoi (Reply 14):
Skyways will also fly ARN-�-rnsköldsvik starting November

Yepp, that is true.

Suddenly all wants to fly between ARN and örnsköldsvik. Wonder why???
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RE: Peter Forsberg To Start Swedish Airline

Thu Oct 18, 2007 5:23 pm

Quoting B747forever (Reply 13):
Nothing. Just a boring city. Cant see why the started their service to örnsköldsvik.



Quoting Sukhoi (Reply 14):
Skyways

What the hell? What are they doing there?  Maybe a Icehockey team?


Let´s have a örnsköldsvik A.Net meet. 

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RE: Peter Forsberg To Start Swedish Airline

Thu Oct 18, 2007 5:25 pm

Quoting OHLHD (Reply 16):
Let´s have a örnsköldsvik A.Net meet.

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 

Why not, we have now 3airlines on that route.
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RE: Peter Forsberg To Start Swedish Airline

Thu Oct 18, 2007 5:31 pm

Quoting B747forever (Reply 17):
Why not, we have now 3airlines on that route.

 Big grin It took me now several minutes to find that damn place.
 
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RE: Peter Forsberg To Start Swedish Airline

Thu Oct 18, 2007 6:12 pm

Hmmm, three airlines on a route that serves a city of 28.000 citizens.....
 
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RE: Peter Forsberg To Start Swedish Airline

Thu Oct 18, 2007 6:26 pm

Quoting B747forever (Reply 13):
Cant see why the started their service to örnsköldsvik.



Quoting OHLHD (Reply 16):
What the hell? What are they doing there?



Quoting B747forever (Reply 15):
örnsköldsvik. Wonder why???

Isn't Markus Naslund (Forsberg's rumoured business partner in this venture) from Ornskoldsvik? As well as the Sedins? It seems to have something in the water that produces great hockey players. Not that any of this is a compelling business case...
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RE: Peter Forsberg To Start Swedish Airline

Thu Oct 18, 2007 6:38 pm

Quoting Threepoint (Reply 20):
Isn't Markus Naslund (Forsberg's rumoured business partner in this venture) from Ornskoldsvik? As well as the Sedins? It seems to have something in the water that produces great hockey players. Not that any of this is a compelling business case...

So my thoughts were not wrong. Come on those guys have enough money to charter a plane if the wanna go home. Big grin
 
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RE: Peter Forsberg To Start Swedish Airline

Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:06 am

Quoting OHLHD (Reply 21):
Come on those guys have enough money to charter a plane if the wanna go home.

 rotfl   rotfl 



Think that they will be the most frequent passengers. The can almost fill up a Golden Air.  Wink
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RE: Peter Forsberg To Start Swedish Airline

Sat Oct 20, 2007 5:19 pm

Not only is Marcus Naslund a friend and fellow Ornskoldsvik native, but he is also a partner in this airline company which took place over the summer.

Naslund, Forsberg flying high together in Sweden
Tony Gallagher, The Province
Published: Friday, October 12, 2007
It would certainly be nice to think of Markus Naslund and Peter Forsberg getting into the hockey business together in Vancouver as players, but for the moment their partnership is going to be limited to owning an airline.

The Canucks captain's and his childhood friend's extensive business arm, Forspro, are joining together with a number of other Swedish companies to form Hoga Kusten Flyg AB, a rough translation of which is "High Coast Airlines," to provide much more regular commuter service from their home town of Ornskoldsvik to Stockholm, something which SAS had been reducing on a fairly regular basis.

Repeat, that's High Coast, not high cost, which is part of the reason why this endeavor is coming about.


We're doing it because SAS has been cutting the flights down and down making it hard to get in and out," said Naslund of his new airline, which is slated to begin flying in January with leased planes making somewhere between six and eight flights a day -- a service that will greatly improve life in the community the two stars and the Sedin twins call home.

"I'm obviously not going to be involved on any kind of day-to-day basis and I shouldn't be talking about the operations much because I should leave it to those who are running it, but it will be a good feeling to try to help with the connections," Naslund said. "I'm involved personally with Peter and some other companies and it's something we're trying to do to help. We're not in it to make money. We're just hoping we're gonna break even."

Naslund has been involved in a lot of business and charity efforts to help his Swedish community known internationally for its great hockey players. And Forsberg, who is becoming quite the business tycoon through his company which includes his father Kent, is right there along with him.

The need for this service is partly because of the limited number of flights and partly because of the policy of the dominant airline.

"The way it was explained to me is that they cater to the volume flyer on that route," said Forsberg's North American agent, Winnipeg's Don Baizley. "The way I understand it, you have to commit to make a certain number of trips in a year or in a given period of time in order to get a good rate otherwise the price goes up, so I'm not surprised there's some competition going in.

"But I haven't really heard anything about it. I don't have much to do with Peter's business dealings, but I know he's involved in quite a number of them."

Forsberg's reach in the community is rising given his ownership of a world-class golf course and his seat on the board of the new rink in Ovik, which sits right on the water's edge with a view of the sea from the concourse.

"I don't know what percentage of the building is his, but I know he's involved with the city there and he has acquired the Scandinavian rights to distribute Croc shoes," said Baizley. "And while they don't talk about it much, I know he and Markus and a lot of other players were involved in a couple of exhibition games this summer against IFK to benefit children's charities. They do a lot of good things nobody hears about."

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