Hi guys, AB has just announce to increase frequencies from Berlin to OSL, GOT, ARN and CPH from two to three daily during weekdays for the 2012 summer schedule, during which Berlin's new airport is to be opened (on 3 June).
Does anyone here has an insight as to how successful AB is concerning connecting passengers to/from the Nordic countries? I'm asking because I am under the impression that at the new airport, some of these routes might just be overserved (at least Mon thru Fri, judging from todays timetables):
*Oslo will see 6 daily arrivals from BER (3x AB, 2x DY, 1x FR)
*Stockholm gets up to 8 daily flights (3x AB, 2x SK, 1x DY, 1x 4U, 1x FR)
*Copenhagen can expect 7 daily flights (3x AB, 3x SK, 1x U2)
For comparison: FRA-OSL is 6 daily, whilst FRA-ARN/CPH are 7 daily each, so frequencies will be the same from Frankfurt and Berlin.
Also, Moscow will be served 8 times per day from Berlin (2x AB, 3x SU, 1x UN, 1x LH, 1x 4U), compared to 9 arrivals from FRA.
Now, what are your opinions? Will there be too much competition on these routes?