|Quoting Arn777 (Reply 8):|
Correct me if I am wrong but did not Norway have more trafic to Singapore than Denmark in spite of not having a direct link?
I don't know the actual numbers for Norway and Denmark, but even if it was the case that there is more traffic from Norway, it doesn't necessarily make OSL
a better choice. OSL
is in Norway, but is not all of Norway.
1) A lot of passengers fly out of Norway directly from their regional airports in ie BGO
etc and they might as well connect in CPH
as they'd have to make a connection anyway.
2) Total demand in Denmark is more concentrated around CPH
rather than spread out as it would be in Norway. Relative local demand vs connecting pax would be higher. If you swtiched the flights so it origined in OSL
instead, you would have a relative higher number of locals having to connect. They'd probably choose other 1-stop connections and SQ
would lose more by this than the traffic they'd potentially lose if the flight origins in CPH
reaches beyond Denmark. Not sure how these numbers are measured, but it might not have included the southern part of Sweden.