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Scandinavian Aviation 2012 - Part 3

Thu May 31, 2012 1:46 am

As part 2 become too long, we are now opening the Part 3 for discussions.

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Scandinavian Aviation 2012 #2 (by bjorn14 Feb 18 2012 in Civil Aviation)


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RE: Scandinavian Aviation 2012 - Part 3

Thu May 31, 2012 6:38 am

Another former Skyways route is being filled when NextJet start Karlstad-CPH in August with 10x weekly flights using a Saab A340
 
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RE: Scandinavian Aviation 2012 - Part 3

Thu May 31, 2012 8:25 am

I only flew with Skyways a few weeks ago. Very sad that they are gone now although the aircraft were incredibly tatty. Hopefully SAS can still capture passengers from regional destinations.

Also, about the terminal moves at ARN, what happened to OneWorld carriers moving to T2? I know British Airways had some problems with this due to the "downgrade". I guess SkyTeam were more attracted by the lower costs.

[Edited 2012-05-31 01:31:15]
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RE: Scandinavian Aviation 2012 - Part 3

Thu May 31, 2012 11:54 am

Quoting SKAirbus (Reply 2):
Also, about the terminal moves at ARN, what happened to OneWorld carriers moving to T2? I know British Airways had some problems with this due to the "downgrade". I guess SkyTeam were more attracted by the lower costs.

No we are going to T2, but not until December.
Swedavia are doing a lot of work on the non-Schengen end of the terminal and One World will not move until its finished.
Look at ARN website for details.
Please note this is a move under protest! We like pier F and want to stay.
 
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RE: Scandinavian Aviation 2012 - Part 3

Thu May 31, 2012 12:26 pm

Quoting Tristarsteve (Reply 3):
Please note this is a move under protest! We like pier F and want to stay.

One World bring a lot of money and premium passengers to Arlanda so I guess there is a lot of clout. If I were BA I would chain myself to gate F69 and not move  
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RE: Scandinavian Aviation 2012 - Part 3

Thu May 31, 2012 6:09 pm

Vueling will open a new route between CPH and Malaga from the end of October - two weekly flights. In addition CPH-BCN will be incresed from 12x to 14x weekly.

More info:
http://cphtraveller.dk/nyheder/vueli...enhavn-med-direkte-rute-til-malaga
 
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RE: Scandinavian Aviation 2012 - Part 3

Thu May 31, 2012 11:01 pm

Quoting SKAirbus (Reply 4):
One World bring a lot of money and premium passengers to Arlanda so I guess there is a lot of clout. If I were BA I would chain myself to gate F69 and not move

Premium passenger or low cost passenger - Arlanda earn the same on both type of passengers as far as I know. It is the numbers that count, and these days I guess Norwegian is their second largest customer. It isn't the first time Norwegian has flown from Terminal 5. I happen to fly with the first Norwegian flight in to ARN on 1 September 2003, and we docket at one of the rust brown jet bridges at Terminal 5.
 
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RE: Scandinavian Aviation 2012 - Part 3

Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:55 pm

six people became ill on a SAS flight between Moscow and Stockholm as
a result of food posing.Two of them were brought to hospital. It is believed that
the cause to the illness is the food the ill passengers had eaten in a restaurant in Moscow.

http://www.dn.se/sthlm/flera-sjuka-pa-flyg-till-arlanda

[Edited 2012-06-02 11:57:07]
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RE: Scandinavian Aviation 2012 - Part 3

Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:18 am

Did I really see a DC3 flying around CPH on 30 May??

Hello,

On Wednesday 30 May around 19.30hs I was in a taxi on the Öresund Bridge towards Sweden. Looking out to my right, I saw a 2 engine prop plane (big piston engines) without livery at about 600-1000m above the sea. Colour was white or maybe light grey. The A/C was flying towards Runway 30, but I seriously doubt it was going to land, as landing operations at that time was on Runway 04L.

I know of no other DC3 than the "Flygande Veteraner" one.

Anyone know anything about this aircraft?

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RE: Scandinavian Aviation 2012 - Part 3

Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:05 am

Quoting CPHFF (Reply 8):
Did I really see a DC3 flying around CPH on 30 May??

Yes, you most likely did.

http://www.dc3vennerne.dk/

I flew it last year RKE-RNN-RKE, it was an amazing and very memorable trip. When we landed at RNN there was actually another DC-3 (Swedish, with retro SK livery) there, and the two ladies parked next to each other. Such a beautiful sight!

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RE: Scandinavian Aviation 2012 - Part 3

Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:13 pm

SAS will (re-)start Copenhagen-BeIrut with 2x weekly flight from Jan 16 2013. Haven't seen any confirmation from SAS yet, but the flights are loaded in Amadeus

SK2827 CPH-BEY 09:00 - 14:05 A319/A321 xx3xx6x
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RE: Scandinavian Aviation 2012 - Part 3

Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:35 pm

Quoting someone83 (Reply 10):
SAS will (re-)start Copenhagen-BeIrut with 2x weekly flight from Jan 16 2013. Haven't seen any confirmation from SAS yet, but the flights are loaded in Amadeus

SK2827 CPH-BEY 09:00 - 14:05 A319/A321 xx3xx6x
SK2828 BEY-CPH 15:05 - 18:40 A319/A321 xx3xx6x

More information about the new CPH-BEY here:
http://cphtraveller.dk/nyheder/sas-g...obenhavn-og-beirut-fra-januar-2013
 
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RE: Scandinavian Aviation 2012 - Part 3

Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:28 pm

Seems like Etihad will be the next Gulf carrier to cover Scandinavia.
Rumors out of Arlanda says 4 weekly departures are planned from the beginning of November.
Airbus 330-200 to operate Day 1,3,5 & 7.

The source of this information could indicate a bit early reveal of W12/13 slots due to be released later in June.
 
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RE: Scandinavian Aviation 2012 - Part 3

Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:45 pm

Quoting g2scandinavia (Reply 12):

I also heard about that rumour. If it is true, then EY also beat EK at ARN.
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RE: Scandinavian Aviation 2012 - Part 3

Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:05 pm

SAS have announced today that as a direct result of Cimber Sterling's banctrupcy, they are going to fire 80 danish employees.
It looks like it is mostly ground staff that are affected (people who previously did the handling of luggage, food etc for Cimber Sterling flights).

With these sad news, SAS mention that they might not be the last cuts we will see from them. I guess one could view these steps as nessecary measures to save the sinking ship that is SAS.

Link only in Danish:
http://politiken.dk/erhverv/ECE1646241/sas-fyrer-80-i-danmark/

[Edited 2012-06-05 10:06:37]
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RE: Scandinavian Aviation 2012 - Part 3

Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:10 pm

Does anybody know where all the Embraer 135s and 145s of City Airline (aka Skyways) are stored?
 
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RE: Scandinavian Aviation 2012 - Part 3

Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:43 pm

Quoting sas767 (Reply 11):

Apparently an error they wont be launching this, but I wonder if they were asked not to launch flights there, like Air Canada in 2003.
 
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RE: Scandinavian Aviation 2012 - Part 3

Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:36 am

Air Canada to increase their winter schedule on Toronto - Copenhagen with one additional weekly flight.

Toronto – Copenhagen eff 07JAN13 Service increases from 3 to 4 weekly (Additional flights also operating from 16DEC12 to 30DEC12 during Christmas/New Year)

http://airlineroute.net/2012/06/06/ac-w12update1/
 
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RE: Scandinavian Aviation 2012 - Part 3

Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:18 am

Some words regarding the Norwegian "vekterstreik" (security strike) which supposedly has been affecting Norwegian airports during the last few days.

- I flew from OSL to LHR yesterday on the BA 769, which was delayed on landing because of the strike and the again because of a technical issue that was later fixed by SAS technicians. It seems British Airways are overreacting to the strike action as it has not (as yet) caused too much distruption at OSL, yet on Friday two flights LHR-OSL were cancelled and one flight OSL-LHR were cancelled. Is this due to lack of communication between BA and Avinor or are there other reasons?

- The luggage belts at OSL are not working at check in due to lack of screening capabiliites so all luggage had to be taken by the passenger to the oversized luggage belt to be sent down to the aircraft. This was probably the most inconvenient part of my trip.

- Security queues were yesterday afternoon non existent at Gardermoen and I waited all of 30 seconds to clear security. However, it seems that more personnel have gone on strike today and that massive queues have formed at Trondheim Værnes Airport as a result.

Also on another note, the passport control booths have been moved at Gardermoen to create a much larger Non-Schengen area, cutting off the dual Schengen/Non-Schengen capabilities of some of the gates. Will this create a capacity issue for intra schengen flights? The area is still being built but there is much more space now.

Gates 19, 21 and 23 were being bulldozed yesterday (sad sight!) to make way for the new terminal extension so many of the DY and SK domestic flights are now handled via stairs from the old Widerøe gates.

Seems like there is going to be a lot of construction disturbance starting very soon!
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RE: Scandinavian Aviation 2012 - Part 3

Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:43 am

Quoting SKAirbus (Reply 18):
Security queues were yesterday afternoon non existent at Gardermoen and I waited all of 30 seconds to clear security.

The queues has been less than feared, mainly due to people showing up at the airport early, and that many travellers, especially business travellers, has postponed/cancelled their planed trip. Both SAS and Norwegian are now reporting a clear drop in the number of passenger and that they are lossing several millions each day

Quoting SKAirbus (Reply 18):
Will this create a capacity issue for intra schengen flights?

It will probably affect it somehow, but the non-schengen capacity had to be expanded due to an good increase in non-Schengen passengers

Quoting SKAirbus (Reply 18):
many of the DY and SK domestic flights are now handled via stairs from the old Widerøe gates.

They have been doing this for a while now, but this will increase even further, together with increased used of remote parking av bussing from gate 14A, B, C and D.
Luckily the summer holiday is soon to come, with a fall in the domestic trafic, but I guess the domestic terminal will be very crowded when the business travellers return in August and the new south pier is not yet ready to use

Btw: OSL has a few web cameras where the construction can be followed
http://www.osl.no/osl/omoss/_presse/_webkamera

Quoting SKAirbus (Reply 18):
Seems like there is going to be a lot of construction disturbance starting very soon!

It will be a mess untill 2017

Quoting SKAirbus (Reply 18):
The luggage belts at OSL are not working at check in due to lack of screening capabiliites so all luggage had to be taken by the passenger to the oversized luggage belt to be sent down to the aircraft. This was probably the most inconvenient part of my trip.

Was this at check-in area H? (where BA has check-in) If I got it correct, this is a separate/semi-separate baggage system, so I guess it's partly closed at the moment, and thus why you had to bring your luggage over to the "main system"?
 
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RE: Scandinavian Aviation 2012 - Part 3

Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:18 pm

I do not know if this is the right place to ask. In September I am flying ZRH-ARN-ORD-PDX on a ticked issued by SAS. The ticket shows a connecting time at ARN of 65min. Is that enough? To be honest I have not been at ARN for years now and can not remember the spread out of the airport.
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RE: Scandinavian Aviation 2012 - Part 3

Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:42 pm

Quoting someone83 (Reply 19):
The queues has been less than feared, mainly due to people showing up at the airport early, and that many travellers, especially business travellers, has postponed/cancelled their planed trip. Both SAS and Norwegian are now reporting a clear drop in the number of passenger and that they are lossing several millions each day

Yes I read on NRK that they are thinking of temporarily laying off staff to compensate. Bad times and no end in sight to the action! The unions in Norway are very tough with their demands.

Quoting someone83 (Reply 19):
Was this at check-in area H? (where BA has check-in) If I got it correct, this is a separate/semi-separate baggage system, so I guess it's partly closed at the moment, and thus why you had to bring your luggage over to the "main system"?

Yes. She said the security strike meant that baggage could not be screened in the traditional way and that only one screening function was available, hence why we had to take our luggage somewhere else after checking in. There were also loads of baggage trailers in the check in area in preparation of even more strike action.
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RE: Scandinavian Aviation 2012 - Part 3

Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:50 pm

Quoting agrflyer (Reply 20):
I am flying ZRH-ARN-ORD-PDX on a ticked issued by SAS. The ticket shows a connecting time at ARN of 65min. Is that enough?

Yes, should be OK. Both Swiss and SAS arrive at T5, and the ORD flight goes from T5 so you can walk from one gate to the other. Passport control is as you enter the F pier. From gate 18 to the ORD ( usually F62) gate is max 15 mins walk.
 
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RE: Scandinavian Aviation 2012 - Part 3

Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:48 pm

Quoting Tristarsteve (Reply 22):

Thanks!
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RE: Scandinavian Aviation 2012 - Part 3

Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:27 pm

Quoting SKAirbus (Reply 18):
Gates 19, 21 and 23 were being bulldozed yesterday (sad sight!) to make way for the new terminal extension so many of the DY and SK domestic flights are now handled via stairs from the old Widerøe gates.

Gate 15 and 17 are also out of use at the moment. With a walkway being built from gate 17 area to the new temporary (although I believe it will become permanent) south pier. You can see that from the webcamera link a couple posts up.

Quoting someone83 (Reply 19):
It will probably affect it somehow, but the non-schengen capacity had to be expanded due to an good increase in non-Schengen passengers

Also part of the longterm plan. Where more schengen gates (dual with domestic) will come to the north pier. Although, lately the increase of non-schengen flights might have moved this forward a bit.

However, which gates will still be dual schengen/non-schengen? Gate 49 currently is the only schengen capable gate, which can accomodate A330 and larger (until new pier is built). And this gate is important for flights such as the Thomas Cook A330 flight to the Canary Islands (and potentially DY 787 flights to Canary Islands).

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RE: Scandinavian Aviation 2012 - Part 3

Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:40 pm

Quoting g2scandinavia (Reply 17):
Air Canada to increase their winter schedule on Toronto - Copenhagen with one additional weekly flight.

Toronto – Copenhagen eff 07JAN13 Service increases from 3 to 4 weekly (Additional flights also operating from 16DEC12 to 30DEC12 during Christmas/New Year)

http://airlineroute.net/2012/06/06/a...ate1/

Due to solid performance of the route and to fill the gap after United:

http://cphtraveller.dk/nyheder/air-c...-kapaciteten-mellem-cph-og-toronto
 
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RE: Scandinavian Aviation 2012 - Part 3

Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:57 am

Quoting CXfirst (Reply 24):
Gate 15 and 17 are also out of use at the moment. With a walkway being built from gate 17 area to the new temporary (although I believe it will become permanent) south pier. You can see that from the webcamera link a couple posts up.

Ah yes. It was so sad to see the bulldozer hacking away at the air bridges. I'm surprised they didn't remove them and install them at the new South pier to avoid all the gates being walking gates.
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RE: Scandinavian Aviation 2012 - Part 3

Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:01 pm

Another new route from SAS: ARN-LPA twice weekly form Oct 30
 
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RE: Scandinavian Aviation 2012 - Part 3

Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:07 pm

I read in Scanorama yesterday that SK has sent/will send a MD87 to Poland/Ukraine carrying the Danish football team. Also wearing DENMARK decals.
The plane will be crewed by 7 pilots/cabin crew and will be based in Stettin in Northern Poland for the duration of the Danish appearance in the Euro2012 (Which might not be for too long  and fly them to the different cities they may be playing in.

I guess using a MD87 for this kind of mission is a no-brainer. SK should have a few extra MD87 sitting around.

How did the Swedish team travel btw?
 
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RE: Scandinavian Aviation 2012 - Part 3

Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:41 pm

Quoting co38 (Reply 28):

Photos of it here

http://forum.flyprat.no/showthread.php?t=103772

It just some big stickers

AFAIK it is the last operative MD87 for SAS. The rest are either parked or ferried to the dessert. SE-DMN went to the US for part out and scrap this week, and SE-DMK last week.

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RE: Scandinavian Aviation 2012 - Part 3

Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:24 pm

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Yep, and SE-DSU has also received a new "livery"


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I don't know where the Embraers went, but at least the MD's went back to the lessors. SE-DMK now flies for SAS again.
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RE: Scandinavian Aviation 2012 - Part 3

Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:04 pm

The first of the Scandinavian big three has today released the traffic number for May. The growth at Stockholm-Arlanda was only +1.7% and that equals to 29,032 more passenger as in May 2011.
International = 1,321,730 passengers; +2%
Domestic = 463,828 passengers; ±0%
Total = 1,785,558 passengers

The one rolling year for ARN was in May 19,486,122 passengers which equals to a 7.6% growth from last year (the corresponding number for April was 8.8%). One of the main contributors these low growth at ARN in May can be the Skyways bankruptcy.
 
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RE: Scandinavian Aviation 2012 - Part 3

Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:28 am

Quoting co38 (Reply 28):
Which might not be for too long


But quite a bit longer than the Norwegian participation  
Quoting JohnKrist (Reply 30):
Yep, and SE-DSU has also received a new "livery"
Old colors looked better IMO:

I don't know why but every Swedish special livery is done 100%. I especially like the NextJet ski aircraft, SE-LEP. It may also have something to do with me working on that aircraft while it was painted.

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RE: Scandinavian Aviation 2012 - Part 3

Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:21 am

Quoting someone83 (Reply 19):
The queues has been less than feared

Say what I spent 2 hours in the cue on Sunday, my flight was delayed 60 minutes. It' ridiculous that unskilled people are demanding large pay-rises, if they want better pay they should get a better education.

Will the new temporary pier under construction behind the domestic terminal use airbridges?
 
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RE: Scandinavian Aviation 2012 - Part 3

Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:08 am

Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 33):
Will the new temporary pier under construction behind the domestic terminal use airbridges?

No. The bridges you see is just to cross the service road.
 
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Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:39 am

Norwegian firms up order for 100 Airbus A320neo

Press release from Airbus: Norwegian, one of the largest low cost carriers in Europe, has firmed up its order for 100 A320neo aircraft with Airbus. This follows a commitment signed in January. The order makes Norwegian a new Airbus customer, and as well, one of the biggest A320neo customers.

http://www.airbus.com/presscentre/pr...s-up-order-for-100-airbus-a320neo/
 
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RE: Scandinavian Aviation 2012 - Part 3

Sun Jun 10, 2012 2:46 pm

Can someone shed some light on the actual situation on the "danish domestic front" ?
Since Cimber´s demise there seem to be a number of routes unserved.

The only route taken up so far seems SGD-CPH by DAT ...

I was actually checking BLL-CPH and quite surprised no-one has taken up the route (not even SK as a feeder)
Well, I know one can go by train in ~2.5hrs to Copenhagen city but if you need to travel further - meaning you need to fly from CPH - the situation (total travel time) is less than comfortable ...

Is KLM taking up most of the transit pax now ?
Why does SK leave the market to competitors without even attempting to fight ???

Hmmm, at least Sun Air seems to be taking up a (very limited) share of the local point-to-point market by offering a new route to BMA now.

[Edited 2012-06-10 07:54:45]
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RE: Scandinavian Aviation 2012 - Part 3

Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:22 pm

Quoting MHG (Reply 36):
Can someone shed some light on the actual situation on the "danish domestic front" ?
Since Cimber´s demise there seem to be a number of routes unserved
SK has incresed frequency and capacity on AAR and AAL.

DY has increaed on AAL as well.

DX has taken on RNN.

DY has taken on KRP with 733s at half the previous frequency with QI and ATR.

Quoting MHG (Reply 36):
I was actually checking BLL-CPH and quite surprised no-one has taken up the route (not even SK as a feeder)
Well, I know one can go by train in ~2.5hrs to Copenhagen city but if you need to travel further - meaning you need to fly from CPH - the situation (total travel time) is less than comfortable
BLL-CPH isn't served any longer, and I guess that it never will.

The main caption area is what we call the "triangle area", the cities Vejle, Fredericia and Kolding. If you are in one of those cities, then you go much faster and much more conveniently by train to CPH. And at CPH the train even stops in the basement of the international terminal, so transit pax avoid the roughly one km walk or waiting for the shuttle bus fbetween the domestic and international terminal.

Quoting MHG (Reply 36):
Is KLM taking up most of the transit pax now

Yeah, KL to AMS, AF to CDG, LH to FRA, and of course multiple airlines to multiple London airports, etc. CPH is no longer the same hub for western Denmark as it used to be.

Quoting MHG (Reply 36):
Why does SK leave the market to competitors without even attempting to fight
SK increased on the routes they already served. But they didn't take up new routes.

SK isn't present at all in BLL, Denmark's by far second largest airport. They haven't landed there for decades.

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RE: Scandinavian Aviation 2012 - Part 3

Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:47 pm

Quoting prebennorholm (Reply 37):
SK isn't present at all in BLL, Denmark's by far second largest airport. They haven't landed there for decades.

Thanks for the insight.

I know that BLL had been Maersk Air territory for a long time and now seems to have "only" Sun Air as its home carrier ...
Still I wonder why SK allowed KL/AF/LH grow that much at BLL !
It´s not something that happened overnight for sure...
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RE: Scandinavian Aviation 2012 - Part 3

Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:12 pm

Quoting MHG (Reply 38):
Still I wonder why SK allowed KL/AF/LH grow that much at BLL

Welcome in the club! You are not the only one who is wondering.

But fortunately we can just wonder. BLL is very well connected to the world. You can go everywhere, except to CPH.

And the flying public in south-western Denmark isn't totally disconnected to SK. At least they must - as tax payers - do their roughly annual duty along with the rest of the Scandinavian tax payers to keep SK in the air.   
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RE: Scandinavian Aviation 2012 - Part 3

Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:39 am

Quoting g2scandinavia (Reply 35):
Norwegian firms up order for 100 Airbus A320neo

Press release from Airbus: Norwegian, one of the largest low cost carriers in Europe, has firmed up its order for 100 A320neo aircraft with Airbus. This follows a commitment signed in January. The order makes Norwegian a new Airbus customer, and as well, one of the biggest A320neo customers.

http://www.airbus.com/presscentre/pr...0neo/

Excellent news !

About time !
 
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RE: Scandinavian Aviation 2012 - Part 3

Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:06 pm

Quoting larshjort (Reply 32):
But quite a bit longer than the Norwegian participation

Indeed 
 
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RE: Scandinavian Aviation 2012 - Part 3

Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:18 am

More bad news from SAS... 40 mechanics at Arlanda are going to be sacked as the airline are moving parts of their heavy aircraft maintenance away from Sweden.

See article here: http://boarding.no/art.asp?id=50257

Would be nice if SAS published some slightly more positive news. It seems that the streamlining is taking a whole new approach. Anyone know where the maintenance will move to? Eastern Europe? SAS have been accused of having bad maintenance routines in the past so any move away from Sweden will grab quite a bit of media attention.
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RE: Scandinavian Aviation 2012 - Part 3

Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:13 am

I know a number of the SAS 737 Classic has been flown to Israel for heavy maintenance. Could it be an expansion of this relationship?
 
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RE: Scandinavian Aviation 2012 - Part 3

Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:19 am

Last week SAS added their 22nd 737-700, SE-RET to their fleet. It's currently flying from the ARN base and it's a former Virgin Blue Aircraft (VH-VBM)
 
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RE: Scandinavian Aviation 2012 - Part 3

Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:22 am

Sun-Air are back at BGO with 5 weekly flights from BLL with Dornier aircraft. Article below (in Norwegian):

http://boarding.no/art.asp?id=50270

Cool to see the 328Jet every now and then; pity it wasn't a more successful aircraft!
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RE: Scandinavian Aviation 2012 - Part 3

Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:30 am

Norwegian newest 737-800, LN-NGA, is to have its first commercial flight this afternoon on the OSL-BGO route

Norwegian has also announced (on Facebook) that they will open London-Gatwick and Tenerife from TRF from October 28th, although frequencies are not yet know

They are also starting ARN-MAN 4x weekly from Nov 1

[Edited 2012-06-13 03:38:08]
 
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RE: Scandinavian Aviation 2012 - Part 3

Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:28 pm

Quoting Someone83 (Reply 46):
They are also starting ARN-MAN 4x weekly from Nov 1

and adding a 4th frequency on OSL-MAN
 
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RE: Scandinavian Aviation 2012 - Part 3

Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:17 am

Quoting prebennorholm (Reply 37):
Quoting MHG (Reply 36):
Can someone shed some light on the actual situation on the "danish domestic front" ?
Since Cimber´s demise there seem to be a number of routes unserved.
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DY has taken on KRP with 733s at half the previous frequency with QI and ATR.

I am booked on Norwegian KRP-CPH later today. Norwegian sent me a text message telling that flights are for the time being not operated by themselves, but by Jet Time.
Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs
 
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RE: Scandinavian Aviation 2012 - Part 3

Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:35 am

Quoting prebennorholm (Reply 48):
I am booked on Norwegian KRP-CPH later today. Norwegian sent me a text message telling that flights are for the time being not operated by themselves, but by Jet Time.

Happened to me when Cimber Sterling first started with 737s to LGW... operated by clapped out JetTime 733s... in fact Cimber Sterling employed JetTime to operate the route who in turn leased an aircraft from Lithuania to operate it. Was very weird!
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