The reason they serve BMA
is as said, because it is much more conveniently located in the centre of the city of Stockholm. When your market at the Swedish end of the route is just O&D driven, it doesn't make much sense to go to ARN
really: most airlines have to do so because they operate planes that can not land at BMA
, but other than that I can not think of any good reason why for instance KL
would want to go to ARN
As to why SN
doesn't codeshare with SK
, frankly I have no clue.
Both STAR partners compete head on, not just on BRU
, but also on BRU
and although I can understand that the BRU
route is a very lucrative niche for SN
which they don't want to give up in favour of BRU
, they'd certainly benefit from working together on BRU
and even more so on BRU
, since especially on the latter both airlines now compete with quite incomplete schedules of 2 just flights each...
has an intense partnership (including connecting flights within Sweden) with Malmo Aviation on BRU
and the 2 also codeshare on BRU
, so my guess is this partnership is deemed more lucrative than any partnership with SAS, but I agree it is all very strange indeed.
[Edited 2012-09-15 00:30:47]