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by kanye
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 373
Views: 77063

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

I don’t understand how people can call it a copy of Lufthansa. Logo is gigantic and silver compared to Lufthansa with a small blue logo. Colour of the body is different, engines different. Only similarity is the tail, but it almost looks the same as SAS old livery except it continues down on the aft...

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by kanye
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS growth in the future
Replies: 56
Views: 6089

Re: SAS growth in the future

Since SK decided to "abandon" ARN and focusing on CPH (which is ironic since their HQ is in Stockholm), do you think that there is a room for a new fully Swedish airlines that serves both short and long haul destinations? I mean, Stockholm is one of Europe's major financial and tourist ce...

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by kanye
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS 737-600 Retirement
Replies: 71
Views: 10184

Re: SAS 737-600 Retirement

marcogr12 wrote:
It's a shame..Isnt there a market for them.like there was for the 735? I mean there are still 733s flying that are 30yrs old..These 736 must be younger and with a lot of life left to be utilised



Most probably it’s worth more as spare parts for 737-800s instead.

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by kanye
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS moving LAX route from ARN to CPH
Replies: 65
Views: 8350

Re: SAS moving LAX route from ARN to CPH

1h and 45min looks a bit tight for turning around the airplane. Any slight delay on arrival will automatically mean a late departure. The current schedule has a 2hrs turn around which leaves a bit more of wiggle room. . However, I do believe there is some slack in the scheduled flight time ;) It’s ...

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by kanye
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS moving LAX route from ARN to CPH
Replies: 65
Views: 8350

Re: SAS moving LAX route from ARN to CPH

It’s interesting how ARN is failing despite being located in the biggest city in the Nordics both population wise and economical. Stockholm has more headquarters of global companies than Helsinki and Copenhagen combined.

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by kanye
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hungarian government tries to buy back BUD due to mismanagement
Replies: 17
Views: 2878

Re: Hungarian government tries to buy back BUD due to mismanagement

I definitely think the government needs to do something. I was there in May and it’s the absolutely worst airport experience I ever had. Would have been much better to just demolish and let people stand outside on the grass.

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by kanye
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS and Boston.
Replies: 5
Views: 1519

Re: SAS and Boston.

So, what do the passenger numbers look like since you know it’s too big?

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by kanye
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1022
Views: 162826

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

SAS has announced three seasonal routes to the new Sälen/Trysil Airport. All routes run during the ski season from end of December to end of March CPH: 2x weekly AAL: 1x weekly LHR: 1x weekly https://www.sasgroup.net/en/sas-introduces-direct-services-to-the-new-airport-in-salen-trysil/ Thursdays an...

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by kanye
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet model as replacement of the Typhoon
Replies: 117
Views: 21004

Re: UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet model as replacement of the Typhoon

First international partner for the Tempest program will be Sweden according to the below news article. A good option for Sweden to get onto a program that will provide them with a true 5th gen aircraft. I don’t see too much of a future for the Gripen E with this announcement. I also agree with the...

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by kanye
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1022
Views: 162826

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Some years ago I flew on the A320 of SAS and wasn't impressed either. The interior of their NEO is probably nicer, but so far I haven't been able to try it out. The SAS A320neo interior is pretty much the same. It has USB chargers in the seat and isn't quite as worn as the ex-IndiGo A320ceo's, but ...

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by kanye
Mon May 20, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1022
Views: 162826

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Arlanda is great for Point to point traffic. Especially terminal 4 is really fast and easy to get in and out from. However it’s not good for connections between domestic and international flights since you need to get out and then pass the security again. An airside bridge between terminal 4 and 5 w...

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by kanye
Wed May 08, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1022
Views: 162826

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

https://www.expressen.se/allt-om-resor/ ... -i-sommar/




Wow, with the A330 surprised me a bit.
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Someone83 wrote:
Air Europa will be flying 3x weekly MAD-ARN June 15 to September using an A330

https://www.expressen.se/allt-om-resor/ ... -i-sommar/




Wow, with the A330 surprised me a bit.

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by kanye
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effects of Trump tariffs on Airbus
Replies: 27
Views: 4053

Re: Effects of Trump tariffs on Airbus

Good chance for Boeing. For every model Boeing is more and more behind and the 737 max reached the limit, not being able to compete with the totally superior A320. Tariffs is their only hope.

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by kanye
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?
Replies: 113
Views: 31403

Re: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?

No i don't think so. They have a lot of frequencies between some Nordic cities and especially in Norway. I saw they cancelled 3 flights between Gothenburg and Stockholm today, however it's 30 departures in total today so probably plenty of seats to rebook, also with other airlines. So i think it wil...

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by kanye
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1022
Views: 162826

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Another good month for SAS, carrying 1,8 million passengers in January. "Compared to January 2018, capacity was unchanged while the number of passengers increased, leading to a 0.9 percentage point increase in the load factor to 64.9%. Currency adjusted unit revenue (PASK) increased with 3.6%....

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by kanye
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1022
Views: 162826

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

It's interesting to compare Finnair and SAS and their growth. In the good old days SAS was roughly three times the size of Finnair, depending what was measured (pax, fleet, staff). Nowadays, the size difference has shrunken considerably, SAS now being approximately double in size compared with Finn...

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by kanye
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1022
Views: 162826

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Another good month for SAS, carrying 1,8 million passengers in January. "Compared to January 2018, capacity was unchanged while the number of passengers increased, leading to a 0.9 percentage point increase in the load factor to 64.9%. Currency adjusted unit revenue (PASK) increased with 3.6%. ...

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by kanye
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian receives NOK 3 billion in a preferential and guaranteed share issue placement
Replies: 39
Views: 8571

Re: Norwegian receives NOK 3 billion in a preferential and guaranteed share issue placement

[email protected] wrote:
Their core Norwegian operation is profitable (per data sources at work). It is almost everything else that drags them down.




Do you mean operations in Norway or the old core AOC Norwegian Air Shuttle with whole Scandinavian operations?

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by kanye
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1022
Views: 162826

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Norwegian axes ARN-MXP route on 29 March 2019. italiavola.com Do you know whether there are other Norwegian's routes that will be cut? HEL-PRG seems to end on that date as well, unfortunately (according to the booking system). Аre they cutting MXP due to the government tax? Most probably they are c...

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by kanye
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS to get A321LR
Replies: 40
Views: 9289

Re: SAS to get A321LR

A little off topic, but why has SAS historically based a big chunk of long haul flying out of CPH ? Isn't Stockholm the largest metro area in Scandinavia, plus perhaps the most "prominent" city in the region ? Haha, this question can start a little Scandinavian internet forum war. Back in...

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by kanye
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS to get A321LR
Replies: 40
Views: 9289

Re: SAS to get A321LR

I hope they will use real Business class seats in the front. Considering how premium Heavy their long haul fleet is i find it very likely.

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by kanye
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1022
Views: 162826

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

https://www.sasgroup.net/en/sas-expands ... ong-range/

CPH-BOS daily is probably a candidate as well as the 2nd daily CPH-EWR rotation. What else?





Great choice of SAS, i would bet on GOT-EWR.
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okobjorn wrote:
SAS to add three A321LR to their fleet. First flight in early 2020: https://www.sasgroup.net/en/sas-expands ... ong-range/

CPH-BOS daily is probably a candidate as well as the 2nd daily CPH-EWR rotation. What else?





Great choice of SAS, i would bet on GOT-EWR.

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by kanye
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small Planet Lithuania
Replies: 6
Views: 1259

Re: Small Planet Lithuania

Their website now only states "thank you for the last 10 years" or something like that. Feels like a very quiet bankruptcy. Not much news and almost noone here talking about it.

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by kanye
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India 787 collided with building at ARN
Replies: 79
Views: 18075

Re: Air India 787 collided with building at ARN

A bit too soon but that building will be demolished within next few years to extend the terminal.

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by kanye
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Air Europa doing?
Replies: 30
Views: 6694

Re: How is Air Europa doing?

Well, all three Scandinavian countries has a strong presence of both Norwegian and SAS. I think Norwegian had almost 100 planes before they started expansion beyond Scandinavia. On the other hand Easyjet is a small player on the market and Ryanair almost non existent.

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by kanye
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Flybe is just concentrated on UK isles?
Replies: 14
Views: 2616

Re: Why Flybe is just concentrated on UK isles?

They are also flying 5 ATR72-600s out of Stockholm for SAS.

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by kanye
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay cancels CPH in 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 8247

Re: Cathay cancels CPH in 2019

Maybe Stockholm then since SAS moved it’s flight to Copenhagen.
SAS changed due to a better slot which works better with scheduling the plane from Copenhagen.

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by kanye
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia
Replies: 77
Views: 12316

Re: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia

It's going to be difficult competing with IST, as well as CDG, AMS, FRA and even DXB, DOH and AUH for the same traffic. Unfortunately Poland is a decade too late. Exactly my thought. Plus you have more minor hubs like Copenhapen, Helsinki, Vienna, Zurich which are constantly growing as well. How is...

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by kanye
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 173016

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Anybody have a status on SAS LN-RKS. Its been at EWR for 5 days, heard rumors that it was hit by a luggage container-wagon. Probably engine number 2 that has been hit. Anybody with more insights? It was ferried EWR-DUB last night, probably for repairs Other news: It seems like Cathay’s CPH route wa...

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by kanye
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 173016

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Hmmm, won't this be a huge leap in capacity? i mean the A320 NEO sits 180 pax and if they take out the 736s and 737-700s...... SAS A320NEOs are configured with 174 seats (not 180 seats). That's 7 seats less than their most common 737 version, the 737-800, which i configured with 181 seats. Actually...

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by kanye
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 173016

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Seeing as this thread has essentially become the "AY/HEL 2018" thread, I thought I'd inject some news about SAS who recently announced their strongest ever result for Q. Surprised it wasn't discussed here already to be honest! Source: https://www.dn.no/nyheter/2018/08/31/0801/Luftfart/sas...

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by kanye
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS posts strong peak quarter results despite operational disruptions
Replies: 26
Views: 2955

Re: SAS posts strong peak quarter results despite operational disruptions

There is something I would like to understand about SAS. How does the operation in 3 countries work from financial / fiscal point of view? If I take, for example, a flight from CDG to CPH and then onward to HKG (paying on their French website by credit card), who takes the money first? SAS group (b...

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by kanye
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to launch Gothenburg with 787!
Replies: 27
Views: 5790

Re: Qatar Airways to launch Gothenburg with 787!

http://www.zgh.com/news/3632
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Will further connections to China be good?
I guess this will create lots of traveling between Gothenburg and China.

http://www.zgh.com/news/3632

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by kanye
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to launch Gothenburg with 787!
Replies: 27
Views: 5790

Re: Qatar Airways to launch Gothenburg with 787!

I’m sure it has potential. Not much competition from GOT to Asia and Gothenburg as a city is actually not much smaller than Oslo and Helsinki. Then I’m sure some people in surroundings who previously used Oslo and Copenhagen might find it more convinient to use GOT instead.

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by kanye
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 173016

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Thanks for looking up the numbers. I know that basically the whole QR network is built around flowing traffic via DOH, but GOT must be one of their smallest outstations. Just fascinating to see how QR is able to make such a small city work! They are really strong in the Scandinavian market, even mo...

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by kanye
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 173016

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Haven't seen it mentioned here yet but Kristianstad in southern Sweden is to lose its connection with Stockholm. Sparrow are ending the link to Arlanda on 24 June 2018. I imagine that with Malmo and Ronneby there just aren't quite enough passengers to go around. I understand the route may have rece...

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by kanye
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 173016

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Given how many people praised ARN-HKG on here I expected it to last longer than that. Moving it to CPH makes more sense given the size of their network there. I’m sure the Swedish tax makes it more desirable to move capacity to CPH How much is the tax? I guess loads and yields weren't as great to k...

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by kanye
Wed May 30, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 173016

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Actually i'm not surprised about Las Vegas at all. It's a destination some Young people would go to once and that's about it. Maybe it worked out OK in the beginning but when those interested already visited it's getting worse and worse. Same for Puerto Rico which was among Norwegians first Long hau...

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by kanye
Wed May 30, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 173016

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

I listed the main Nordic airports by the number of direct routes to the US (after ARN-OAK / LAS being axed): CPH (12) : JFK, EWR, ORD, SFO, FLL, MIA, LAX, BOS, MCO, LAS, OAK, IAD OSL (8) : JFK, EWR, FLL, MIA, LAX, MCO, LAS, OAK ARN (6) : JFK, EWR, ORD, FLL, MIA, LAX HEL (4) : JFK, ORD, SFO, MIA KEF...

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by kanye
Wed May 23, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IAG to offload Norwegian Air stake after bids fail according to FT
Replies: 355
Views: 58842

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

I don't they are a horrible airline. What makes you think that IAG would make any changes ? I would hope they would fix the terrible customer service culture they have. I’ve never liked them, they’ve lost my luggage at least 5 times, they don’t provide any assistance when you’re delayed, either the...

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by kanye
Mon May 21, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow reveals quietest airlines
Replies: 53
Views: 13222

Re: Heathrow reveals quietest airlines

It is an interesting list... though I question score 5, CDA... isn't that more up to Air Traffic Control than in control of the airline? It’s mostly up to the pilots planning the descent to be continuous. If you get a descent from 7000 ft down to 3000 ft the easiest is to just descend down on idle ...

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by kanye
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS places order for 50 A320neo
Replies: 74
Views: 14014

Re: SAS places order for 50 A320neo

While the SAS A320NEOs are new and fresh, the seats are IMO the worst ever. People don't seem to know that for intra Europe flights SAS has turned into a low cost carrier with lower standard than all competitors in Europe, at least I haven't found any other airline that is worse. I will miss the 73...

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by kanye
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian profit warning, try to raise equity
Replies: 125
Views: 18622

Re: Norwegian profit warning, try to raise equity

RIP Norwegian, a basket case airline if ever there was one , it wont be any loss to the industry and when the final nail is hammered into the coffin all the other airlines trying to compete with Norwegian can stop this rapid race to the bottom with quality and service returning to the major players...

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by kanye
Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian profit warning, try to raise equity
Replies: 125
Views: 18622

Re: Norwegian profit warning, try to raise equity

Who in the world would invest in them right now! Didn't they only have 4 billion NOK or so in cash in their full year results? (ignoring the Leeham article saying it might be dodgy accounting). They are getting dangerously close to liquidation. Given their needs they might end up having to sell and...

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by kanye
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 173016

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Over the last few years, airports in the far north of Finland (Ivalo, Kittila, Kuusamo and Rovaniemi) have seen big increases in demand from tourists from abroad during the period from December to March. Finnair has recently decided to pay attention to this market and been pleasantly surprised - so...

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by kanye
Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't SAS order the Boeing 777 ?
Replies: 22
Views: 7169

Re: Why didn't SAS order the Boeing 777 ?

SAS considered MD11,777 and A330/340. They wanted 777 for Asian routes but A330 for east coast USA. In the end A330 and A340 were chosen for fleet commonality. Apparently SAS had an offer from all manufacturers and during SAS evaluation Boeing suddenly raised the price for 777. Might have changed th...

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by kanye
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 173016

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

The opportunity to open ARN-PVG was sitting right in fromt of SAS, but they missed the opportunity. Stockholm and Sweden being the powerhouse in the Nordics, it was just a question of time before someone opened this route. SAS' current longhaul strategy is one big story of missed opportunities...ju...

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by kanye
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 2017 full year and Q4 results: net loss was -299 million NOK (-£27.4 million)
Replies: 72
Views: 14694

Re: Norwegian today reported its full year and q4 2017 results. The net loss was -299 million NOK (-£27.4 million) in 20

Decreased yield, increased unikt costs and an operational loss of 2000 million NOK. Looks really bad.

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by kanye
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline companies with similar liveries
Replies: 46
Views: 4552

Re: Airline companies with similar liveries

SAS and Thai retro.

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by kanye
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 173016

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

If I'm not mistaken Norwegian has long been rumoured to open the connection but as SQ is probably quite unlikely, could Scoot also be a candidate? Singapore is the main unserved destination from Norway, so I think OSL will get its long-awaited service to Singapore within next few years pretty surel...

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