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by SASViking
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 675
Views: 98282

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Someone83 wrote:
Delivery of SAS' 4th A350-900 today

Airbus A350 -941 418 SE-RSD SAS delivery 01jul20 TLS-CPH ex F-WZFM

Currently on it's way as SK9153. ETA 15:40 in CPH

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by SASViking
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 675
Views: 98282

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

SK2184 (AGH-ARN) on 29 June, was delayed by 90-ish minutes due to some "activists" (fools) having glued themselves to the aircraft during boarding. Link in Swedish (paywall): https://www.nsk.se/2020/06/29/personer-hindrar-flygplan-i-angelholm-att-lyfta/ FR24 story: https://twitter.com/flig...

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by SASViking
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 675
Views: 98282

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

There is nothing awkward about Danish geography, it's only a lack of political will and investment in railways. Even the failing hour plan was unambitious, Copenhagen to Aarhus could easily be done in less than 90 minutes by train if they invested in proper HSR, and that isn't even counting the bri...

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by SASViking
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 675
Views: 98282

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Which routes are we talking about? I have to admit I find it a bit strange that a country as small as Denmark need domestic flights, apart from routes to Bornholm. Every domestic route that operated until the lockdown. Denmark may be small, but it's extremely awkward geographically. As mentioned by...

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by SASViking
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most seasonal airports
Replies: 22
Views: 1383

Re: Most seasonal airports

Probably something like Mykonos (JMK) or one of the other Greek Islands. Outside of the summer season, there's only up to 1-2 daily Dash 8/ATR 72 to ATH, whilst in the Summer there's flights to Europe pretty much 24/7

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by SASViking
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 675
Views: 98282

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

A majority in the Danish Parliament have agreed on a 260m DKK substantial aid package for the aviation business. The package includes: 135m DKK to make domestic routes in Denmark (country not kingdom) temporary PSO routes from 1 August-31 December. The Danish Government will buy seats covering up t...

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by SASViking
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 675
Views: 98282

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

davidjohnson6 wrote:
New PSO routes to Thisted then ? ;-)

Ha! It's 2020 so who know what's gonna happen? :lol: I actually wouldn't be surprised if someone actually proposed that since Thisted recently lost their direct train service to Copenhagen

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by SASViking
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 675
Views: 98282

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

A majority in the Danish Parliament have agreed on a 260m DKK substantial aid package for the aviation business. The package includes: 135m DKK to make domestic routes in Denmark (country not kingdom) temporary PSO routes from 1 August-31 December. The Danish Government will buy seats covering up to...

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by SASViking
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 675
Views: 98282

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

SAS has just announced re-opening of further routes from CPH: Chania, Olbia, Venezia, Pisa, Pula, Thessalonika and Warsaw. And frequency increase on: Oslo, Athen, Malaga, Nice, Reykjavik, Vagar, Stockholm, Chicago and New York In Danish only so far: https://www.sasgroup.net/newsroom/press-releases/...

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by SASViking
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 675
Views: 98282

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Novair (the airline of the travel agency Apollo) will operate charter flights between Denmark and Norway this summer. Routes will be: CPH-OSL AAL-OSL AAL-BGO Flights are scheduled between 4 July-15 August. Link in Danish: http://presse.apollorejser.dk/pressreleases/apollo-vil-sende-danskerne-paa-pak...

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by SASViking
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dominant language on Brussels Airlines - French or Flemish_
Replies: 36
Views: 5455

Re: Dominant language on Brussels Airlines - French or Flemish_

I've had four flights on SN.
On two of them, the announcements were in Flemish, French and English.
On the other two the announcements were only in English, but those flights were charter flights exclusively with foreigners onboard

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by SASViking
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 675
Views: 98282

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Do they compete with anyone on those LED-Nordic destinations? Competition: Oslo - Rusline Stockholm Skavsta - SAS (from Stockholm Arlanda) Copenhagen - SAS Rusline closed OSL-LED either last year or the year before And SAS' CPH-LED is/was only seasonal Indeed, SAS' CPH-LED was planned as seasonal, ...

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by SASViking
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS recapitalization - Sweden + Denmark state funds
Replies: 60
Views: 4719

Re: SAS recapitalization - Sweden + Denmark state funds

You lose the hub that way, and the secondary destinations, frequencies, and jobs that go with them. You don't think AA fills 900 flights a day from DFW with O&D traffic, do you? Who says another airline cannot start a new hub. In the best case there may be LH hub in Arlanda, IB hub in Oslo and ...

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by SASViking
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS recapitalization - Sweden + Denmark state funds
Replies: 60
Views: 4719

Re: SAS recapitalization - Sweden + Denmark state funds

Having another thought on this matter, keep SAS, but merge it with the likes of Finnair, maybe re-branding it to something less corporate, such as the long form "nordic airlines" or something (better) non-geographic. My personal view is that we need "Europe-wide" or "intern...

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by SASViking
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS recapitalization - Sweden + Denmark state funds
Replies: 60
Views: 4719

Re: SAS recapitalization - Sweden + Denmark state funds

Hi all, I've always wondered what is the main reason SK chose CPH over ARN, being Stockholm bigger and wealthier... Location, airport facilities,demand? Stockholm City may be bigger than Copenhagen City, but the catchment area of CPH is bigger than the catchment area of ARN. CPH is located right in...

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by SASViking
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS recapitalization - Sweden + Denmark state funds
Replies: 60
Views: 4719

Re: SAS recapitalization - Sweden + Denmark state funds

How important is the airline to Scandinavia? I recently read that they rarely offer regional/local flights, so I wonder if it's best to sell the airline to let the airline collapse, replacing it with the regional airlines such as Widroe? It's not as if Scandinavians can't speak English. As importan...

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by SASViking
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS recapitalization - Sweden + Denmark state funds
Replies: 60
Views: 4719

Re: SAS recapitalization - Sweden + Denmark state funds

SK has lots of regional flights! I've flown them many times inside of Norway. I don't follow your logic on speaking English. Widroe is a Norwegian airline for mostly smaller markets along the coast. The person I read the information from must have been incorrect then. A national airline is importan...

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by SASViking
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 675
Views: 98282

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Tomorrow (11 June) SAS will resume CPH-ORD, however they have changed the schedule so that SK943/944 will use the SK945/946 (ARN-ORD-ARN) schedule. SK943 CPH-ORD 10:15-12:20 47 A333 SK944 ORD-CPH 16:00-07:15+1 15 A333 What's the frequency on this? Twice weekly. Thursdays and Sundays from CPH, Monda...

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by SASViking
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 15 years ago: CO expands to "secondary" EU cities with 757s
Replies: 84
Views: 9888

Re: 15 years ago: CO expands to "secondary" EU cities with 757s

I don't think they code share, when I did a dummy booking OSL-EWR on United last year they suggested routes via Stockholm or Frankfurt. But the ARN route probably got a bit more breathing space when Delta closed the ARN-JFK route and even more when Norwegian closed the same route. SAS and UA defini...

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by SASViking
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 675
Views: 98282

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Tomorrow (11 June) SAS will resume CPH-ORD, however they have changed the schedule so that SK943/944 will use the SK945/946 (ARN-ORD-ARN) schedule.

SK943 CPH-ORD 10:15-12:20 47 A333
SK944 ORD-CPH 16:00-07:15+1 15 A333

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by SASViking
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the MD-80
Replies: 39
Views: 5735

Re: Future of the MD-80

Is Bulgaria Air Charter still planning on flying MD82 aircraft, albeit for 2021 ? They were last summer, between northern Europe and Bulgarian beaches.. and the country has good political relations with the USA, even if Bulgaria is of limited foreign policy importance to the USA There are rumors, t...

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by SASViking
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 675
Views: 98282

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

From 15 June Atlantic Airways will increase FAE-CPH to 1 daily flight from 4 weekly. They will also resume FAE-BLL with 2 weekly flights (Thursdays and Sundays) and FAE-KEF with 3 weekly flights (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays). From the same date, Icelandair will resume KEF-CPH with 1 daily flight...

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by SASViking
Fri May 29, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greek Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 98
Views: 12168

Re: Greek Aviation Thread - 2020

Among those left out of the list: France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Russia, Turkey. It sounds like Eurovision doesn’t it? And the odd one out is... China! Straight from the source! One wonders..... I guess Russia is left out because they are closed until August or so. At least that's ...

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by SASViking
Thu May 28, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 675
Views: 98282

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

I understand there will be no widebodies in ARN and OSL anymore. Not necessary, but "right size" is the key word here, and does not only applies to long haul. All will depend on the traffic development and capacity need. SAS doesn't rule out anything right here. On other news, SAS needs m...

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by SASViking
Thu May 28, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 675
Views: 98282

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

SAS released a financial results for Q2 and interesting remark I found in the presentation for the future network strategy post covid-19: "Maintain CPH as main long haul hub, right-size selective routes from OSL/ARN with A321LR". I understand there will be no widebodies in ARN and OSL any...

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by SASViking
Wed May 27, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 675
Views: 98282

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

List of routes that SAS will reopen in the near future: From 1 June ARN-SFT Stockholm - Skellefteå From 2 June CPH-AAR Copenhagen - Aarhus From 8 June CPH-AMS Copenhagen - Amsterdam CPH-BGO Copenhagen - Bergen CPH-SVG Copenhagen - Stavanger SVG-ABZ Stavanger - Aberdeen ARN-HEL Stockholm - Helsinki ...

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by SASViking
Wed May 27, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 675
Views: 98282

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

List of routes that SAS will reopen in the near future: From 1 June ARN-SFT Stockholm - Skellefteå From 2 June CPH-AAR Copenhagen - Aarhus From 8 June CPH-AMS Copenhagen - Amsterdam CPH-BGO Copenhagen - Bergen CPH-SVG Copenhagen - Stavanger SVG-ABZ Stavanger - Aberdeen ARN-HEL Stockholm - Helsinki A...

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by SASViking
Mon May 25, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 675
Views: 98282

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Great Dane Airlines have released their schedule for their AAL-CPH route starting on 17 August, with four daily flights on weekdays. Schedule: DW101 AAL-CPH 07:05-07:50 DW103 AAL-CPH 09:30-10:15 DW107 AAL-CPH 15:00-15:45 DW109 AAL-CPH 17:35-18:20 DW102 CPH-AAL 08:20-09:05 DW104 CPH-AAL 13:45-14:30 D...

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by SASViking
Mon May 25, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 675
Views: 98282

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

SAS will restart CPH-AAR from 02 June with up to two daily flights. From the same date, SAS will also increase flights on CPH-AAL from two to three daily flights Looks like the two to AAR is with ATR-72, while AAL is 1x ATR and 2x CRJ-900 Indeed. The ATR's are operated by Nordica/Regional Jet Oü/Xf...

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by SASViking
Mon May 25, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 675
Views: 98282

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

SAS will restart CPH-AAR from 02 June with up to two daily flights.
From the same date, SAS will also increase flights on CPH-AAL from two to three daily flights

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by SASViking
Sun May 03, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 675
Views: 98282

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

This will probably be a familiar question to regulars on this forum, but what is the nature of the Smartwings flight from Luleå to Kabul and Mazar Sharif tomorrow, 2020/5/4? Is it a military of humanitarian charter? Most likely a military flight, like the one they operate between Tampere-Copenhagen...

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by SASViking
Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS to layoff half of their staff
Replies: 30
Views: 6211

Re: SAS to layoff half of their staff

A340 + A330 the old ones from 2003/2004 will go - agree both B737 and older A320 family can risk to be phased out A319/320/321 ... SAS might cut 2 to 3 routes Hong Kong is gone - Miami ? Los Angeles ? SAS will receive 3 new A321LR soon - one is almost ready for delivery SAS is only (or was supposed...

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by SASViking
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS to layoff half of their staff
Replies: 30
Views: 6211

Re: SAS to layoff half of their staff

A340 + A330 the old ones from 2003/2004 will go - agree both B737 and older A320 family can risk to be phased out A319/320/321 ... SAS might cut 2 to 3 routes Hong Kong is gone - Miami ? Los Angeles ? SAS will receive 3 new A321LR soon - one is almost ready for delivery MIA is definately at risk as...

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by SASViking
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS to layoff half of their staff
Replies: 30
Views: 6211

Re: SAS to layoff half of their staff

Toinou wrote:
Thanks for the answer. So if they stop using 737, they still have something to those flights I mentioned, but with quite a downgauge.

Either that or upgauge them to A320's

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by SASViking
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS to layoff half of their staff
Replies: 30
Views: 6211

Re: SAS to layoff half of their staff

Any information on what part of the fleet will be cut? I suspect this spells the death knell of the 340s and possibly the 737s? Are 737 the smaller planes they have? I'm wondering what kind of aircraft they need to serve some small markets in northern Sweden. The 737-700's and A319's are the smalle...

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by SASViking
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS to layoff half of their staff
Replies: 30
Views: 6211

Re: SAS to layoff half of their staff

Any information on what part of the fleet will be cut? I suspect this spells the death knell of the 340s and possibly the 737s? The A340's are very likely to be gone, I wouldn't be surprised if most of the 737's went, but not all as I believe that there's quite a bit of training on the A320Neos to ...

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by SASViking
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS to layoff half of their staff
Replies: 30
Views: 6211

Re: SAS to layoff half of their staff

Embajador3 wrote:
So what happen to those bases in Spain and UK?

There's nothing official about SAIL, but I would expect them to be gone and the A320Neos to be transfered to SAS mainline

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by SASViking
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 675
Views: 98282

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

https://dat.dk/ruter/aalborg-kobenhavn
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DAT will open CPH-AAL on June 8 after Norwegians plan of not operating in Denmark until at least next year.

Link in Danish: https://dat.dk/ruter/aalborg-kobenhavn

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by SASViking
Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest 757 Flight?
Replies: 33
Views: 5139

Re: Longest 757 Flight?

Icelandair flight KEF - PVG, 11:32, longest 757 flight ever? I have no real idea but I'm sure eleven and half hours on 757 is pretty unusual. Anybody know where the return flight stopped? https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ICE1720/history/20200408/1001Z/BIKF/ZSPD Pretty sure this was operated by a...

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by SASViking
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 675
Views: 98282

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

On the other hand that would be healthy considering BRA survived a couple of weeks and Norwegian has mostly expanded by building up huge debts. Not healthy for any industry. If both BRA and Norwegian go definitively under, I can still see a couple of strong opportunities opening up: namely, domesti...

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by SASViking
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Icelandair leasing a 738 ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2664

Re: Why is Icelandair leasing a 738 ?

They have leased more than one, former LN-RGA with SAS is also joining them.
It's indeed to cover for the MAX's and the leases were indeed made before the crisis.
They were supposed to cover the thinner routes in Europe

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by SASViking
Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 675
Views: 98282

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Someone83 wrote:
Didn’t Danmark recently implement an aircraft register tax?

It'll will be implemented for aircraft registered after January 1st 2021, that I know of

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by SASViking
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 675
Views: 98282

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

First SAS A321LR painted. And unlike previously reported, it will not be on Danish register (OY-KBW), but on Swedish as SE-DMO https://www.flickr.com/photos/xfwspotter/49781121901/ How come it has the Swedish one? Is there any difference between the two? I mean why would SK go for one in stead of t...

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by SASViking
Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group fleet groundings, Germanwings closure
Replies: 353
Views: 64305

Re: LH Group fleet groundings, Germanwings closure

So A321s are being retired? I suppose from LH mainline? They have some that are quite old. More likely to be the ex- Air Berlin / LaudaMotion A321s that never received the Eurowings scheme So EW was supposed to get A321s? I didn't know that, interesting. How come this never happened, especially las...

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by SASViking
Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When will Europe be “open” for tourism?
Replies: 65
Views: 5519

Re: When will Europe be “open” for tourism?

I don't think it's possible to say when all of Europe re-opens. With so many different countries and governments it's impossible. However I do think that Europe will re-open in stages, some countries are already opening up again these will definitely open their borders sooner rather than later. My g...

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by SASViking
Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Covid-19 Interesting One-Off Flights
Replies: 61
Views: 8737

Re: Covid-19 Interesting One-Off Flights

Danish Air Transport operated ACC-LOS-HME-BLL-OSL with one of their A320s yesterday (April 9)

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by SASViking
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LH acquisition of SAS?
Replies: 24
Views: 2153

Re: LH acquisition of SAS?

The relationship between SAS and Lufthansa have gone significantly downhill in the last couple of years, so I really doubt that any of them have any interest in a merger/acquisition in the short term. The current situation with COVID-19, is not helping either. The competition from Norwegian isn't t...

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by SASViking
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LH acquisition of SAS?
Replies: 24
Views: 2153

Re: LH acquisition of SAS?

The relationship between SAS and Lufthansa have gone significantly downhill in the last couple of years, so I really doubt that any of them have any interest in a merger/acquisition in the short term. The current situation with COVID-19, is not helping either. The competition from Norwegian isn't th...

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by SASViking
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 675
Views: 98282

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Anybody know if this is a first for SAS at Lima? Did they fly to Peru in the 60’s? It is indeed a first for SAS. They only served LIM through a cooperation with Varig, a change of aircraft in either Rio or Sao Paolo was required. SAS have only served Brazil, Uruguay, Chile and Argentina in South Am...

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by SASViking
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 675
Views: 98282

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Anybody know if this is a first for SAS at Lima? Did they fly to Peru in the 60’s? It is indeed a first for SAS. They only served LIM through a cooperation with Varig, a change of aircraft in either Rio or Sao Paolo was required. SAS have only served Brazil, Uruguay, Chile and Argentina in South Am...

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