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by Bostrom
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 736
Views: 110326

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

SAS is adjusting the schedule on August 18. Here are the changes to the Swedish domestic routes.

ARN-GOT: From 12 to 23 weekly
ARN-UME: From 13 to 18 weekly
ARN-SDL: From 0 to 11 weekly
ARN-OSD: From 6 to 7 weekly
ARN-KLR: From 5 to 6 weekly
ARN-VBY: From 7 to 4 weekly.

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by Bostrom
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 736
Views: 110326

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

M564038 wrote:
Haha! Exactly, that tells you how bad it has been!
«Oh no! Not the 737-600 again!»

davidjohnson6 wrote:
I'm not sure many people on a.net would get so excited about being able to fly on an A320 instead of a B737


:D :D :D I know the feeling, I used to hate the 737-600. (But now I sort of miss it.)

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by Bostrom
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 736
Views: 110326

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

https://twitter.com/SAS/status/1290297633043550209
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Yesterday SAS introduced the A320neo on Norwegian domestic routes. https://twitter.com/SAS/status/1290297633043550209

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by Bostrom
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 736
Views: 110326

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Air Leap are not only operating Saabs, they have now recieved their first ATR72-500.

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by Bostrom
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 457
Views: 18180

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

It seems like there is not much economic benefit in leaving the EU: I don't think any hard core Brexiteer will care. As long as they see themselves liberated from the EU and can claim they've taken back control, they're happy. Therefore costs are not relevant for them and they'll always agrue that ...

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by Bostrom
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 457
Views: 18180

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

https://www.businessinsider.com/brexit- ... -eu-2020-1
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It seems like there is not much economic benefit in leaving the EU:

"Brexit will have soon cost the UK more than all its payments to the EU over the past 47 years put together."

https://www.businessinsider.com/brexit- ... -eu-2020-1

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by Bostrom
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 736
Views: 110326

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

I've seen news reports about travel company AirGotland hiring SprintAir on a wet lease basis to fly the Bromma-Visby route with a Saab 340 Anyone know more about this ? According to what I've read, Air Gotland Express has wetleased a Saab 340 for the route you mentioned. First flight will be in dec...

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by Bostrom
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 736
Views: 110326

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

If the information I found is correct, today the first SAS A320neo to be based in OSL will arrive there. First scheduled flight is planned to be on August 3rd and seems to be a morning flight to Stavanger (SK4007).

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by Bostrom
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 736
Views: 110326

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Due to increased demand, SAS is upgrading ARN-MMX (Malmö) from ATR72 to A320neo starting tomorrow.

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by Bostrom
Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Croatia and Bulgaria to join the Euro currency
Replies: 8
Views: 788

Re: Croatia and Bulgaria to join the Euro currency

Dieuwer wrote:
I understand they want to join Schengen as well?


Yes, and Croatia is probably very close to becoming a Schengen member, they were given a green light by the commission last year.

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by Bostrom
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 736
Views: 110326

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

https://worldairlinenews.com/2020/07/07 ... -aircraft/
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Oykie wrote:
This is good news! Do you know how many airplanes SAS will have active after this?


If this source can be trusted, 45 active: https://worldairlinenews.com/2020/07/07 ... -aircraft/

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by Bostrom
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am questions
Replies: 51
Views: 8107

Re: Pan Am questions

Do you think PanAm could ever come back ? It did, a few times: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan_American_Airways_(1996%E2%80%931998) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan_American_Airways_(1998-2004) as Pan Am Clipper Connection: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston-Maine_Airways And in way, the last ...

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by Bostrom
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 736
Views: 110326

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Then maybe something even smaller could be used on the Finnish routes. A Cessna 172? :D

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by Bostrom
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 736
Views: 110326

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

If the routes were close to unprofitable before the pandemic, it might take some time before they become profitable again. And maybe Norra's ATRs are to big for the routes? A Fokker 50 or Saab 340 might suit the airports better. An ATR 72 costs the same or slightly less to operate than the Fokker o...

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by Bostrom
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2489
Views: 90471

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

I've had some great trips to the UK and I would love to go back once the pandemic is over. But if I would have to queue with those that require visas, there are 25 other countries that will let me in without looking at my passport and they will start to become more attractive as holiday destinations.

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by Bostrom
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 736
Views: 110326

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

If the routes were close to unprofitable before the pandemic, it might take some time before they become profitable again. And maybe Norra's ATRs are to big for the routes? A Fokker 50 or Saab 340 might suit the airports better.

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by Bostrom
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2489
Views: 90471

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

I found an interesting twitter thread that gave an interesting insight into the mind of three brexitvoters. They seem to think that the point of Brexit was to stop people going to the UK, not to stop them going to France. In short: Brits vote for Brexit. Brits find out that Brexit will affect them p...

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by Bostrom
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 736
Views: 110326

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Hemavan (HMV) is closed at the moment since the nearby river has flooded the runway.

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by Bostrom
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 736
Views: 110326

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Every domestic route that operated until the lockdown. Denmark may be small, but it's extremely awkward geographically. As mentioned by David, some routes are to Islands others take ages by train. Most of the routes are essential for business travellers, connections and people going to the hospital...

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by Bostrom
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 736
Views: 110326

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Aalborg to Copenhagen by train is 4h45 Viborg to Copenhagen is 4h45, while Herning to Copenhagen is 3h45, hence Karup-CPH flights Aarhus to Copenhagen is borderline at just 3h by train - perhaps necessary for those connecting at CPH though. Similiar story for Billund-CPH Sønderborg-Copenhagen is 3h...

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by Bostrom
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 736
Views: 110326

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 Bostrom
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't the AN225 have passenger service?
Replies: 46
Views: 9023

Re: Why doesn't the AN225 have passenger service?

I have never understood why neither the AN-225 nor the AN-124 have been reengined with western engines. Besides improving the ton mile costs, better engines would increase range and improve field performance. I agree that there's no way an AN-225 would be a cost effective passenger plane. Oversize ...

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by Bostrom
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Busiest aiports in Europe - after COVID
Replies: 12
Views: 1191

Re: Busiest aiports in Europe - after COVID

Oslo yes (especially due to all the domestic traffic), but Stockholm?!? No way, between the blokade they are facing due to the weird handling of the virus, and the ever reducing traffic due to flight shaming and climate awareness, I wouldn't expect Arlanda to recover anywhere near as fast as Copenh...

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by Bostrom
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: P-8 Poseidon, fighter escorts needed?
Replies: 38
Views: 3626

Re: P-8 Poseidon, fighter escorts needed?

Agree that is very close! The article above mentions some very close previous intercepts and shows this behaviour has been going on for a long time! https://2k8r3p1401as2e1q7k14dguu-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/7-17.jpg A Soviet MiG-19 Farmer D less than 20 feet off the wing o...

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by Bostrom
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Public Transit in the U.S. Buff it or kill it?
Replies: 100
Views: 3970

Re: Public Transit in the U.S. Buff it or kill it?

Sokes wrote:
How comes for cars one tunnel takes the traffic in both directions, but for rail three tunnels are required?


Modern road tunnels usually have two separate tunnels, one for each direction. Where one can be used as an escape route in case of an accident in the other. The same as for rail tunnels.

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by Bostrom
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 736
Views: 110326

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/wizz ... ew-routes/


Since Skavsta is the only airport they serve close to Stockholm it will probably be Skavsta for this route as well.
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Someone83 wrote:
Wizzair to start Krakow-Stockholm. I assume Skavsta?

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/wizz ... ew-routes/


Since Skavsta is the only airport they serve close to Stockholm it will probably be Skavsta for this route as well.

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by Bostrom
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 15 years ago: CO expands to "secondary" EU cities with 757s
Replies: 84
Views: 9980

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

The codeshares with SAS was likely the demise of the CPH and OSL flights. ARN is for sure next to go as SAS is just a household name at EWR these days. Did they actually ever codeshare? From my impression their relationship with SAS after they started routes to Scandinavia never was very cozy OSL d...

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by Bostrom
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 736
Views: 110326

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Seven municipalities in the area have agreed to buy Ängelholm airport (AGH) so I guess it is saved.

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by Bostrom
Fri May 29, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 34311

Re: Another day another police killing

I have often heard that cops in the US has very short and limited education in policing compared to most other western countries. That and the combination of the clear racism is a very bad coctail. Yes, it seems like 16 weeks training is enough to become a police officer in Minnesota. Compare that ...

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by Bostrom
Thu May 28, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 736
Views: 110326

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Are Jönköping or Karlstad airports self-financing or do they rely on financial support from local Govt ? If they need money from Govt, it would be more difficult for politicians to justify spending tax money on an airport whose sole passenger routes are people going to a Greek island (or somewhere ...

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by Bostrom
Wed May 27, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 736
Views: 110326

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Apart from Västerås which will close in 2022 if I'm not mistaken, the future of Ängelholm has been questioned. It is the only private major airport in Sweden and it is currently bleeding a lot of money. Skavsta is also private-owned, around 90% by Vinci and 10% by Nyköping. Mostly private then. Äng...

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by Bostrom
Sat May 23, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 736
Views: 110326

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Amapola wants to increase its PSO-route from ARN to Lycksele and Vilhelmina from four weekly flights to six weekly starting in June.

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by Bostrom
Mon May 18, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 736
Views: 110326

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Are Jönköping or Karlstad airports self-financing or do they rely on financial support from local Govt ? If they need money from Govt, it would be more difficult for politicians to justify spending tax money on an airport whose sole passenger routes are people going to a Greek island (or somewhere ...

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by Bostrom
Mon May 18, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 736
Views: 110326

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

davidjohnson6 wrote:
Air Leap to end the Jönköping-Arlanda route. They will however open routes from both Kalmar and Ronneby to Bromma


Also the Karlstad-Arlanda route. Which will leave both Jönköping and Karlstad without any scheduled routes.

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by Bostrom
Tue May 12, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 736
Views: 110326

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Traffic statistics for April:

ARN:
International: 33,572 (-98%)
Domestic: 12,777 (-97%)
Total: 46,349 (-98%)

CPH:
Total: 25,936 (-99%)

HEL:
International: 18,498 (-98.8%)
Domestic: 2,502 (-99.0%)
Total: 21,000 (-98.8%)

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by Bostrom
Tue May 05, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wideroe dash8 STOL replacement: ATR S series?
Replies: 35
Views: 4148

Re: Wideroe dash8 STOL replacement: ATR S series?

IMHO this is not going to happen anytime soon. Airliners are not buses or even boats for the matter (and heck no boats are fully electric AFAIK) The weight of all batteries needed to sustain all the energy needed for planes to take off, stay aloat and land are simply prohibitive with any advanced t...

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by Bostrom
Sat May 02, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 584
Views: 146944

Re: DY Financial Discussion - 2020

It’s not quite as close as you assume here, can still go either way. The Bondholders that did vote for did it on the condition that it went through overnight, they’re not now necessarily going to vote the same way as they’re no longer bound by that agreement. The lessors voted for on the condition ...

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by Bostrom
Sat May 02, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 584
Views: 146944

Re: DY Financial Discussion - 2020

Norwegian Air bondholders reject debt plan - https://pendect.com/categories/business/economy/norwegian-air-bondholders-reject-debt-plan-and-company-may-run-out-of-cash-by-mid-may# Don’t know the truth in it, posted 10 Hours ago on Twitter and a couple of other news agencies online posting the same ...

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by Bostrom
Fri May 01, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 736
Views: 110326

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Norwegian Bondholders voted no to restructuring. Gonna keep working through weekend. AGM is Monday and they have to get the creditors on board too. Not good but hope for a miracle. https://www.devdiscourse.com/article/health/1032555-norwegian-air-bondholders-reject-debt-conversion-plan-but-talks-co...

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by Bostrom
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 736
Views: 110326

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Three weeks ago, BRA requested a debt restructuring while also laying off much of their staff. If the debt resturing is agreed, maybe BRA will restart Has a date been set for a decision on this debt restructuring ? I'm assuming that as Sweden hasn't gone for a super-strict lockdown, the courts are ...

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by Bostrom
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 736
Views: 110326

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

a350lover wrote:
If Norwegian makes it through the General Meeting with its shareholders at the beginning of May, what route map do you think it's likely to remain after the whole group is reshaped?


Very limited. My guess is routes within Scandinavia and between Scandinavia and other parts of Europe.

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by Bostrom
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 736
Views: 110326

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

SAS will resume flights ARN-GOT starting may 4th.

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by Bostrom
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 736
Views: 110326

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Travelling by train takes sonewhat longer than by air. Yes, a competitor, but perhaps not always as effective a competitor ! In some cases yes, in other cases the train is faster. And even if the train takes longer, if the price difference is big some people will gladly spend a few hours extra on a...

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by Bostrom
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 736
Views: 110326

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

I don't think it is in the interests of the residents of Sweden if one airline has a near monopoly on domestic long distance transport... there needs to be a competitor on a significant number of routes which can keep SAS honest There is a very large competitor to SAS when it comes to domestic tran...

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by Bostrom
Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 736
Views: 110326

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

https://finalcall.travel/da/sas-dropper ... ong-ruten/


I'm not surprised. Demand to Hong Kong must have fallen due to the protests.
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MareBorealis wrote:
It looks SAS are not returning to HKG after the curret crisis.

Source in Danish: https://finalcall.travel/da/sas-dropper ... ong-ruten/


I'm not surprised. Demand to Hong Kong must have fallen due to the protests.

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by Bostrom
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 736
Views: 110326

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Wow that doesn't sound like great help especially since the government knows in what shape and state Norwegian is right now. Will be interesting to see what becomes of them and if they manage to secure funding. I wonder if they have any free assets left. Those conditions are probably there exactly ...

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by Bostrom
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 736
Views: 110326

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Prior to the virus, did Swedavia have plans with what to do with T3 and the newer pier at T5 ? While T2, T4 and the older area of T5 always seemed very heavily used, both T3 and the newer pier at T5 always seemed very quiet for much of the day I'm guessing that using sone gates costs an airline mor...

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by Bostrom
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 584
Views: 146944

Re: DY Financial Discussion - 2020

https://www.bloomberg.com/quote/NAS:NO
went down to just NOK 3.10 per share at one point this morning.


A reaction to the proposed debt restructuring?
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AF022 wrote:
DY shares are down sharply today. Is there something going on?
https://www.bloomberg.com/quote/NAS:NO
went down to just NOK 3.10 per share at one point this morning.


A reaction to the proposed debt restructuring?

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by Bostrom
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 736
Views: 110326

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

To those who say that the decline in passengers at Swedish airports is because Swedes have stopped travelling: In 2019 SJ had 34.3 million passengers, an increase by 2.5 million.

That can be compared to -1.2 million at ARN and -150.000 at BMA.

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by Bostrom
Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Consolidation of Airport Operations
Replies: 46
Views: 9086

Re: Consolidation of Airport Operations

ARN has closed terminals 2,3 and 4 and all flights are now using terminal 5.

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