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by Bostrom
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 734
Views: 19484

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

This might seem like a stupid question (from me? Surely not ;-) ) ... if a deal is done by the 31st Oct (or even if it isn't), is that "it", i.e. if there is an election in November/December and the incoming govt (assuming it's not Tory/Brexit), can the new govt say to Europe, "ah lo...

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by Bostrom
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1010
Views: 160328

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Swedish Transport Agency has released passenger numbers for August 2019. I've done a comparison of Aug 2019 versus Aug 2018 - changes are detailed below. I've omitted some airports where the pax numbers looked dubious for one reason or another - e.g. very small sample sizes, Nextjet bankruptcy pote...

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by Bostrom
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1010
Views: 160328

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

That's some serious drop in passenger numbers. Are airlines reducing flights or are they just selling less tickets on their flights? (domestic Swedish passengers) BRA is getting rid of their Avros and SAS is using smaller planes. Stockholm-Sundsvall used to be flown by 737s, now there is mostly ATR...

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by Bostrom
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 734
Views: 19484

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

Yes, I don't really know why there is such a difference with the way France integrate overseas territories like La Martinique, La Guadeloupe, La Guyanne, Saint Pierre et Miquelon and so on, that are french departments. I suspect it is because French Colonial realm was never as large as the English,...

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by Bostrom
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 734
Views: 19484

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

Tugger wrote:
Bostrom wrote:
Like the UK treats Gibraltar, Bermuda, the Cayman Islands and other territories you mean?

I believe anytime a vote of the people in those places has been taken "Remain" has won. So it is their choice.

Tugg


As far as I know they have never been given the option to become part of the UK.

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by Bostrom
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 734
Views: 19484

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

Indeed. Scotland, NI, Wales all have elected representatives in Westminster. and if they chose not to, like the UK did with the EU, they suddenly become vessel states? If they would be ruled from outside without elected representation, like the WA mandates from the UK? Then yes. Like the UK treats ...

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by Bostrom
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1010
Views: 160328

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Turku-Luton is not seeing particularly high fares. I can see that apart from Finnish school holidays, flying LTN-TKU or TKU-LTN for every date from 4 days from today until the end of October, the fare is less than 25 euros for a flight taking over 3 hours - and that includes things like taxes. Eith...

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by Bostrom
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 153913

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Am I the only one that finds it a bit strange that the queen acted on advice from the PM when it comes to prorouging parliament, making parliament de facto controlled by the government. Wouldn't it make more sense for the speaker to be the one in charge of parliamentary sessions?

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by Bostrom
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 153913

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

For the EU to grant an extension, first the UK have to apply for one. Something I can't see the current government do. Actually it seems EU can offer an extention without UK request. Of course UK would have to agree such an offer. https://twitter.com/StevePeers/status/1158066057380319240?s=19 I'm n...

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by Bostrom
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 153913

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

While on the surface it's easy to imagine the EU being fed up with Brexit and wanting it over and out of the way, I think the EU would grant an extension if the Government lost a vote of no confidence and we were faced with a general election with multiple parties offering a confirmatory referendum...

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by Bostrom
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 153913

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

I have the impression that EU governments will not give extension. Let us move on. Why should the EU give the UK government another extension? While on the surface it's easy to imagine the EU being fed up with Brexit and wanting it over and out of the way, I think the EU would grant an extension if...

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by Bostrom
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1010
Views: 160328

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Nami wrote:
HKG isn’t exactly new for CPH as it was already there from the beginning of last winter season.

QR is adding flights to ARN in January (14x->18x).


QR is also upgrading the morning flight to ARN from A350-900 to 777-300. And adding flights to GOT.

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by Bostrom
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS new livery?
Replies: 174
Views: 46714

Re: SAS new livery?

Yes I understand that, however my point was that there's no way of knowing if SAS has changed their livery by this photograph. Yes there is. The engines are blue and the design of the three Scandinavian flags on the nose is different. The Chief Operating Officer & Deputy Chief Executive Office ...

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by Bostrom
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS new livery?
Replies: 174
Views: 46714

Re: SAS new livery?

zkojq wrote:
The only change I would make is to make the engines fully red, not half red. SAS's livery is for the most part perfectly fine.


With a larger text on the engines, I think that would look great!

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by Bostrom
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS new livery?
Replies: 174
Views: 46714

Re: SAS new livery?

https://twitter.com/SAS/status/1163129719556136961

If there is a new livery, it won't be too different.
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SAS has shared some pictures of the A350 winglets on twitter: https://twitter.com/SAS/status/1163129719556136961

If there is a new livery, it won't be too different.

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by Bostrom
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Image Stabilization or not?
Replies: 8
Views: 876

Re: Image Stabilization or not?

Lots have people have also told me to get the F2.8 version of this lens as it is better, however, I can't ever remember shooting aircraft at F2.8. Does anyone have a steer for me? I don't know where you plan on shooting, but if it involves a bit of walking the f/2.8 has the disadvantage of being 70...

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by Bostrom
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 153913

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

At this stage, we have to concede that Britain is leaving the EU. Labour, even if it does take over, will not support a new referendum. Some want it, but Corbyn and the unions won't wear it . The most important focus now is to avoid a no deal scenario; that's entirely the responsiblity of the UK Pa...

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by Bostrom
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1010
Views: 160328

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Salen/Trysil have to compete with the Alps and Pyrenees so will find it harder to charge a premium price to tourists It will be very interesting to see how the routes to Sälen work out. But they do have one advantage, no need for a long bus transfer after you land. The airport is 7 km from the clos...

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by Bostrom
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1010
Views: 160328

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

I'm guessing that somebody is paying SAS a sizeable amount of cash to persuade them to send a plane once per week between London Heathrow and Salen/Trysil. A route to London seems far more suited to maybe TUI or Thomas Cook flying into Gatwick instead of SAS to Heathrow It sounds like they have mad...

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by Bostrom
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1010
Views: 160328

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

The Swedish transport agency has not yet published figures for all airports in July 2019. However, I've had a look at the number of domestic pax at each Swedish airport in June 2019 and compared against June 2018. I've ignored airports where there were structural changes in the domestic market - e....

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by Bostrom
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lots of delays and cancellations at Amsterdam due to fuel supply failure
Replies: 47
Views: 9520

Re: Lots of delays and cancellations at Amsterdam due to fuel supply failure

You are perfectly right, but that`s not what I would suggest. Rather a well-run airport should always have a pool of security-approved local people who could help out under extreme conditions by working at a second job as some kind of freelancers. Like farmers operating snowploughs just a few times...

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by Bostrom
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 153913

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

One wonders, if we at airliners.net have figured this out already, how come that the British are only discovering it now? Either they really don know what they're talking about, ignorant or are just looking on a way to bad mouth the EU. My guess: Because the British really don't understand how the ...

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by Bostrom
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: POTUS Needs A Civics Lesson
Replies: 12
Views: 1294

Re: POTUS Needs A Civics Lesson

While the teacher's at it, perhaps a few lessons on the seperation of legislative, sentencing and enforcing powers would be in order, along with a large dollop of 'how not to interfere in the justice system of another country'? I appreciate Kenya is missing his coke buddy, and it must be hard on th...

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by Bostrom
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1010
Views: 160328

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Someone83 wrote:
SAS is scheduled to take delivery of their 27th A320neo today

From Skyliner:
Airbus A320-251 MSN8949 SE-ROR SAS delivery 25jul19 XFW-ARN


So only three left to deliver from the original order. Does anyone know when the first of the next order will be delivered?

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by Bostrom
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 153913

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

scbriml wrote:
He lied all through the referendum campaign and he's still lying. Boris enjoys the same relationship with facts that the current POTUS does.


As well as during his career as a journalist. Personally I wouldn't trust anything he says.

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by Bostrom
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is BA so cautious?
Replies: 14
Views: 3507

Re: Why is BA so cautious?

Because planes might already be planned, schedules made and staff placed. it's a thing if planes arrive hours earlier, or later, it requires time to adjust. it's not a simple snap of the fingers and lets fly straight again. Planning is made in advance, as soon as a new "roster" is made fo...

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by Bostrom
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1010
Views: 160328

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

https://www.vk.se/2019-07-14/flygexpert ... lig-olycka
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A GA8 Airvan with nine people onboard has crashed outside UME. No survivors. This is the 5th deadiest aviation accident in Sweden since 1945.

More information (in Swedish): https://www.vk.se/2019-07-14/flygexpert ... lig-olycka

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by Bostrom
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 910
Views: 374908

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
MSN 266 (QR#43-35J) first CAF #AIB04GY
MSN 326 (BA#1) out on another test flight #AIB03FH


Thank you for keeping this thread updated! I appreciate it a lot!

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by Bostrom
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1010
Views: 160328

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

SE-REH, the latest SAS A330 was delivered a few days ago. And as soon at it enters scheduled service, LN-RKP will be flown to France to be scrapped.

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by Bostrom
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1010
Views: 160328

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Does anyone have a list of some of the more unusual public flights to/from Visby for Almedalsvecken ? I realise that routes to Arlanda, Bromma, Goteborg or Malmo, along with summer-only Helsingborg, Norrkoping, Ostersund, Sundsvall and Umea will see increased frequency and aircraft size - it's the ...

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by Bostrom
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1010
Views: 160328

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Any idea of when they will go? I see SE-DSO/P/T are already retired (stored). I guess the rest will go as they reach some economical limit. Heavy checks probably play a part here. I wonder if the supposed jets on busy routes will be owned by BRA or leased. What are the busiest routes anyway? Malmö ...

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by Bostrom
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1010
Views: 160328

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

BRA is getting rid of their Avros, but they have now hinted that they have some jets on busy routes in the future. But if that means A220s, E-jets, CRJs or something else is unknown so far.

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by Bostrom
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1010
Views: 160328

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Can someone clarify SAS's fleet plans? They seem to be replacing all their current generation short haul aircraft (a319, a320, 736, 73G, 738) with the a320neo? Is there room for a potential a220 order? Then there was a quote that seems to indicate that they intend to replace all their current longh...

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by Bostrom
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1010
Views: 160328

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

That could kill SK's SVG route. They are already down to operating Cityjet CRJs on it. Not so sure about that. SVG-LHR for SAS is all about the corporate traffic. LTN is further from London, and the high paying gas companies don't really fly ULCC carriers... And it's also about connecting traffic, ...

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by Bostrom
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1010
Views: 160328

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Haven't seen this mentioned, but Swedish Lapland will get a new route next year. Eurowings will fly Cologne/Bonn-Arvidsjaur once a week from 2020-01-17 to 2020-03-16. EW5596 CGN0905 – 1155AJR 32A 5 EW5597 AJR1355 – 1645CGN 32A 1 Source: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/284720/eurowi...

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by Bostrom
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: best camera to buy
Replies: 11
Views: 1800

Re: best camera to buy

If those are your only issues with your current camera, howabout a 7D mkII?

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by Bostrom
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1010
Views: 160328

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Have you ever taken the train from Copenhagen to Aalborg? If you take the Lyntog (the fastest train operating in Denmark) it takes 4 hours and 52 minutes which is a long journey for such a small country. I've only been to Ålborg once and that was by car. But I'm aware that the train there is pretty...

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by Bostrom
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1010
Views: 160328

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

How is MMX performing as far as finances go? Are they profitable? I don't know, when it was run by Luftfartsverket (The Civil Aviation Administration) it was profitable. But I don't know how it has performed since it was handed over to Swedavia since it seems like they don't publish the figures for...

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by Bostrom
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1010
Views: 160328

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

We've slowly begun. A few weeks ago a new 250 kph high-speed line opened, except it's not fully operational yet and we don't have any trains going faster than 180 kph. It's a part of the new link between Copenhagen and Hamburg, which also includes a new tunnel under Fehmarn Belt. The full new high-...

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by Bostrom
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight a within one time zone that pass thru another
Replies: 31
Views: 2211

Re: Flight a within one time zone that pass thru another

OSL-KKN, domestic flight within the same time zone that flies over Finland.

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by Bostrom
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1010
Views: 160328

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Blerg wrote:
How is the tax affecting Malmo? I guess for them it's the easiest to cross into Denmark to catch a cheaper flight


That has pretty much been the case since the Öresund bridge opened. From Malmö central station it is 20 minutes by train to CPH or 40 minutes by bus to MMX.

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by Bostrom
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1010
Views: 160328

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

davidjohnson6 wrote:
Has flygskam spread in the Nordic area beyond just Sweden to a significant degree ?


I have the impression that it has spread a bit in Norway.

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by Bostrom
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1010
Views: 160328

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

I don't want to be rude to my Swedish neighbours, but they've always been a bit extreme on the "PC-scale" compared to the rest of us :D Well, you do have a point. The political debate in Sweden can be a bit extreme at times. But, to derail the thread a bit, I wish you would to something a...

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by Bostrom
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 153913

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

This is something I had not expected: Japan urges UK to avoid no-deal Brexit. Foreign minister Taro Kono has asked both Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt to avoid a no deal.

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by Bostrom
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1010
Views: 160328

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Does anyone know when SK's OSL base will receive its first A320NEO? Those awful 737s can't be gone soon enough, especially the older ones which feel tired and worn. With CPH and ARN both receiving new aircraft, it does feel like the Norwegian market is being neglected somewhat by SAS management. It...

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by Bostrom
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1010
Views: 160328

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Oykie wrote:
Thank you for keep us updated on delivery and retirements! Much appreciated. SAS has a very good line up now, with airplanes. Much simpler, than the good old days.


Much simpler, and probably a lot better. But I have to admit that a part of me misses the fleet diversity they had 10 years ago…

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by Bostrom
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1010
Views: 160328

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

SAS' first A350 has been photographed. https://twitter.com/gandtea/status/1143766471430066176 Interesting! Thanks for sharing! SAS has hintet that it will come in a new livery... They have, so I posted it in the SAS livery thread as well. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1424...

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by Bostrom
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS new livery?
Replies: 174
Views: 46714

Re: SAS new livery?

https://twitter.com/gandtea/status/1143766471430066176
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If there is a new livery planned, it seems like there will not be any major changes. At least not to the tail. https://twitter.com/gandtea/status/1143766471430066176

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