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by Bostrom
Fri Oct 15, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belgium introduce environmental taxes on short trips
Replies: 70
Views: 4639

Re: Belgium introduce environmental taxes on short trips

So will the government use this tax income to invest in more ecological research, to promote the introduction of new technologies that reduce pollution ... or will they simply use it to pay their bills? Could airports such as Lille or Eindhoven eventually profit from this especially if they keep on...

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by Bostrom
Fri Oct 15, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belgium introduce environmental taxes on short trips
Replies: 70
Views: 4639

Re: Belgium introduce environmental taxes on short trips

Since the beginning of 2018, all our customers travel on our ICE, IC and EC trains within germany by 100% renewable power. Statements like this always feel like a bit of greenwashing; in reality, the electricity they use is basically as renewable as the overall grid in the regions where the electri...

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by Bostrom
Mon Sep 20, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports That Have Suffered From Improved Road / Rail Infrastructure
Replies: 46
Views: 5444

Re: Airports That Have Suffered From Improved Road / Rail Infrastructure

We all know countless examples of airports that have suffered massively from an airline dominating the airport going bancrupt or changing strategy (think of places like St. Louis, Cleveland, Cincinatti in the US or Berlin, Clermont-Ferrand or Southampton in Europe). But how about (larger) airports ...

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by Bostrom
Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair adds long-haul from Sweden: ARN-MIA/BKK/HKT
Replies: 63
Views: 13473

Re: Finnair adds long-haul from Sweden: ARN-MIA/BKK/HKT

Aren't these Finnair routes unserved (save for NYC which SAS and UA fly to EWR and the AY flight it to JFK; and MIA which SAS also serve seasonally, but which is AY's JV partner, AA's massive hub). BKK, LAX and HKT are not served ex ARN on SAS or seemingly any Star carrier non-stop. Am I wrong in m...

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by Bostrom
Fri Sep 03, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 673
Views: 124878

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

Thunderboltdrgn wrote:
All 6 will presumably be named after Swedish lighthouses?


Or maybe Swedish islands?

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by Bostrom
Wed Aug 18, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 673
Views: 124878

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

Someone83 wrote:
Yes, did notice it became a little too small


Thank you! It seems like all airports except HEL follow pretty much the same path.

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by Bostrom
Wed Aug 18, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 673
Views: 124878

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

Nordic traffic number for July Airport - Reletive to Julky 2019 - Pax in July - Percentage point change from June 1. KEF: 41,2% - 347.529 - +20,2pp 2. CPH: 39,7% - 1.233.788 - +22.3pp 3. OSL: 36,0% - 1.022.819 - +16,4pp 4. ARN: 35,4% - 881.614 - +16,8pp 5. HEL: 16,8% - 352.041 - +7,0pp https://foru...

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by Bostrom
Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 673
Views: 124878

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

https://twitter.com/SAS/status/1421766116033060868
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SAS celebrate their 75th birthday today. https://twitter.com/SAS/status/1421766116033060868

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by Bostrom
Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:03 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Favorite Song about aviation?
Replies: 58
Views: 2666

Re: Aviation Songs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsS914Pu8kc )
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Karen Zoid - Aeroplane Jane ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsS914Pu8kc )

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by Bostrom
Fri Jul 23, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does London have six airports ???
Replies: 16
Views: 1893

Re: Why does London have six airports ???

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbAal7jIWQ4


lol, I like that I wasn't the only one to think of that vid.


It was my first thought aswell :D
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ZaphodHarkonnen wrote:
B6BOSfan wrote:
This video from Jay Foreman gives some insight into why -- in a rather comedic approach. As he says, it's complicated.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbAal7jIWQ4


lol, I like that I wasn't the only one to think of that vid.


It was my first thought aswell :D

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by Bostrom
Sun Jul 11, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair adds long-haul from Sweden: ARN-MIA/BKK/HKT
Replies: 63
Views: 13473

Re: Finnair adds long-haul from Sweden: ARN-MIA/BKK/HKT

On a personal note, I would suggest that AY should consider another sun-destination during winter schedule (or perhaps even year round): South Africa ! Their A 350 should be more than capable of performing this route out of HEL and back. The problem there is geography. HEL is a great location for A...

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by Bostrom
Sun Jul 04, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dunn family hopeful of some level of justice for the death of Harry
Replies: 22
Views: 1954

Re: Dunn family hopeful of some level of justice for the death of Harry

Have a criminal trial in the US in front of a jury of her peers and let's see if she still thinks UK justice is draconian. I'm not sure how that would even begin to work. It can be part of judicial agreements between countries. But I don't know if the US has those. And in some countries it is possi...

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by Bostrom
Mon May 31, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 131
Views: 28428

Re: Norwegian News and Discussion Thread - 2021

How does operating two new AOC's help with the reorganisation of the company? In time will all aircraft transfer into the new AOC's? Well, they applied to a Swedish court to put Norwegian Air Sweden AB into bankruptcy as it still have a lot of debt in it. So they just kill the old ones and start ne...

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by Bostrom
Fri May 28, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 673
Views: 124878

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

Is there a date planned for the closure of Stockholm Bromma? No, it hasn't been formally decided to close it yet. The government just proposed to close it, but it got voted down in the Swedish Parliament The effects of a closure is being investigated, the investigation is planned to be ready in Aug...

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by Bostrom
Mon May 24, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air and Air Baltic (and other airlines) plan to fly around Belarusian airspace
Replies: 90
Views: 14399

Re: Wizz Air and Air Baltic (and other airlines) plan to fly around Belarusian airspace

https://twitter.com/BarendLeyts/status/ ... 7031476224
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Source for the above statement: https://twitter.com/BarendLeyts/status/ ... 7031476224

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by Bostrom
Sun May 23, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO
Replies: 261
Views: 32715

Re: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO

Not to get political but the reason for the diversion was a bomb threat which could have been put by their government. Could lead to EU backlash for the likes of Belavia as they’ve been expanding quite a bit into Europe, phasing in new aircraft to their fleet and profiting on EU connection to the r...

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by Bostrom
Mon May 17, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German Green party candidate for chancellor want to ban short haul and implement tax
Replies: 113
Views: 10870

Re: German Green party candidate for chancellor want to ban short haul and LCC flights

Noshow wrote:
Airports cannot easily be connected to high speed train links.


In case you haven't noticed, there is a station for high speed trains at FRA. And you can book trips with Lufthansa that includes a train journey.

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by Bostrom
Thu May 13, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 673
Views: 124878

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

It will certainly be a good option for people in northern Sweden wanting to go to London for a weekend, but I guess they are looking at Londoners wanting a winter experience.

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by Bostrom
Thu May 13, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 673
Views: 124878

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

SAS has announced a twice weekly seasonal LHR-LLA (Luleå) route. It will be flown from 17th December 2021 to 21st March 2022.

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by Bostrom
Thu May 06, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 210
Views: 18137

Re: Ryanair will serve Arlanda for the very first time with a new base

Wonder if this is also to beat Wizz and stop them from entering the Swedish market, as Wizz did in Norway? Or maybe Norwegian? They wanted to return to Sweden?! This will certainly make it tougher for Norwegian to return. But if Ryanair really wanted to fly domestic in Sweden they should have lanch...

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by Bostrom
Thu May 06, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 210
Views: 18137

Re: Ryanair will serve Arlanda for the very first time with a new base

I wonder what this will mean for NYO. VST is basically dead anyway. Two daily on the domestic routes to GOT and MMX with decent day trip timings. If BRA is forced to move to ARN with the closure of BMA how do they compete? SAS gets the frequent flier points chasers and Ryanair gets the low fares. W...

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by Bostrom
Wed May 05, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 Years Since Killing of Osama Bin Laden
Replies: 22
Views: 1863

Re: 10 Years Since Killing of Osama Bin Laden

Sunday marked the 10 year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden by US special forces in a compound in Pakistan and this was a very big moment in history. However, the threat of terror did not stop and has changed significantly since then. I did feel a sense of accomplishment when this event...

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by Bostrom
Tue May 04, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amtrak turns 50
Replies: 26
Views: 2409

Re: Amtrak turns 50

ArchGuy1 wrote:
Hope they can make America's passenger train system like what it was 100 years ago.


Steam powered? :)

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by Bostrom
Sat May 01, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chinese official admits that Taiwan is an independent country
Replies: 30
Views: 2804

Re: Chinese official admits that Taiwan is an independent country

readytotaxi wrote:
Having read that interview I really would not return to China, he would disappear quite quickly.


Or at least have his career turn in a very different direction.

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by Bostrom
Thu Apr 29, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chinese official admits that Taiwan is an independent country
Replies: 30
Views: 2804

Chinese official admits that Taiwan is an independent country

https://kinamedia.se/2021/04/29/chinese ... ime-on-tv/
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In a freudian slip, the Chinese ambassador in Sweden admitted in an interview that Taiwan is not part of communist China. https://kinamedia.se/2021/04/29/chinese ... ime-on-tv/

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by Bostrom
Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 673
Views: 124878

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

The Swedish government just announced that they want to close Bromma "as soon as possible".

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by Bostrom
Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 673
Views: 124878

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

Sälen is getting scheduled summer traffic, maybe. BRA have announced Bromma-Sälen and Ängelholm-Sälen, both twice weekly during July and the first half of August.

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by Bostrom
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 673
Views: 124878

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

Ryanair just lost two court cases. The ECJ has ruled that the state aid given to SAS and Finnair was legal.

Press releases (PDFs):
The SAS-case: Swedish, Danish, Finnish, English
The Finnair-case: Swedish, Danish, Finnish, English

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by Bostrom
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 330
Views: 40368

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights in a bid to reduce carbon emissions.

Aliqiout wrote:
Or better yet, a turboprop.


That would as you say be even better!

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by Bostrom
Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 330
Views: 40368

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights in a bid to reduce carbon emissions.

Why is the plane going to still fly???? Even assuming frequency and gauge remain the same lifting a person 25,000 feet into the air requires burning fuel in an amount directly proportional to their weight, this is a waste when it doesn't even offer a benefit of faster transportation. the difference...

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by Bostrom
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former NFL player kills five in latest US mass shooting
Replies: 85
Views: 4697

Re: Former NFL player kills five in latest US mass shooting

Rinse and repeat. More thoughts and prayers. The same to you over your NI religious problems. I'm sure they'll be getting worse and worse. Maybe we should deploy our military in the streets? That worked out really well for you folks. I almost understand killing over drug turf, but over religion? It...

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by Bostrom
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tea or Coffee?
Replies: 63
Views: 4137

Re: Tea or Coffee?

Tea, without a doubt tea.

DIRECTFLT wrote:
What is correct amount of water to use with a single tea bag, one that you might find from Bigelow Green Tea??


It depends on your preferences, but if you want to be correct, use 50 ml of water for every gram of tea.

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by Bostrom
Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 673
Views: 124878

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

The BRA website says flights will restart on 12 May, but they do not seem to be making any attempt at selling tickets. Furthermore, Covid cases within Sweden seem to be higher than desirable right now Any thoughts on whether flight restart might end up being delayed until a little later ? Maybe the...

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by Bostrom
Fri Mar 26, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 673
Views: 124878

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

When BRA restart, they will have to share the GOT-STO market with both Air Leap (to BMA) and SAS (to ARN). That means they can get *maybe* 25% market share of GOT-STO flights. Pre-Covid, BRA had monopoly control of the THN-STO route. There is also the train - 3h10m between Gothenburg and Stockholm,...

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by Bostrom
Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 673
Views: 124878

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

Not saying that BRA would close GOT and turn Trollhattan into some sort of Ryanair-esque GOT (North) airport. Instead, wondering if BRA might choose to fly (as an example) 2x daily from GOT and 2x daily from Trollhattan, instead of 4x daily from GOT I seriously doubt that. Before the pandemic they ...

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by Bostrom
Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 673
Views: 124878

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

Is it intended to be an overall increase in costs, or instead a reweighting of costs ? I'm guessing it will end up as an increase though... The proposal from Transportstyrelsen is that it will be a zero sum game, so airlines flying A320neos, A220s and other modern planes will pay more than those fl...

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by Bostrom
Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 673
Views: 124878

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

Sweden may change the way airlines are charged based on environmental impact https://www.reuters.com/article/us-sweden-environment-airlines/sweden-plans-climate-adjusted-airline-take-off-and-landing-fees-idUSKBN2BE2CE Does anyone have specific details of what these charges would be ? The details ar...

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by Bostrom
Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 673
Views: 124878

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

There is a preliminary result from the referendum in Västerås. Around 78% have voted no to closing the airport. Greta won't be happy about this... or does this referendum finally show that she is not as influential as mainstream media wants us to believe. You're reading too much into this referendu...

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by Bostrom
Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 673
Views: 124878

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

There is a preliminary result from the referendum in Västerås. Around 78% have voted no to closing the airport.

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by Bostrom
Sun Mar 21, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: why no metric system in aviation?
Replies: 58
Views: 5030

Re: why no metric system in aviation?

95% of the world is using the metric system. Airlines fly all over the world. Airbus based out of Europe and is doing good business. Why, oh why, continue using customary units? There have been accidents before; the Gimli Glider comes to mind. Please explain the reason for sticking it with a measur...

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by Bostrom
Fri Mar 19, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Election time: the Dutch version
Replies: 71
Views: 5096

Re: Election time: the Dutch version

There are calls to bring back proportional representation in France (we had it from 1986 to 1988) but a way must be found to have a bit clearer majorities / decent minorities than what just happened in NL, 17 parties with the biggest one having 23% of the seats would never work here. We see how it'...

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by Bostrom
Thu Mar 18, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 673
Views: 124878

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

Sälen (Scandinavian Mountains) are getting a new route. Alsie Express will fly twice weekly from Sønderborg (SGD) to Sälen in January and February next year.

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by Bostrom
Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 673
Views: 124878

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

Re. Bromma, surely the pandemic is finally the excuse that is needed to shut it? I get the convenience of a small airport (for some) but it often takes longer to get from BMA to central Stockholm than from ARN - the Arlanda Express is brilliant albeit far too expensive. Although renovations have be...

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by Bostrom
Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 673
Views: 124878

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

Torsby/Hagfors - Arlanda resumption delayed from 12-April to 26-April. I have no idea whether the route really will start on 26-April or if its resumption will be delayed further - or even if it'll just be quietly cancelled It is a PSO route, so it will not just be cancelled. At least not until 2023.

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by Bostrom
Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 673
Views: 124878

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

Someone83 wrote:
Passenger development at the Nordic capitals airport, measured towards the 2019 leveld


Thank you! I'm not surprised to see OSL in the top and KEF in the bottom.

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by Bostrom
Mon Mar 15, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: CSA/Czech Airlines declared bankrupt - operations to continue
Replies: 119
Views: 30055

Re: Updated: CSA/Czech Airlines declared bankrupt - operations to continue

One update, it looks like the company might be saved by selling their emission allowances and is also getting rid of their ATRs to reduce the operating costs to minimum. They are keeping just one A319 and one A320 for now to serve the profitable routes to AMS, CDG, KBP and SVO. Thank you for the up...

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by Bostrom
Mon Mar 15, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 673
Views: 124878

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

If they close down, will there be room at ARN if the entire operations move there? I don't mean now, I mean in terms of pre-covid traffic. Was ARN ever that crowded? Probably not but I am also wondering if they have LCC-friendly facilities or will Wizz Air have to use what others are using. Good qu...

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by Bostrom
Mon Mar 15, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: why no metric system in aviation?
Replies: 58
Views: 5030

Re: why no metric system in aviation?

95% of the world is using the metric system. Airlines fly all over the world. Airbus based out of Europe and is doing good business. Why, oh why, continue using customary units? There have been accidents before; the Gimli Glider comes to mind. Please explain the reason for sticking it with a measur...

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by Bostrom
Sun Mar 14, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 673
Views: 124878

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

As for Skavsta, it's not really a small airport, in 2019 they had almost 2.3 million passengers. Angelholm on the other hand had 385.000 passengers in 2019, down from 403.000 the year before. I wouldn't really compare the two. True, Skavsta is a lot bigger. But the basic situation is the same, priv...

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by Bostrom
Sun Mar 14, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 673
Views: 124878

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

Bromma, Skavsta and Vasteras are all in financial trouble. I find it difficult to believe that all 3 would close. However, if all 3 did close, what alternates would there be for either a 737 or a 777 in the event that Arlanda is temporarily unable to accept aircraft wishing to land ? Uppsala and Li...

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