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by Oykie
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zurich Airport’s hub status is “at risk”, Lufthansa CEO warns
Replies: 20
Views: 8083

Re: Zurich Airport’s hub status is “at risk”, Lufthansa CEO warns

All non sense. LX is LH Group most profitable airline and certainly wont fail or give up on ZRH because slight time change. If you recall LH had the same doom and gloom commentary when FRA curfew changed yet somehow figured out how to manage its evening longhaul bank. After that threat I have been ...

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by Oykie
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 109
Views: 4887

Re: 737-8200?

This just proves they think everyone is dumb, stick a new name and people will forget. So much attention to "cover things" instead of proving that the plane is safe. If I were as dumb as they think, and flew on one of this plane, and later found out it was the same exact plane i did not s...

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by Oykie
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 109
Views: 4887

Re: 737-8200?

This just proves they think everyone is dumb, stick a new name and people will forget. So much attention to "cover things" instead of proving that the plane is safe. If I were as dumb as they think, and flew on one of this plane, and later found out it was the same exact plane i did not s...

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by Oykie
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 783
Views: 315671

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

SAS first A350 seen outside on a photo in Instagram Thanks for the update, great news! Does anybody have a picture? I am not part of the generation instragram... :shy: https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190713/f291c37caed05304c9dd4c79f8b27df9.jpg It looks really good! I look forward to be flying on...

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by Oykie
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 794
Views: 124375

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

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-ovanligt-allvarlig-olycka I’m really sorry to hear about this crash. My deepest condol...

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by Oykie
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1083
Views: 149009

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

You actually just proved my argument. 8ab on the 797 replicates the A330 that killed the 7ab 767. I don't think I did. The 767 is a tight 8 across and comfortable 7-across and as such is a genuine widebody. The 797 will need to be a lot smaller IMO to get even remotely close to being as cheap as a ...

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by Oykie
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1083
Views: 149009

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

Skinny planes are heavy as proven by the 757-300 and A340-600 and 767-400. Per metre of extra fuselage they gained more weight due to a smaller diameter long tube being easy to bend conpared to a shorter wider tube. A 767-400 length fuselage that is 18% skinnier in height will be ridiculously heavy...

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by Oykie
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1083
Views: 149009

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

I should photoshop that picture to demostrate what the "reduced height" cross section would look like. It is less important what it will look like but for what it will weigh like... Fred Skinny planes are heavy as proven by the 757-300 and A340-600 and 767-400. Per metre of extra fuselage...

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by Oykie
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1083
Views: 149009

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

I have no idea how many seats the NMA will have across, but I just flew Delta 767-300ER N198DN and the 7 across seating in economy is super. It just feels less crowded than bigger wide bodies as well ass 6 across narrowbodies. So I hope they do 7 across seating.

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by Oykie
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential Heathrow expansion revealed
Replies: 19
Views: 7001

Re: Potential Heathrow expansion revealed

For those still banging on about the climate, the local environment, noise and pollution from an expanded LHR. How can it be greener to have an average 20-30 minute delay, both arrivals and departures x 480,000 flights per year? That seems largely forgotten. The third runway is not a massive projec...

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by Oykie
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights between Georgia and Russia suspended
Replies: 4
Views: 1271

Re: Flights between Georgia and Russia suspended

This is a drastic move. If I have understood correctly it is after the anti Russian protests in Georgia. And then a TV host cursed President Putin on TV. Russia and Georgia has close cultural ties so I am surprised they do this in the middle of the summer making it harder for the average Russian to ...

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by Oykie
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 794
Views: 124375

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

I don't know what percentage of passengers on the route are from Sweden, but it's not exactly every seat as transfer passengers are exempted from the tax. That’s a relief! I believe the decline of travelers in Sweden is due to this tax. Of course shaming each other does not help either, but I still...

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by Oykie
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 794
Views: 124375

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

What will happen to SAS' regional jet fleet with CR9s? How long will they stay in the fleet,now that Mitsubishi has bought off the CRJ program and intend to end it? Will SAS be looking for replacement types between E2-jets and CS series (or Airbus A220s)? I my uneducated opinion the CR9 will stay w...

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by Oykie
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 794
Views: 124375

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

As for flying from ARN it adds some 400 kroners for every seat and that’s 106000 pr flight or between 22 and 39 million pr year depending on frequency. I don't know what percentage of passengers on the route are from Sweden, but it's not exactly every seat as transfer passengers are exempted from t...

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by Oykie
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 794
Views: 124375

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

I agree SAS long haul product is really nice in all three classes. From Norway it was okay to fly through ARN, even though it feels like it’s going in the opposite direction. But so is CPH, even though it feels as a more spacious airport than ARN. As for flying from ARN it adds some 400 kroners for ...

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by Oykie
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 794
Views: 124375

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

VSMUT wrote:
Oykie wrote:
On a completely different topic, has SAS said who will take over flying of the ATR routes that are currently flown by FlyBe?


Nordica is taking over FlyBe's ATR ops.


Thank you for your answer! I like seeing the ATR in SAS livery.

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by Oykie
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 794
Views: 124375

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

SE-ROF, SAS’ 26th A320neo has been delivered 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. On a completely different topic, has SAS said who will take over flying of the ATR routes ...

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by Oykie
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43530

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

Congratulations to Boeing and IAG. This was a big order. I’ve seen a lot of comments regarding this order and potential purchase of Norwegian. With this order they can grow on their own without Norwegian. For me with this order it seems less likely that they’ll buy them because they will get the har...

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by Oykie
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot’s first A350 routes (and layout)
Replies: 15
Views: 3122

Re: Aeroflot’s first A350 routes (and layout)

A few days ago first SU A350-900 routes became known (for the first time after delivery they’ll be tested on shorter flights). First flights dates: JFK (29 March, 2020) PEK (1 May, 2020) ICN (1 June, 2020) MIA (2 June, 2020) The layout is 1-2-1 in Business Class (28 passengers), 2-4-2 in Premium-Ec...

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by Oykie
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 36458

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

The reason for this is a UAV was shot down over the gulf of Oman in the 20th. The UAV was at high altitude, and the size of an airliner (Global Hawk). That and two ships attacked by missiles. FAA issued an emergency order not to fly through Iran or the Gulf of Oman. Pakistan is only allowing limite...

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by Oykie
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS new livery?
Replies: 33
Views: 10454

Re: SAS new livery?

anyone else agrees that the engine color looks blue? They are definitely blue. I disagree about red/orange lettering being on the engines though. I think it is reflection of a light. You don’t see red on the engines reflected on the fuselage. I agree with the lettering. I do not think they are red....

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by Oykie
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS new livery?
Replies: 33
Views: 10454

Re: SAS new livery?

anyone else agrees that the engine color looks blue?

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by Oykie
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 794
Views: 124375

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

«Old» photo as it has even been painted You're right, I didn't check the date of the photo. It looks a lot better with paint! https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48024173722_58400201f7_c.jpg F-WWCE by Luc Verkoyen , on Flickr Looks good! I look forward to fly it, hopefully later this year, or next ...

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by Oykie
Sat May 25, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 430
Views: 104032

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

rrbsztk wrote:
Air Baltic 55054 is delivered currently en route to Europe. This is the 14th delivery this year.


I noticed t as it passed over Norway. Pretty impressive performance, even though empty to fly nonstop Montreal - Riga. I’m so excited to have my first flight on. A220 this summer :-)

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by Oykie
Wed May 22, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 794
Views: 124375

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

OSL-KBP (not IEV) This is good news! I travel to Kiev sometimes per year, and usually fly through Riga. Have SAS announced days and flight times yet? Yes: OSL-KBP SK4298 departs OSL at 09:30, arrives KBP at 13:10 OSL-KBP SK4299 departs KBP at 14:00, arrives OSL at 15:50 Its 3 weekly flights, on Tue...

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by Oykie
Wed May 22, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 794
Views: 124375

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Someone83 wrote:
Someone83 wrote:
3 new SAS routes announced for the coming Winter

OSL-IEV: 3x weekly 737 from end October
CPH-TRN: 1x weekly A32N DEC-MAR
ARN-LUX: unknown


OSL-KBP (not IEV)


This is good news! I travel to Kiev sometimes per year, and usually fly through Riga. Have SAS announced days and flight times yet?

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by Oykie
Fri May 10, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 794
Views: 124375

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

The positive effect of Easter in April (in 2018 it was in March) was killed by SAS strike. How much of the decline is due to all Flygskam / Flight shame movement in Sweden? I do not think aviation tax should be blamed much, as it was enforced in 2018 already? I believe flygkam is related to the avi...

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by Oykie
Fri May 10, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 794
Views: 124375

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Stockholm (ARN) saw decline in passenger volume also in April: Domestic: 378,556 (-19%) International: 1,659,291 (-6%) Total: 2,037,847 (-9%) YTD total: 7,672,023 (-5%) The positive effect of Easter in April (in 2018 it was in March) was killed by SAS strike. How much of the decline is due to all F...

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by Oykie
Thu May 09, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 12.000th Airbus delivery
Replies: 33
Views: 7142

Re: 12.000th Airbus delivery

A big congratulation to Airbus, all employees! Also impressed by brave decision-making by European countries back in the days that Airbus was established.

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by Oykie
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 714160

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Doe anyone here know when the airlines will start fixing the airplanes? Boeing has finished flight tests and are waiting for the approval to be fixed. Do airlines have to wait until the grounding is lifted, or can they start implementing the fix while the fleet is grounded? PS: I am really pleased w...

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by Oykie
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 794
Views: 124375

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Bostrom wrote:
SAS' new A330:

ImageF-WWCE Airbus A330 SAS by @Eurospot, on Flickr


Nice :-) I’m excited about the A350 in SAS colors as well. I would also like to see A330neo at one point ;-)

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by Oykie
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 714160

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

http://m.atwonline.com/regulation/faa-t ... s-approval
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According to ATW FAA targets late May, early June re authorization for the 737MAX.

http://m.atwonline.com/regulation/faa-t ... s-approval

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by Oykie
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 350
Views: 95174

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

travaz wrote:
I would assume that all of the aircraft in storage would have to undergo the software upgrade. Anyone know how much time that entails for each aircraft?


The announced fix is said to take an hour or aircraft.

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by Oykie
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?
Replies: 112
Views: 31326

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

Norwegian has had a rough financial year, and of course this grounding affects them. But remember that the richest Norwegian man John Fredriksen bought stocks in Norwegian worth 350 million USD, January 2019. According to Forbes he has a net worth of 11.1 billion USD. He is according to Forbes rank...

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by Oykie
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?
Replies: 112
Views: 31326

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

Norwegian has had a rough financial year, and of course this grounding affects them. But remember that the richest Norwegian man John Fredriksen bought stocks in Norwegian worth 350 million USD, January 2019. According to Forbes he has a net worth of 11.1 billion USD. He is according to Forbes ranke...

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by Oykie
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air Fokker 100 belly lands in Tehran
Replies: 26
Views: 6207

Re: Iran Air MD-82 Fire at THR

It is a Fokker 100. Glad everyone evacuated safely.

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by Oykie
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 138822

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

That’s a nice comparison. I’m so looking forward to see this plane at gate with the wings tilted up! :-)

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by Oykie
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA officials break ground on LAX people mover
Replies: 73
Views: 12662

Re: LA officials break ground on LAX people mover

Seems like such a huge expense for what will be utilized by a small percentage of LAX passengers. While I understand your point, I think it is not a (fully) correct way to look a these things, and judge such investment. Since all hotel, car rental vans and taxis will no longer be using the horse sh...

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by Oykie
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA officials break ground on LAX people mover
Replies: 73
Views: 12662

Re: LA officials break ground on LAX people mover

The LAX people mover will be of great benefit for me, and passengers like me who arrives at LAX and waits for the rental car bus. Hopefully our bus that blocks the road at many terminals will also benefit the rest of people traveling to and from LAX.:-) The momentum to build more density and transpo...

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by Oykie
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 794
Views: 124375

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Nervous Nordic flier here. Flying from CPH to Athens with SAS on A320 next month. Prior to that the B757 from KEF, a plane I know very well. Anyone flown the Athens route before? How's SAS record with safety and maintenance? SAS has an outstanding safety record and their maintenance is really good....

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by Oykie
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Georgia lawmaker lobs legislation for state takeover of Atlanta airport
Replies: 81
Views: 9913

Re: Georgia lawmaker lobs legislation for state takeover of Atlanta airport

City leaders vow to fight state takeover of Atlanta airport https://www.ajc.com/news/city-leaders-vow-fight-state-takeover-atlanta-airport/D04FvTdbY4NZsw6GZ3AdUJ/ Indeed. City of Atlanta officials are fighting back! Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has made preventing the state takeover “essentia...

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by Oykie
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The fashionable '8' in aircraft designations
Replies: 36
Views: 5381

Re: The fashionable '8' in aircraft designations

I believe the 8 and luck have been exaggerated in aviation forums and by aviation fans. I remember Airbus said of the A380 that the number 8 was used to show that the A380 was twice the size as the A340. And the 8 was also chosen as it would signal a double deck configuration. It was much later that...

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by Oykie
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 117
Views: 29293

Re: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

I think the chances of seeing an order for the 748i are just about nil. As many others have stated, the later variants of the 777 and A350 have the same capacity and range as the 747, but they are more efficient. I do have one question - moot at this point; I'm sure I know the answer, but I'll ask ...

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by Oykie
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian receives NOK 3 billion in a preferential and guaranteed share issue placement
Replies: 40
Views: 8505

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

On a semi related note. Easyjet announced yesterday that they are in the marked for 3 billion of bonds to purchase something, or someone. Could it be Norwegian?

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by Oykie
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 794
Views: 124375

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

BTW, SAS also tried OSL-LCY with leasing Avro-70, so not only CPH and ARN had a go at LCY I’m sad to see SAS leave LHR, and it makes Star alliance weaker, I have been flying with SAS to LHR and connected with United to the states. That will be more difficult going forward. They are not leaving LHR ...

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by Oykie
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 794
Views: 124375

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

I’m sad to see SAS leave LHR, and it makes Star alliance weaker, I have been flying with SAS to LHR and connected with United to the states. That will be more difficult going forward.

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by Oykie
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 794
Views: 124375

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

I don’t Sweden will remove the tax any longer. New government is finally settled and as I understand part of the agreement was to keep the tax. That’s bad. I thought it was going anyway with the new budget. The way aviation tax is used it does not help the environment, but makes people choose other...

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by Oykie
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 794
Views: 124375

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

I don’t Sweden will remove the tax any longer. New government is finally settled and as I understand part of the agreement was to keep the tax. That’s bad. I thought it was going anyway with the new budget. The way aviation tax is used it does not help the environment, but makes people choose other...

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by Oykie
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 794
Views: 124375

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

OSL in 2018 Domestic: 12 003 905 (+3,3%) International 16 491 834 (+4,2%) Total 28 495 739 (+3,8%) They need almost 6% growth next year to reach 30 millions, which probably will not happen, so we have to wait untill 2021 for that I wonder how much the Norwegian aviation tax impacts growth at OSL? E...

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by Oykie
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VLM airlines goes into liquidation
Replies: 23
Views: 6122

Re: VLM airlines goes into liquidation

I was not mentioning VLM specifically. It’s always sad to see a specific airline go away. And VLM has been around for a long time. I’m talking about airlines in Europe in general

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