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...Jump to post
Juneyao Air's inaugural flight carried 209 passengers meaning the load factor of 64.5% (worse than I expected) so hopefully, the flights will be more crowded in the future. Lentoposti It's low but one needs to remember the codeshare with AY has been in effect for only six or so weeks. If anything I...Jump to post
Interesting move, especially if it is year round. Aren't AY close to maxing out their Siberia overflights (at least in summer)? I wonder if other routes will be axed in Summer 2020 to maintain this service. If I counted correctly AY has 83 frequencies over the Siberian corridor this summer season w...Jump to post
Zoedyn wrote:Routesonline disclosed the schedule as follows:
AY081 HEL1705 – 0710+1PKX 333 137
AY082 PKX1110 – 1405HEL 333 124
Which is surely an excellent one.
I recall Finnland and China just recently expanded the bilateral, paving the way for AY to increase BJS/PVG frequencies, which I understand AY had long wanted to do but couldn't due to maxing out of traffic rights to the two top-tier cities in China. Great news if that is the case, but do you have ...Jump to post
Earlier this week during President Moon Jae-in's state visit to Finland it was announced that AY will be able to fly to Busan from March 2020 onwards with 3x weekly frequencies. It seems that this hasn't gone unnoticed at KE and OZ, who for a long time were lobbying against the government allowing t...Jump to post
South Korea's president Moon Jae-in started his Nordic tour this week from Finland and, among other things, Finland and South Korea signed an agreement to make flights between Busan and HEL possible. For a long time the Korean government was reluctant to allow (with lobbying from KE and OZ) long-hau...Jump to post
Domestic: 223,997 (-1.1%)
International: 1,708,581 (+8.0%)
Total: 1,932,578 (+6.9%)
https://www.finavia.fi/en/about-finavia ... stics-year
Growth has started to pick up again with the summer season upon us.
QuawerAir wrote:seansasLCY wrote:
Didn't Norwegian reduce its flights to BKK?
I think they did, but I cannot find anything about that at Routesonline. What I did find, is that they increased flights to BKK in W18/19:
China Eastern between ARN and PVG becomes a year-round route.
https://www.swedavia.se/arlanda/nyheter ... a-eastern/
Separately, for CZ, a new broom sweeps clean indeed. Following the appointment of a new CEO, who was transferred from MU with a background in accounting, two newly approved longhauls are rumored to have got axed due to cost-saving concerns, without specifying what the two routes exactly are So if t...Jump to post
Against analysts' expectations Finnair managed to stay in the black in Q4. Comparable operating result for 2018 remained roughly the same as the year before. PLF is however not following with the capacity increase as anticipated. Capacity growth for 2019 is planned at around 10% which is a bit less ...Jump to post
So the only Japanese that fly Finnair are the poor one or the one who doesn't care about services. I assume this also applies to those with connecting flights in Europe on LH, KL, AF, BA and the like? Personally I've never met a Japanese person who was willing to waste a significant amount of time ...Jump to post
That’s a bit unclear at the moment, but what is known is that Finnair and Juneyao signed some sort of an MoU in November regarding the latter’s pax and cargo traffic between PVG and HEL. Obviously they need feed for the route to work with the planned frequency.Jump to post
I believe all these three routes to HEL are 99% likely to happen this year (barring unforeseen irresistibles like epidemic outbreak, political crisis) as they each hold a ton of significance to the respective carriers Well 66.67% of these routes have now been confirmed also at the Matka Nordic Trav...Jump to post
Flightradar24 shows three consecutive Tibet Airlines' flights from Jinan to HEL as of Jan 23, one flight per day between Jan 23 and Jan 25. There might be some Chinese people going to meet Finnish representatives. Flight TV998 No, those most likely mean nothing else than FR24 showing up its own num...Jump to post
AY has confirmed the launch of Sapporo, and they will also fly a leisure route to Punta Cana in W19/20, apparently instead of Puerto Vallarta.
https://company.finnair.com/en/media/al ... id=3176664
I'll believe it when I see the aircraft touch the runway (the same goes for all three carriers). Lucky Air never started their flights even though a press release was published. I know the flights would be mostly Chinese tour groups but it’s a bit of a shame that it’s pretty much impossible to buy t...Jump to post
Ryanair is adding its fourth destination from LPP, a 2x weekly route to SXF from April. LPP must be one of the smallest airports Ryanair serves. https://yle.fi/uutiset/3-10581881 I have a question, where is all this demand for India coming from? Are there a lot of Finns going there or is Finnair car...Jump to post
In addition to the current daily A350 rotation AY will upgauge another daily flight to a widebody (A333) in S19. Also with BA going from 2x to 1x daily, AY will add an additional frequency to LHR. https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/finnair/finnair-increases-capacity-to-london-with-a-second-wide-bod...Jump to post
In addition to the current daily A350 rotation AY will upgauge another daily flight to a widebody (A333) in S19. Also with BA going from 2x to 1x daily, AY will add an additional frequency to LHR. https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/finnair/finnair-increases-capacity-to-london-with-a-second-wide-body...Jump to post
Not a whole lot of information is available at this moment in time. It would be nice to know what exactly is meant by ”strategic partnerships” unless those are just expletive words.Jump to post
It should be mentioned that TK has made their RVN route official as well, 3x weekly from 5 December 2019 with A321. https://www.finavia.fi/en/newsroom/2018/turkish-airlines-direct-flights-between-istanbul-and-rovaniemi-commence-5122019 "the first airline to fly travellers to Rovaniemi in busine...Jump to post
TK to fly to Rovaniemi, Finland starting Dec5th, 3 x weekly. I just looked at it, population 61,000. What is the other factors for TK to start this route? Thanks. As mentioned, Rovaniemi and Lapland as a whole see a decent amount of demand in the winter and especially around Christmas time. For exa...Jump to post
With a little trick it's possible to read the first few paragraphs but those don't reveal too much. Kjos just repeated the story about ARN having the potential to become a major hub for flights between Asia and North America, but added that it's only possible with "more air-friendly policies an...Jump to post
The next big phase of HEL's expansion project will begin in January 2019 with the construction of the new departure and arrival halls. After the new halls are completed, the existing departures and arrivals halls will be turned into airside which should give much needed room in the terminal. Schedul...Jump to post
This is like the fifth or sixth time a Chinese carrier applies for rights to fly from China to HEL yet none have come true. So I wouldn’t read too much into this albeit CZ’s withdrawal from SkyTeam is an interesting development. However Finnair and Juneyao Airlines recently signed a MoU regarding th...Jump to post
Literally yes, but I doubt he would have mentioned about it on TV so openly if the plans weren’t concrete. As a whole it’s not that big of an increase in capacity but for sure offers a much nicer experience for the passengers connecting to LHR in the afternoon (assuming it will be AY1337) as well as...Jump to post
Apparently Finnair signed a MoU with Juneyao Airlines last week regarding pax and cargo traffic on the latter's planned PVG-HEL route. So perhaps this time around the chances of a Chinese carrier actually landing in HEL is a bit bigger than before. https://www.kauppalehti.fi/uutiset/suomalaisyrityks...Jump to post
Could HEL overtake ARN down the road to become the third busiest airport in the Nordic region? I am not saying it will happen this or next year but let's say in the next five years? I find that very unlikely in the next five to ten years. The growth numbers at HEL should slow down next year and int...Jump to post
Nordica's route to OSL will also be dropped in January (along with AMS and LED).
https://news.err.ee/875740/nordica-to-c ... in-january
I only watched their Q3 presentation video and that's when it caught my eye. It turns out the slide I remembered was about 12-months rolling. Nonetheless a bit odd in the light of growing passenger numbers. https://i.imgur.com/azI1laK.png https://www.norwegian.com/globalassets/ip/documents/about-us/...Jump to post
TK will have a new northernmost destination next year as they're planning to launch a seasonal 3x weekly route to Rovaniemi (RVN) in Lapland in November 2019.
https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/trave ... global-hub
I was in HEL a few years ago and I remember the airport being very small, especially the check-in area. Have they build an additional terminal or have they expanded the facilities? One of the things I hated the most were the low ceilings, it felt like being in an underground. Sounds you were in T1 ...Jump to post