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by Nami
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 871
Views: 138928

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

ARN is going 18x weekly in January.

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by Nami
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 871
Views: 138928

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

ARN 7/2019

Domestic: 315,120 (-10.4%)
International: 2,178,355 (-2.9%)
Total: 2,493,475 (-3.9%)

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by Nami
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 871
Views: 138928

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

ilari wrote:
I heard that Tibet Airlines would end Helsinki-Jinan in October.


I was under the impression that this was the plan all along. It’s basically just charter flights for Chinese tour groups, never meant to be a permanent route.

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by Nami
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 871
Views: 138928

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

ARN 6/2019

Domestic: 393,966 (-5.3%)
International: 2,100,104 (-2.1%)
Total: 2,494,070 (-2.6%)

After first half of this year:

Domestic: 2,453,442 (-8.5%)
International: 9,996,145 (-3.8%)
Total: 12,449,587 (-4.8%)

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by Nami
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 871
Views: 138928

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 Nami
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 871
Views: 138928

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

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...

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by Nami
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing Daxing Route Announcements and News Thread
Replies: 83
Views: 14515

Re: Finnair to launch Helsinki—Beijing Daxing this November, becoming 1st inter’l carrier to operate at both PKX and PEK

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...

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by Nami
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing Daxing Route Announcements and News Thread
Replies: 83
Views: 14515

Re: Finnair to launch Helsinki—Beijing Daxing this November, becoming 1st inter’l carrier to operate at both PKX and PEK

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.


Looks like it will change into a night flight in S20:

AY081 HEL0045 - 1335PKX
AY082 PKX0155 - 0535HEL

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by Nami
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 871
Views: 138928

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Someone83 wrote:
Norwegian will not be flying any long haul routes from CPH during the coming Winter. Then it remains to be seen what will return for Summer 2020

Exactly how many routes and frequencies does this cut take away?

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by Nami
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern Network/Fleet/Going Global Discussion - 2019
Replies: 110
Views: 16500

Re: China Southern Network/Fleet/Going Global Discussion - 2019

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 ...

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by Nami
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air and Asiana unhappy about the government allowing Finnair to fly to PUS
Replies: 49
Views: 9769

Korean Air and Asiana unhappy about the government allowing Finnair to fly to PUS

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...

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by Nami
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 871
Views: 138928

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

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...

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by Nami
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 871
Views: 138928

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

ARN 5/19

Domestic: 440,116 (-12.0%)
International: 1,843,522 (-4.4%)
Total: 2,283,638 (-5.9%)

The total after the first five months is about ~300K lower than in 2017.

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by Nami
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 871
Views: 138928

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

https://www.finavia.fi/en/about-finavia ... stics-year

Growth has started to pick up again with the summer season upon us.
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HEL 5/19

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.

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by Nami
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 871
Views: 138928

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

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:


They cut back on those additions and instead used the capacity to open KBV from all three airports.

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by Nami
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 871
Views: 138928

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

It seems like it's a bit too early to say.

But perhaps a bigger good news from this weekend is that according to some leaks the upcoming new government won't add an aviation tax in Finland but instead wants to push it at EU level.

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by Nami
Sat May 25, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 871
Views: 138928

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

https://www.swedavia.se/arlanda/nyheter ... a-eastern/
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China Eastern between ARN and PVG becomes a year-round route.

https://www.swedavia.se/arlanda/nyheter ... a-eastern/

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by Nami
Tue May 21, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 871
Views: 138928

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

QuawerAir wrote:

No news about CZ's CAN–HEL route yet.


Because airlines rarely make announcements of routes they won’t be flying.

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by Nami
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 871
Views: 138928

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

The trend of declining passenger numbers continued for ARN in February 2019.

Domestic: 398,977 (-4.2%)
International: 1,357,084 (-2.1%)
Total: 1,756,061 (-2.6%)

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by Nami
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern Network/Fleet/Going Global Discussion - 2019
Replies: 110
Views: 16500

Re: China Southern Network/Fleet/Going Global Discussion - 2019

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...

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by Nami
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 871
Views: 138928

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

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 ...

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by Nami
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The business model of Finnair?
Replies: 28
Views: 4865

Re: The business model of Finnair?

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 ...

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by Nami
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 871
Views: 138928

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

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.

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by Nami
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Helsinki in vogue: Tibet Airlines to fly to HEL from Lhasa via Jinan in April, followed by CZ/HO from CAN/PVG later
Replies: 57
Views: 10090

Re: Helsinki in vogue: Tibet Airlines to fly to HEL from Lhasa via Jinan in April, followed by CZ/HO from CAN/PVG later

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...

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by Nami
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 871
Views: 138928

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

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...

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by Nami
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 871
Views: 138928

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

https://company.finnair.com/en/media/al ... id=3176664
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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

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by Nami
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Helsinki in vogue: Tibet Airlines to fly to HEL from Lhasa via Jinan in April, followed by CZ/HO from CAN/PVG later
Replies: 57
Views: 10090

Re: Helsinki in vogue: Tibet Airlines to fly to HEL from Lhasa via Jinan in April, followed by CZ/HO from CAN/PVG later

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...

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by Nami
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 871
Views: 138928

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

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...

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by Nami
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Airports Thread - 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 2602

Re: London Airports Thread - 2019

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...

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by Nami
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Airports Thread - 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 2602

Re: London Airports Thread - 2019

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...

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by Nami
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: News: China Southern & Finnair Codeshare agreement
Replies: 6
Views: 1454

Re: News: China Southern & Finnair Codeshare agreement

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.

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by Nami
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 172198

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Wizz will add 3x weekly Luton-Turku as well from July 2019, their third addition from TKU in a relatively short time.

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by Nami
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 172198

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Numbers for the penultimate month of the year for ARN:

Domestic: 476,724 (-3.8%)
International: 1,557,529 (+0.3%)
Total: 2,034,253 (-0.7%)

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by Nami
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 172198

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

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...

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by Nami
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 16590

Re: Turkish Aviation December 2018

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...

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by Nami
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 172198

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

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...

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by Nami
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 172198

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

And to add on that I guess it wasn’t mentioned in this thread that Nordica’s seasonal GOT route was axed from S19 as well.

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by Nami
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 172198

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

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...

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by Nami
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern plots global growth from Guangzhou and Beijing
Replies: 70
Views: 16448

Re: China Southern plots global growth from Guangzhou and Beijing

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...

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by Nami
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 172198

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

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...

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by Nami
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 172198

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Nami wrote:
It looks like BA will drop HEL from 2x daily to just 1x daily in S19.

Coming back to this, in addition to the current morning A350 flight, AY will fly another LHR flight with a widebody from next spring.

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by Nami
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 172198

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

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...

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by Nami
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 172198

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

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...

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by Nami
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 172198

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

https://news.err.ee/875740/nordica-to-c ... in-january
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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

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by Nami
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 172198

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

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/...

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by Nami
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 172198

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

ARN October 2018

Domestic: 501,165 (-5.0%)
International: 1,833,961 (-0.4%)
Total: 2,335,126 (-1.4%)

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by Nami
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 172198

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

HEL was also the only market where Norwegian’s revenue decreased in Q3 even though capacity was added. They need to streamline their operations if anything.

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by Nami
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation November 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 15069

Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/trave ... global-hub
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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

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by Nami
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 172198

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

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 ...

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