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by MareBorealis
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?
Replies: 119
Views: 29745

Re: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?

Perhaps was it already mentionned but European airlines then also flew to the Far East by heading west through ANC, like ZRH-ANC-NRT Finnair was the first western European airline flying non stop to Tokyo, starting the HEL-NRT service in 1983. At first they couldn't use the Siberian air space, thei...

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by MareBorealis
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 913
Views: 149146

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

https://www.stattimes.com/news/finnairs ... air-cargo/
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An article about transforming Finnair A330 into a cargo freighter:

https://www.stattimes.com/news/finnairs ... air-cargo/

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by MareBorealis
Sun May 24, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 913
Views: 149146

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

I wonder what happens to AY's 330 fleet, early retirement perhaps? And the announced wide body Premium Economy class, hopefully that's still happening.

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by MareBorealis
Mon May 18, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 913
Views: 149146

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

https://company.finnair.com/en/media/al ... id=3669715

Finnair's planned long haul program:

From July: PEK HKG PVG NRT KIX NGO SIN ICN BKK
August: JFK DEL
November: HND

Winter holiday season: MIA HKT KBV
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ilari wrote:
AY will restart some of European and Asian destinations during the summer.


https://company.finnair.com/en/media/al ... id=3669715

Finnair's planned long haul program:

From July: PEK HKG PVG NRT KIX NGO SIN ICN BKK
August: JFK DEL
November: HND

Winter holiday season: MIA HKT KBV

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by MareBorealis
Sun May 10, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 24442

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020

New data available how COVID-19 has effected people in EU, by Eurofound. https://www.eurofound.europa.eu/sites/default/files/ef_publication/field_ef_document/ef20058en.pdf A couple of examples: Trust in the healthcare system, the top/bottom five countries: -Malta -Denmark -Finland -Spain -Austria --...

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by MareBorealis
Sat May 09, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 913
Views: 149146

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Sounds more like some Finns have spent the whole winter in the Canaries (eg they own appartments in Tenerife) and only return to Finland once the weather improves. Perhaps not people who needed to be rescued to get home... Yeah the passengers were mostly likely winter birds you described. It looks ...

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by MareBorealis
Fri May 08, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 913
Views: 149146

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ay7095
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It seems the rescue flights are not over yet. Finnair just operated an A350 flight collecting people from Tenerife and Gran Canaria. Flight AY7095, routing TFS-LPA-HEL. The short hop TFS-LPA took 21 minutes for an A350.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ay7095

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by MareBorealis
Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 913
Views: 149146

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

https://finalcall.travel/da/sas-dropper ... ong-ruten/
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It looks SAS are not returning to HKG after the curret crisis.

Source in Danish: https://finalcall.travel/da/sas-dropper ... ong-ruten/

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by MareBorealis
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 165974

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

In Finland a private health care consortium is buying test capacity in South-Korea, they say that's the most efficent way at the moment. Finnair just opened a cargo route (A359) HEL-ICN, they probably carry the test samples.

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by MareBorealis
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 913
Views: 149146

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Just learnt Finnair's A359 rescue flight AY028 HAV-HEL, departing 0045 on coming Tuesday, is a Nordic + Estonian project.

A price example: HAV-HEL-ARN 816e in Y class, 2136e in J.

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by MareBorealis
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 913
Views: 149146

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Finnair will operate rescue flights from Cuba and India to Finland this week, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. On Tuesday they'll have a rescue flight from HAV (AY028 0045), on Wed from GOI (AY122 0745) and on Thu from DEL (AY124 0945) https://um.fi/current-affairs/-/asset_publisher/gc6...

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by MareBorealis
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 338646

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Today 27 March Finnair is operating AY07/08 HEL-MIA-HEL (A359), repatriation flights both ways.

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by MareBorealis
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How has the Coronavirus Pandemic affected You?
Replies: 93
Views: 4386

Re: How has the Coronavirus Pandemic affected You?

Happened in Helsinki: Last weekend I got some alarming flu symptoms, breathing problems and such, got a bit worried. It's not easy to get a corona test in Helsinki, but because of my work I needed one and I was showed green light. I was told to stay home, the instructions would follow. A special amb...

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by MareBorealis
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 338646

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ay1691
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Yesterday and today Finnair have been using their A359s to bring travellers home from Tenerife and Gran Canaria. Some use for the widebodies... It seems LHR still gets AY widebodies, for cargo.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ay1691

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by MareBorealis
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 913
Views: 149146

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ay1693
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Finnair is using widebodies to bring people home from the Canary Islands, tonight Tenerife (TFS) is getting AY A359. The same arrengement tomorrow, to both TFS and LPA.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ay1693

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by MareBorealis
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 165974

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Furthermore if you are under the age of 50 (that might be a little high in age) there is high enough chance you could have the disease and be asymptomatic or haven't shown symptoms yet and could pass that on to someone who is high risk to die thus can easily overload the healthcare system. In Italy...

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by MareBorealis
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 165974

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

seahawk wrote:
Good to see Trump in full control of the situation.


Full control? ;) Following his logic Schengen Europe is a Bad Hombre but you do realize UK and Ireland have corona as well...? And Japan, Korea.

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by MareBorealis
Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183886

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

According to YLE News Finland (refers to Reuters) the European (Schengen) governments were not warned beforehand, which is exceptional.

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by MareBorealis
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What should we do with our money in the market
Replies: 50
Views: 2214

Re: What should we do with our money in the market

stl07 wrote:
Glad I'm doing the right thing. It's just hard to watch


It's better not to watch at all now, just leave it there.

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by MareBorealis
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183886

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

KingB123 wrote:
What would this mean for Iceland, Norway etc etc who are not part of the EU? is their flying still as planned?


According to CNN: The ban apply to Schengen Europe. So Iceland, Norway, Switzerland etc included

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by MareBorealis
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HKG-BKK 5th freedom
Replies: 24
Views: 2992

Re: HKG-BKK 5th freedom

Finnair used to fly HEL-BKK-HKG/SIN, before HKG & SIN became direct. My first ever Business Class flight was BKK-HKG on AY MD-11 one way, the price was so low even an young backpack tourist could afford it. I must have looked a bit lost there, I remember I got kind of motherly service from the c...

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by MareBorealis
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183886

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

jco613 wrote:
If I’m being honest, times like this are the best to travel. Cheap trips and empty flights/hotels. The risk is still low so maybe I’ll take advantage of this hype...


My biggest fear would be a quarantine, someone gets infected in your hotel and you will be locked in for two weeks

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by MareBorealis
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183886

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

Finnair suspends flights to Milan, South Korea and Japan in addition to the already suspended flights to China. https://www.finnair.com/se-sv/flight-information/travel-updates Japan not much effected at this point, details from AY : > Japan : KIX will be served 10x weekly instead of 12x weekly in S...

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by MareBorealis
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37688

Re: Irish 3/20

Just did DUB-HEL-DUB I’m J on the E190 both ways. The Finnair Business Lounge in HEL is superb, just refurbished and reopened recently. Meals and champagne on board were superb too. People often overlook AY instead talking about LX and LH, but AY is head and shoulders the best J product within Euro...

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by MareBorealis
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 165974

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

A large hotel in Tenerife (Canary Islands) has been locked down and hundreds of guests are not allowed to leave after an Italian visitor tested positive for coronavirus. The islands are popular among the northern European sun seekers especially. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-51627597 I just ...

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by MareBorealis
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dust Storms affecting LPA, FUE and ACE airports
Replies: 17
Views: 1942

Re: Dust Storms affecting LPA, FUE and ACE airports

Aeroflot 2548 flew from Moscow all the way to the canary island, destination was TFS, and now they are going back north, It looks like to Malaga, but I am not sure, and few other planes were on the way and they turn around after a couple of hours in the air. Looks like it is indeed heading to AGP a...

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by MareBorealis
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 212204

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

the first uncontained outbreak is unraveling in Italy. God speed to everyone, this is going to be a bumpy one. Corona has now arrived in the middle of the open EU, I would be surprised if it doesn't spread further sooner or later. Also the European/Atlantic aviation can expect a major head ache, I'...

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by MareBorealis
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 913
Views: 149146

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Hi all, a new member joining the discussion. I just wanted to address the scenarios/forecasts for AY and HEL on the 1st page of this topic. Given the recent development of the coronavirus, my forecast for the next few years is more bearish than the previously displayed ones. The cancellation of the...

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by MareBorealis
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1208
Views: 140339

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

Another thing is, now that AS joining One World is official, AY could open a nonstop route from HEL to SEA. This route would get a lot of feed from AS flights in SEA, it's something AY should now consider. Would be cool to see Finnair back in SEA, a seasonal service could work, having a feeder and ...

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by MareBorealis
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 913
Views: 149146

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

AY 015 1715 - 1910 HEL JFK AY 016 2300 - 1405 JFK HEL Looking for connecting traffic? Yes, for an example JFK-HEL-NRT/HND works well, both AY and JL available from HEL. Finally JFK gets AY A359, great news. I can’t imagine too many will take the detour to go to NRT/HND via HEL, but maybe to BKK per...

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by MareBorealis
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 913
Views: 149146

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

EK770 wrote:
AY 015 1715 - 1910 HEL JFK
AY 016 2300 - 1405 JFK HEL

Looking for connecting traffic?


Yes, for an example JFK-HEL-NRT/HND works well, both AY and JL available from HEL.

Finally JFK gets AY A359, great news.

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by MareBorealis
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Whose 747’s have you flown?
Replies: 77
Views: 2197

Re: Whose 747’s have you flown?

Cathay Pacific: BKK-SIN
Thai Airways: BKK-HKT
British Airways: LHR-SFO-LHR

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by MareBorealis
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 913
Views: 149146

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Finnair's latest (#15) A359 arriving tonight from TLS, OH-LWP AY8961 ETA 23:38. The #16 coming in June, total number 19 ordered aircraft.

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by MareBorealis
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: European Widebodies 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 3607

Re: European Wide-bodies summer 2020

HEL looks busy in S20: HEL-LHR 2x daily Finnair 359/333 HEL-BRU 2x weekly Finnair 359 HEL-MAN 3x weekly Juneyao Airlines 788 HEL-DUB 2x weekly Juneyao Airlines 788 HEL-KEF 2x weekly Juneyao Airlines 788 HEL-CPH 2x weekly Sichuan Airlines 333 Naturally the Chinese carriers are a question mark at this...

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by MareBorealis
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: European Widebodies 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 3607

Re: European Widebodies 2020

Iberia will start using the A350 on BRU-flights 1x weekly! It’s an irregular pattern but A350 service between Madrid and Brussels will happen on: Wednesdays between 1 April 2020 – 20 May 2020 (except for 8 April) Wednesday 10 June, and Thursday 11 June Flight numbers for these services are IB3214 a...

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by MareBorealis
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti EU within EU27 decreasing
Replies: 114
Views: 4276

Re: Anti EU within EU27 decreasing

Dutchy wrote:
noviorbis77 wrote:
It is the net contributers that are most likely to question continued membership.


contributions are just one thing


:checkmark:

Yes many more factors, concrete or more abstract. Russia has made EU more popular in many of the member states

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by MareBorealis
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 212204

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

peterinlisbon wrote:
The following airlines have now cancelled ALL flights to mainland China:

British Airways
Lufthansa
Swiss
Austrian


Wow. I wonder how Finnair will react, so far only Nanjing and Daxig cancelled till the end of March.

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by MareBorealis
Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 165974

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

The first case in Finland and in the Nordic countries was just confirmed, a young Chinese tourist from Wuhan who was visiting Lapland. He/she is said to be in a relatively good condition. This wasn't a big surprise, Lapland gets a lot of visitors from China in winter. Tourism is a big business in no...

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by MareBorealis
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 212204

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Kikko19 wrote:
I ve read AY will suspend daxing ops till march. (lentoposti.fi) in Finnish language.


Yes both Daxig (from Feb 5) and Nanjing (from Feb 8) suspended till March 29.

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by MareBorealis
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best and worst airport in Europe???
Replies: 65
Views: 4835

Re: Best and worst airport in Europe???

Airports are growing and expanding so that last year's status may not be valid, but I will second MUC. New HEL is also almost great, though still something left to do. I did like BCN and MAD. Not so good include ARN, CDG, and LHR (partially) but the very worst airports I have been are in Russia. HE...

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by MareBorealis
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: European Widebodies 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 3607

Re: Europe Widebodies 2020

HEL is getting several Euro heavies in S20: HEL-LHR 2x daily Finnair 359/333 HEL-BRU 2x weekly Finnair 359 HEL-MAN 3x weekly Juneyao Airlines 788 HEL-DUB 2x weekly Juneyao Airlines 788 HEL-KEF 2x weekly Juneyao Airlines 788 HEL-CPH 2x weekly Sichuan Airlines 333 Hopefully the Corona problem doesn't ...

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by MareBorealis
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newspaper: SAS is working on a new airline
Replies: 57
Views: 9931

Re: Newspaper: SAS is working on a new airline

Would it not make sense for Finnair to merge with SAS to create a larger and more viable airline (economies of scale, less duplication etc)? The SK+AY merge idea pops up every now and then, first back in the 1930s already. If SK had swallowed AY, HEL's main role would probably be feeding ARN and CP...

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by MareBorealis
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:20 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: 67
Views: 14469

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

Perhaps Juneyao's planned Shenzhen-Helsinki service brings more 5th freedom flights, seems to be a Chinese thing in Helsinki. In S20 Juneyao will operate PVG-HEL-MAN/DUB/KEF and Sichuan Airlines has CTU-HEL-CPH.

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by MareBorealis
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 913
Views: 149146

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

The scheduled flight time HEL-BOO is 2h 35min, that's a long time on ATR-72, I haven't tried the new seats myself yet though. Probably their longest ATR flight ever? If you thing that is long, don't forget what Alsie Express did: Charter from Sønderborg to three Italian destinations, flight time al...

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by MareBorealis
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 913
Views: 149146

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

IB will take over flying for Finnair on the BCN route in addition to the current MAD starting with the summer season, which frees up one AC for other routes, such as the additional CDG. Source is lentoposti.fi. Good to see more IB colors in HEL, the new deal is made for three years to both BCN and ...

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by MareBorealis
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tag on flight-who still have them
Replies: 22
Views: 1548

Re: Tag on flight-who still have them

zakuivcustom wrote:

From PRC, 3U operates CTU-HEL-CPH


HEL is getting more from PRC in S20, Juneyao Airlines announced:

PVG-HEL-MAN 3x weekly
PVG-HEL-DUB 2x weekly
PVG-HEL-KEF 2x weekly

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by MareBorealis
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 913
Views: 149146

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Finnair launches a new seasonal route to Bodø, Norway in S20. The route will be flown between 17 Jun 2020 and 20 Aug 2020. AY949 HEL 06:45 – 08:20 BOO E90 (Wed) AY950 BOO 08:55 – 12:30 HEL E90 (Wed) AY949 HEL 18:35 – 20:10 BOO E90 (Sun) AY950 BOO 20:45 – 00:20+1 HEL E90 (Sun) Twitter / Finnair It i...

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by MareBorealis
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 913
Views: 149146

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

CPH traffic data: 2019: Domestic: 1.487.932 -6,2% Europe: 25.035.098 -0,3% Intercontinental: 3.733.673 +3,4% Total: 30.256.703 -0,1% It looks HEL passed CPH in the intercontinental traffic for the very first time, by a narrow margin. A big difference in the total numbers though. 2019 HEL Interconti...

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by MareBorealis
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KEF Closed due to WX
Replies: 5
Views: 2975

Re: KEF Closed due to WX

Wow, do you know how many passengers are stranded in KEF? Iceland has got all the snow this winter, zero in HEL and unusually warm, strange winter in northern Europe.

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