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by MareBorealis
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1006
Views: 159292

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

I respect your opinion and agree to some level, but again, with DY's financial figures, I'm not convinced that the competition they bring is necessarily "healthy". Yes, unhealthy business must go. I was just thinking HEL, the airport is well connected, Finnair is doing a good job. But the...

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by MareBorealis
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1006
Views: 159292

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

What a pity all those DY cuts, they have brought healthy competition on many of the routes above. I thought HEL-TLV would had been a big hit, not much choices there, high prices.

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by MareBorealis
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1006
Views: 159292

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Finnair is now recruiting more Japanese-speaking cabin attendants. Yes, this time based in HEL and to work on short and long haul flights both. This shows Japan sure is Finnair's key market, still. They have had Japan based cabin crew members since the 1980s. Finnair changed their language requirem...

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by MareBorealis
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1006
Views: 159292

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

If the trend of declining pax volume at ARN continues for the rest of the year, the total pax volume may be 25,5 Mio (-5%) at ARN. HEL might see 22 Mio passengers this year. Hence, ARN would have only 3.5 million passengers more compared to HEL. In 2017, the difference was about 7.7 million. HEL is...

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by MareBorealis
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EU immigration for long haul triangle flights
Replies: 12
Views: 1238

Re: EU immigration for long haul triangle flights

Both airlines you mention above do not have local traffic right in EU sectors (no 5th freedom) Sichuan Airlines sells tickets between Helsinki and Copenhagen. So they must have local traffic rights. Ethiopian Airlines sells tickets between Stockholm and Oslo. Norway isn’t part of the EU, but again ...

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by MareBorealis
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations
Replies: 127
Views: 25519

Re: Japan allocates additional Haneda international slots to ANA & JAL

AY and TK will transfer existing NRT flights to HND I don't think AY will move its NRT flights to HND anytime soon. It's more likely that AY will open HND route with A350 while maintaining its 2 daily NRT flights. Without more Russian overflight rights, AY can't just simply increase the number of f...

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by MareBorealis
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1006
Views: 159292

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Turku-Luton is not seeing particularly high fares. I can see that apart from Finnish school holidays, flying LTN-TKU or TKU-LTN for every date from 4 days from today until the end of October, the fare is less than 25 euros for a flight taking over 3 hours - and that includes things like taxes. Eith...

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by MareBorealis
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1006
Views: 159292

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

For some reason, Juneyao Airlines flew its 787-9 to ARN (from HEL, I assume) this morning and is now flying back to Helsinki. Anyone know why? Heavy fog at HEL. AY100 from HKG was diverted to KUO and is now arrivig to HEL. Thanks! I noticed that there's an A350 flying from KUO and I was a bit amaze...

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by MareBorealis
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined for not using French language
Replies: 147
Views: 18266

Re: Air Canada fined for not using French language

Did they change the Finnish language requirement because they where having a hard time recruiting Finnish speakers? Yes, they have been very active hiring new people lately, must be harder now than in the past when the contracts were more attractive. They are especially interested in hiring HEL bas...

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by MareBorealis
Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined for not using French language
Replies: 147
Views: 18266

Re: Air Canada fined for not using French language

Finland is officially bi lingual (Finnish/Swedish) and Finnair used to have a quite strict language policy. Fluent Finnish, Swedish and English were all required to become a cabin crew member. But that has changed, only English is required now. From Finnair's website: "Fluency in English is req...

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by MareBorealis
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Japan to Amsterdam
Replies: 20
Views: 2253

Re: Japan to Amsterdam

JAL starting Helsinki and the code-share agreement with Finnair has become their main Europe strategy when it comes to the destinations they don't serve directly. Amsterdam was 1 one off the 1st destinations where they offered this route via Helsinki. Yes it looks OW's 'Siberian Joint Venture' (AY/...

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by MareBorealis
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How come Aeroflot doesn't fly to Singapore or Mumbai?
Replies: 20
Views: 2611

Re: How come Aeroflot doesn't fly to Singapore or Mumbai?

EVERY MAJOR AIRPORT IN EUROPE! They and the ME3 are always the cheapest from Asia to Europe. SE Asia is a popular among the travellers in Northern-Europe, Aeroflot often is the cheapest option to Bangkok at least and flying through Moscow makes sense geographically but... Many don't feel comfortabl...

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by MareBorealis
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with Hotels, smack in the middle of Terminals
Replies: 60
Views: 3432

Re: Airports with Hotels, smack in the middle of Terminals

Helsinki (HEL)

A short walk from the T2:
Hilton and Scandic.

Inside the T2:
GLO hotel, rooms underground, no windows but super comfy beds. My favourite between the flights.

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by MareBorealis
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump wants to buy Greenland
Replies: 229
Views: 10210

Re: Trump wants to buy Greenland

Oh yes he said that. https://news.sky.com/story/donald-trump-reveals-interest-in-buying-greenland-in-large-real-estate-deal-11788813 Donald Trump has confirmed he is interested in buying Greenland, saying it would be "essentially a large real estate deal ". Asked about reports that he was...

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by MareBorealis
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump wants to buy Greenland
Replies: 229
Views: 10210

Re: Trump wants to buy Greenland

Oh yes he said that. https://news.sky.com/story/donald-trump-reveals-interest-in-buying-greenland-in-large-real-estate-deal-11788813 Donald Trump has confirmed he is interested in buying Greenland, saying it would be "essentially a large real estate deal ". Asked about reports that he was ...

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by MareBorealis
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways' new royal barge livery on 777 revealed
Replies: 7
Views: 3008

Re: Thai Airways' new royal barge livery on 777 revealed

Looks cool, 777 is perfect for that

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by MareBorealis
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1006
Views: 159292

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

As Fredrik points out, the Ice Hotel has few competitors in Europe - I can think of only the snow castle at Kemi in northern Finland but there are no direct flights to London and it's not quite as good a location for the aurora borealis. Salen/Trysil have to compete with the Alps and Pyrenees so wi...

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