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by Bostrom
Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 931
Views: 154137

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Someone83 wrote:
LN-RPN is leaving the SAS fleet today

Boeing 737 -883 30470 717 LN-RPN SAS ferried 29oct20 OSL-BGR on return to lessor


23 737-800s left, although a few are stored and will shortly be returned to lessor


Is anyone aware of an updated timline for the 737 retirement?

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by Bostrom
Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Building Railroad vs Building Highways
Replies: 35
Views: 1705

Re: Building Railroad vs Building Highways

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DIRECTFLT wrote:
But, he didn't. I guess General Motors preferred that over a National Efficient Passenger Rail System...


That is pretty much what happened. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-I8GDklsN4

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by Bostrom
Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Building Railroad vs Building Highways
Replies: 35
Views: 1705

Re: Building Railroad vs Building Highways

For some reason people of mountainous Switzerland use trains a lot. I myself don't understand how Switzerland of all countries can be a leader with trains. I hope somebody from Switzerland can expand. 1. There are flatter areas of Switzerland. 2. In the mountainous areas, towns and villages are loc...

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by Bostrom
Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 1538
Views: 80787

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

While there are a couple of noisy "leave the EU"-figures here in Sweden, overall the EU membership has pretty solid support. There are? Seems like the whole "leave the EU" discussion has died. Not even AFS (who are more or less real nazis) talk about it anymore. If Britain will ...

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by Bostrom
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 1538
Views: 80787

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

According to Express we can expect Italy, Sweden, France, Poland, Finland, Netherlands to be the first to do exit and that very soon... They really have a problem with reality. While there are a couple of noisy "leave the EU"-figures here in Sweden, overall the EU membership has pretty so...

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by Bostrom
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 1538
Views: 80787

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Other than canned vegetables on the shelves of every Australian supermarket coming from Italy, and that some Australians above a certain income threshold like driving German cars, trade between Australia and the European Union is negligible. Trade with EU28 represents about 15% of Australia's total...

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by Bostrom
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 931
Views: 154137

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

davidjohnson6 wrote:
TUI to fly 2x weekly between Göteborg and Scandinavian Mountains from 17-Dec-2020 until 28-Mar-2021


As well as from Stockholm (ARN) and Malmö. And occasionally from Copenhagen, Norrköping and Växjö.

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by Bostrom
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 931
Views: 154137

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Wow, I didn’t know Finland had that few I thought it was more like Norway than Sweden. Norway stretches a bit longer, but also has half the population of sweden. OSL had 12 Million domestic travellers in 2019. Quite a spectacular difference. The reason for the high domestic numbers at OSL is a crap...

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by Bostrom
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 931
Views: 154137

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Wow, I didn’t know Finland had that few I thought it was more like Norway than Sweden. Norway stretches a bit longer, but also has half the population of sweden. OSL had 12 Million domestic travellers in 2019. Quite a spectacular difference. The reason for the high domestic numbers at OSL is a crap...

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by Bostrom
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Position (Guns)
Replies: 67
Views: 2547

Re: Political Position (Guns)

If we're talking about the United States specifically, where an outright ban is unattainable, I don't see why it should be at all controversial to regulate guns exactly as we do automobiles: - Vehicles need to be 'street legal' if they are to be operated on any sort of public property, so come up w...

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by Bostrom
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 1538
Views: 80787

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Airlines like British Airways are probably going to organize their structure so that they qualify as an EU airline because they don't want to give up flying between EU airports. The threat to ban all kinds of flying between UK and EU might be just additional hint to persuade airlines to do this and...

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by Bostrom
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 931
Views: 154137

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Its seems that Icelandair has really cut its network to a minimal operation this October: - REK-AMS 2x weekly B763 - REK-BOS 2x weekly B763 - REK-CPH 5x weekly B763 - REK-LHR 2x weekly B763 Occasional flights to other destinations are possible. Assume they will go from KEF....and not REK (the domes...

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by Bostrom
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 931
Views: 154137

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

If Bromma is closed, do Air Leap or BRA have any chance of surviving long term, particularly after BRA's return from the dead earlier this year ? The only possibility might be for them to act as a feeder airline from smaller airports to SAS and at lower cost than SAS crew - but I'm not sure what th...

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by Bostrom
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair To Scrap Four, Sell Three, and Store Nine 757-200s
Replies: 56
Views: 16521

Re: Icelandair To Scrap Four, Sell Three, and Store Nine 757-200s

On a one for one I think the 321Neo is a better replacement for a 757 though. Icelandair’s worst mistake I was surprised when FI ordered the 8Max. Is it that they figured it was easier to fill the smaller 8Max than a bigger 321Ceo/Neo at a decent yield? So was I, but I guess they got a good deal fr...

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by Bostrom
Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 931
Views: 154137

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, that historically have been very pro-Bromma, have now stated that Bromma can be closed if Arlanda is expanded. They want a new runway at ARN, but it is still quite a big change from all the articles they have produced about how closing Bromma would be a disaster. https...

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by Bostrom
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair To Scrap Four, Sell Three, and Store Nine 757-200s
Replies: 56
Views: 16521

Re: Icelandair To Scrap Four, Sell Three, and Store Nine 757-200s

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marcogr12 wrote:
Have they hinted at what they will replace them with,once traffic starts picking up and since the 737MAX future is very uncertain?


There have been rumours about an A321neo order, but at the moment, who knows? viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1440641

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by Bostrom
Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 931
Views: 154137

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

One of the biggest defenders of Bromma in the parliament, the Centre party, has now made a U-turn and are open to closing the airport as long there is enough capacity at ARN. https://www.travelnews.se/sverige/flyg/c-vander-ger-gront-ljus-till-stangning-av-bromma/ I'd guess that means that the future...

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by Bostrom
Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: monarchies in the 21st century
Replies: 32
Views: 2026

Re: monarchies in the 21st century

After an interesting but off topic discussion on monarchies in the ”GOP Senator comes out against democracy thread" I figured it deserved it's own thread. This is mainly aimed at posters in other monarchies, not just the Commonwealth realms but other monarchies too (Spain, Norway, Denmark, Net...

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by Bostrom
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: After the election - How does the USA and its people come back together and work and compromise?
Replies: 163
Views: 7201

Re: After the election - How does the USA and its people come back together and work and compromise?

The thread title is self explanatory. Regardless of who wins in November: How do the citizens and residents of the United States come back together and work together and slow and end the fighting and the crazed fear of "the other side" and what they will do? How do they ease the baseless ...

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by Bostrom
Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 931
Views: 154137

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

I found the passenger numbers for a couple of Nordic airlines in September. As expected, none are doing great. SAS: 614.000 Norwegian: 319.000 Finnair: 115.500 Icelandair: 24.626 Seems like SAS is doing way better than the others in this situation. My guess is it’s thanks to lots of domestic traffi...

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by Bostrom
Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP Senator comes out against Democracy
Replies: 92
Views: 3486

Re: GOP Senator comes out against Democracy

The united states is a Constitutional Republic. It is NOT a democracy. Oxford definition of republic: a country that is governed by a president and politicians elected by the people and where there is no king or queen. Democracy and Republic are not mutually exclusive. We elect repesentatives to ha...

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by Bostrom
Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 931
Views: 154137

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

I found the passenger numbers for a couple of Nordic airlines in September. As expected, none are doing great.

SAS: 614.000
Norwegian: 319.000
Finnair: 115.500
Icelandair: 24.626

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by Bostrom
Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 931
Views: 154137

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

seansasLCY wrote:
Second, does anyone know what is going on with BRA? Will they return?


I had a look at their website if that is to be trusted, the reconstruction is done and they will return. No date was mentioned but rather "some time in september or october".

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by Bostrom
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 337
Views: 73359

Re: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff

andz wrote:
It looks like everyone else here has lost interest in SAA.


No, just haven't posted anything but still reading. Despite the news not being that great.

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by Bostrom
Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 1538
Views: 80787

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

https://www.dw.com/en/opinion-is-the-uk ... a-55079275
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The Brexit saga so far has really been great for UK's reputation. https://www.dw.com/en/opinion-is-the-uk ... a-55079275

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by Bostrom
Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 931
Views: 154137

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Why would it be fantastic? I would personally prefer to see AY/Norra winning the bid for KEM, KOK, KAJ, JYV, JOE for at least two reasons: 1. The airline would be familiar with operating into those airports and Finnish winter conditions, 2. Connectivity to the AY network and FF program would be gua...

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by Bostrom
Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California to ban sale of new gasoline-powered passenger vehicles in 2035
Replies: 143
Views: 7837

Re: California to ban sale of new gasoline-powered passenger vehicles in 2035

An electric car has all the soul of a refrigerator. There’s nothing, but nothing like the canvas-ripping sound of a V-12 at 8,000 rpm or running into the 12th hour of a non-stop run save a gas stop. I’ll buy a barn full of old cars and keep them running. And, everyone goes on about performance, I w...

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by Bostrom
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 1538
Views: 80787

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Five days ago: You mean that the hostile parliament in control by a fiercely pro remain speaker who wanted to disrespect the wishes of the majority who voted to leave the EU, and were vying for a position where that they could revoke A50 Yesterday: The UK Parliament is sovereign it can pass what eve...

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by Bostrom
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 1538
Views: 80787

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

It was already mentioned here many times why it was impossible. According to the EU rules the FTA had to be ratified by all current members. And that would include the UK. So, in this case the UK would be sitting on both sides of the negotiation table. And would vote on the acceptance of the FTA wi...

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by Bostrom
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 931
Views: 154137

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

A bit of route news:

Dutch travel company BBI Travel adds Sälen to their list of destinations with direct flights from Groningen. The flights will be operated twice weekly.

Finnair cancels HEL-BMA, not sure if it is a temporary suspension or if they permanently plan to abandon Bromma.

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by Bostrom
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 931
Views: 154137

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

I've been looking at some of the smaller airports in Sweden which pre-Covid were served almost solely by PSO routes to Stockholm Sveg-Arlanda and Pajala-Lulea are currently seeing 2x daily service on weekdays with Jonair - i.e. no real change compared to 2019, while places like Torsby/Hagfors see n...

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by Bostrom
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 931
Views: 154137

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

So now SAS is down to three A340s, and another one is planned to leave the fleet in October. The fate of the last two is not decided yet and they might stay a bit longer. I'd be surprised if not they also will leave the fleet shortly. The longhaul market is so far away from a rebound I would be too...

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by Bostrom
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 931
Views: 154137

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

OY-KBI (an A340-300) is on it's way to TUS as SK9155, prior to part out and scrap. SK9155 from Copenhagen to Tucson https://fr24.com/SAS9155/25829b97 So now SAS is down to three A340s, and another one is planned to leave the fleet in October. The fate of the last two is not decided yet and they mig...

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by Bostrom
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 931
Views: 154137

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

As per a report in DN today, Swedavia has reported to the Ministry for Trade and Industry that Bromma it is no longer profitable to operate Stockholm Bromma Airport. Swedavia argues that if Bromma were to close, Arlanda should be permitted to expand. Article in Dagens Nyheter (in Swedish): https://...

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by Bostrom
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 931
Views: 154137

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

If Vasteras airport is expected to close, presumably the people who work for the airport and associated companies will now start looking for new jobs and resign from the airport once they find alternative employment. I wonder how long the airport will have the capacity to continue servicing Ryanair...

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by Bostrom
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 931
Views: 154137

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

A minor incident occured yesterday morning at Lapland airport, Gällivare (GEV). During taxi, the nose wheel of a CRJ900 bound for Stockholm left the runway. No one was injured and the plane was towed. More information (in Swedish): https://www.svt.se/nyheter/lokalt/norrbotten/flyg-korde-av-startbana...

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by Bostrom
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 1538
Views: 80787

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Well placing Tariffs on goods entering NI is a huge fundamental change under the UK constitution Act of Union (Ireland) 1800 That all articles the growth, produce, or manufacture of either country, (not herein-after enumerated as subject to specific duties) shall from thenceforth be imported into e...

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by Bostrom
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 931
Views: 154137

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

This summer was a disaster for many smaller Swedish airports. The following 11 airports had no passengers at all in July: Linköping Karlstad Kramfors Kristianstad Borlänge Hagfors Torsby Trollhättan Örebro Mora Sälen Apart from those airports, Sundsvall, Jönköping, Sveg, Norrköping and Pajala all ha...

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by Bostrom
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 931
Views: 154137

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Yes I know. I read and linked that article. However in the article from Ny teknik that I also linked it does say that there will be an advisory referendum before the airport is closed. Though should be participation be low the politicians might not take the result into consideration. And if the air...

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by Bostrom
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian has its eyes on the 777X
Replies: 185
Views: 21446

Re: Ethiopian has its eyes on the 777X

According to Wikipedia, Bishoftu is roughly 1920 m.a.s.l. and the current airport (QHR) is 1890 m.a.s.l. So the new airport should be around 400-450 m lower than ADD. Your reply notes the new airport is higher not lower than the current one. Did you type the figures backwards. 1890 would seem to be...

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by Bostrom
Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 931
Views: 154137

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

davidjohnson6 wrote:
Does anyone know when Vasteras w end of ould likely close to commercial passenger flights ? End of October 2020 or is there maybe a requirement to give 12 months notice ?


I read 2022 somewhere.

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by Bostrom
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former PM of Sweden paints a grave picture of 4 more years of Trump and the future of USA and NATO
Replies: 137
Views: 6194

Re: Former PM of Sweden paints a grave picture of 4 more years of Trump and the future of USA and NATO

Not exactly. A former PM has expressed his opinion, which is not that of the current Swedish government and may, indeed, be rather far removed from what the Swedish population in general is seeking. I frankly can't see Sweden abandoning their neutrality to join NATO. Sweden has for some time been a...

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by Bostrom
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian has its eyes on the 777X
Replies: 185
Views: 21446

Re: Ethiopian has its eyes on the 777X

I understand the planned new airport will not be as high, so it will be less of an issue. If it is still in the same vicinity as ADD, how much lower can it reasonably be? According to Wikipedia, Bishoftu is roughly 1920 m.a.s.l. and the current airport (QHR) is 1890 m.a.s.l. So the new airport shou...

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by Bostrom
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 931
Views: 154137

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

The future of Västerås airport (VST) seems to be a bit uncertain. The city is expected to formally decide to close the airport today, but it is also mentioned in the news that those in support of the airport have managed to gather enough signatures to demand a local referendum on the future of the a...

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by Bostrom
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 1538
Views: 80787

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

and the fact what 1 or 2 countries worldwide only trade on WTO terms tells you all you need to know about that route. i think the number is now down to one, if the UK is included, since Mauritania signed the regional Economic Partnership Agreement between West Africa and the EU Even before that, Ma...

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by Bostrom
Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 931
Views: 154137

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

https://www.riksgalden.se/en/press-and- ... ee-denied/
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Norwegian Air Sweden has been denied a credit guarantee. Press release from the Swedish National Debt Office: https://www.riksgalden.se/en/press-and- ... ee-denied/

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by Bostrom
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 931
Views: 154137

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

I don't think demand is that high, it is less than 4 hours by train from Mora to Stockholm so there is not much time saved by flying.

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by Bostrom
Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sleeper Trains U.S.
Replies: 30
Views: 1562

Re: Sleeper Trains U.S.

Right train travel is of course going to be slower than plane travel. It's not about that. It's about making a train like an overnight hotel and not stuffed into a plane with 28' seat pitch at 4am Did you ever ride an overnight train? I did many many times. 1. It is not a good sleep. No matter how ...

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by Bostrom
Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 931
Views: 154137

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Mora (MXX) has been without flights for a while. In 2018 the PSO route ARN-MXX-EVG became a direct route to Sveg and when the airport in Sälen (SCR) opened in 2019, BRA moved the seasonal AGH-MXX to SCR. But now the local politicians in Mora and Sälen are trying to get year round traffic to their ai...

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by Bostrom
Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is stepping up development A321XLR
Replies: 231
Views: 38316

Re: Airbus is stepping up development A321XLR

My bet is: European legacy carriers will have 320NEO and 321NEO fleet with standard euro-business seats for flights under 4h (according to destination value) and a separate 321XLR fleet with proper business seat for premium destinations and new destinations. TAP is already doing this for their A321...

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