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by Bostrom
Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: world shortest jetroutes
Replies: 29
Views: 2852

Re: world shortest jetroutes

Brazzaville Maya Maya (BZV)-Kinshasa N'djili (FIH) must be one of the shortest at 26 km/14 nm. The route is flown with 737s.

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by Bostrom
Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Thoughts on Vacationing in Cape Town, SA
Replies: 8
Views: 606

Re: Your Thoughts on Vacationing in Cape Town, SA

I appreciate the feedback everyone. It seems like the Cape Town area is a very scenic place to visit. I'm a little concerned about safety though based on your replies. We don't typically use public transport (usually use taxis), but we do like to just walk and wonder around the main parts of a city...

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by Bostrom
Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The UK could have no flights to and from Europe after Brexit, Ryanair warns
Replies: 108
Views: 11519

Re: The UK could have no flights to and from Europe after Brexit, Ryanair warns

Funny. 4 flights each a day between HAM/DUS etc and LHR and a few more between FRA and LHR on some JV shared between LH and BEA, Publishing each others flights in their timetables with LH and BE flight numbers (stands fr british European). It was called "poole flights" back then. Seriousl...

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by Bostrom
Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Thoughts on Vacationing in Cape Town, SA
Replies: 8
Views: 606

Re: Your Thoughts on Vacationing in Cape Town, SA

1. South Africa in general is not a safe place, but if you are aware of that you should probably be fine. 2. Without a doubt yes, you could easily spend a week or two there. 3. I would consider going a bit earlier in the year, even if autumn is a lovely season, Cape Town looks better in the summer. ...

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by Bostrom
Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The UK could have no flights to and from Europe after Brexit, Ryanair warns
Replies: 108
Views: 11519

Re: The UK could have no flights to and from Europe after Brexit, Ryanair warns

If the EU plays hardball and blocks flights, can the UK restrict overflights and force TATL traffic to go round the UK? I presume they could, but what would stop the EU from doing the same? And create a situation that will be an inconvenience for Lufthansa and Air France/KLM, but a disaster for BA....

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by Bostrom
Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The UK could have no flights to and from Europe after Brexit, Ryanair warns
Replies: 108
Views: 11519

Re: The UK could have no flights to and from Europe after Brexit, Ryanair warns

If the EU plays hardball and blocks flights, can the UK restrict overflights and force TATL traffic to go round the UK? I presume they could, but what would stop the EU from doing the same? And create a situation that will be an inconvenience for Lufthansa and Air France/KLM, but a disaster for BA....

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by Bostrom
Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS Sells two slots at LHR
Replies: 121
Views: 26137

Re: SAS Sells of two slots at LHR

Seems to me like the majority of *A carriers at LHR are there for the O&D passengers and not for connections. As such it almost makes more sense to sell some slot pairs at LHR and move the flights to LCY. Both LH and LX already have a significant presence at LCY. IIRC, SK used to fly from LCY t...

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by Bostrom
Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SFO to Europe in early May
Replies: 21
Views: 1598

Re: SFO to Europe in early May

Seriously? Between Air France strikes, French ATC strikes, and French rail strikes, what are the chances of pulling off that itinerary as scheduled? Maybe 5-10% at best? It's not that bad, but it's not an option I would recommend either. If you're price-sensitive Norwegian is certainly an option, h...

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by Bostrom
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SFO to Europe in early May
Replies: 21
Views: 1598

Re: SFO to Europe in early May

If you want to fly A340 another option is SAS via CPH. Most of their A340s have been fitted with their new interior and are quite nice on the inside.

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by Bostrom
Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London-Paris electric flight 'in decade'
Replies: 27
Views: 3333

Re: London-Paris electric flight 'in decade'

How much biofuel is being used by airplanes today? I think KLM and SAS used it on some flights, but its not overly popular I guess. SAS uses it a bit on flights from ARN and OSL, but the biofuel is more expensive than flying on old dinosaurs. Although this might increase the use of biofuel: http://...

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by Bostrom
Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Electoral College in the US - extreme example
Replies: 38
Views: 1403

Re: The Electoral College in the US - extreme example

Each individuals vote would count more if you apportioned electoral college votes, like Maine and Nebraska do. Maine and Nebraska's system is faulty. Take Nebraska for example. A candidate can win a state and not win all its EC votes. Heck, a candidate can be trounced in the popular vote for the st...

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by Bostrom
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London-Paris electric flight 'in decade'
Replies: 27
Views: 3333

Re: London-Paris electric flight 'in decade'

...I believe there are not going to be any significant revolution in battery in near future... And 300 miles is just about the distance of ITM-HND, less than BOS-IAD, I wonder how many routes in such distance would actually need a 150 seater.... There are probably a couple of routes where the capac...

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by Bostrom
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Is There Only One Rudder in an Aircraft?
Replies: 23
Views: 3514

Re: Why Is There Only One Rudder in an Aircraft?

Pretty much. I'll add that in addition to the maneuverability bit, some military aircraft also have two fins due to to height restrictions, particularly carrier based aircraft like the F-14 and F/A-18. The first F-14 concepts had a single fin like the F-111. A problem that also could be solved in a...

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by Bostrom
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 152980

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

The future for Stockholm-Bromma (BMA) looks less bright after the Centre party in Stockholm voted yes to a proposal to close the airport. The Centre party has been one of Brommas biggest defenders but the party district in Stockholm now thinks it's time to focus on Arlanda. The proposal is not to cl...

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by Bostrom
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Placement of registration marks/tail number on airliners ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2104

Re: registration marks on airliners ?

The lower half of the fin isn't legal? In Europe? Why not? Are the rules identical all over Europe? I've checked the Swedish rule that states that the registration may not be placed on the lower half of the fin if the aircraft is equipped with a normal horizontal stabilizer. I presume the rule is t...

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by Bostrom
Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU-US open skies may not apply to UK post-Brexit
Replies: 42
Views: 6586

Re: EU-US open skies may not apply to UK post-Brexit

enilria wrote:
Click-bait. Of course it may not. It does not exist yet. It may or it may not. Or it may be something completely separate.


Best post I've read in a long while. I'm a bit fed up with predictions about how life will be after Brexit. The UK hasn't even invoked article 50 yet.

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by Bostrom
Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is JAX so underserved?
Replies: 82
Views: 8869

Re: Why is JAX so underserved?

ualcsr wrote:
That being said, I think Jax might be able to support a one off Norweigian route, maybe three days a week. Otherwise, I think the market is just right as it is.


What does Jacksonville have to offer that might attract European tourists? Or would the market be people in Jacksonville going to Europe?

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by Bostrom
Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest and Smallest Passenger Aircraft Serving Your Local Airport
Replies: 81
Views: 6402

Re: Largest and Smallest Passenger Aircraft Serving Your Local Airport

ARN:

Smallest: Must be the Jetstream 31/32 used on small domestic routes.
Largest passenger carrying aircraft: 777 (Thai and Emirates)
Largest aircraft: 747 (Korean Cargo)

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by Bostrom
Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 588
Views: 89908

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

A good friend of mine asked me recently to come up with an alternative to the hideous rebrand Air Canada has gone through. Only had a couple of hours to work at it. He's Canadian and says what I came up with feels far more Canadian than the new brand. Thought I'd leave it here for you lot to pick a...

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by Bostrom
Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 152980

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Someone83 wrote:
SAS' 5th A320neo has been delivered

7489 Airbus A320-251N(WL) SE-DOX SAS Scandinavian Airlines 04. Mar 2017 F-WWBS lsf CDB Leasing (CLC)


And it's now in the air as SK1833 Stockholm-Athens, its first commercial flight.

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by Bostrom
Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do you make and take your coffee
Replies: 58
Views: 2313

Re: How to you make and take your coffee

WildcatYXU wrote:
Bostrom wrote:
That said, I have a confession to make. Sometimes, during the winter, I sin even more. I add rum to my tea. :duck:


That doesn't sound too bad, add some cream and you have a Caribbean tea! (As opposed to Irish coffe.)

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by Bostrom
Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to wet-lease Superjets from CityJet
Replies: 100
Views: 19995

Re: Brussels Airlines to wet-lease Superjets from CityJet

VirginFlyer wrote:
Interestingly Bromma is conspicuously absent from the list of destinations.

V/F


Interesting. I suppose that means Bromma might be the last stronghold of the Avros.

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by Bostrom
Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do you make and take your coffee
Replies: 58
Views: 2313

Re: How to you make and take your coffee

However, not a big coffee drinker, even less than I used to. More of a tea connoisseur. :profile: Ah indeed :) One bag, bit of hot water, let it sit for a bit, bag comes out - splash of milk and I'm sorted. Bagged tea for a tea connoisseur? Seriously? This is how I make my tea: Teaspoon of uncut Ea...

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by Bostrom
Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2015-2017 (part 7)
Replies: 2436
Views: 405437

Re: Airbus A320NEO Production Thread - Part 7

It seems like Airbus has managed to increase the delivery rate? Have P&W and CFM managed to solve their delivery problems?

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by Bostrom
Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to wet-lease Superjets from CityJet
Replies: 100
Views: 19995

Re: Brussels Airlines to wet-lease Superjets from CityJet

voodoo wrote:
So does anyone have any idea what routes Brussels will put the SSJs on?
In case a.netters are interested in booking.


As others have said, the route to Stockholm-Bromma (BMA) will probably be the main route for the SSJs.

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by Bostrom
Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to wet-lease Superjets from CityJet
Replies: 100
Views: 19995

Re: Brussels Airlines to wet-lease Superjets from CityJet

As for destinations, BMA is the only certainty as the A319 can't land there (yet). Isn't Brussels Airlines operating DASH8-Q400 on lease from flybe.?! Those props could take over the route to BMA! But it would mean a drop in capacity. And maybe a longer journey meaning that Brussels Airlines would ...

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by Bostrom
Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 152980

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

The Sweden Democrats are a fairly protectionistic party, right? Anti-EU, anti-immigration - but varying between the Moderates and Social Democrats regarding the rest of their political agenda? I doubt they'll vote for this tax. I hope it doesn't pass the parliament, I'd love to see those C-Series h...

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by Bostrom
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1856
Views: 255315

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

I'd appreciate if anyone who speaks Swedish could summarize the article. From the above and from Google translate, it sounds like it's a flat per-flight tax in the ballpark of $18 US per round trip within Europe (more for out of Europe flights), so it provides no incentive to invest in lower emissi...

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by Bostrom
Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 152980

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

I'm glad to hear it's only a proposal, but still very bad news for the air travel industry if implemented. A nearly 50USD tax on intercontinental routes is huge, and would be a severe disadvantage for ARN against CPH/OSL/HEL. The tax has been proposed by the government, but I'm not sure how great t...

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by Bostrom
Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 152980

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

This tax seems to be on par with the one introduced in Norway, except for the international and intercontinental flights. How is this going to affect SAS? Will we see more long haul routes being moved from ARN to CPH or OSL? 430SEK tax on intercontinental flights is extremely hostile to air travel....

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by Bostrom
Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1856
Views: 255315

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

It might also be a way for BRA to protest the proposed tax, to try to get enough MPs to vote no to it.

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by Bostrom
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NGs Without winglets and/or Still With Eyebrow Windows
Replies: 28
Views: 5579

Re: 737NGs Without winglets and/or Still With Eyebrow Windows

It is my impression SAS is using these on short "bread and butter" routes such as ARN-OSL, OSL-BGO etc. Flights ~1 hr or less. I think winglets would not help so much on such short routes. Considering the age of these frames, I suppose it is better to "cycle them out" on short r...

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by Bostrom
Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NGs Without winglets and/or Still With Eyebrow Windows
Replies: 28
Views: 5579

Re: 737NGs Without winglets and/or Still With Eyebrow Windows

Hi all. Reading the new AS thread about their non-ER 739s and how they're non-winglet equipped and those that came factory-delivered still with eyebrow windows, got me wondering how many 737-NGs are still out there either: a) Without winglets? and/or b) With eyebrow windows? Heck even a lot of 732 ...

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by Bostrom
Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1856
Views: 255315

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/s ... 035673.pdf (See page 19).
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phofmannsair wrote:
Banning RJ100?
Why? What's the reason behind this?


It seems like noise is the reason.

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/s ... 035673.pdf (See page 19).

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by Bostrom
Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Thoughts on 777x touchscreen flightdeck
Replies: 18
Views: 3136

Re: Thoughts on 777x touchscreen flightdeck

Seems to work fine in Star Trek :)

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by Bostrom
Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cseries orders for 2017
Replies: 215
Views: 63174

Re: Cseries orders for 2017

TWA772LR wrote:
How about LH Group ordering the C for SN? It can replace the 146.


I would love to see Brussels Airlines ordering the Cseries, but aren't the wetleased SSJs supposed to replace the RJ100? How many airports do they fly to where they need something smaller than an A319?

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by Bostrom
Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2015-2017 (part 7)
Replies: 2436
Views: 405437

Re: Airbus A320NEO Production Thread - Part 7

Are P&W and CFM still struggling with engine deliveries?

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by Bostrom
Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2015-2017 (part 7)
Replies: 2436
Views: 405437

Re: Airbus A320NEO Production Thread - Part 7

Airbus is aiming to begin final assembly of A320neos at its Chinese plant in Tianjin around mid-year, with production at its US Mobile line at the end of 2017. See: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/airbus-to-broaden-a320neo-assembly-from-mid-year-433879/ Thank you! That leads to another q...

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by Bostrom
Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2015-2017 (part 7)
Replies: 2436
Views: 405437

Re: Airbus A320NEO Production Thread - Part 7

KarelXWB wrote:
Bostrom wrote:

Does anyone know when the first neo will be built in Mobile?


Next year (2018) AFAIK.


Dank je!

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by Bostrom
Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2015-2017 (part 7)
Replies: 2436
Views: 405437

Re: Airbus A320NEO Production Thread - Part 7

The A320 plant in Tianjin will start assembling the first A320neo in July this year. Airbus (Tianjin) Final Assembly Co., Ltd will begin assembly of its first Airbus A320neo in July and deliver it in September. http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-02/03/c_136028597.htm Does anyone know when the f...

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by Bostrom
Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are there any other examples, like the F-WTSA Concorde, which had two liveries at the same time?
Replies: 33
Views: 4054

Re: Are there any other examples, like the F-WTSA Concorde, which had two liveries at the same time?

ZeeZoo wrote:
paullam wrote:
Not two liveries, but maybe what you're looking for: Image

Anyone know the reg of that jet?


Looks like D-AIBA.

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by Bostrom
Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS opens bases outside Scandinavia and establishes new company in Ireland
Replies: 51
Views: 8421

Re: SAS opens bases outside Scandinavia and establishes new company in Ireland

TheGeordielad wrote:
Where will they have bases in Which Cities?


I guess Heathrow with 19 daily return flights makes the most sense.

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by Bostrom
Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2015-2017 (part 7)
Replies: 2436
Views: 405437

Re: Airbus A320NEO Production Thread - Part 7

Not sure what's going on with Frontier's second A320neo (MSN 7181): Flo the Flamingo got its engines removed and was moved to the storage area. https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/624/31711072734_2b5c19154c_z.jpg A350 Ethiopian Airlines by RomainC82 , on Flickr I read on another forum that CFM are having...

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by Bostrom
Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cseries orders for 2017
Replies: 215
Views: 63174

Re: Cseries orders for 2017

SAS has to be a good chance with 737-6/700's and A319's to replace, the NEO already chosen on the high end and plenty of BBD experience (good and bad...) I thought I saw on twitter earlier in the week they are looking at fleet renewal this year. SAS will replace their 737-600s with the A320neos on ...

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by Bostrom
Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 4
Replies: 295
Views: 46094

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 4

miaintl wrote:
How is SK doing on their new MIA route? Is the CPH segment successful out of MIA?


I believe they are hauling a lot of cargo OSL-MIA.

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by Bostrom
Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: List of busiest airports in Europe (2016)
Replies: 63
Views: 20043

Re: List of busiest airports in Europe (2016)

wolbo wrote:
The - 31% for Antalya really sticks out in a negative sense. Is that purely due to political events / situation in Turkey?


Probably. The Antalya area has been a popular charter destination for Europeans, I guess many of them chose other destinations in 2016.

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by Bostrom
Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Europe-China train service hurts air freight
Replies: 54
Views: 9600

Re: Europe-China train service hurts air freight

Mixed gauge is ruled out as there is only a 3.5" difference between Russia's 5' gauge and everyone else's 4' 8.5" gauge as the space between the two rails would be too small: barely an inch once the width of the rail-head is taken into consideration. The ideal solution would be to relay R...

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by Bostrom
Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: List of busiest airports in Europe (2016)
Replies: 63
Views: 20043

Re: List of busiest airports in Europe (2016)

flybynight wrote:
Norway's population roughly 5 million yet Gardemoen has 24+ million people filter through. Pretty amazing when you think about it.


Although, slightly less amazing when you look at the Norwegian landscape and how long it takes to travel by train or road within Norway…

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by Bostrom
Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smallest markets directly served by more than 3 airlines
Replies: 52
Views: 8922

Re: Smallest markets directly served by more than 3 airlines

If seasonal routes are included: Stockholm (ARN/BMA)-Visby (VBY) is during the summer served by SAS, Norwegian, Nextjet and BRA.

Although Visby and Gotland is very popular in the summer. The ATR72s SAS normally uses on the route are replaced by 737-800s in the summer.

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