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by HELyes
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay cancels CPH in 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 8673

Re: Cathay cancels CPH in 2019

I would think they might use the OW hub in HEL to connect to the Nordics. Suppose it would depend on how nice AY wants to play with competition on the route. AY and JL have that kind of close arrangement through the Europe-Japan joint venture (with BA IB), both use their own metal on HEL-NRT. Hardl...

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by HELyes
Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are you in the middle class?
Replies: 46
Views: 2748

Re: Are you in the middle class?

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/20 ... dle-class/


Sorry the calculator doesn't know my 'state' ;)

Would had been nice if you mentioned "in the USA" in the title.
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casinterest wrote:


Sorry the calculator doesn't know my 'state' ;)

Would had been nice if you mentioned "in the USA" in the title.

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by HELyes
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct
Replies: 154
Views: 27691

Re: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct

Perhaps Finnair is lucky and get some of these professionals... Finnair will increase their (A350) flights to HKG from 1x daily to 10x weekly in S19 and they only use HKG based crews. Finnish language skills not required. I think it's 10 weekly to 2 daily for S19 but I'm not sure how attractive wou...

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by HELyes
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct
Replies: 154
Views: 27691

Re: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct

blandy62 wrote:

If I recall well in a not so distant past they used to have Finnish crew based in BKK for the BKK-SIN run. Time changes....


Yes, for the both BKK-SIN and BKK-HKG runs.

Also their Spanish routes are partly outsourced now.

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by HELyes
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct
Replies: 154
Views: 27691

Re: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct

Perhaps Finnair is lucky and get some of these professionals... Finnair will increase their (A350) flights to HKG from 1x daily to 10x weekly in S19 and they only use HKG based crews. Finnish language skills not required. Interresting. Those HKG must be so cheap to hire then and you can just get ri...

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by HELyes
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct
Replies: 154
Views: 27691

Re: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct

Perhaps Finnair is lucky and get some of these professionals... Finnair will increase their (A350) flights to HKG from 1x daily to 10x weekly in S19 and they only use HKG based crews. Finnish language skills not required.

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by HELyes
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest Wide Body Service
Replies: 54
Views: 6605

Re: Shortest Wide Body Service

HEL-BRU AY A333 (restarts in Oct)
HEL-LHR AY A350

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by HELyes
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no Virgin Atlantic / SAS service to Canada?
Replies: 25
Views: 5278

Re: Why no Virgin Atlantic / SAS service to Canada?

it would be nice to have a more direct flight, not having to connect through CPH, AMS, FRA or LHR. I have family in BC, it would be great to connect through YYZ, with a stopover in Toronto. I think my family have tried all the available routings between HEL and YVR, through SEA when AY and SK still...

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by HELyes
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no Virgin Atlantic / SAS service to Canada?
Replies: 25
Views: 5278

Re: Why no Virgin Atlantic / SAS service to Canada?

Finnair did HEL - YYZ for a while (I actually flew on them back in the late 90s when they used the MD11 on this route), then downgraded to a 757... then nothing. Actually Finnair returned in 2014 with A333 but that didn't last longer than a couple of summer seasons. Perhaps A350 on the next round...

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by HELyes
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA commencing LHR-KIX in 2019 Spring
Replies: 41
Views: 10489

Re: BA commencing LHR-KIX in 2019 Spring

So next summer season the oneworld "Siberian joint venture" of JL BA AY IB has 13 weekly flights between KIX and Europe: AY 10 weekly and BA 3 weekly. That's a significant growth, in S18 the joint venture has Finnair's 7 weekly service to HEL.

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by HELyes
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 181981

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

The construction of the new airport in Sälen, "Scandinavian Mountains airport" can be followed here: https://scandinavianmountains.se/folj-bygget/ In Swedish, but plenty of pictures. Interesting remote tower concept. It says they are expecting the first flight in 2019 already, targeting t...

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by HELyes
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia
Replies: 77
Views: 12996

Re: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia

The weather seldom is any big issue for the airports in Northern Europe, we are prepared for winters up here. Except for the 20-30 commercial airports operated with low-category (CAT I-II) ILS in Scandinavia versus the frequent fog happening (like NYO, MMX, TRF, KRS, SVG, TKU, HAU, AES, TRD, VXO, T...

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by HELyes
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia
Replies: 77
Views: 12996

Re: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia

How much time is saved if you have weather issues? (same for HEL I would say) The weather seldom is any big issue for the airports in Northern Europe, we are prepared for winters up here, I assume in Poland as well. In HEL the major delays because of weather are rare, the last time HEL was closed b...

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by HELyes
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest flight from your airport?
Replies: 80
Views: 4884

Re: Longest flight from your airport?

Helsinki (HEL): Finnair's seasonal A350 service to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. 5386 nm (6,198 mi), a block time of 12h 20min.

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by HELyes
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Busiest air routes worldwide by PAX TRAFFIC for 2017 revealed ahead of Guangzhou World Routes 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1688

Re: Busiest air routes worldwide by PAX TRAFFIC for 2017 revealed ahead of Guangzhou World Routes 2018

PerfectGriffin wrote:
GMP-CJU is amazing to fly on. The number of flights departing between the airports every hour is incredible.


Huge numbers. And almost entirely based on tourism? The Jeju island only has some 600K inhabitants.

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by HELyes
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 181981

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

:cloudnine: Now Qatar replace the B787 to A359 with the new Qsuite on flights to Stockholm. That means that those who fly business have a double bed to evict themselves in...... Wow that would be a good excuse to pay for an upgrade on the ARN-DOH leg, just for the experience... Though to be squeeze...

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by HELyes
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Jebi hits Japan, KIX currently closed and underwater
Replies: 152
Views: 24766

Re: Typhoon Jebi hits Japan, KIX currently closed and underwater

zakuivcustom wrote:
NGO will probably take most of the load for KIX.


Finnair moved their daily KIX flight (A350) to NGO till 17 September, so they now serve NGO 2x daily.

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by HELyes
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 181981

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Finnair restart a widebody service to BRU from 31 October, this time with A330, twice a week on Wed and Sat mornings AY1541/1542. The A330 replaces E90/A319, cargo is the main reason.

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by HELyes
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 181981

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

minilinde wrote:
Interesting that Cathay are not coming back, great news for SAS!


Also Finnair will be happy the wave goodbye. AY announced they will increase HKG flights to 2x daily in S19.

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by HELyes
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 181981

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

SKAirbus wrote:
this thread has essentially become the "AY/HEL 2018" thread


In summer I was thinking why it's so quiet here, only HEL survived the heat wave? ;) Yes more Nordic news please.

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by HELyes
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission proposes abolishing DST
Replies: 54
Views: 2102

Re: European Commission proposes abolishing DST

noviorbis77 wrote:
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Would there not be safety issues of kids going too or from school in Scotland?


You mean the dark hours in winter would be a safety issue? The Nordic kids survive just fine, not many hours daylight up here in the mid winter.

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by HELyes
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 181981

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

https://company.finnair.com/en/media/al ... id=3036060
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Finnair's new CEO from January 2109 is Mr Topi Manner, Finnish 44y old. He is the Head of personal banking in Nordea, the largest bank in the Nordic area.
https://company.finnair.com/en/media/al ... id=3036060

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by HELyes
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission proposes abolishing DST
Replies: 54
Views: 2102

Re: European Commission proposes abolishing DST

B777LRF wrote:

DST doesn't work for everybody, but it works wonders in the north.


Finns find DST just annoying, that's why the proposal came from Finland. The thinking here goes it's not that big deal which time zone we'll choose, just stop the time changes, please.

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by HELyes
Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera with TATL from FRA and TXL
Replies: 54
Views: 8687

Re: Primera with TATL from Berlin Tegel

Primera indeed has a strange "game plan", to say the least. Their headquarters is in Latvia, and most planes in Denmark, if I recall correctly....but they have these transatlantic flights out of BRU, one of the London airports, and now Tegel, besides their "vacation" flights out...

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by HELyes
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 181981

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

What about Lyon, Orly, Hanover, Dortmund, Rotterdam, Antwerpen/Den Haag, London City / Gatwick / Stansted? Finnair is actually commencing seasonal flights to Lyon in Nov 2018 and year-round flights to Hannover in April 2019. +Gatwick where AY is present in winter season, they provide scheduled flig...

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by HELyes
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 181981

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Finnair continue their once-weekly A350 service to Puerto Vallarta (PVR), Mexico in the coming winter, between December 13 - March 7 on Thursdays. This is a scheduled service though it relies heavily on their own tour operator in Finland. This is their longest route currently with 5386nm, the schedu...

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by HELyes
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair long haul routes
Replies: 70
Views: 19902

Re: Finnair long haul routes

I was thinking more secondary Indian destinations; HEL is in a great position toYeme82 be able to use the 321neos/321LRs to connect the Eastern US and Canada to second tier Indian destinations using narrowbodies to keep costs low. Think ORD-HEL-CCU, PHL-HEL-AMD, YYZ-HEL-PNQ. It's the next logical e...

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by HELyes
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 181981

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

does the A359 has the leg? Basically yes, HEL-HNL is 5914nm, Finnair's longest A350 route currently is to Puerto Vallarta (PVR), Mexico 5386nm. Phillippine Airlines is starting A350 service MNL-JFK, that's 7404nm. For Finnair Honolulu would most likely be a once weekly leisure-heavy service, leanin...

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by HELyes
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 181981

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

shouldn't finnair renew /increase its short/medium haul fleet to meet the more capacity on intercont? That's why they have taken delivery of quite a few A321s during the last few years Yeah they have received eight new A321s in 2017-18, that's their most common aircraft type at the moment, 19 toget...

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by HELyes
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair Return To LAX S2019 with A350
Replies: 8
Views: 2996

Re: Finnair Return To LAX S2019 with A350

But SEA would have been a nice connection to YVR and the rest of the PNW. I personally hoped for SEA, having family in British Columbia. My family got familiar with Finnair's DC-10 back in the 1980's when the routing was HEL-SEA-LAX. Awesome! Now, when will the JFK flight get the A350 upgrade? Hope...

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by HELyes
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair Return To LAX S2019 with A350
Replies: 8
Views: 2996

Finnair Return To LAX S2019 with A350

https://company.finnair.com/en/media/al ... id=3021928
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Finnair return to LAX in March 2019, 3x weekly with A350. Additionally SFO gets 4th weekly flight (A333) and ORD goes daily in summer (A333).

https://company.finnair.com/en/media/al ... id=3021928

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by HELyes
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair long haul routes
Replies: 70
Views: 19902

Re: Finnair long haul routes

I know it's a question of bilaterals and not always in Finnair's power to do, but, more than new destinations, what would REALLY be welcome is a second frequency to PVG and PEK that would arrive in the afternoon. They would love to get more slots in PVG and PEK, not happening anytime soon I'm afrai...

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by HELyes
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair long haul routes
Replies: 70
Views: 19902

Re: Finnair long haul routes

Some 10+ years ago Finnair considered JFK-HEL-India connections, it looks good on the Great Circle map but nothing serious materialized. Around that time BOM was axed and never returned. India seems to be a hard market for AY, India's location doesn't support their Europe-Asia business model. There ...

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by HELyes
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair long haul routes
Replies: 70
Views: 19902

Re: Finnair long haul routes

Finnair now has 19 long haul destinations in Asia, seven of them seasonal. According to their annual report their market share here in traffic between Europe and Asia was 5.9% in 2017, the strongest single Asian market being Japan. Scheduled destinations is Asia, bold letters = served year around: C...

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by HELyes
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair long haul routes
Replies: 70
Views: 19902

Re: Finnair long haul routes

Even the SFO flights are only in the summer, so it doesn't seem as if California is a big market. N. America overall is not exactly a market that's big for them. True, N. America still is a small market for AY. Comparing different markets (ticket revenues) in 2017: North Atlantic 5,9% Finland 8,6% ...

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by HELyes
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair long haul routes
Replies: 70
Views: 19902

Re: Finnair long haul routes

Little bit off-topic ... Finnair has a lot of codeshare flights with Aeroflot, but none with S7 Airlines. Does this have anything to do with keeping the Russians calm in regards to the overflight rights etc ? Otherwise a collaboration between AY and SU would be unusual - since AY and S7 are both in...

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by HELyes
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With SEA's growth would SK consider coming back
Replies: 23
Views: 3485

Re: With SEA's growth would SK consider coming back

I think the only two that have a chance at SEA would be two returns, Finnair (because of their partnership with AS) and maybe SU. Finnair to SEA would be great, they used to fly HEL-SEA-LAX (DC-10) in late 1980's. That was the first long haul experience for little HELyes. Realistically, a new AY ro...

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by HELyes
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Serbia: from first to worst...
Replies: 20
Views: 4307

Re: Air Serbia: from first to worst.a

rutankrd wrote:
UA77e
Finnair do offer their Business cabins on the A359 between Helsinki and Heathrow and Brussels most days .


Actually no more Finnair A350 to BRU, they now send A350 (or A333) to LHR every morning.

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by HELyes
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Serbia: from first to worst...
Replies: 20
Views: 4307

Re: Air Serbia: from first to worst...

UA777EWRTLV wrote:
Which airlines operate intra-European flights with a true business class seat?


Not much available. TK use widebodies on some routes from IST, Finnair sends A350 to LHR once a day, then there are a couple of 5th freedom flights like LATAM 787 MAD-FRA and Ethiopian 787 OSL-ARN.

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by HELyes
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to launch Gothenburg with 787!
Replies: 27
Views: 6074

Re: Qatar Airways to launch Gothenburg with 787!

I bet half of PAX will connect to/from Thailand. As a GOT employee I can only agree! It won't be unusual to see around 100 passengers on each flight bound for BKK/HKT/KBV. That's where Finnair will meet some new competiton, GOT has been a notable market for their BKK/HKT/KBV services. It looks Norw...

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by HELyes
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to launch Gothenburg with 787!
Replies: 27
Views: 6074

Re: Qatar Airways to launch Gothenburg with 787!

Congrats GOT!

I really like the airport, would cool to try some GOT/HEL-DOH-Asia flight combos if available

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by HELyes
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Upcoming Trump - Putin Summit
Replies: 355
Views: 11235

Re: Upcoming Trump - Putin Summit

President Trump has arrived in Helsinki, president Putin arrives tomorrow. I think this is a brilliant idea: Finland's biggest daily paper Helsingin Sanomat wants to remind the both guests of the importance of free press. 300 billboards on the routes from the airport to the summit are filled with ne...

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by HELyes
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 181981

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Mr Trump was welcome by a rather exceptional temperature at HEL this late 9:20PM in the evening, +28,1C/82,6F, air humidity luckily 38%. The sun is still up.

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by HELyes
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 181981

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Presidents Trump and Putin will meet in Helsinki next Monday, this means reinstating of border controls on Schengen internal traffic for four days, from today till Tuesday midday. It's possible things get a bit slower at HEL though internal border controls are not exhaustive and are allocated accord...

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by HELyes
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Upcoming Trump - Putin Summit
Replies: 355
Views: 11235

Re: Upcoming Trump - Putin Summit

I'll be in Vienna next week, and I'm so glad he isn't doing it there, as it was under consideration. What a circus. I'm sure the people of Finland are just, so incredibly thrilled. This is the fourth time US and Soviet/Russian leaders meet in Helsinki since 1975, many locals hoped it had been Vienn...

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by HELyes
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 30058

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

I'd have thought the amount of transfer traffic via HEL to Asia is tiny compared to the ME and big EU hubs. Do Finnair do any advertising, as public and agency awareness seems to be dismal. DUB isn't any huge market for AY but they can offer short total travel times to NE Asia via HEL, like DUB-HKG...

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by HELyes
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian launches flights Scandinavia-Krabi W18
Replies: 14
Views: 3048

Re: Norwegian launches flights Scandinavia-Krabi W18

Still no HEL... Are they scared of AY or what? Finnair and TUI fly HEL-KBV. It is the market in Northern Europe with more competition. More competition is very much welcome. Finnair flights to KBV and HKT are scheduled, a large part of the passengers are from the Nordic neighbors. TUI fly mainly se...

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by HELyes
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 181981

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Hi Nordic thread :) I was in Finland over the weekend and flew to Tampere from Dublin via Helsinki. It was a lovely experience with Finnair, a very nice airline. My friends and I were wondering about Tampere Airport. It has less than 10 short haul flights a day, but two terminals. One terminal seem...

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by HELyes
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is there no easyJet or Ryanair at HEL?
Replies: 12
Views: 4733

Re: Why is there no easyJet or Ryanair at HEL?

Yes HEL generally is dominated by Finnair. True, the brand loyalty to AY is strong and their Asia services support a dense network in Europe. Luckily the Norwegian base has been doing fine so far with some 40 routes, even SAS had to pull their Blue1 (SASFinland) out. SAS still compete hard via their...

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by HELyes
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 181981

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Finnair will again operate two round-trip A350 flights to San Francisco next winter on 2 Dec 2018 and 6 Dec 2018. It seems these "Lush" flights always have something fun going on, that's what happened in 2016: https://youtu.be/gnigL3ggyVU A recent Finnair A350 BKK-HEL flight, identical tw...

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