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Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:59 am

ARN February 2018 statistics

Domestic: 416,599 (-1%)
International: 1,387,016 (+3%)
Total: 1,803,615 (+2%)

Year to date:
Domestic: 813,531 (+0%)
International: 2,828,863 (+3%)
Total: 3,642,394 (+2%)

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Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:09 am

OSL February 2018 statistics

Domestic: 899,316 (+4.1%)
International: 1,069,559 (+3.0%)
Total: 1,970,338 (+3.7%)

Year to date:
Domestic: 1,759,179 (+3.6%)
International: 2,092,560 (+3.0%)
Total: 3,855,164 (+3.2%)

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Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:32 pm

CPH February 2018 statistics

Domestic: 118,094 (-2.3%)
Europe: 1,581,386 (-2.5%)
Intercontinental: 258,484 (+7.6%)
Total: 1,957,964 (-1.3%)

Year to date:
Domestic: 240,041 (-4.0%)
Europe: 3,108,038 (-2.9%)
Intercontinental: 537,325 (+4.9%)
Total: 3,885,404 (-2.0%)

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Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:44 am

Does anyone have an explanation for the surprising route results at CPH in 2018:

- London - 13.3%
- Oslo -4.1%
- Stockholm - 4.5%
- Amsterdam +13.6%
- Aalborg - 6.5%
- Paris 0%
- Helsinki +11.6%
- Frankfurt -0.1%
- Brussels - 12,5%
- Berlin - 11.1%

All routes flat or lower, apart from two big growth routes AMS + HEL !

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Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:40 am

factsonly wrote:
Does anyone have an explanation for the surprising route results at CPH in 2018


For HEL’s part the route grew significantly last year as well when both AY and DY added capacity. At least in 2016 Denmark was the biggest destination for AY’s Chinese travellers so some growth comes from there.

Someone else can probably give a good explanation as to why the trend overall is declining numbers, I remember last year it was partly blamed on the border controls that were introduced between Denmark and Sweden, but surely those shouldn’t be an issue anymore?

2017: https://cph-prod-cdn.azureedge.net/4941 ... c-2017.png
 
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Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:07 pm

HEL Feb18

Domestic: 292.062 (+9.7%)
International: 1.184.639 (+12.4%)
Total: 1.476.701 (+11.8%)
 
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Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:46 pm

factsonly wrote:
Does anyone have an explanation for the surprising route results at CPH in 2018:

- London - 13.3%
- Oslo -4.1%
- Stockholm - 4.5%
- Amsterdam +13.6%
- Aalborg - 6.5%
- Paris 0%
- Helsinki +11.6%
- Frankfurt -0.1%
- Brussels - 12,5%
- Berlin - 11.1%

All routes flat or lower, apart from two big growth routes AMS + HEL !

https://cph-prod-cdn.azureedge.net/4941 ... b-2018.png


Most likely a mix of explainations. Berlin is surely due to the demise of Air Berlin that had a good position on the route. SAS did not add capacity to the route and I do not believe that EasyJet offer same frequencies now.
London may be a mix of less transfer traffic and a slight slow down in p2p and a believe reducer frequencies from Ryanair. I know BA is adding a 7th daily rotation to LHR so forward bookings likely look strong for their part.
Brussels is a bit surprising - as is Amsterdam but KLM has a very strong position, rest are minor changes vs previous year.
 
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Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:08 pm

Finnair plans codeshare partnership with Alaska Airlines Group (including Alaska Airlines, Horizon Air and SkyWest) on selected routes from SFO, from 24 March 2018. At the moment Finnair and Alaska Airlines have a frequent flyer partnership.

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Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:51 am

AY adds some more flights to Japan for the start of next winter season as well as to European destinations LIS, GVA, ALC, AGP.

Tokyo - Two additional weekly frequencies between October 28 and December 5 for a total of nine Finnair weekly flights. Including the joint business flights with Japan Airlines, Finnair will offer up to 16 weekly frequencies to Tokyo.

Nagoya - One additional weekly frequency between October 29 and December 4 for a total of six weekly flights


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Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:33 pm


Finnair Drops Hope Of Joining Airline Consolidation, Looks To Asia

HELSINKI (Reuters) – Finnair has dropped hopes of taking part in industry consolidation because politicians oppose relinquishing state control and will instead look to Asia to expand alone, its chief executive said.

“We will go for our growth opportunities and define our future by ourselves,” he told Reuters in his office near Helsinki-Vantaa airport.

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“Asia remains the direction which we are looking for future growth. We have very strong routes to large cities for which we are looking to open more daily flights,” Vauramo said.

Vauramo said the company would look into renewing its European narrow-body planes, likely to happen around 2025.

But competition remains tough. Norwegian has said it was considering using Helsinki to serve some of its long-haul destinations, possibly for flights to Asia.

Vauramo played down the threat to Finnair’s business, saying the airline had flown over Siberia for 35 years, making it the largest European airline operating in Japan and one of the largest in China.

“We have added these overflights little by little to almost 100 weekly flights as of today. I doubt that someone would be able to get that in a one go,” he said.


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Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:30 am

D.P.R.K. Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr Ri Yong-ho is en route to Stockholm to meet with his Swedish counterpart Mrs Margot Wallstroem this afternoon. Does anyone know if he's using one of the D.P.R.K. government's IL-62M aircraft or if he will be arriving incognito on CA911 from PEK? The Swedish MoFA refuses to provide any details as to when Mr Ri will arrive.
 
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Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:48 am

Peeter wrote:
D.P.R.K. Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr Ri Yong-ho is en route to Stockholm to meet with his Swedish counterpart Mrs Margot Wallstroem this afternoon. Does anyone know if he's using one of the D.P.R.K. government's IL-62M aircraft or if he will be arriving incognito on CA911 from PEK? The Swedish MoFA refuses to provide any details as to when Mr Ri will arrive.


It's reported he is coming in on the Air China flight from Beijing.
 
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Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:44 pm

seansasLCY wrote:
Peeter wrote:
D.P.R.K. Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr Ri Yong-ho is en route to Stockholm to meet with his Swedish counterpart Mrs Margot Wallstroem this afternoon. Does anyone know if he's using one of the D.P.R.K. government's IL-62M aircraft or if he will be arriving incognito on CA911 from PEK? The Swedish MoFA refuses to provide any details as to when Mr Ri will arrive.


It's reported he is coming in on the Air China flight from Beijing.


Where? By whom?
 
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Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:52 pm

Finnair will lease an A320 aircraft and pilots from GetJet for some of Finnair’s European routes between June 2018 and January 2019.

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Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:25 pm

seansasLCY wrote:
Peeter wrote:
D.P.R.K. Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr Ri Yong-ho is en route to Stockholm to meet with his Swedish counterpart Mrs Margot Wallstroem this afternoon. Does anyone know if he's using one of the D.P.R.K. government's IL-62M aircraft or if he will be arriving incognito on CA911 from PEK? The Swedish MoFA refuses to provide any details as to when Mr Ri will arrive.


It's reported he is coming in on the Air China flight from Beijing.

Arrive at ARN at 18.04, proxy 1,5 hour after scheduled according to FR24.
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Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:45 pm

Peeter wrote:
seansasLCY wrote:
Peeter wrote:
D.P.R.K. Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr Ri Yong-ho is en route to Stockholm to meet with his Swedish counterpart Mrs Margot Wallstroem this afternoon. Does anyone know if he's using one of the D.P.R.K. government's IL-62M aircraft or if he will be arriving incognito on CA911 from PEK? The Swedish MoFA refuses to provide any details as to when Mr Ri will arrive.


It's reported he is coming in on the Air China flight from Beijing.


Where? By whom?


I can't find where I read it now. Mr. Ri Yong-ho was pictured at Beijing airport this morning too.
 
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Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:08 pm

Just came back from a return trip to TMP with 45 min connection at HEL on both ways. I had to run to the gates just after disembarking to catch my connecting flights. I made it but my checked in luggage unfortunately did not on both occasions and they only managed to deliver luggage to me after 24 hours. Finnair should seriously consider not selling tickets with tight connection as it is now nearly impossible for passengers to make 45 min connection. HEL is so busy and crowded these days and the queues at immigration checking counters are constantly long. Airport staff did not care even you told them you had a very tight connection.
 
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Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:29 am

Nami wrote:
factsonly wrote:
Does anyone have an explanation for the surprising route results at CPH in 2018


For HEL’s part the route grew significantly last year as well when both AY and DY added capacity. At least in 2016 Denmark was the biggest destination for AY’s Chinese travellers so some growth comes from there.

Someone else can probably give a good explanation as to why the trend overall is declining numbers, I remember last year it was partly blamed on the border controls that were introduced between Denmark and Sweden, but surely those shouldn’t be an issue anymore?

2017: https://cph-prod-cdn.azureedge.net/4941 ... c-2017.png

CPH's role as the regional transit hub is clearly on the decline. Looking at other Danish airports like AAL and BLL they both have reduced domestic traffic to CPH, but massive increases in European traffic. Much the same for GOT.

Especially KLM is very aggressive at AAL and BLL. Rumors of their good deals may have spread to eastern part of Denmark, counting for the increase between CPH and AMS.

The increase to HEL is likely due to AY's huge expansion which simply has made their mainly intercontinental network a lot more attractive to Danish and Swedish travelers.

The border control scandal, which destroyed the function of the CPH railway station for much of 2016, could have long lasting consequences, even if it luckily is long time history only. Frequent travellers, who for decades regarded CPH as their natural regional hub, but were warned never to get anywhere near that spot, they learned how easily and conveniently CPH was bypassed and changed their habits accordingly. But the manitude of that effect can of course only be guesswork.

Anyway, sure the border control scandal helped surrounding regional airports to increase European traffic to meet the critical mass, where frequencies became a lot more convenient. That trend is hardly reversible.

BA's new BLL-LHR service as well as now also FR and DY flying AAL to STN and LGW are clearly responcible for much of the CPH to London decrease.
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Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:57 pm

prebennorholm wrote:
Nami wrote:
factsonly wrote:
Does anyone have an explanation for the surprising route results at CPH in 2018


For HEL’s part the route grew significantly last year as well when both AY and DY added capacity. At least in 2016 Denmark was the biggest destination for AY’s Chinese travellers so some growth comes from there.

Someone else can probably give a good explanation as to why the trend overall is declining numbers, I remember last year it was partly blamed on the border controls that were introduced between Denmark and Sweden, but surely those shouldn’t be an issue anymore?

2017: https://cph-prod-cdn.azureedge.net/4941 ... c-2017.png

CPH's role as the regional transit hub is clearly on the decline. Looking at other Danish airports like AAL and BLL they both have reduced domestic traffic to CPH, but massive increases in European traffic. Much the same for GOT.


Preben - here we go again. As you are not able to explain why there is a decline in the passenger numbers at CPH for the moment (other then some personal views and explanations related to relative small passenger volumes) I will try to give a wider perspective. Overall the current decline at CPH can be explained from tree factors.

1) SAS have this winter adjusted their yield management and hence price level to a significant higher level compared to last winter. This especially hits the number of transfer-pax as this segment often is very price sensitive. As CPH is the largest transfer hub in the SAS system, the negative impact of this trend will be largest at CPH. However it seems like SAS have found the right price-mix as it seems like they can generate more revenues with fewer pax and the passengers in BLL, ALL, GOT etc. not willing to pay the price SAS charge can go with KLM or another airline instead. It's a strategic decision from SAS which is difficult to argue against when you look at the figures and not much CPH can do about this.

2) Due to pilot shortage at Ryanair they have reduced at lot routes at CPH this winter, and as Ryanair is very good at filling their planes (often with people that would not go if the Ryanair air option was not available) this will of course have a negative impact in the CPH pax numbers.

3) The Air Berlin bankrupt. They flew 4 times daily to Berlin and 3 times daily to Dusseldorf. Some of this capacity has been picked up be other Airlines but we are still not up to the same capacity as before.

prebennorholm wrote:
The increase to HEL is likely due to AY's huge expansion which simply has made their mainly intercontinental network a lot more attractive to Danish and Swedish travelers.


The increase to HEL is mainly due to increased capacity from Norwegian on this route aimed at point-to-point traffic and transfer at CPH within the Norwegian network.

prebennorholm wrote:
BA's new BLL-LHR service as well as now also FR and DY flying AAL to STN and LGW are clearly responcible for much of the CPH to London decrease.


No it has nothing to do with the FR, BA or DY routes from Jutland. Due to overcapacity in the CPH-London market easyJet last spring decided to close the route to Luton from CPH and reduce the London Gatwick route. All in all they removed 5 daily flight from the CPH-London market and when the capacity is reduced like this the prices go up and the number of passengers down. In general there is very little transfer traffic through CPH with London as destination.
 
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Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:26 pm

Over the last few years, airports in the far north of Finland (Ivalo, Kittila, Kuusamo and Rovaniemi) have seen big increases in demand from tourists from abroad during the period from December to March. Finnair has recently decided to pay attention to this market and been pleasantly surprised - so much so that there have been public verbal comments suggesting further expansion in future years.

There are a few flights per week bringing winter tourists to Tromsø and the occasional charter to Kiruna (controlled largely by/for the Ice Hotel) but northern Finland seems to be attracting a large share of the demand for winter inbound flights to Lapland - eg reliable snow for skiing / huskies / reindeer / northern lights / snowmobiles / etc

I realise Norway is very expensive but what is stopping further supply of flights for winter tourism to the far north of Sweden ? Skelleftea in Sweden with Ryanair was all about Swedes wanting to travel abroad - I'm thinking instead about places in Lapland which will attract inbound winter tourists.

Perhaps a way for SAS or Norwegian to find a use for an aircraft when flight demand is normally quiet ?
 
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Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:37 pm

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Over the last few years, airports in the far north of Finland (Ivalo, Kittila, Kuusamo and Rovaniemi) have seen big increases in demand from tourists from abroad during the period from December to March. Finnair has recently decided to pay attention to this market and been pleasantly surprised - so much so that there have been public verbal comments suggesting further expansion in future years.

There are a few flights per week bringing winter tourists to Tromsø and the occasional charter to Kiruna (controlled largely by/for the Ice Hotel) but northern Finland seems to be attracting a large share of the demand for winter inbound flights to Lapland - eg reliable snow for skiing / huskies / reindeer / northern lights / snowmobiles / etc

I realise Norway is very expensive but what is stopping further supply of flights for winter tourism to the far north of Sweden ? Skelleftea in Sweden with Ryanair was all about Swedes wanting to travel abroad - I'm thinking instead about places in Lapland which will attract inbound winter tourists.

Perhaps a way for SAS or Norwegian to find a use for an aircraft when flight demand is normally quiet ?


Normally in winter D8 will send several NAI (EI-) aircraft to the Caribbean for their winter ops, however from LGW their flights to Rovaniemi have had high loads
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Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:55 pm

davidjohnson6 wrote:
Over the last few years, airports in the far north of Finland (Ivalo, Kittila, Kuusamo and Rovaniemi) have seen big increases in demand from tourists from abroad during the period from December to March. Finnair has recently decided to pay attention to this market and been pleasantly surprised - so much so that there have been public verbal comments suggesting further expansion in future years.

There are a few flights per week bringing winter tourists to Tromsø and the occasional charter to Kiruna (controlled largely by/for the Ice Hotel) but northern Finland seems to be attracting a large share of the demand for winter inbound flights to Lapland - eg reliable snow for skiing / huskies / reindeer / northern lights / snowmobiles / etc

I realise Norway is very expensive but what is stopping further supply of flights for winter tourism to the far north of Sweden ? Skelleftea in Sweden with Ryanair was all about Swedes wanting to travel abroad - I'm thinking instead about places in Lapland which will attract inbound winter tourists.

Perhaps a way for SAS or Norwegian to find a use for an aircraft when flight demand is normally quiet ?


There has been some flights to PJA (Pajala) in northern Sweden for british tourists, but I'm not sure if they have been a success or not. And Easyjet have been flying to OSD this winter. I think the demand to northern Finland has in a large part been driven by mostly british tour operators organizing package holidays though.
 
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Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:20 am

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There has been some flights to PJA (Pajala) in northern Sweden for british tourists, but I'm not sure if they have been a success or not. And Easyjet have been flying to OSD this winter. I think the demand to northern Finland has in a large part been driven by mostly british tour operators organizing package holidays though.


The British tour operators started the "Santa tourism" in Finnish Lapland and they still are the largest group, though now the biggest growth comes from China and other Asia. Overall the number of foreign tourists in Lapland grew 22% in 2017 and they spent 1,49 million nights. There are some surprises among the nationalities, in Rovaniemi one of the largest groups was Israelis. The new thing are the direct scheduled flights to Lapland from UK and Central Europe, by Finnair, Lufthansa, Transavia, Norwegian.

I believe in Northern Sweden the problem is the lacking services, more investments would ne needed. Northern Finland have six airports, many of them have ski resorts nearby with hotels, cabins and restaurants, the new winter tourism is built around these resorts typically. The idea is to offer many kind of activities and keep the distances reasonable. Some tourists prefer a more urban arctic experience and stay in Rovaniemi, like many Asians do.
 
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Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:20 am

xijiayu wrote:
Just came back from a return trip to TMP with 45 min connection at HEL on both ways. I had to run to the gates just after disembarking to catch my connecting flights. I made it but my checked in luggage unfortunately did not on both occasions and they only managed to deliver luggage to me after 24 hours. Finnair should seriously consider not selling tickets with tight connection as it is now nearly impossible for passengers to make 45 min connection. HEL is so busy and crowded these days and the queues at immigration checking counters are constantly long. Airport staff did not care even you told them you had a very tight connection.


They recently started constructing border control expansion at HEL. It remains to be seen how much it will help or for how long it will provide a solution, the airport operator Finavia has a bit of a habit of doing small-scale projects and lacking vision for the future. In my opinion they should have taken the bold decision years ago and build a new main terminal between the two parallel runways instead of the current west wing construction. But then again it's understandable that they want to avoid any financial risks considering how dependant everything is on what Finnair does. If Finavia has any sense they need to increase the minimum connecting time when the west wing is completed.

If AY could have its way they wouldn't even fly to TMP but instead handle that connection with the proposed HSR.

davidjohnson6 wrote:
Over the last few years, airports in the far north of Finland (Ivalo, Kittila, Kuusamo and Rovaniemi) have seen big increases in demand from tourists from abroad during the period from December to March. Finnair has recently decided to pay attention to this market and been pleasantly surprised - so much so that there have been public verbal comments suggesting further expansion in future years.
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I realise Norway is very expensive but what is stopping further supply of flights for winter tourism to the far north of Sweden ?


I've been wondering the same thing. Last December alone there were some 600 charter flights to Finnish Lapland and that number will most likely keep growing at least for now. AY's scheduled flights from CDG, LGW and ZRH will also continue so they mustn't have done too badly. An ever increasing amount of Chinese tourists are traveling to Lapland as well, and during the last winter seasons Ivalo and Rovaniemi have been more popular for AY's Chinese pax than e.g. Rome or Paris. During the peak period Lapland is pretty much sold out.

Swedish Lapland has higher fells and mountains which, at least in practise, should mean better ski resorts. Swedish part of Lapland does seem underutilized. Reindeer, huskies, and snowmobiles are probably already there but of course the most important thing is infrastructure and accommodation capacity, after all this hasn't been made possible in a short time span, the charter flights to Finland during Christmas have decades long history. Furthermore it's not easy to make the necessary large scale investments when the peak period is very short and interest during the rest of the year is limited or nonexistent.

Usually Finns tell themselves that they can't do marketing, but perhaps in this case they've done quite well with "Lapland Airports" which is the term Finavia uses. For example Rovaniemi, the town adjacent to Santa Claus Village is certainly not the most attractive town (thanks Germans) and would most certainly see close to no traffic without all the Christmas-themed activities.

I guess it's safe to assume that a big part of the tourists flying to Lapland are families with children, so perhaps the best thing to do would be to steal Santa Claus?
 
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Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:48 am


Qatar Airways W18 Oslo aircraft changes

Qatar Airways at the launch of winter 2018/19 schedule plans operational aircraft changes for Doha – Oslo route, currently operated by Boeing 787-8 on daily basis. From 28OCT18, Airbus A350-900XWB is scheduled to operate this route, replacing 787-8.

QR179 DOH0110 – 0610OSL 359 246
QR175 DOH0825 – 1325OSL 359 x246

QR180 OSL0740 – 1610DOH 359 246
QR176 OSL1630 – 0100+1DOH 359 x246


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I assume ARN and HEL routes will be operated with A350 in the future as QR plans to move all of their Boeing 787-8s to Air Italy (as far as I know). Of course, it's possible that QR will continue using A330 on DOH-HEL route.
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Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:44 am

Qatar Airways DOH-CPH will see 2 daily Boeing 777-300ER operation, instead of 787-8, from 28 October 2018.

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Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:15 am

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Qatar Airways DOH-CPH will see 2 daily Boeing 777-300ER operation, instead of 787-8, from 28 October 2018.

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on 25 oct i see 2x a359 dohcph
 
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Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:51 am

Kikko19 wrote:
QuawerAir wrote:
Qatar Airways DOH-CPH will see 2 daily Boeing 777-300ER operation, instead of 787-8, from 28 October 2018.

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on 25 oct i see 2x a359 dohcph

Yeah, Qatar Airways will operate A350 on DOH-CPH as of 1 Aug 2018:
Doha – Copenhagen A350-900XWB to replace 787-8 on following service:
eff 01AUG18 QR163/164 (1 daily)
eff 01SEP18 QR161/162 (3 weekly), QR159/160 (4 weekly)

Airlineroute shows on Twitter it's 787-8, but A350 is the correct aircraft. I forgot that.

Also, the timetable is now updated for DOH-HEL in W18/19 and the route will continue 2x daily. QR307/308 remains an A320 service. Hopefully, it will soon see wide-body aircraft.
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Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:08 pm

Finnair will maintain at least 10% capacity growth to Japan to 2021.

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Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:20 am

SAS in late-July 2018 plans to operate one-way charter flight from Japan to Sweden, where the airline schedules Tokyo Narita – Stockholm Arlanda flight. On board Airbus A340-300 aircraft, Stockholm service will be operated on 24JUL18.

SK984 NRT1110 – 1450ARN 343 24JUL18

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Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:41 am

davidjohnson6 wrote:
Over the last few years, airports in the far north of Finland (Ivalo, Kittila, Kuusamo and Rovaniemi) have seen big increases in demand from tourists from abroad during the period from December to March. Finnair has recently decided to pay attention to this market and been pleasantly surprised - so much so that there have been public verbal comments suggesting further expansion in future years.

There are a few flights per week bringing winter tourists to Tromsø and the occasional charter to Kiruna (controlled largely by/for the Ice Hotel) but northern Finland seems to be attracting a large share of the demand for winter inbound flights to Lapland - eg reliable snow for skiing / huskies / reindeer / northern lights / snowmobiles / etc

I realise Norway is very expensive but what is stopping further supply of flights for winter tourism to the far north of Sweden ? Skelleftea in Sweden with Ryanair was all about Swedes wanting to travel abroad - I'm thinking instead about places in Lapland which will attract inbound winter tourists.

Perhaps a way for SAS or Norwegian to find a use for an aircraft when flight demand is normally quiet ?



Maybe because both SAS and Norwegian are already operating a lot of flights to northern Sweden. For example Lulea - Stockholm has 17 flights each way today.
 
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Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:59 pm

Finnair has decided to bring forward the deliveries two A350's. One from 2023 to 2019 and the other from 2022 to 2020. The eight aircraft still on order will be delivered as follows:

2018 Q4 (one)
2019 (two)
2020 (two)
2021 (two)
2022 (one)
 
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Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:25 pm

Norwegian warns of a loss of NOK 2.6 billion (aprox $300 million) for the first quarter of 2018.....
https://e24.no/boers-og-finans/norwegia ... p/24290542 (Only Norwegian language)
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Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:30 pm

Helsinki Airport is ranked the 16th best airport in the world, 6th in Europe and the best in Northern Europe:

The World's Best Airport 2018 (Rank 2017)

16. Helsinki (17)
19. Copenhagen (15)
58. Stockholm Arlanda (62)
61. Oslo (59)

KEF is out of Top 100 (last year 97th)

HEL is also the 10th cleanest airport in the world.

Skytrax - Top 100 (2018)
Skytrax - Best Airports by Region
Skytrax - World's Cleanest Airports
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Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:33 pm

I wonder what's puting OSL and ARN so low in the ranking(s), my personal experiences have been better than that. The transit process wasn't the smoothest in OSL though but not sure if the crowded mornings/aftrenoons in HEL are that much more pleasant.
 
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Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:57 am

Finnair selected as Best European Airline at TTG China Travel Awards

Finnair has been selected as the Best European Airline for the third year in a row at the TTG China Travel Awards, one of the most influential travel industry awards in Greater China. TTG China has been recognizing Greater China’s best companies in the travel industry, including airlines, hotels and resorts, serviced residences and travel services since 2008. The selection is done by travel industry professionals.

https://company.finnair.com/en/media/al ... id=2858290


How about instead of some silly awards, China granted some more weekly frequencies to PEK and PVG? :wink2:
 
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Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:03 am

Nami wrote:
Finnair selected as Best European Airline at TTG China Travel Awards

Finnair has been selected as the Best European Airline for the third year in a row at the TTG China Travel Awards, one of the most influential travel industry awards in Greater China. TTG China has been recognizing Greater China’s best companies in the travel industry, including airlines, hotels and resorts, serviced residences and travel services since 2008. The selection is done by travel industry professionals.

https://company.finnair.com/en/media/al ... id=2858290


How about instead of some silly awards, China granted some more weekly frequencies to PEK and PVG? :wink2:

Of course, the award is a good thing, but definitely I would like to see more frequencies to PEK and PVG. Hopefully, China will grant more frequencies to PEK after the new airport is opened.
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Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:21 pm

I was on the website of Copenhagen Airport (cph.dk) and was viewing the list of unserved intercontinental routes (here). I noticed that there are cities like Colombo and Islamabad in the top 10. Why are these cities so popular? Are there Danish companies in these countries and cities or are they just popular holiday destinations for Danish people? I also wonder at Islamabad and Lahore that are served from both CPH and OSL.
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Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:52 pm

QuawerAir wrote:
I was on the website of Copenhagen Airport (cph.dk) and was viewing the list of unserved intercontinental routes (here). I noticed that there are cities like Colombo and Islamabad in the top 10. Why are these cities so popular? Are there Danish companies in these countries and cities or are they just popular holiday destinations for Danish people? I also wonder at Islamabad and Lahore that are served from both CPH and OSL.

How Islamabad can be unserved and served same time? I also wonder, why you pick up these two destinations from list?
 
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Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:53 pm

QuawerAir wrote:
I was on the website of Copenhagen Airport (cph.dk) and was viewing the list of unserved intercontinental routes (here). I noticed that there are cities like Colombo and Islamabad in the top 10. Why are these cities so popular? Are there Danish companies in these countries and cities or are they just popular holiday destinations for Danish people? I also wonder at Islamabad and Lahore that are served from both CPH and OSL.


Norway have almost 37000 immigrants from Pakistan or Norwegians born to imigrant Pakistan parents. So that expains something. It's the 5th largest immigrant group to Norway


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immigration_to_Norway
 
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Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:21 pm

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QuawerAir wrote:
I was on the website of Copenhagen Airport (cph.dk) and was viewing the list of unserved intercontinental routes (here). I noticed that there are cities like Colombo and Islamabad in the top 10. Why are these cities so popular? Are there Danish companies in these countries and cities or are they just popular holiday destinations for Danish people? I also wonder at Islamabad and Lahore that are served from both CPH and OSL.

How Islamabad can be unserved and served same time? I also wonder, why you pick up these two destinations from list?

I don't know that either (your first question). In addition to Colombo and Islamabad, I was wondering at Johannesburg and Cape Town, but I found answers for them after I posted it, so I left only Colombo and Islamabad. However, I found the answer also for Colombo (I guessed it is tourism but I just wanted to make it sure), so Pakistan was actually the only one I was wondering at after that. I couldn't delete that post somehow.
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Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:52 pm

Turkish Airlines now operates to HEL regularly with Airbus A330 wide-body aircraft. The morning flight will be flown with 289-seated A330-300, but also 250-seated A330-200 is possible. Tha capacity on the route will increase by 30%.The load factor on the route has been really high, also on flights with wide-body aircraft. TK plans to fly both daily flights operated by wide-body aircraft in the future. No decision has yet been taken on possible new routes from Helsinki to Ankara or other cities in Turkey.

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Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:16 am

Iran Air reduces Tehran Imam Khomeini – Stockholm Arlanda service from 3 to 2 weekly, eff 9 June 2018.

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Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:19 pm

QuawerAir wrote:
Turkish Airlines now operates to HEL regularly with Airbus A330 wide-body aircraft. The morning flight will be flown with 289-seated A330-300, but also 250-seated A330-200 is possible. Tha capacity on the route will increase by 30%.The load factor on the route has been really high, also on flights with wide-body aircraft. TK plans to fly both daily flights operated by wide-body aircraft in the future. No decision has yet been taken on possible new routes from Helsinki to Ankara or other cities in Turkey.

Lentoposti.fi (in Finnish)


Do you know how big the Turkish community is in Finland, making Ankara profitable? Maybe they could try HEL-AYT, a little competition with AY.
 
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Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:56 am

Again...
Beijing Capital Airlines' planned Beijing – Helsinki service is now scheduled from 29JUN18, instead of 22JUN18. Reservation remains not available.

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Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:06 pm

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Iran Air reduces Tehran Imam Khomeini – Stockholm Arlanda service from 3 to 2 weekly, eff 9 June 2018.

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I think you should read that one more time...
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Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:49 pm

cityairline wrote:
QuawerAir wrote:
Iran Air reduces Tehran Imam Khomeini – Stockholm Arlanda service from 3 to 2 weekly, eff 9 June 2018.

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I think you should read that one more time...

Sorry, my bad.

Here's the correct one:
Iran Air reduces Tehran Imam Khomeini – Stockholm Arlanda service from 3 to 2 weekly during the period between 9 May 2018 and 9 June 2018.

Thanks for correcting.
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Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:52 am

In addition to several other EK routes such as Bangkok and London, the number of weekly flights on Dubai - Oslo route will be reduced on selected dates:

Dubai – Oslo Service reduces from 7 to 6 weekly in May 2018, following dates cancelled: 01MAY18, 08MAY18, 15MAY18, 29MAY18

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Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:22 am

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In addition to several other EK routes such as Bangkok and London, the number of weekly flights on Dubai - Oslo route will be reduced on selected dates:

Dubai – Oslo Service reduces from 7 to 6 weekly in May 2018, following dates cancelled: 01MAY18, 08MAY18, 15MAY18, 29MAY18

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It is AFAIK an increase (in capacity) compared to last year as the reduction in May in 2017 was larger. DXB-OSL is usually slightly reduced during a short period during the spring and autumn
 
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Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:41 am

Asiana is starting a summer seasonal OSL-ICN serice from July 10 to August 29. 2x weekly

Press release (in Norwegian)
http://www.mynewsdesk.com/no/oslo-lufth ... rge-301302

It says with A330-200, but that should be a typo as they don't have that in the fleet, so will either be A330-300 or something else


In addition, Korean is increase their Summer service to OSL from 8 to 11 round-trips
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