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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:37 pm

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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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:33 pm

Bostrom wrote:
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.

Huge waste of taxpayers money to keep small airports open when good train connection is available like in this case.
 
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:18 pm

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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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:59 am

Part of Wizz increasing their VNO base with one A320ceo, more flight to Scandinavia will be added: All 2x weekly

VNO-NYO
VNO-TRD
VNO-TRF
TLL-TRD
TLL-TRF

Some of these are not new but resumption of former flight. The two TLL routes will be flown VNO-TRF-TLL-TRF-VNO and VNO-TRD-TLL-TRF-VNO



https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/wizz ... etersburg/
 
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:02 am

It seems that UA cut EWR–ARN route from the S21 season. Not surprising. Even before the COVID19 pandemic, I thought this route would be axed at some point.
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:03 am

DL won't be flying to CPH in S21:

New York JFK – Copenhagen Seasonal service remain cancelled in S21

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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:42 am

SAS is deferring several Airbus deliveres

2 A350 from 2021 to 2022
4 A320neo from 2022 to 2024
4 A320neo from 2023 to 2025
 
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:34 am

AY is poised to cut up to 1000 jobs. These cuts, which involve the tech side at HEL as well as others, seem to indicate that AY sees the crisis continuing further than the immediate future of 2021.

https://yle.fi/uutiset/3-11510130

Finnair's CEO Topi Manner states that it will take ”three years to reach the 2019 levels, as well as an introduction of effective vaccination against COVID-19.”
 
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:27 pm

SAS will resume flights to Washington-Dulles from September 16, with two weekly flights (Wednesdays and Sundays from CPH, Thursdays and Mondays from IAD) operated by Airbus A330-300s.

Schedule:
SK925 CPH-IAD 12:20-15:00 37 A333
SK926 IAD-CPH 17:15-07:15+1 14 A333

Link in Danish:
https://finalcall.travel/da/bekraeftet- ... ngton-d-c/
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:07 am

And PVG will resume 1 weekly from 29SEP. Outbound on Tuesday and homebound on Thursdays.
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:09 pm

More bad news from Norwegian. According to this source they desperately need a new cash injection otherwise they will not make it to the end of the year.

https://airportal.hu/ujabb-penzforras-n ... norwegian/
 
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:27 am

SAS' 41st A320neo delivered yesterday

Airbus A320 -251N 9518 SE-RUB SAS delivery 01sep20 XFW-CPH "Birger Viking"
 
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:19 am

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 airport.
 
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:46 am

Bostrom wrote:
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 airport.


The city council voted about it around 04.00 this morning after 12 hours of debate and other votes that led up to the final vote.

32 voted for closing of the airport and 29 against which means that the official decision is to close the airports.
https://www.svt.se/nyheter/lokalt/vastm ... ige-i-natt

However there will still be a public referendum before the airport is closed but it may not necessarily affect the decision.
https://www.nyteknik.se/samhalle/beslut ... er-7000425
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:57 am

flygBRA reconstruction plan has been approved by the court, and they plan to restart operations in September
 
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:10 pm

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 ?
 
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:05 pm

Thunderboltdrgn wrote:
[quote="Bostrom"However there will still be a public referendum before the airport is closed but it may not necessarily affect the decision.


According to SVT News this morning, the proposal to offer a public referendum on the matter was made by Centerpartiet, but the proposal was voted down before the final decision.
 
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:51 pm

Norwegian Performance - August 2020:

Norwegian’s traffic figures for August are heavily influenced by the COVID-19 outbreak and the subsequent travel restrictions and drop in demand.
In August, capacity was 94% lower than last year, while the flights that were operated had a load factor of 62.1%.

Compared to the same period last year:
- Total capacity (ASK) decreased by 94%
- Total passenger traffic (RPK) decreased by 96%
- The load factor was 62.1%, down 27.9 p.p.
- The total number of passengers was 313,316, a decrease of 91%
- The unit revenue (RASK) is estimated at 0.52 for the period, up 27%.
- The average flying distance for the Group decreased by 52% in August compared to the same period last year.

August 2020 vs August 2019:
ASK (million) 539 vs 9,608 -94 %
RPK (million) 335 vs 8,647 -96 %
Load factor 62.1% vs 90.0% -28 p.p.
Passengers 313,316 vs 3,503,913 -91 %

In August, the Group operated 99.9% of its scheduled flights, whereof 97.9% departed on time.
CO2 emissions increased to 100 grams per RPK, driven by lower load factor.

https://www.norwegian.com/globalassets/ ... t-2020.pdf
 
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:06 pm

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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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:41 pm

jamesontheroad wrote:
Thunderboltdrgn wrote:
[quote="Bostrom"However there will still be a public referendum before the airport is closed but it may not necessarily affect the decision.


According to SVT News this morning, the proposal to offer a public referendum on the matter was made by Centerpartiet, but the proposal was voted down before the final decision.



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.
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:09 pm

Thunderboltdrgn wrote:
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 airport is open until late 2022, there will be an election before the airport is closed. Something that might change the fate of the airport.
 
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:13 pm

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 had less than 100 passengers during July.
 
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:16 pm

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... and whether Ryanair will decide to leave VST soon - possibly using the closure decision as an excuse if yields at VST have in previous years been poor
 
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:51 am

Some august passenger numbers:

HEL:
Total: 270.002 -86,7%

Domestic: 48.734 -79,4%
International: 221.268 -93,2%

ARN:
Total: 417.921 -82,9%

Domestic:115.419 -70%
International: 302.502 -85%
 
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:14 pm

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/norrb ... en-utreder
 
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:20 pm

davidjohnson6 wrote:
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... and whether Ryanair will decide to leave VST soon - possibly using the closure decision as an excuse if yields at VST have in previous years been poor


Maybe, but it is not a good time to be looking for a new job at the moment so my personal guess is that most will just hang on to their current job.
 
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:27 am

CPH and OSL August passenger numbers:

CPH
Total: 612.215 -78,9%

Domestic: 66.535 -41,8%
Europe/Skandnavia: 526.029 -78,5%
Intercontinental: 28.651 -92,4%


OSL
Total: 719.223 -73%

Domestic: 454.423 -55,6%
International: 264.800 -83,8%
 
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:30 am

Mahan Air plans to resume service from Tehran to Copenhagen.

W5130 IKA0530 – 0925CPH 343 47
W5131 CPH1105 – 1720IKA 343 47

Schedule on/after 25OCT20 is currently pending.



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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:28 am

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://www.dn.se/ekonomi/swedavia-inte ... er-corona/
 
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:09 am

jamesontheroad wrote:
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://www.dn.se/ekonomi/swedavia-inte ... er-corona/


Bromma has been up to be closed for a very long time and been accepted because to low capacity at Arlanda.
 
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:45 pm

jamesontheroad wrote:
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://www.dn.se/ekonomi/swedavia-inte ... er-corona/


It was interesting to the comments on the report, some have been very happy about it while other have been very upset. But in the end, closing Bromma is a question of when, not if.
 
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:13 am

SAS has returned LN-RPM, a 737-800, to its lessor. That should mean 24 737-800s left in their fleet

Boeing 737 -883 30195 696 LN-RPM SAS ferried 15sep20 OSL-BGR on return to lessor
 
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:43 pm

EI-SIA, one of 9 A320neos with SAS Ireland, has been re-registered SE-DYC and transfered to SAS
 
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:45 pm

Someone83 wrote:
EI-SIA, one of 9 A320neos with SAS Ireland, has been re-registered SE-DYC and transfered to SAS


3 of the original 9 SAS Ireland aircraft will be moved to SAS, and get SE regs.
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:59 am

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
Types flown: A319, A320, A32N, A321, A332, A333, A343, AT43, AT75, AT76, B717, B732, B735, B736, B737, B738, B752, B753, CRJ9, DC10, DH4D, DHC3, E135, E145, E175, E190, E195, F100, MD11, MD81, MD82, MD87, RJ1H
 
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:48 pm

Juneyoa Airlines tweeted that they "will operate a weekly frequency from Helsinki to Zhengzhou, China from 12 October" with the following timetable:

HEL CGO HO1666 20:30-10:00+1 Monday
CGO HEL HO1665 01:55-06:10 Monday


As this doesn't seem to be just a limited one-time flight, could this be a route just to contribute HO's flights from PVG to HEL (which they operate once a week)?
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:13 pm

SASViking wrote:
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 might stay a bit longer.
 
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Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:16 pm

minilinde wrote:
Someone83 wrote:
EI-SIA, one of 9 A320neos with SAS Ireland, has been re-registered SE-DYC and transfered to SAS


3 of the original 9 SAS Ireland aircraft will be moved to SAS, and get SE regs.


Yes, so EI-SIB became SE-DYD today
 
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:42 am

Bostrom wrote:
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
 
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:12 pm

Someone83 wrote:
Bostrom wrote:
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. Not only is the LH market far away from a rebound, the A340s is also the odd one out now in the fleet. It simply doesn't make sense to have three A340s in the fleet, when there's five relatively new A330E's and four brand new A350s. 9 WB aircraft and the A321LR's that'll arrive soon, will be more than enough to cover the LH market until all of the A350s and the LH market (hopefully) have returned to something like it was before March.
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:48 pm

SASViking wrote:
Someone83 wrote:
Bostrom wrote:
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. Not only is the LH market far away from a rebound, the A340s is also the odd one out now in the fleet. It simply doesn't make sense to have three A340s in the fleet, when there's five relatively new A330E's and four brand new A350s. 9 WB aircraft and the A321LR's that'll arrive soon, will be more than enough to cover the LH market until all of the A350s and the LH market (hopefully) have returned to something like it was before March.


And if any comes off lease, I wouldn't be surprised if any of the four oldest A330-300s left either
 
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:54 pm

The Norwegian government has expanded their support for a minimum flight offering of several routes from end of September and for the rest of the year. However with some changes from the current program. The cost will be 12,5 million NOK per week (About $1,4 millions)

OSL to TOS, EVE, AES, KRS and BOO is no longer subsidized and has to be flown on commercial terms, OSL to BGO, TRD and SVG is already flown on commercial terms

SAS and Norwegian is then paid to operate the following, with what I assume is about a 50:50 share on the following routes with a minimum daily frequency (except Saturdays):
OSL-HAU 2x
OSL-KSU 2x
OSL-MOL 2x
OSL-BDU 2x
OSL-ALF 2x
OSL-KKN 2x
TOS-LYR 1x
TRD-BOO-TOS 2x

And Widerøe, in addition to their PSO routes:
OSL-FRO 2x
BGO-FRO 2x
OSL-HOV 2x
SKN-BOO 3x
SKN-TOS 2x
VDS-TOS 2x
HFT-TOS 2x
ALF-TOS 2x
KKN-TOS 2x

In Norwegian:
https://www.regjeringen.no/no/aktuelt/m ... TkdZPZXNCQ
 
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:55 pm

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 nothing until late October, Vilhelmina/Lycksele gets a 6x weekly and Hemavan/Kramfors gets 4x weekly

Were decisions made by local authorities to save money on flying empty aircraft, or was it the airlines that decided to cut back ?

As an aside, it is of course debatable as to whether Kramfors in its own right really needs a PSO connection to Stockholm given the train service - I'm assuming this was done only to try to spread the cost across 2 airports instead of Hemavan's PSO link having a higher per-passenger cost
 
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:41 am

SASViking wrote:
Someone83 wrote:
Bostrom wrote:
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. Not only is the LH market far away from a rebound, the A340s is also the odd one out now in the fleet. It simply doesn't make sense to have three A340s in the fleet, when there's five relatively new A330E's and four brand new A350s. 9 WB aircraft and the A321LR's that'll arrive soon, will be more than enough to cover the LH market until all of the A350s and the LH market (hopefully) have returned to something like it was before March.


I wouldn't, but I wouldn't be surprised if they stay for a while. They are owned, so no leasing fees to be payed and if the next large maintenance check is far away it doesn't that much to keep them. But on the other hand, the A350s are probably a bit cheaper to operate.
 
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:47 am

davidjohnson6 wrote:
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 nothing until late October, Vilhelmina/Lycksele gets a 6x weekly and Hemavan/Kramfors gets 4x weekly

Were decisions made by local authorities to save money on flying empty aircraft, or was it the airlines that decided to cut back ?


Trafikverket made the decision to reduce the traffic in March, probably after discussing it with the airlines and municipalites/regions. As you mention, there is no need to waste money by flying empty aircraft.

davidjohnson6 wrote:
As an aside, it is of course debatable as to whether Kramfors in its own right really needs a PSO connection to Stockholm given the train service - I'm assuming this was done only to try to spread the cost across 2 airports instead of Hemavan's PSO link having a higher per-passenger cost


It sure is, but the airport also serves Sollefteå that is in a much worse position with no train service. But when the planned upgrades of the rail lines in the area become reality the PSO service to Kramfors might not survive.
 
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:37 am

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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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:37 am

As expected. SAS' shareholders approved the restructuring plan at today's extraordinary general meeting

https://www.sasgroup.net/newsroom/press ... in-sas-ab/

The Extraordinary General Meeting in SAS AB (the “Company” or “SAS”) on 22 September 2020 resolved in accordance with all of the Board’s proposals
 
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:20 am

With LN-RGC being reported returned to lessor today, that should mean 23 737-800s left

Boeing 737 -86N 41257 4321 LN-RGC SAS ferried 23sep20 OSL-TLL prior return to lessor
 
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:59 pm

SAS will start operating CPHEWR and CPHPVG on A350. First flight on PVG is on the 29th of September, and EWR will switch equipment to A350 from 02OCT.
Types flown: A220, A318, A319, A320, A321, A32N, A333, A343, A359, A380, AT42, AT72, B717, B733, B735, B736, B737, B738, B739, B744, B748, B763, B772, B773, B788, B789, C550, CRJ2, CRJ9, DH4D, F50, ERJ190, MD80s/90, RJ100
 
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:52 am

Widerøe has won PSO contract on the BOO-EVE routes, from Jan 1 2021 to 31 Mar 2022. To be flown minimum twice daily on weekdays and total of two round trips in the weekends. This route was previously flown as a commercial route, but Widerøe stopped flying it and "forced" the government to establish it as a new PSO route, which then Widerøe won the contract on....so 2-0 to Widerøe

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