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Former SAS Long-Haul Flights (Destinations)?

Fri Sep 16, 2005 7:30 am

It would be intresting to know what long haul destinations served SAS in the past...

I know for example, MVD, GRU, GIG ....

Could we complete the list together?

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Former SAS Long-Haul Flights (Destinations)?

Fri Sep 16, 2005 7:39 am

They used to do JFK-BGO-GEN (mid 80's at least) - I took that a couple of times.
 
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RE: Former SAS Long-Haul Flights (Destinations)?

Fri Sep 16, 2005 7:49 am

Quoting AirScoot (Reply 1):
GEN

what airport is this?
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RE: Former SAS Long-Haul Flights (Destinations)?

Fri Sep 16, 2005 8:12 am

Just off the top of my head.

LAX
KHI
DAR
CCU
JED
JNB
NBO
SCL
HKG
KIX

Quoting Avianca (Reply 2):
what airport is this?

Oslo -Gardemoen
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RE: Former SAS Long-Haul Flights (Destinations)?

Fri Sep 16, 2005 8:15 am

JFK (not only to BGO-GEN) ...

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RE: Former SAS Long-Haul Flights (Destinations)?

Fri Sep 16, 2005 3:02 pm

Quoting AirScoot (Reply 1):
They used to do JFK-BGO-GEN (mid 80's at least) - I took that a couple of times.

Is this an error, or am I missing something because to my knowledge I thought Oslo Gardermoen-OSL, did not open as a commercial airport until the fall of 1998, replacing Oslo Fornebu-FBU as the cities commercial airport?
 
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RE: Former SAS Long-Haul Flights (Destinations)?

Fri Sep 16, 2005 3:05 pm

Gardemoen was around for a long time before that, as Oslo's secondary airport sort of - It took care of traffic that could not land at the smaller Fornebu.

Fornebu could only handle up to 767 size - SAS' DC-10's and 747 had to use Gardemoen.

[Edited 2005-09-16 08:06:07]
 
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RE: Former SAS Long-Haul Flights (Destinations)?

Fri Sep 16, 2005 3:11 pm

Quoting TransSwede (Reply 6):
Gardemoen was around for a long time before that, as Oslo's secondary airport sort of - It took care of traffic that could not land at the smaller Fornebu.

Thank you! I was unaware of that information, as I had always been under the impression OSL Gardermoen had been a Norwegian Air Force base up until shortly before FBU was closed. I knew it was open to corporate traffic and cargo before 1998, but never realized there were any commercial flights prior to 1998.
 
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RE: Former SAS Long-Haul Flights (Destinations)?

Fri Sep 16, 2005 3:18 pm

GEN was the intercontinental airport for Oslo, while FBU was the domestic/regional airport.
During the days of the SAS DC-8/DC-10/B747 they operated from GEN.

Back in the early 80s Northwest also operated B747s to GEN, and then Tower Air even operated MIA-GEN charters in the late 80s.
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RE: Former SAS Long-Haul Flights (Destinations)?

Fri Sep 16, 2005 5:04 pm

You can find a lot of info on SAS' history on SASflightops just click on history and then milestones. There you'll find info about the previous fleets and routes.

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RE: Former SAS Long-Haul Flights (Destinations)?

Fri Sep 16, 2005 5:14 pm

Quoting TransSwede (Reply 6):
It took care of traffic that could not land at the smaller Fornebu.

Fornebu could only handle up to 767 size - SAS' DC-10's and 747 had to use Gardemoen.

Fornebu actually received 747s a few times, but the runway was so short so they could not take off with a full load. I have a book about Fornebu with a picture of a Tower Air and Northwest 747 at Fornebu at the same time.

Gardermoen was mainly the charter airport. No charter flights used Fornebu.

Quoting PWM2TXLHopper (Reply 7):
as I had always been under the impression OSL Gardermoen had been a Norwegian Air Force base up until shortly before FBU was closed.

There's still an air force base there.
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RE: Former SAS Long-Haul Flights (Destinations)?

Fri Sep 16, 2005 5:23 pm

You could also add the following destinations :
LAGOS (LOS)
MONROVIA (ROB)
PORT OF SPAIN (POS)
and
GEORGETOWN (BGI)

and I do not know if THR and ABD (Abadan) would qualify for long-haul destinations
 
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RE: Former SAS Long-Haul Flights (Destinations)?

Fri Sep 16, 2005 5:30 pm

When I was a wee one, they used to bring a DC-8 into Jeddah and it continued onto Addis Ababah(sp). It was one of those long DC-8's too. Pretty neat.
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RE: Former SAS Long-Haul Flights (Destinations)?

Sat Sep 17, 2005 12:14 am

SAS for a while made a technical stop in Tashkent with DC-8s on it's CPH-BKK route. I believe it was only technical in nature and thus may not qualify. A short haul destination, nevertheless worth noting, is that East Berlin (Schönefeld) was served 3 times a week during the 70's and 80's from CPH.
 
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RE: Former SAS Long-Haul Flights (Destinations)?

Sat Sep 17, 2005 12:30 am

THEY DID FLY ALSO TO

MNL
YMQ
ANC
 
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RE: Former SAS Long-Haul Flights (Destinations)?

Sat Sep 17, 2005 12:33 am

Quoting PWM2TXLHopper (Reply 5):
Is this an error, or am I missing something because to my knowledge I thought Oslo Gardermoen-OSL, did not open as a commercial airport until the fall of 1998, replacing Oslo Fornebu-FBU as the cities commercial airport?

Sorry about the confusion with that. I probably should have mentioned the name change.

Am I mistaken or did that JFK-BGO-GEN/OSL flight continue on to GOT?
 
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RE: Former SAS Long-Haul Flights (Destinations)?

Sat Sep 17, 2005 1:47 am

SAS used to serve Tel Aviv. I think that it was the longest scheduled MD-80 flight.

There also used to be an ORD-CPH-VIE flight, operated by Austrian Airlines.
 
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RE: Former SAS Long-Haul Flights (Destinations)?

Sat Sep 17, 2005 1:59 am

When GEN was closed during runway resurfaceing FBU accepted a lot of big metal like Tower Air 747s from/to JFK and charters like TransAmerica DC8-63s.
SAS DC10-30 were also seen as were TWA L-1011s which were regulars at FBU.
SAS JFK flights served CPH(747) and GEN-ARN/GOT with 74Ms.

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RE: Former SAS Long-Haul Flights (Destinations)?

Sat Sep 17, 2005 2:06 am

Quoting A999 (Reply 17):
SAS JFK flights served CPH(747) and GEN-ARN/GOT with 74Ms.

The flights I took were DC10 service - but I don't know if they were regular on the route. I was in highschool - student exchange - at the time.
 
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RE: Former SAS Long-Haul Flights (Destinations)?

Sat Sep 17, 2005 2:08 am

Well, the DC10s were retained after the 747s were sold off.
 
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RE: Former SAS Long-Haul Flights (Destinations)?

Sat Sep 17, 2005 2:18 am

I just found it in the database:


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RE: Former SAS Long-Haul Flights (Destinations)?

Sat Sep 17, 2005 2:31 am

I flew CPH-DEL with them, my best flight ever.
 
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RE: Former SAS Long-Haul Flights (Destinations)?

Sat Sep 17, 2005 3:43 am

Quoting ODAFZ (Reply 11):
You could also add the following destinations :
LAGOS (LOS)

I have a vague idea that this operated via DUS
 
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RE: Former SAS Long-Haul Flights (Destinations)?

Sat Sep 17, 2005 5:15 am

Both YUL and then YMX were served for a long time before they withdrew.
 
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RE: Former SAS Long-Haul Flights (Destinations)?

Sat Sep 17, 2005 2:07 pm

Well I remember SAS flying to Buenos Aires on and off.
The last time was in the late 80's I think, with a DC-10-30,with stops in Rio and Sao Paulo and Lisboa(only on the southbound flight).
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RE: Former SAS Long-Haul Flights (Destinations)?

Sat Sep 17, 2005 8:40 pm

One of SK's multistop flights was a DC863 in 1977 CPH-ZRH-ATH-THR-KHI-CCU-BKK-MNL-TYO
 
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RE: Former SAS Long-Haul Flights (Destinations)?

Sat Sep 17, 2005 9:10 pm

Hi AirAmericaC46 ... wow! That SK southern milkrun to TYO even beats the SN DC-10 trip I took back in '79. That was only BRU-ATH-DXB-BKK-MNL-NRT.
 
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RE: Former SAS Long-Haul Flights (Destinations)?

Fri Sep 30, 2005 10:33 am

Quoting Mats (Reply 16):
SAS used to serve Tel Aviv. I think that it was the longest scheduled MD-80 flight.

Not really. SAS operated a few MD-83s from 1987-88 to replace the DC-8-62 on routes to Saudi Arabia. Prior to that though, there were instances of DC-9-41s operating routes to Riyadh and Jeddah when the DC-8s did not.

As the Saudi Arabian destinations were shut down, only Tel Aviv (and briefly Cairo) were left and two of the MD-83s were transferred to Scanair. As Tel Aviv was shut down a few years ago the remaining MD-83s were sold to Allegiant Air in the USA.
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RE: Former SAS Long-Haul Flights (Destinations)?

Fri Sep 30, 2005 10:53 am

...and here is the list of destinations outside Europe I have in my files:

North America
New York-La Guardia (1946 - 50s)
New York-JFK (1950s-1989)
Newark (1989-)

Anchorage (-1991)
Bridgetown (1969 - late 70s)
Chicago (since late 40s/early 50s)
Gander (- mid 60s)
Los Angeles (1946-1994)
Montreal ( - early 80s)
Port of Spain (1969 - late 70s)
Seattle (since late 40s)
Washington DC (since early 2000s)
Winnipeg (50s - 60s)

South America

Buenos Aires (late 40s - mid 80s)
Montevideo (1946 - early 80s)
Rio de Janiero (1946-1992)
Santiago de Chile (- mid 80s)
Sao Paulo (until early 90s)

Africa

Abidjan (until late 60s/early 70s)
Addis Abeba (until 60s)
Cairo (until early 90s, reopened through Snowflake 2003)
Dakar (until 60s)
Dar-es-Salaam (until mid 80s)
Entebbe/Kampala (until late 70s)
Johannesburg (until 1985)
Khartoum (until 60s)
Lagos (until early 80s)
Monrovia (until 70s)
Nairobi (until 1985)
Tunis (until 70s)

Middle East

Abadan (until late 60s)
Aden (until late 50s/early 60s)
Amman (until early 80s)
Baghdad (until early 80s)
Beirut (until early 80s, reopened through Snowflake 2003)
Damascus (until early 80s, reopened through Snowflake 2003)
Jeddah (until late 80s)
Kuwait City (until early 80s)
Riyadh (until late 80s)
Tehran (until 1979, reopened through Snowflake 2003)
Tel Aviv (until 2001)

Asia

Bangkok (since 1948)
Beijing (since early 90s)
Calcutta (late 40s - mid 80s)
Dacca (until 70s)
Delhi (until 80s, reopened late 90s-2001)
Hong Kong (1992-1998)
Jakarta (until 70s)
Karachi (until 80s)
Kuala Lumpur (until 70s)
Manila (until early 80s)
Osaka (early 90s-late 90s)
Singapore (since when?)
Tashkent (60s-80s)
Tokyo (since late 40s)

Polar

Besides several landing strips used by DC-6s and DC-7Cs, SAS has operated scheduled flights to Søndre Strømfjord (60s - 2002) and Thule (90s).

A number of the destinations in Africa were technical stops en route to South America, but tickets were sold to these destinations as well. During the 60s-early 80s, most intercontinental routes to Africa, South America, Middle East and in some cases Asia, went through either Düsseldorf, Zürich/Geneva and/or Athens before leaving Europe. Most services originated in Copenhagen and all flights routed through ZRH/GVA were operated in pool with Swissair, SAS' best friend at the time.

[Edited 2005-09-30 03:55:32]
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RE: Former SAS Long-Haul Flights (Destinations)?

Fri Sep 30, 2005 12:23 pm

Quoting RedChili (Reply 10):
Fornebu actually received 747s a few times, but the runway was so short so they could not take off with a full load. I have a book about Fornebu with a picture of a Tower Air and Northwest 747 at Fornebu at the same time.

Gardermoen was mainly the charter airport. No charter flights used Fornebu.

Quoting PWM2TXLHopper (Reply 7):
as I had always been under the impression OSL Gardermoen had been a Norwegian Air Force base up until shortly before FBU was closed.

There's still an air force base there.

It used to be when you landed at OSL back in the 80's instead of Fornebu you weren't allowed to take picture since it was a military base. F16's and C130's were common sight.
Of course, I took pictures anyway. Russian paid millions for those C130 pictures!!  devil 
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