|Quoting LN-KGL (Reply 49):|
But what about their B788s then eaa3?
Like I said this is just a random idea that I have no reason to think might be reasonable. They´ll probably do something else. This is just what I think they should do.
With the B787 you could do a lot more from KEF. Add hub-and-spoke between North America and India and more places in Eurasia as well as destinations on the West Coast. Iceland is an unbeatable location for an LCC transatlantic hub-and-spoke system.
I've always found Norwegians 787 strategy to be strange. Let's keep in mind that SAS only has 11 long range planes (A330's and A340's) that operate from Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen. Norwegian plans to operate 8 787's from Oslo. Maybe they'll deploy them to Stockholm and Copenhagen as well but this is a huge fleet given today's long haul operations from these airports. And I don't see Oslo as a great place to connect if your going to mainland Europe. It's a bit out of the way. So I think that 8 planes is a bit much if your not planning to connect passengers to outside of Scandinavia.
I do however think that Norwegian is genuine in their intention to use their 787's from Oslo. I just think it's a little to optimistic. Keep in mind that most of SAS's losses come from their long haul operations.
Again with regard to KEF I'm just putting an idea out there that I have no reason to think that it's reasonable.
I don't wish, however, to hijack this thread with unrelated speculation.
[Edited 2012-06-11 17:17:15]