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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:11 pm

SAS had the best July in the airline's history last month. And June was the highest number ever for one month.

2.8 million passengers in July 2019, and 2.9 million in June 2019.

In Norwegian:

https://www.msn.com/nb-no/okonomi/virks ... ar-AAFweOO
 
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:58 am

JetBuddy wrote:
SAS had the best July in the airline's history last month. And June was the highest number ever for one month.

2.8 million passengers in July 2019, and 2.9 million in June 2019.

In Norwegian:

https://www.msn.com/nb-no/okonomi/virks ... ar-AAFweOO


Best July ever, but only 0,1% higher than last year
 
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:38 am

Blerg wrote:
QuawerAir wrote:
Finnair discontinues four routes this autumn. In addition to Chongqing, AY says goodbye to Kazan, Samara and Yekaterinburg, thus reduces the number of flights to Russia by 10 flights per week. According to Finnair, the performance of these Russian routes didn't meet the financial expectations.

I wonder if the cancellation of the Russian routes will have an impact in pax volume on AY's U.S routes. It is also pretty rare of Finnair to end so many routes. AY did cancel flights to Minsk this year as well...

Yle.fi (in Russian)


Could it be that they are experiencing fleet shortages? After all they are increasing DUB and EDI this winter so they are maybe switching aircraft to routes that seem more promising?


I'm sorry to say, but no. As much as I'd like to these Russian routes to continue, apparently it's not worth it. These flights have been exclusively using NORRA planes that would have been otherwise just sitting idle at HEL, so quitting them just means the flights couldn't cover the fuel/personnel costs. Yes, AY is experiencing fleet shortages, but quitting these flights can't be related to that, except for crew shortages.
 
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:14 am

JetBuddy wrote:
SAS had the best July in the airline's history last month. And June was the highest number ever for one month.

With multiple competitors (especially Norwegian) hampered by the 737 MAX grounding, less that record figures for SAS would be very disappointing.
Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs
 
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:51 am

American Airlines is changing their seasonal DFW-KEF, to PHL-KEF, from S20
 
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:17 am

Someone83 wrote:
American Airlines is changing their seasonal DFW-KEF, to PHL-KEF, from S20

Only a year ago, three airlines flew to DFW from KEF: American, Icelandair and WOW. Soon: zero :(
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:53 am

SAS has announced three seasonal routes to the new Sälen/Trysil Airport. All routes run during the ski season from end of December to end of March

CPH: 2x weekly
AAL: 1x weekly
LHR: 1x weekly

https://www.sasgroup.net/en/sas-introdu ... en-trysil/
 
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:47 am

Someone83 wrote:
SAS has announced three seasonal routes to the new Sälen/Trysil Airport. All routes run during the ski season from end of December to end of March

CPH: 2x weekly
AAL: 1x weekly
LHR: 1x weekly

https://www.sasgroup.net/en/sas-introdu ... en-trysil/


Thursdays and Sundays from CPH, perfect for a long weekend in the Swedish fjäll! Great addition, too bad I'm located in Stockholm. Didn't BRA announce BMA-SCR though?
 
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:00 pm

minilinde wrote:
Someone83 wrote:
SAS has announced three seasonal routes to the new Sälen/Trysil Airport. All routes run during the ski season from end of December to end of March

CPH: 2x weekly
AAL: 1x weekly
LHR: 1x weekly

https://www.sasgroup.net/en/sas-introdu ... en-trysil/


Thursdays and Sundays from CPH, perfect for a long weekend in the Swedish fjäll! Great addition, too bad I'm located in Stockholm. Didn't BRA announce BMA-SCR though?



Yes, and also AGH, GOT, MMX and VXO. So already 8 routes confirmed for this new airport.
 
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:37 pm

I'm guessing that somebody is paying SAS a sizeable amount of cash to persuade them to send a plane once per week between London Heathrow and Salen/Trysil.
A route to London seems far more suited to maybe TUI or Thomas Cook flying into Gatwick instead of SAS to Heathrow
 
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:56 pm

davidjohnson6 wrote:
I'm guessing that somebody is paying SAS a sizeable amount of cash to persuade them to send a plane once per week between London Heathrow and Salen/Trysil.
A route to London seems far more suited to maybe TUI or Thomas Cook flying into Gatwick instead of SAS to Heathrow


SAS did/does operate a winter route from Heathrow to Kiruna so perhaps this is instead?
 
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:32 pm

seansasLCY wrote:
davidjohnson6 wrote:
I'm guessing that somebody is paying SAS a sizeable amount of cash to persuade them to send a plane once per week between London Heathrow and Salen/Trysil.
A route to London seems far more suited to maybe TUI or Thomas Cook flying into Gatwick instead of SAS to Heathrow


SAS did/does operate a winter route from Heathrow to Kiruna so perhaps this is instead?

Sälen and Kiruna offer quite different winter experiences, but perhaps SAS has to choose one over the other. Abandoning Kiruna to serve Sälen seems odd to me. Sälen has great ski opportunities, but that can be found in the Alps as well. Kiruna with the northern lights, the ice hotel and the vast wilderness is only found there (unless Russia or Canada is an option).

/Fredrik
 
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:49 am

davidjohnson6 wrote:
I'm guessing that somebody is paying SAS a sizeable amount of cash to persuade them to send a plane once per week between London Heathrow and Salen/Trysil.
A route to London seems far more suited to maybe TUI or Thomas Cook flying into Gatwick instead of SAS to Heathrow


It sounds like they have made a deal with a British package holiday company.
 
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:57 pm

A double whopper at CPH yesterday for the Champions League qualifier between FCK and Red Star Belgrade, with Air Serbia (Aviolet) and Carpatair bringing in team and fans:

https://championsleaguecharters.blogspo ... eague.html
 
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:13 am

SAS will fly Heathrow-Kiruna on a small number of dates for Discover the World. Flights are only available to those buying a holiday package (i.e. accommodation, transfers, etc)
https://www.discover-the-world.com/dest ... -icehotel/
I can fully understand why this route would be with a full service carrier out of Heathrow - the people going for a few days to the Ice Hotel with Discover the World are likely to have plenty of money - these holidays do not come cheap, so Ryanair out of Stansted is not going to work.

As Fredrik points out, the Ice Hotel has few competitors in Europe - I can think of only the snow castle at Kemi in northern Finland but there are no direct flights to London and it's not quite as good a location for the aurora borealis. Salen/Trysil have to compete with the Alps and Pyrenees so will find it harder to charge a premium price to tourists
 
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:34 am

SAS will launch 2x weekly flights between Manchester and Stavanger starting 8 November 2019
 
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:45 pm

SAS will have 6 routes to Manchester in W19:
Aarhus, Bergen, Copenhagen, Oslo, Stavanger and Stockholm
 
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:00 pm

davidjohnson6 wrote:
As Fredrik points out, the Ice Hotel has few competitors in Europe - I can think of only the snow castle at Kemi in northern Finland but there are no direct flights to London and it's not quite as good a location for the aurora borealis. Salen/Trysil have to compete with the Alps and Pyrenees so will find it harder to charge a premium price to tourists


Kiruna ice hotel is well known but there are others too. There have been a snow castle & hotel near Kittilä (KTT) airport and ski resorts in Finnish Lapland for many years, the past two winters their theme was Game of Thrones, co operating with HBO naturally. Not sure what's coming next. In winter KTT is well connected to UK and Central Europe, by Finnair, Lufthansa, Easyjet etc, plus the numerous charters. In 2018 KTT had 145K international passengers.

Game of Thrones snow castle: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesig ... n-pictures

YouTube: https://youtu.be/_UODK8cFWsQ
 
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:42 pm

After 7 years of operation, Thai Airways ends Phuket-Stockholm service next winter season. I don't know the reason why this route is being canceled as the story is behind paywall.

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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:25 pm

davidjohnson6 wrote:
Salen/Trysil have to compete with the Alps and Pyrenees so will find it harder to charge a premium price to tourists


It will be very interesting to see how the routes to Sälen work out. But they do have one advantage, no need for a long bus transfer after you land. The airport is 7 km from the closest resort/slopes.
 
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Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:56 pm

Starting from March 2020 Wizz Air will be increasing MMX-INI from 3 to 4 weekly flights.

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