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by HELyes
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Happy 100th Birthday Finland!
Replies: 11
Views: 440

Re: Happy 100th Birthday Finland!

BestWestern wrote:
I’m in Helsinki on Sunday.... anything happening at the airport?


Nothing special I know of, the birthday party is largely over already. On Wednesday Finnair offered free sparkling wine to their passengers.

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by HELyes
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Happy 100th Birthday Finland!
Replies: 11
Views: 440

Re: Happy 100th Birthday Finland!

A very violent and blody first part of its 100 year history changed into something very nice! By the way; My house outside Stockholm is built by a finn and I have a great souna!!!! Congratulations! Tack! Yeah it was a rough start but all ended well, against all odds. Actually Sweden had a role ther...

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by HELyes
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Happy 100th Birthday Finland!
Replies: 11
Views: 440

Re: Happy 100th Birthday Finland!

A nice gesture from the Finnish government: They wanted to congratulate everyone in Finland personally buy sending 7 million text messages both in Finnish and Swedish, the local mobile operators did the job for free.

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by HELyes
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Same Sex Marriage Survey Results Annoucement
Replies: 37
Views: 1607

Re: Australian Same Sex Marriage Survey Results Annoucement

Congrats Australia! :champagne: It was a long process in Finland too..

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by HELyes
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet announces routes from Berlin-Tegel
Replies: 34
Views: 6411

Re: EasyJet announces routes from Berlin-Tegel

CARST wrote:

These are all new routes from TXL:
BUD, CTA, DUS, FRA, FUE, CPH, MAD, MXP, PMI, MUC, CDG, FCO, ARN, STR, TLV, VIE, ZRH, PFO



Also HEL

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by HELyes
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Happy 100th Birthday Finland!
Replies: 11
Views: 440

Re: Happy 100th Birthday Finland!

https://youtu.be/db5f-A-vSyw
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This is was the Finland 100 opening party last new year in Helsinki with the epic Darude's Sandstorm, Finland's own boy ;)

https://youtu.be/db5f-A-vSyw

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by HELyes
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Happy 100th Birthday Finland!
Replies: 11
Views: 440

Happy 100th Birthday Finland!

There's a big party in Finland today on 6 December, the country is celebrating the 100 years of independence :birthday: :champagne: First Finland was a part of the Swedish Kingdom for around 600 years, from 1809 an autonomous Grand Duchy of the Russian Empire and finally became independent in 1917. ...

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by HELyes
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1048
Views: 128741

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

Nami wrote:
HAV starts today, POP started yesterday. ;)


Oops yes I mixed the days, thanks!

Yeah it seems also POP got A350 after all, suddenly their long haul leisure routes POP HAV PVR KBV HKT SGN look kind of tempting to me ;)

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by HELyes
Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1
Replies: 1034
Views: 178807

Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

This week Finnair starts seasonal scheduled A350 services from HEL to the Caribbean, 2x weekly to Havanna HAV (30 Nov) and once weekly to Puerto Plata POP (01 Dec). Both are their former charter destinations.

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by HELyes
Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1048
Views: 128741

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

This week Finnair starts seasonal scheduled A350 services from HEL to the Caribbean, 2x weekly to Havanna HAV (30 Nov) and once weekly to Puerto Plata POP (01 Dec). Both are their former charter destinations.

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by HELyes
Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 486
Views: 13086

Re: From Russia with truth

the war with Finland began after Finland finally failed negotiations in which the Soviet Union proposed the EXCHANGE of territories. You know what happened to our neighbor Estonia when they agreed "exhancing territories"... Stalin's plan was to occupy Finland and the Baltic States, to his...

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by HELyes
Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1048
Views: 128741

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

Last year Finnair flew an A350 with almost 300 business executives, investors, entrepreneurs and journalists from SFO to HEL for Slush, one of the biggest startup events in the world. It wasn't Victor A340 VIP but it looks they had fun on A350, entire plane Mannequin Challenge: https://youtu.be/q2p...

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by HELyes
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1048
Views: 128741

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

Nami wrote:
AY has taken delivery of another new A321.

Airbus A321 -231 7981 OH-LZR Finnair delivery 17nov17 XFW-HEL ex D-AVYK



Is LZR Finnair's 16th A321 in use and three more to come? A321 has become their most common aircraft type.

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by HELyes
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?
Replies: 199
Views: 22629

Re: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?

Waterbomber wrote:
they re not very profitable overall.


Actually AY is doing fine. Their Q3 this year was the best Q3 in the company's history and the 12th consecutive quarterly improvement.

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by HELyes
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1048
Views: 128741

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

I happened to notice this from AY's new job ad : In order to serve the increasing Japan flight frequencies and one of our key customer groups, we will establish a new group in Helsinki and are now recruiting new cabin crew members with Japanese language and cultural skills. The new Helsinki group w...

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by HELyes
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1048
Views: 128741

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

X2K wrote:
Copenhagen Airport continues to struggle with decreasing passenger numbers;

In October 2,614,672 passengers travelled through Copenhagen Airport, a drop of 2%.
Transfer passengers were down by 13%.


Do you know what's the reason(s) behind this?

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by HELyes
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1048
Views: 128741

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

HEL shows good numbers, though this also means it's getting even more crowded in the mornings/afternoons. Especially the Schengen parts truly needs more space and fixing that still takes time.

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by HELyes
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?
Replies: 199
Views: 22629

Re: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?

Why does JL serve Helsinki? Just curious... I didn't know that there were strong VFR or business ties between JP and Finland... Or is it a JV metal neutral thing with AY using a better (smaller ) aircraft ? I guess it's possibly because Its one of the shorter flights to Europe from TYO and they can...

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by HELyes
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1048
Views: 128741

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

TMP will be closed for a runway renovation in JUL-AUG next year, but BT and FR seemed to sell seats for the period. Hasn't Finavia informed them? Ryanair will probably just start flying to Jyväskylä instead and call it Tammerfors… Actually it's Tampere. Tammerfors is the Swedish name for Tampere. T...

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by HELyes
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1
Replies: 1034
Views: 178807

Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

Finnair opened their longest A350 service last sunday, HEL-PVR (Puerto Vallarta MX) 5,386 nm and 12h 20min. This is a seasonal 1x weekly service. Finnair's OH-LWD also was the first A350 visiting Mexico.

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by HELyes
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?
Replies: 153
Views: 16535

Re: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?

This example highlights an infrastructure problem in the northeastern part of the EU, Scandinavian countries as well as Baltic states are poorly connected to the rest of the EU, due to the Baltic sea being in the region, separating these countries effectively from the rest of the continent. Should ...

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by HELyes
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airlines weighing passengers ?
Replies: 66
Views: 5097

Re: airlines weighing passengers ?

77H wrote:
I read another article about Finnair's plans. It's simply data mining for flight planning purposes. Completely voluntary.
77H


Finnair has now started voluntary weighing, the first period just finished at HEL. All went as planned they say.

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by HELyes
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1048
Views: 128741

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

Today AY opened their first scheduled service to Mexico, Puerto Vallarta PVR, with A350. This is a seasonal once weekly service, 5,386 nm/12h make it their longest flight at the moment. They have operated charters to Cancun before, last time with A343.

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by HELyes
Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines serving free alcohol in Y
Replies: 42
Views: 1930

Re: Airlines serving free alcohol in Y

On Finnair beer and wine (also sparkling) are free on long haul flights in Y, harder stuff available for purchase. On the flights to USA and on the leisure oriented flights (Thailand Vietnam Mexico etc) beer & wine are served free only with the meals.

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by HELyes
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1048
Views: 128741

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

http://www.flyfinland.fi/view/20992/
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Finnair's Rudolph on duty: http://www.flyfinland.fi/view/20992/

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by HELyes
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1048
Views: 128741

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

Nami wrote:
Some Finnair planes will carry a Christmas theme this year, here's the first one, an A350 (OH-LWD)


All together four aircraft will get the Happy Holidays Reindeer livery, to my knowledge the three others are LWE, LZI, LXD. So 2x A350, one A321 and one A320.

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by HELyes
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1048
Views: 128741

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

Finnair opened their direct scheduled HEL-GOI service today, Goa is now served 2x weekly with A333. Previously Goa service was charter based, flown with A321 via Dubai. I remember seeing an AY MD11 at GOI in 1997. Iirc, don't think that was direct either..? Very much possible, AY used MD11 for char...

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by HELyes
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1048
Views: 128741

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

Finnair opened their direct scheduled HEL-GOI service today, Goa is now served 2x weekly with A333. Previously Goa service was charter based, flown with A321 via Dubai.

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by HELyes
Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1048
Views: 128741

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

https://investors.finnair.com/en/result-center
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Good result from AY, the best Q3 in the company's history and the 12th consecutive quarterly improvement. You can say they have (almost) all the eggs in one basket = North East Asia but that's where their strength is.

https://investors.finnair.com/en/result-center

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by HELyes
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1048
Views: 128741

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

For one DXB could be a 332 route, and so could phuket. A332 to Phuket? No no no.. planning to take AY A350 there this winter ;) Both Phuket and Krabi are served by A350, like all their long haul 'leisure' destinations this winter, except Goa gets A333. HEL-PVR (Puerto Vallarta in Mexico) starting i...

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by HELyes
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Downstairs Plane Toilets: Why So Little Adoption?
Replies: 14
Views: 4295

Re: Downstairs Plane Toilets: Why So Little Adoption?

A couple of years back on Helsinki-Phuket a Thomas Cook Scandinavia A332 had five toilets downstairs and one(?) on the main deck. I found it great but the flight had many families with little kids and elderly people who seemingly were not as pleased, the stairs were rather steep. http://www.airliner...

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by HELyes
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1048
Views: 128741

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

It's a seasonal increase, till March.

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by HELyes
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar AIrways announces daily service to St Petersburg from 19 December 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 3363

Re: Qatar AIrways announces daily service to St Petersburg from 19 December 2017

flyboy_se wrote:
I guess that with many 320s idle, they want to deploy them as soon as possible.


It looks HEL too gets an extra daily A320 for the winter, in addition to the daily 333/787

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by HELyes
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1048
Views: 128741

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

One stop will always be a more desirable option to most people. But that being said, Australia is a surprisingly big market for AY. Not necessarily. Many people prefer some intermediate stops during long trips to extend their legs. At least I do. And most of those who prefer less stops do not want ...

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by HELyes
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1048
Views: 128741

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

Wow that's something, HEL-TFS-PXO-LIS-PXO-LIS... Madeira must feel unreachable, I bet many of the 206 passengers would rather return home already.

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by HELyes
Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1048
Views: 128741

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

Finnair's scheduled flight AY979 yesterday to FNC, Madeira was truly unlucky, it didn't divert only once but three times. Probably due the weather in Madeira the final routing for A321 (OH-LZH) was HEL-TFS-PXO-LIS, this "Atlantic Tour" took 15h. The passengers are probably spending the nig...

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by HELyes
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1048
Views: 128741

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

If extra slots not available the other option for AY is to add seats to PEK and PVG, A350-1000 on the way?

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by HELyes
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European stereotypes
Replies: 19
Views: 1249

Re: European stereotypes

What about the Finns? :-) Portugal felt like home, slow and melancholic. Helsinki is a deep-frozen Lisbon :) Seen that movie/documentary portraying the Finnish Tango Culture ? ref: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2705574/ . Yes saw the documentary on TV, very accurate, shows though tango is loved in Fi...

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by HELyes
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1048
Views: 128741

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

As Lentoposti mentioned in their article (http://www.lentoposti.fi/uutiset/arvopaperi_finnairin_toimitusjohtaja_vauramo_kaipaa_yhti_lle_isoa_kumppania) (in Finnish), the possible partner could also be Asian. When you think of it, it makes more sense. AY has for long time focused on Asian customers ...

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by HELyes
Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European stereotypes
Replies: 19
Views: 1249

Re: European stereotypes

WIederling wrote:
Pyrex wrote:
... and in how we can out-melancholy anyone else.


What about the Finns?

:-)


Portugal felt like home, slow and melancholic. Helsinki is a deep-frozen Lisbon :)

Noticed one clear error on the maps, Ireland was colored Protestant.

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by HELyes
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1048
Views: 128741

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

Nami wrote:
Nothing is going to happen on that front at least until the new elections in 2019.


Likely so, the current government hardly moves here, Finnair ownership easily becomes a hot potato.

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by HELyes
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1048
Views: 128741

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

AY's stock bounced up around 9% today, is there some real reason behind this? Don't know if related but Finnair CEO was interviewed in Arvopaperi paper, targeted to stock owners. Once again he brought up AY need a bigger partner. He said the collapse of AB made Finnair even more isolated and they n...

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by HELyes
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1048
Views: 128741

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

My guess is ARN gets EK 388 next winter season, will join the party then, already plannig the routing ;) Finnair will be the official carrier of the Swedish Olympic Team in the coming Winter Olympics in South-Korea (fingers crossed). In Swedish: http://sok.se/arkiv-for-artiklar/2017-09-25-finnair-fl...

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by HELyes
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1048
Views: 128741

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Finland's national airline Finnair says it plans to hire more than 1,000 new employees over the next few years in order to fly new routes and propel expansion. Source: https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/finnair_planning_to_hire_more_than_1000_workers/9838340 Will the new employees need to speak Fin...

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by HELyes
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines also run bus- and or train-services?
Replies: 30
Views: 2618

Re: Which airlines also run bus- and or train-services?

Finnair have a bus serice from HEL to the central railway station ...used it this morning. Really good service. Indeed Finnair still have their own bus service to the city, the train connection didn't kill it. It takes around the same 30min with a train or bus, in rain/winter the underground train ...

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by HELyes
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1048
Views: 128741

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

What might that be? Most likely something not worth hyping up, but that's how these things work. Hardly anything spectacular coming, they have started a humoresque campaign on social media with slogans like "HEL of an experience" and "successful entrepreneurs go through HEL every day...

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by HELyes
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1048
Views: 128741

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

According to Wikipedia, Finnair will launch seasonal service to Los Angeles on 1 November 2017. Is this going to happen? Finnair is advertising LAX on internet banners, but I couldn't find any non stops yet... Nothing really too strange about that. AY often has some offers with oneworld partner AA ...

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by HELyes
Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair to resume Los Angeles service? (rumour)
Replies: 16
Views: 3764

Re: Finnair to resume Los Angeles service? (rumour)

MIflyer12 wrote:
Ankara? Yes, by (many) miles.


Yes that corner looks better on the Great Circle map, Finnair just don't serve the main cities in Turkey, only the beach resorts. Tel Aviv could be one candidate.

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by HELyes
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair to resume Los Angeles service? (rumour)
Replies: 16
Views: 3764

Re: Finnair to resume Los Angeles service? (rumour)

I find it kind of strange why Finnair considered SFO before LAX. Otherwise, I think LAX would be a nice addition to the AY network. Lots of tech connections between Finland and the Bay Area. LAX not as much. Yes like the game industry. Finnair advertises faster flying times to Asia via their Helsin...

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by HELyes
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCC's on India-Europe Sector
Replies: 37
Views: 5151

Re: LCC's on India-Europe Sector

A380MSN004 wrote:

Interesting, what airlines do fly direct from Europe to Goa? On what type of acft?


In the coming winter Finnair will have scheduled flights HEL-GOI 2x weekly with A333, before this they had charter flights to Goa via Dubai with A321.

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