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by HELyes
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 823
Views: 99175

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: 3931

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: 823
Views: 99175

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: 3277

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: 823
Views: 99175

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: 823
Views: 99175

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: 823
Views: 99175

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: 823
Views: 99175

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: 1152

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: 823
Views: 99175

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: 1152

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: 823
Views: 99175

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: 823
Views: 99175

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: 823
Views: 99175

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: 823
Views: 99175

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: 2499

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: 823
Views: 99175

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: 823
Views: 99175

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: 3666

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: 3666

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: 5034

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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by HELyes
Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favourite/Best airline names
Replies: 8
Views: 747

Re: Favourite/Best airline names

Finnair is a funny one. Of course it stands for Finland, but Finn is also a first name so it could also mean the airline of Finn just like Ryanair could mean the airline of Ryan. Never thought that but yes Finn could be like Bjorn Kjos, founder of Norwegian ,) Finn/Finland doesn't come from the Fin...

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by HELyes
Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair and Swiss - why MD-11 and not A340-300?
Replies: 19
Views: 7083

Re: Finnair and Swiss - why MD-11 and not A340-300?

One point was the cargo capacity MD11 could offer to AY

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by HELyes
Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 823
Views: 99175

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

It seems that Icelandair operates to HEL with Boeing 767. Today FI used 767 on flight FI342. They're using the 767 on HEL the whole weekend due to the Eurobasket tournament here, and the Finland-Iceland World Cup Qualification football game on Sunday. I just landed in HEL myself (although I went vi...

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by HELyes
Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 823
Views: 99175

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Cathay will fly 3x weekly May-October HKG-CPH using A350-900 next year https://www.cph.dk/en/about-cph/press/news/20171/8/new-cathay-pacific-route-form-cph-to-hongkong/ Is this the first time Cathay serve a Nordic city? Cool news, could have some impact on Finnair and SAS, especially if the service...

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by HELyes
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair to launch Nanjing in 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 3742

Re: Finnair to launch Nanjing in 2018

I found it interesting that in addition to this flight, BKK and NRT were seeing frequency increases: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1355639&start=450#p19781587 For an European legacy they are surprisingly active in Thailand, in the coming winter they have together 21 wee...

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by HELyes
Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 823
Views: 99175

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

3 daily to NRT is impressive. How many European airports have more weekly seats to Tokyo than HEL? I guess not many. / Yes HEL-NRT traffic has grown surprisingly well during the years. It all started with AY's once weekly service in 1983 with DC-10, I wish I had experienced that :) Japan generally ...

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by HELyes
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 823
Views: 99175

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

I would leave the codeshares out, misleading. Like AY will serve NRT 14x weekly next summer, while JL keep the daily service.

Adding requencies to BKK in summer was suprising, they really feel comfortable in Thailand. Returning to LIS is very welcoming.

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by HELyes
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair to launch Nanjing in 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 3742

Re: Finnair to launch Nanjing in 2018

tphuang wrote:
Interesting that they can't fly into shanghai. Between nanjing and hangzhou, I would imagine hangzhou is higher yielding.


You mean Shanghai PVG? Finnair do fly there daily (A350).

Edit: Sorry my bad, you ment the extra frequencies

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by HELyes
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair to launch Nanjing in 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 3742

Re: Finnair to launch Nanjing in 2018

And Chinese tourists mostly go to Sweden. Hard to support this with mostly connection Actually in 2016 Norway was the most popular country among the tourists from China & HK, Sweden came second and Finland third. Finland (Lapland) was the most popular in winter season with 36% market share. For...

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by HELyes
Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair to launch Nanjing in 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 3742

Re: Finnair to launch Nanjing in 2018

Very impressive Asian network these guys have going. What's next? Shenzhen? At the same time with Nanjing they also got rights to fly to Sapporo and Busan, could be one of those next in Asia. Nanjing will be their 19th destination in Asia, next winter they'll start A333 service to Goa. The next new...

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by HELyes
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: SAS to fly to AKL ?!
Replies: 70
Views: 9251

Re: Rumour: SAS to fly to AKL ?!

The distances are very long to Scandinavia, but according to Airbus would be within range of an A350-900 at its longest range, and presumably also the 777-8. V/F It's a long way from NZ to anywhere in Europe but the Nordic hubs are closer to Auckland than LHR FRA or CDG, comparing the Great Circle ...

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by HELyes
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: SAS to fly to AKL ?!
Replies: 70
Views: 9251

Re: Rumour: SAS to fly to AKL ?!

A lot much change before that happens.. Hard to see it making any sense economically. But how cool it would be to see a Nordic carrier down there in NZ or AU one day. A couple of years back Finnair's CEO answered "never say never" when asked about Sydney, though stressed there are no such ...

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by HELyes
Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So Zoom flew to Phuket...
Replies: 16
Views: 3576

Re: So Zoom flew to Phuket...

I believe that it was Zoom Airlines, sister company, Zoom UK that operated a few charter flights for a Scandinavian company operating to HKT and BKK if I'm not mistaken. Yes you are right, Zoom UK 767 operated flights for Nordic tour operator(s) to Thailand, at least on Billund-Phuket it seems. The...

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by HELyes
Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 823
Views: 99175

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

I noticed that as well. There were some other interesting flight paths this evening due to a bit of a storm in the region. A front of severe thunderstorms hit Helsinki city and moved north-east over HEL. The winds looked really strong, no wonder new flight paths were chosen. Even the national emerg...

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by HELyes
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hubs you have flown through but not visited the city
Replies: 116
Views: 2946

Re: Hubs you have flown through but not visited the city

Never left the airport:

AUH Abu Dhabi
BRU Brussels
CPH Copenhagen
DOH Doha
DXB Dubai
FRA Frankfurt
MUC Munich
ZRH Zurich

Never left the aircraft:

FAO Faro
IST Istanbul
JOE Joensuu
TKU Turku

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by HELyes
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible AA Intl S18 changes
Replies: 88
Views: 15778

Re: Possible AA Intl S18 changes

Colombo does not have any nonstop service to the U.S., but it does have nonstop service to DOH, HEL, LHR, and NRT, which are hubs for oneworld alliance members QR, BA, AY, and JL. The only nonstop services between Colombo and Helsinki have been seasonal leisure flights, operated by tour operators l...

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by HELyes
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)
Replies: 84
Views: 2373

Re: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)

DC-10: Finnair HEL-SEA (of the HEL-SEA-LAX route) in summer 1986, my first and only DC-10 flight.

MD-11 short haul: Finnair HEL-STN charter in 1991, probably crew training. Those days package trips to inexpensive (!) London were popular...

MD-11 long haul: Finnair HEL-BKK in 2003

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by HELyes
Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:55 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Crossing the pond, Finnish style! AY/AA CPH-HEL-JFK-DFW-FSM
Replies: 19
Views: 7032

Re: Crossing the pond, Finnish style! AY/AA CPH-HEL-JFK-DFW-FSM

Yeah, it really is a pity. I loved the A333 but I've never flown on the 350 and would've loved to try it on this route. Havana, Puerto Plata, and Puerto Vallerta? Seems like a bit of a waste for such a lovely aircraft, IMHO Amrit Yes it looks a bit odd they'll put their shiny new A350 on those leis...

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by HELyes
Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Crossing the pond, Finnish style! AY/AA CPH-HEL-JFK-DFW-FSM
Replies: 19
Views: 7032

Re: Crossing the pond, Finnish style! AY/AA CPH-HEL-JFK-DFW-FSM

Hi kann123air, Thanks for the enjoyable TR! Pity AY don't fly A350 to JFK yet, after trying A350 you don't miss back to A333 ,) Their first scheduled A350 destination in Americas will be Puerto Vallarta in Mexico next winter, plus Havana and Puerto Plata. Yes they served Mumbai around 2007-2009, hop...

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by HELyes
Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Finnair order smaller wide-body jets?
Replies: 43
Views: 7569

Re: Should Finnair order smaller wide-body jets?

Can't see the A321LR fitting with them to be honest. The furthest their leisure fleet goes is the Canaries. Finnair is expected to announce a narrowbody order in the near future, curious to see how it goes. A321LR would be cool but probably not happening. They don't have a separate leisure fleet/di...

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by HELyes
Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where should Finnair fly next?
Replies: 69
Views: 8843

Re: Where should Finnair fly next?

blacksoviet wrote:
SMF or SFO


They serve SFO 3x weekly seasonally, A333

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by HELyes
Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where should Finnair fly next?
Replies: 69
Views: 8843

Re: Where should Finnair fly next?

Qatar's website shows 787 for HEL from September on. Finnair's current long narrowbody routes are typically leisure-orientated, package holidays have always been a big part of their business model. They do offer a Business class to DXB on A321 (6h flight) but it's just a Y class seat, the middle sea...

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by HELyes
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where should Finnair fly next?
Replies: 69
Views: 8843

Re: Where should Finnair fly next?

What about Urumqi? No European airline serves there and the main connection from Europe is through Astana or Almaty. That would be interesting, in theory western China could be served by their A321, HEL-URC 2403 nm is around 100 nm shorter than their HEL-LPA route. I wonder if they've ever consider...

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by HELyes
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 3849
Views: 1241276

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

KarelXWB wrote:
Finnair unveils a special Marimekko Kivet livery on their 11th A350 (MSN 134)
:

Looking something like this:

Image

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by HELyes
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 823
Views: 99175

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

The 11th A350 for Finnair has a special Marimekko livery "Kivet", the minimalistic pattern is originally from 1956. OH-LWL will be delivered in September.

Image

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by HELyes
Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: St. Petersburg mayoral candidate: "go back to Africa"
Replies: 30
Views: 1145

Re: St. Petersburg mayoral candidate: "go back to Africa"

Dutchy wrote:
Ah St. Petersburg, Florida, USA, not the one in Russia. Perhaps the headline could be changed to include that, gives a bit more context.


A similar reaction here, a Russian politician says what??

This happens quite often on A.Net, a non-American get confused ;)

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by HELyes
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are some TATL routes Norwegian could tackle next?
Replies: 106
Views: 10106

Re: What are some TATL routes Norwegian could tackle next?

FUK-HEL. Old joke. Sorry, I couldn't resist. FUK-HEL exists already actually, 3x weekly by Finnair ;) Would be great to see Norwegian opening TATL routes from HEL, its expected we'll see a new long haul service in 2018, JFK perhaps? BKK would be less risky though. They currently serve DXB from HEL,...

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by HELyes
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS to move all intercontinental flights from Stockholm to Copenhagen and Helsinki?
Replies: 60
Views: 12549

Re: SAS to move all intercontinental flights from Stockholm to Copenhagen and Helsinki?

Huh?? In all recent polls, the Green Party (Miljöpartiet) falls below or is just on the limit of 4% of the votes required to get represenation in the Riksdag (Swedish Parliament). . The recent polls in Finland give 13-15% share to the local Greens, they probably are the strongest Green party in Eur...

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by HELyes
Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair in Ukraine
Replies: 16
Views: 2744

Re: Ryanair in Ukraine

How is the LCC market in Ukraine generally at the moment? To all A.Net readers, one thing I will warn to everyone. Be prepared for a lot of fake news about this from various putinbots (trolls from Olgino) e.g, allegations that Ukraine is unsafe or that FR didn't get the insurance etc. This is becaus...

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