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by ilari
Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair to resume Los Angeles service? (rumour)
Replies: 16
Views: 3584

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

A friend of mine is a pilot at AY, she just started flying the A330. She has not heard anything about LAX, although we both have seen AY advertising LAX on the net.

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by ilari
Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 623
Views: 80954

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

QuawerAir wrote:
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...

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by ilari
Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 623
Views: 80954

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

B747forever wrote:
Noticed on FR24 that AY has a HEL-ARN-BGO and return flight. Why does AY fly to BGO via ARN?


I have wondered that for many years. Is it either a possibility to add another fligh to ARN or is there so much demand on ARN-BGO that AY would want their share? :confused:

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by ilari
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 623
Views: 80954

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. Adding requencies to BKK in summer was suprising, they really feel comfortable in Thailand. Returning to LIS is very welcoming. There are quite a few Chinese buying 2nd homes in Port...

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by ilari
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 623
Views: 80954

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

So, now AY has announced Nanjing, starting summer season next year. 3x weekly in summer and 2x weekly in winter. And STR will be back. :) LIS is added as well, in addition to increase of capacity and/or frequencies to: NRT, BKK, ORD, SFO, GDN, TLL, SVO, DEL, BCN, EDI, MAD, KEF, DUB, DBV, AGP, HER, ...

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by ilari
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 623
Views: 80954

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

ilari wrote:
So, now AY has announced Nanjing, starting summer season next year. 3x weekly in summer and 2x weekly in winter.


And STR will be back. :)

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by ilari
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 623
Views: 80954

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

So, now AY has announced Nanjing, starting summer season next year. 3x weekly in summer and 2x weekly in winter.

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by ilari
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 623
Views: 80954

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

QuawerAir wrote:
As of 29 Oct 2017, Aeroflot will operate Moscow (SVO) - Helsinki (HEL) route 3x daily instead of 2x daily.


This is a result of the bilateral agreement. I wonder if AY will have one more daily as well.

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by ilari
Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Outsiders in cockpit
Replies: 8
Views: 1921

Outsiders in cockpit

I found this video on youtube, don't know if the filmer is additional pilot or not. But if not, why was she let in the cockpit? And at 4:22, how would the first officer have time to take photos? I thought landing (and taking off) is serious part of a flight. Please pardon me, I'm not a pilot so just...

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by ilari
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will Hainan fly to in Europe next?
Replies: 31
Views: 3251

Re: Where will Hainan fly to in Europe next?

QuawerAir wrote:
Maybe these?

PEK-HEL
PVG-HEL

PEK-BCN
PVG-BCN

PEK-MAD
PVG-MAD

PEK-FCO
PVG-FCO

CAN-MAN?
Flights to LHR?

Also flights from Xi'an, Chongqing and Guangzhou are possible.


LHR might not have slots.

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by ilari
Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Checks In Single Can of Beer on Qantas Flight
Replies: 62
Views: 9409

Re: Man Checks In Single Can of Beer on Qantas Flight

Why just one? Why not a six pack? Anyway, a friend of mine works as a security officer at HEL. He told me that once a Russian man tried to have a real Samurai sword as carry on, because "it got through at LED too!"

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by ilari
Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 623
Views: 80954

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Martin Langaas (Manager Cargo Department at Avinor) is seeking 800 million NOK in investments for a new cargo terminal at OSL, which will be the world's largest seafood terminal. The increase in seafood freight has been 10% yearly, and the terminal capacity has been increased by 102% the last year ...

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by ilari
Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 623
Views: 80954

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

The new expansion of Helsinki Airport was inaugurated on the anniversary of the airport The new south pier of Helsinki Airport was opened for passengers and air traffic on Monday, 10 July. The first flight from the majestic south pier departed from gate 54 at 2:10 PM to New York, operated by Finnai...

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by ilari
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 623
Views: 80954

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

HEL scenic terrace remains closed for the time being, because someone used it for climbing to the roof and ending up jumping down.

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by ilari
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 623
Views: 80954

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

OUL will be closed for the whole July due to runway renovation, eg taxiways will be wider, for wide body use. Remains to be seen how this affects on pax numbers this year, will they reach million again..

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by ilari
Tue May 16, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 623
Views: 80954

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

But yes the language can be a problem sometimes, I know an elderly Swedish speaking couple from Finland who miss the times you always got service also in Swedish on Finnair. They understand Finnish but now they worry if they understand everything right on the flight to Spain, they are kind of nervo...

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by ilari
Mon May 15, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 623
Views: 80954

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

In order to be able to grow, we need new personnel. Therefore, during the next years we will recruit and train several hundreds of new Cabin Crew Members, based in Helsinki. https://rekry.saima.fi/smarthome/open_job_view.html?did=21018&lang=en&jc=79&id=00006810 Good news, AY keep on hir...

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by ilari
Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 623
Views: 80954

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

The 8th A350, OH-LWH, for AY is arriving this morning from TLS.

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by ilari
Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS Sells two slots at LHR
Replies: 121
Views: 24661

Re: SAS Sells of two slots at LHR

What about JetBlue they want to enter the London Market and this will reserve their place Surely you must be kidding. No way they could even afford that, way out of their league. . Are you serious?? US Carriers are awash in cash. If anyone can afford it right now it's a US carrier. Makesme also thi...

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by ilari
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 623
Views: 80954

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

BT restarted serving TMP yesterday, as did FR on Sunday. Let's keep fingers crossed that both will have steady loads.

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by ilari
Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 623
Views: 80954

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Blue Air OTP-HEL sounds good, Finnair hasn't been that interested in SE Europe, except the leisure destinations. Yes hopefully SOF next. AY served OTP about ten years ago. I had a colleague who frequently flew there. He told me the flights never were more than half full. I hope Blue Air will do bet...

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by ilari
Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 623
Views: 80954

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Starting in May, KLM will add a daily flight to their AMS-GOT operations for a total of six daily flights! They will also upgauge two of the flights from E190 to B737. To sum it up, operations will increase from five daily E190, to four daily E190 and two daily 737. This addition of the sixth daily...

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by ilari
Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 623
Views: 80954

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

teme82 wrote:
ilari wrote:
QR did a pull-back this morning at HEL, I was surprised to get two photos. :)

Don't they always do that in HEL ? ;)


This was the first time I witnessed that. :)

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by ilari
Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 623
Views: 80954

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

QR did a pull-back this morning at HEL, I was surprised to get two photos. :)

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by ilari
Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 623
Views: 80954

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Now it's official, Go!Aviation will not start operations, bankrupted yesterday. (Feb 17)

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by ilari
Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 4
Replies: 295
Views: 43156

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 4

Nextjet is negotiating with the city of Pori to start flights from POR to HEL and ARN, HEL up to 3 x daily (None on Sat, 1 or 2 on Sun) and twice to ARN on weekdays.

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by ilari
Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 4
Replies: 295
Views: 43156

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 4

Arctic Air Link (Nextjet) will start flights OUL-GOT in March. Also, both Lulea and Tromso will be nonstop. I would like to try OUL-GOT on Jet-CRJ 200, just for fun ,) Btw OUL-GOT (3x weekly) is not direct service but with two stops, in Lulea and Sundsvall. Well, do! (And take me with you ;)) I won...

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by ilari
Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 4
Replies: 295
Views: 43156

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 4

Arctic Air Link (Nextjet) will start flights OUL-GOT in March. Also, both Lulea and Tromso will be nonstop.

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by ilari
Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 4
Replies: 295
Views: 43156

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 4

EY103 AUH-JFK is diverting to OSL at the moment. Hopefully nothing too serious, but at least you get an A380 landing there.

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by ilari
Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 4
Replies: 295
Views: 43156

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 4

HEL:

17,184,661 with 4,6% growth.

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by ilari
Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airBaltic long-haul potential
Replies: 16
Views: 2011

Re: airBaltic long-haul potential

CPH, OSL, ARN, HEL all serve long haul (LED charters), and WAW too if you want to count them into Baltic airports. BT would have to waste lots of money to gain any size of share. And if there was a market for them I think they would have considered at least some lh-traffic.

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by ilari
Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 4
Replies: 295
Views: 43156

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 4

During the last week or so, a few Norwegian DXB-HEL flights have been diverted to WAW. Why so often? I don't think there would be someone getting sick on almost every second flight. A fuel stop isn't scheduled. It sees to be the same plane every time, so could be technical. Why don't they fix the p...

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by ilari
Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 4
Replies: 295
Views: 43156

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 4

During the last week or so, a few Norwegian DXB-HEL flights have been diverted to WAW. Why so often? I don't think there would be someone getting sick on almost every second flight. A fuel stop isn't scheduled. It sees to be the same plane every time, so could be technical. Why don't they fix the pr...

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by ilari
Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 4
Replies: 295
Views: 43156

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 4

Nextjet are being forced to cease HEL-VST flights in November due to concerns raised by Swedish authorities about poor loads on the route. Now Nextjet says the VST-HEL service continues, the route have got somewhat less passengers than expected but the reservations look good. In Swedish: http://www...

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by ilari
Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 4
Replies: 295
Views: 43156

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 4

QR opened its route Doha-Helsinki on Monday. The route is a daily service between the two cities. The route got some special treatment, as the first three flights were operated on QR's flagship, the A350. Also, the CEO of QR, Mr. Akbar Al Baker visited Helsinki to participate in the ceremonies of t...

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by ilari
Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 4
Replies: 295
Views: 43156

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 4

BT will resume RIX-TMP next year, 6x weekly. I don't know if it's official but seems that FR will resume ALC and AGP-TMP, plus add a completely new route CGN-TMP

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by ilari
Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 4
Replies: 295
Views: 43156

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 4

Transavia announces two new Nordic Routes for S17: - AMS-HEL-AMS = 4x week Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun - starts April 2017 - various early morning departures AMS 06.30 - HEL 10.00 + HEL 10.45 - AMS 12.20 - EIN-ARN-EIN = 4x week Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun - starts May 2017 - EIN 11.45 - ARN 13.45 + ARN 14.26 - EIN 1...

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by ilari
Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 3
Replies: 310
Views: 51054

RE: Nordic Aviation Part 3

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/mjoelnir" class="quote" target="_blank">mjoelnir</a> (<a href="#187" class="quote">Reply 187</a>):<br/><i>Icelandair 767, TF-ISO</i></font></td>...

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by ilari
Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 3
Replies: 310
Views: 51054

RE: Nordic Aviation Part 3

TKU was evacuated yesterday, just because someone had forgotten an anemity kit lying around.

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by ilari
Mon May 30, 2016 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planned Routes That Never Came To Fruition
Replies: 125
Views: 17219

RE: Planned Routes That Never Came To Fruition

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/HELyes" class="quote" target="_blank">HELyes</a> (<a href="#44" class="quote">Reply 44</a>):<br/><i><acronym title="Finnair (Finland)">AY</acron...

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by ilari
Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 3
Replies: 310
Views: 51054

RE: Nordic Aviation Part 3

Today's Aamulehti news paper wrote that Tampere Region and Finavia are negotiating on new routes to/from <acronym title="Tampere - Pirkkala (TMP / EFTP), Finland">TMP</acronym>. <acronym title="Copenhagen - Kastrup (CPH / EKCH), Denmark">CPH</acronym>, <acronym title="Riga - International (Skulte) (...

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by ilari
Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 3
Replies: 310
Views: 51054

RE: Nordic Aviation Part 3

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Finnaviation" class="quote" target="_blank">Finnaviation</a> (<a href="#57" class="quote">Reply 57</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> That'...

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by ilari
Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 3
Replies: 310
Views: 51054

RE: Nordic Aviation Part 3

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Finnaviation" class="quote" target="_blank">Finnaviation</a> (<a href="#55" class="quote">Reply 55</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> FR24 ...

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by ilari
Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 3
Replies: 310
Views: 51054

RE: Nordic Aviation Part 3

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Someone83" class="quote" target="_blank">Someone83</a> (<a href="#51" class="quote">Reply 51</a>):<br/><i>Cityjet 5th CRJ-900</i></font></td></t...

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by ilari
Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 3
Replies: 310
Views: 51054

RE: Nordic Aviation Part 3

Seems that OH-LQB is having her last voyage in AY colors right now.

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by ilari
Sat Apr 02, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 3
Replies: 310
Views: 51054

RE: Nordic Aviation Part 3

As I mentioned in the previous discussion, <acronym title="Ryanair (Ireland)">FR</acronym> is back at <acronym title="Tampere - Pirkkala (TMP / EFTP), Finland">TMP</acronym>, <acronym title="Budapest - Ferenc Liszt (Ferihegy) (BUD / LHBP), Hungary">BUD</acronym> and <acronym title="Bremen (- Neuenla...

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by ilari
Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 2
Replies: 219
Views: 29910

RE: Nordic Aviation Part 2

FR restarted ops to <acronym title="Tampere - Pirkkala (TMP / EFTP), Finland">TMP</acronym> this morning. So far only 2x weekly to <acronym title="Bremen (- Neuenland) (BRE / EDDW), Germany">BRE</acronym> and <acronym title="Budapest - Ferenc Liszt (Ferihegy) (BUD / LHBP), Hungary">BUD</acronym> dur...

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by ilari
Thu Mar 17, 2016 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 2
Replies: 219
Views: 29910

RE: Nordic Aviation Part 2

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/teme82" class="quote" target="_blank">teme82</a> (<a href="#181" class="quote">Reply 181</a>):<br/><i>Were they supposed to operate from <acrony...

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by ilari
Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Route With Most Airlines?
Replies: 51
Views: 14926

RE: Route With Most Airlines?

Which route would have the most flights a day?

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by ilari
Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 2
Replies: 219
Views: 29910

RE: Nordic Aviation Part 2

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Lesfalls" class="quote" target="_blank">Lesfalls</a> (<a href="#174" class="quote">Reply 174</a>):<br/><i> Can you post their website? </i></fon...

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