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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: 9206

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: 367
Views: 52586

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: 367
Views: 52586

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: 367
Views: 52586

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: 367
Views: 52586

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: 367
Views: 52586

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: 367
Views: 52586

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: 367
Views: 52586

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: 24283

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: 367
Views: 52586

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: 367
Views: 52586

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: 367
Views: 52586

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: 367
Views: 52586

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: 367
Views: 52586

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: 367
Views: 52586

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: 42758

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: 42758

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: 42758

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: 42758

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: 42758

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: 1973

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: 42758

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: 42758

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: 42758

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: 42758

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: 42758

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: 42758

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: 50814

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: 50814

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: 17132

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: 50814

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: 50814

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: 50814

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: 50814

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: 50814

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: 50814

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: 29824

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: 29824

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: 14876

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: 29824

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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by ilari
Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 2
Replies: 219
Views: 29824

RE: Nordic Aviation Part 2

A new airline, Go!Aviation, has started <acronym title="Kuopio (- Rissala) (KUO / EFKU), Finland">KUO</acronym>-<acronym title="Helsinki - Vantaa (HEL / EFHK), Finland">HEL</acronym>-<acronym title="Tallinn - Lennart Meri (Ulemiste) (TLL / EETN), Estonia">TLL</acronym> operations today. I wish them ...

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by ilari
Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 2
Replies: 219
Views: 29824

RE: Nordic Aviation Part 2

LX will quit <acronym title="Geneva - International (Cointrin) (GVA / LSGG), Switzerland">GVA</acronym>-<acronym title="Copenhagen - Kastrup (CPH / EKCH), Denmark">CPH</acronym> and <acronym title="Zurich (- Kloten) (ZRH / LSZH), Switzerland">ZRH</acronym>-<acronym title="Helsinki - Vantaa (HEL / EF...

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by ilari
Sat Feb 27, 2016 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Did Lufthansa A340 Begin Flying Into Atlanta?
Replies: 9
Views: 3717

RE: When Did Lufthansa A340 Begin Flying Into Atlanta?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Delta777Jet" class="quote" target="_blank">Delta777Jet</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>replaced by A-340-200 ! </i></font><...

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by ilari
Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Smoking In The Cockpit
Replies: 36
Views: 8385

RE: Smoking In The Cockpit

Some years ago I got to visit an AY cockpit. I noticed a pack of smokes between the pilots. I asked, "Are you guys smoking here?" No, said the captain, it just felt uncomfortable in my pocket.

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by ilari
Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Careful When Asking Questions To Pilots
Replies: 59
Views: 17876

RE: Careful When Asking Questions To Pilots

When I was in high school we had an AY captain talking about aviation. He had no trouble at all answering any technical questions.

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by ilari
Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 To Mumbai
Replies: 13
Views: 3665

RE: A350 To Mumbai

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/AirIndia" class="quote" target="_blank">AirIndia</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>Not <acronym title="Mumbai (Bombay) - Chha...

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by ilari
Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The World's Most Punctual Airports List
Replies: 5
Views: 2636

RE: The World's Most Punctual Airports List

Funny. That photo "showing CPH" actually is HEL.

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by ilari
Sun Dec 27, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 1
Replies: 229
Views: 31335

RE: Nordic Aviation Part 1

Anything going on at Snowbird Airlines? Looks like their website hasn't been updated since 2014. Are they dead and gone?

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by ilari
Thu Dec 24, 2015 8:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Two Closest Airports Served By The Same Airline
Replies: 159
Views: 23473

RE: Two Closest Airports Served By The Same Airlin

HKG and CAN are some 180km apart but still close-ish. Probably the Guangdong province industry attracts airlines to serve both.

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by ilari
Tue Dec 15, 2015 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 1
Replies: 229
Views: 31335

RE: Nordic Aviation Part 1

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/okay" class="quote" target="_blank">okay</a> (<a href="#178" class="quote">Reply 178</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> That's probably rig...

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