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Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:26 pm

Finnair plans to fly to Alanya airport for whole year round in 2018.
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Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:54 pm

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Finnair Adds Capacity to Stockholm, Expands Cooperation With BRA


Finnair will add connections to Stockholm’s Bromma airport, and deepen its cooperation with the Swedish regional airline BRA.

With the new frequencies, Finnair adds capacity between Bromma and Helsinki by a total of 40%, offering up to 7 connections per day between both cities. The new connections to Stockholm’s conveniently located downtown airport further improve Finnair’s offering for the Swedish market, which is one of Finnair’s key markets. Finnair also flies to Stockholm Arlanda airport with up to 8 connections a day.

Starting from January 2018, BRA will operate an additional afternoon flight for Finnair from Bromma in Stockholm to Helsinki and back during the weekdays



aviationtribune.com


Could Finnair /Norra/OneWorld make Bromma as their focus airport in Stockholm and leave Arlanda completely? Or is there something in Arlanda that requires their presence there?
 
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Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:07 pm

YIMBY wrote:
Could Finnair /Norra/OneWorld make Bromma as their focus airport in Stockholm and leave Arlanda completely? Or is there something in Arlanda that requires their presence there?


Capacity probably. Considering Finnair fly to ARN, something around 8x daily and that BMA is limited when it comes to allowed aircraft types. There is no realism in Finnair leaving ARN.

And with Arlanda Express, it is not like Arlanda timewise is that far away from downtown Stockholm
 
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Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:10 pm

British Airways have no aircraft that can use Bromma today. The largest aircraft there are regional jets. There is a strict noise policy, and a narrow runway that limits aircraft up to RJ100 size.
 
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Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:46 pm

Bromma will be closed sooner than later...
 
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Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:16 pm

Tristarsteve wrote:
British Airways have no aircraft that can use Bromma today. The largest aircraft there are regional jets.
There is a strict noise policy, and a narrow runway that limits aircraft up to RJ100 size.


CS100/300 are allowed as well I think. Didn't they re-build the runway/airport because BRA (airline) order CS-series?
Also isn't the RJ100 too loud, something which is ignored by authorities?.


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Bromma will be closed sooner than later...


It depends on the next election (both parliament and city council). If the Left-centre gets a majority then yes Bromma will probably be closed
when the lease expires in a couple of years but if the conservatives gets majority then Bromma will probably remain open.
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Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:24 am

SAS has issues 52,5 million new shares, bringing in 1.270 MSEK in new capital. The Danish government bought 7,5 million new shares, while the Norwegian and Swedish government did not take part in the share issue, thus decreasing their ownership share of SAS
 
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Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:26 am

Finnair will add over 100 weekly flights to W17/18. The new service to Lisbon, which commences in S18 will be year-round in addition to Nanjing and Stuttgart.

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Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:26 am

TUI adds Cape Verde link from Helsinki in W17
TOM582 HEL0625 – 1145SID 76W 1
TOM583 SID1315 – 0005+1HEL 76W 1

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TUI adds Greek routes from Helsinki in S18

Helsinki – Chania eff 26APR18 1 weekly
TOM3438 HEL2010 – 0010+1CHQ 76W 1
TOM3439 CHQ1440 – 1840HEL 76W 1

Schedule varies from 21JUN18 onward. This route does not operate from 28JUN18 to 09AUG18.

Helsinki – Rhodes eff 20APR18 1 weekly
TOM3532 HEL1920 – 2315RHO 76W 5
TOM3533 RHO1300 – 1700HEL 76W 5

Schedule varies from 15JUN18 onward. This route does not operate from 22JUN18 to 17AUG18.

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Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:35 am

Just wondering are both runways at Sola used?
 
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Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:33 pm

Helvetic adds seasonal Kuusamo service in 1Q18

Helvetic Airways in the first quarter of 2018 plans to offer seasonal service on Zurich – Kuusamo route, scheduled to operate once a week on Saturdays. Embraer E190 aircraft will operate with following schedule, from 20JAN18 to 03MAR18.

2L7620 ZRH1130 – 1605KAO E90 6
2L7621 KAO1650 – 1930ZRH E90 6

Routesonline.com 9.11.2017


I guess this is a charter from previous years turned into a partial charter.
 
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Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:36 am

Finnair raises its guidance for its 2017 comparable operating result as passenger and cargo traffic sales have developed better than forecasted. Finnair also specifies its revenue forecast for 2017.

New guidance

Finnair estimates that in 2017 its capacity will grow approximately 9 per cent. Full-year revenue is expected to grow slightly faster than capacity.

Finnair expects its comparable operating result for 2017 to exceed 155 million euro (2016: 55 million euro).

Press release 10.11.2017


Funny how just over two weeks ago during the Q3 presentation they were still uncertain about their guidance.
 
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Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:10 am

HEL October 2017

Domestic: 222 605 (+4.3%)
International: 1 457 762 (+13.0%)
Total: 1 680 367 (+11.8%)
 
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Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:35 am

HEL traffic figures YTD 2017

Domestic: 2,194,969 (+0.9%)
International: 13,698,938 (+11.2%)
Total: 15,893,907 (+9.6%)

Intercontinental traffic continues to grow: 2,331,109 (+18.2%).
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Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:36 am

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HEL October 2017

Domestic: 222 605 (+4.3%)
International: 1 457 762 (+13.0%)
Total: 1 680 367 (+11.8%)


If these numbers would be same every month, HEL would hit 20 million already this year!
 
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Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:59 am

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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Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:05 am

ilari wrote:
Nami wrote:
HEL October 2017

Domestic: 222 605 (+4.3%)
International: 1 457 762 (+13.0%)
Total: 1 680 367 (+11.8%)


If these numbers would be same every month, HEL would hit 20 million already this year!

I think HEL will hit 20 million passengers next year, if not this year. At least 18.5 million will be reached this year, maybe even 19 million.
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Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:33 am

ilari wrote:
Nami wrote:
HEL October 2017

Domestic: 222 605 (+4.3%)
International: 1 457 762 (+13.0%)
Total: 1 680 367 (+11.8%)


If these numbers would be same every month, HEL would hit 20 million already this year!


Actually not quite, breaking 20 million would require the growth for this year to be around +16.5%. ;) I remember reading earlier from Finavia that the average growth at European airports was around 9% during the first half of the year so no big surprises here.

Something that struck my eye from the statistics though is that QR's added capacity so far hasn't been absorbed that well. In September there were 46% more seats but passenger numbers barely grew at all and last month's passenger figure corresponds to an average load factor of 72% for the whole month. Perhaps A320 is the right size aircraft for HEL.
 
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Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:41 am

Cityjet has taken delivery of another brand new CRJ-900 for SAS operations

Canadair CRJ 900 15438 EI-FPT CityJet delivery 09nov17 YMX-KEF-ARN, SAS cs
 
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Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:49 am

News from this morning are telling that the aviation discussions between Norway and Russia held this week have ended and Siberia stays closed for Norwegian.

Google Translated excerpt from dn.no: Norwegian får nei fra Russland

After Norwegian and Russian transport authorities met this week in Oslo, it is clear that Norwegian still has to fly by detour around the airspace in Siberia.

The negotiations were closed late Thursday afternoon, and SAS still has sole rights as a Scandinavian airline to fly over Russian airspace in Asia. Norwegian participated in the negotiations.

"We are disappointed that Norwegian authorities have not done more to ensure that a Norwegian company has the same rights as a Swedish to fly the fastest way to China, South Korea and Japan, and that new Norwegian jobs and value creation in the tourism sector are apparently no higher on the agenda, says Communications Manager Lasse Sandaker-Nielsen in Norwegian to DN.

SAS was also present as an observer during the negotiations, but referred to the Ministry for a comment.

Minister of Transport and Communications Ketil Solvik-Olsen (Frp) does not want to comment on the statements from Norwegian, Ministry of Transport and Communications announced Thursday. The negotiations between Russia and Scandinavia on a new aviation agreement are almost one year in overtime. It is Norway that has led the Scandinavian delegation in the negotiations.
 
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Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:01 am

KEF traffic:

2017 including October 7,553,387 30 % increase over the same time frame 2016.
October 2017 729,563, a 18.7 % increase over October 2016.
Nearly all passengers international. 6 flights a week, 2 in summer, out and return is a domestic flight with a DASH 8 to Akureyri.
 
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Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:35 pm

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Something that struck my eye from the statistics though is that QR's added capacity so far hasn't been absorbed that well. In September there were 46% more seats but passenger numbers barely grew at all and last month's passenger figure corresponds to an average load factor of 72% for the whole month. Perhaps A320 is the right size aircraft for HEL.

That's strange. Hopefully the figures will get better. I think Qatar Airways know what it is doing though as the airline will increase the frequency from 7 to 14 weekly and increase capacity by starting to operate with A330-300.
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Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:01 pm

YIMBY wrote:
QuawerAir wrote:
Finnair Adds Capacity to Stockholm, Expands Cooperation With BRA


Finnair will add connections to Stockholm’s Bromma airport, and deepen its cooperation with the Swedish regional airline BRA.

With the new frequencies, Finnair adds capacity between Bromma and Helsinki by a total of 40%, offering up to 7 connections per day between both cities. The new connections to Stockholm’s conveniently located downtown airport further improve Finnair’s offering for the Swedish market, which is one of Finnair’s key markets. Finnair also flies to Stockholm Arlanda airport with up to 8 connections a day.

Starting from January 2018, BRA will operate an additional afternoon flight for Finnair from Bromma in Stockholm to Helsinki and back during the weekdays



aviationtribune.com


Could Finnair /Norra/OneWorld make Bromma as their focus airport in Stockholm and leave Arlanda completely? Or is there something in Arlanda that requires their presence there?


Arlanda is the larger airport and will at least in theory be able to provide a few connecting passengers between the Oneworld airlines at the airport (Finnair, BA, Iberia and Qatar). But they would have to reduce capacity a lot as Bromma can't handle A320s, so they would have to go for Cseries or smaller. And, while Arlanda is open 24 hours per day, there is a nightly curfew at Bromma. And on saturdays BMA closes at 17.00 for aircraft and opens again 12.00 on sunday.

And BA would never move to Bromma, they fly 767s and A320-series to ARN today, moving to CSeries on the route would mean much fewer seats available daily, or a lot more Heathrow slots used. And then there is the problem of containerized luggage. Also, Arlanda is 20 minutes from central Stockholm by high speed train, while the bus to Bromma is only 5 minutes faster.
 
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Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:01 am

Icelandair will next summer no longer operate to SVG and TRD, which has been flown in a triangle route KEF-BGO-SVG-KEF and KEF-BGO-TRD-KEF. Instead they will only operate KEF-BGO-KEF, using 737-8MAX, with up to 6x weekly
 
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Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:10 am

Nami wrote:
ilari wrote:
Nami wrote:
HEL October 2017

Domestic: 222 605 (+4.3%)
International: 1 457 762 (+13.0%)
Total: 1 680 367 (+11.8%)


If these numbers would be same every month, HEL would hit 20 million already this year!


Actually not quite, breaking 20 million would require the growth for this year to be around +16.5%. ;) I remember reading earlier from Finavia that the average growth at European airports was around 9% during the first half of the year so no big surprises here..


Well, I just multiplied 1,68 million with 12. ;)
 
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Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:43 am

ilari wrote:
Nami wrote:
ilari wrote:

If these numbers would be same every month, HEL would hit 20 million already this year!


Actually not quite, breaking 20 million would require the growth for this year to be around +16.5%. ;) I remember reading earlier from Finavia that the average growth at European airports was around 9% during the first half of the year so no big surprises here..


Well, I just multiplied 1,68 million with 12. ;)

The monthly growth has been around 10% (except for February and March) this year. So, I guess the growth will be approx. 10% for whole year, which means the passenger volume might be approx. 18,800,000. But HEL will quite surely reach the milestone of 20 million passengers next year ;)
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Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:52 am

Not sure it has been mentioned, but S7 will start DME-KEF in summer:

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... ce-in-s18/

S7613 DME2005 – 2215KEF 738 6
S7614 KEF2320 – 0705+1DME 738 6

Didn't FI serve LED before the Russian crisis?
 
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Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:23 pm

I wonder, when will Finavia replace the old jet bridges at HEL by newer ones. They might be more than 20 years old. How old were the blue jet bridges at CPH when they were replaced? How long are jet bridges usually in use?
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Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:56 pm

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%.
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Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:55 am

Finnair leases one new Airbus A321-200 from BOC Aviation.
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Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:06 am

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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Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:18 am

HELyes wrote:
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?

Did easyJet end few routes from CPH? That should not affect that much though.
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Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:30 am

S7 will fly 2x weekly LED-ARN and LED-CPH with E170 next summer

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/275730/s7-airlines-expands-european-network-from-st-petersburg-in-s18/
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Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:57 pm

HELyes wrote:
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?


I think some of the main reasons were explained well in this post earlier in the year.

When it comes to transfer passengers the decline is quite natural. You could say that the transfer numbers have been artificially high with SK leading traffic through CPH, but now over the past years the airline has established many direct routes from OSL and ARN. The transfer share for this year is under 20%, when in 2002 it was almost 50%.
 
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Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:49 pm

American Airlines will fly to Reykjavík from Dallas/Fort Worth next summer

The new summer seasonal service will be operated daily with Boeing 757-200.

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Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:11 am

Not only -600s leaving the SAS fleet, LN-TUD, one of their oldest -700s is scheduled to leave for part-out today

Boeing 737-705 28217 142 LN-TUD SAS to be ferried 15nov17 OSL-DGX for part-out & scrap ex N1786B
 
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Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:22 am

Finnair starts flight ticket sales directly via WeChat in China as the first European airline, enables payments with WeChat Pay

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Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:27 am

More new routes to Reykjavík:
Luxair adds Iceland service in 2Q18

Luxair in the second quarter of 2018 plans to offer service to Iceland, with the scheduling of Luxembourg – Reykjavik Keflavik route. This nonstop service will be offered once a week on Wednesdays, from 09MAY18 to 27JUN18.

LG457 LUX1230 – 1400KEF 73H 3
LG458 KEF1500 – 2025LUX 73H 3

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Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:16 pm

Traffic between India and the Nordics:
Air India's DEL-CPH service has performed brilliantly, with many load factors in the 90%-100% area. Traffic to/from India is also growing at HEL. I wonder, will OSL get a direct Indian connection in the near future. The PAX (in-direct) on OSL-DEL route was 13,747.

Do you know how is DEL-ARN service doing?

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Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:30 am

CAAC on 16NOV17 posted Air China's application for Beijing - Copenhagen route 5 times a week from March 2018, with A330-200.

Airlineroute


Not really surprised by this, CPH is very popular for AY's Chinese passengers.
 
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Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:49 pm

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CAAC on 16NOV17 posted Air China's application for Beijing - Copenhagen route 5 times a week from March 2018, with A330-200.

Airlineroute


Not really surprised by this, CPH is very popular for AY's Chinese passengers.

Good for CPH. If Beijing Capital Airlines starts the 3x weekly PEK-CPH service, there will be up to 15 weekly flights between CPH and PEK, operated by Air China, Beijing Capital Airlines, and SAS.

Is Air China also interested in launching flights to HEL? Air China, as well as Beijing Capital Airlines, participated in the negotiations on air transport agreement between Finland and China that were held on 20-21 April in Helsinki. Limitations regarding the number of the operating airlines were removed as well.
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Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:13 pm

QuawerAir wrote:
Nami wrote:
CAAC on 16NOV17 posted Air China's application for Beijing - Copenhagen route 5 times a week from March 2018, with A330-200.

Airlineroute


Not really surprised by this, CPH is very popular for AY's Chinese passengers.


Is Air China also interested in launching flights to HEL?


Doubt it. CPH and ARN are both Star Alliance hubs. And Helsinki is no Copenhagen.
 
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Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:33 pm

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 will operate Finnair’s Nagoya and seasonal Japanese routes as well as certain European routes that are popular to our Japanese customers. We are planning on starting the first new courses in March 2018.


I guess this is something new, or has AY based other Asian crews in HEL before and/or used them on European flights?
 
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Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:36 pm

Nami wrote:
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 will operate Finnair’s Nagoya and seasonal Japanese routes as well as certain European routes that are popular to our Japanese customers. We are planning on starting the first new courses in March 2018.


I guess this is something new, or has AY based other Asian crews in HEL before and/or used them on European flights?


This is something new, related to their new language policy for HEL based crews, Finnish (or Swedish) not required any more. For this new group "fluency in English and Japanese is required, other language skills are considered an asset".
 
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Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:15 am

Seems like Beijing Capital Airlines' planned Beijing-Helsinki launch will be official pretty soon. Finavia has added the flight to its route map: Link to the route map.
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Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:03 am

BRA is launching 2x weekly (Friday and Sunday) service between VXO and TXL, starting March 30. Seems like the flight is operated by ARR-72
 
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Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:10 am

Eivind Roald, Executive Vice President and Head of SAS Growth Initiative, has decided to leave SAS. He will be leaving end of november 2017 already.
 
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Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:36 pm

SK4007 wrote:
Eivind Roald, Executive Vice President and Head of SAS Growth Initiative, has decided to leave SAS. He will be leaving end of november 2017 already.


A shame. He has been doing very good work for SAS I think
 
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Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:53 am

Finnair increases frequencies to Croatia in 2018

Finnair will boost frequencies within its limited network in the region and plans to operate up to eight weekly flights from Helsinki to Dubrovnik, five weekly to Split, as well as two weekly services to Pula next summer. Furthermore, the airline will maintain its four weekly seasonal service to Ljubljana but says it is “carefully following” potential destinations in other countries in the region as competition from rival airlines continues to grow.
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However, when Asian tour operators create more products for the former Yugoslav area we want to be their first choice of airline and then it will be very important to have multiple entry and exit points such as Belgrade for example.

Seems like Finnair is also interested in Belgrade.

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Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:07 pm

AY has taken delivery of another new A321.

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

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