Tag: Scandinavia

Finnair to trial passenger weigh-ins at departure gates

Finnair to trial passenger weigh-ins at departure gates

Finnair has begun at voluntary weigh-in policy for passengers at Helsinki Airport, where the airline is headquartered. The Finnish airline rolled-out the policy at departure gates on Monday to better estimate the weight of its planes’ cargo before take-off. 600 passengers have already put th...

Latest figures show pandemic bounce back for Copenhagen Airport

Latest figures show pandemic bounce back for Copenhagen Airport

Denmark's Copenhagen Airport said 2023 was its busiest year in four years after 26.8 million passengers passed through its terminals - a 21 per cent increase on 2022. On the busiest days of the year, which were the two days immediately preceding the schools' summer and autumn breaks, more than 10...

Widerøe to return to LJLA

Scandinavia’s largest regional airline Widerøe has today announced that it will be returning to operate flights from Liverpool John Lennon Airport, with twice weekly departures to Bergen in Norway for Summer 2023. Widerøe last operated from Liverpool in 2020 with their previous service to Ber...

airBaltic Carries 60 000 Passengers in June

Latvian airline airBaltic has carried 60 409 passengers from all three Baltic capitals to its network spanning Europe and Scandinavia. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “June was the first full month since we resumed our operations on May 18. It is evident that demand for fli...

SAS and Apollo renew partnership agreement

SAS and tour operator Apollo are extending their partnership for the 2020 summer and winter season. The agreement is worth around SEK 1.4 billion for charter flights within Europe. SAS will fly Apollo customers to and from 23 locations in Sweden, Denmark and Norway to 26 destinations around Europe...

airBaltic to Launch New Route between Riga and Yekaterinburg

The Latvian airline airBaltic will launch a new summer seasonal route between Riga and Yekaterinburg in Russia on April 1, 2020. The new connection will offer more convenient travel options for travellers from the Baltics and Russia to airBaltic network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, the CIS and the...

Scandinavia’s SAS takes delivery of its first Airbus A350 XWB

Scandinavia’s SAS takes delivery of its first Airbus A350 XWB

Scandinavian carrier SAS has taken delivery of its first A350-900, becoming the newest operator of this latest generation, highly efficient widebody aircraft. The airline has a total of eight A350-900 aircraft on order and operates an Airbus fleet of 68 aircraft (51 A320 Family, 17 A330 and A340 Fa...

SAS reports additional traffic disruptions tomorrow due to pilot strike

SAS reports additional traffic disruptions tomorrow due to pilot strike

SAS said today that an ongoing strike that has led to delays and cancellations will run into a sixth day tomorrow (1 May) and as a result of the ongoing conflict it has had to cancel additional departures. The airline said in total, about 47,000 travelers will be affected when SAS cancels 504 de...

SAS pilots on strike today leading to flight cancellations

SAS pilots on strike today leading to flight cancellations

Pilots who are members of the Scandinavian trade unions in SAS Scandinavia are going on strike today across Sweden, Denmark and Norway. As a consequence of the strike, domestic, European and long-haul flights have been canceled, and thousands of travelers will be affected. SAS said today (26 Apr...

Swedish airport operator Swedavia lays off 125 staff members

Swedish airport operator Swedavia lays off 125 staff members

Swedish airport operator Swedavia is laying off 125 employees as a result of an ongoing change and efficiency programme. The measures it said are aimed at ensuring Swedavia’s cost-effectiveness and long-term competitiveness across its 10 airports including Stockholm Arlanda, Gothenburg and Malm...

Braathens Regional Airlines starts optimal fleet management with ATR

Braathens Regional Airlines starts optimal fleet management with ATR

Swedish regional airline Braathens Regional Airlines (BRA) started the implementation of its new ATR Global Maintenance Agreement on 1 January. This follows the signing of this milestone agreement with ATR in June 2018 that further strengthens the strong relationship between the two companies. ...

Norwegian flies more than 37 million passengers in 2018

Norwegian flies more than 37 million passengers in 2018

Norwegian has reported its highest ever passenger figures in a single year with more than 37 million passengers and a load factor of 86 per cent in 2018. The launch of 35 new routes, the delivery of 25 brand new aircraft and a substantial increase of intercontinental traffic contributed considera...

Menzies Aviation wins ground handling contracts across Europe

Menzies Aviation wins ground handling contracts across Europe

Ground handler Menzies Aviation has won a number of contracts with airlines operating in Europe notably in Scandinavia - expanding its footprint across the continent. At Stockholm Arlanda Airport, Menzies will run ground handling operations for Latvia-headquartered airBaltic and will handle five...

Traffic increase of 2.2% across Norwegian airports in October

Traffic increase of 2.2% across Norwegian airports in October

Slightly less than five million passengers travelled to and from or via Avinor's airports in October - an increase of 2.2 per cent compared to the same month last year. At Norway’s main airport, Oslo Airport, growth was 2.3 per cent, and 2.5 million passengers passed through the airport in Octo...

Air BP invests in new fuelling infrastructure to supply Bergen Airport

Air BP invests in new fuelling infrastructure to supply Bergen Airport

Air BP has invested in upgraded infrastructure at Dolvik terminal in Norway to provide a more efficient, lower carbon fuel supply to Bergen Airport. Improvements at the BP-owned terminal include an upgraded pipeline and new fuel tanks with the capacity to store eight million litres of Jet-A1 fuel...

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