The Northern Norwegian city of Tromsø is located within the Arctic Circle and plays a vital role in the region’s tourism and economic development. While the vast majority of Tromsø’s capacity is domestic, there has been a considerable increase in new international capacity, including from multiple new routes. According to Cirium schedules information, Tromsø has 172,000 departing international […]

January 30, 2024 | Airports, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

CPH-BKK

SAS inaugurated seasonal winter operations between its Copenhagen hub and Bangkok on Monday 30 October. The 8,645-kilometre route will be maintained 3-weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays departing Copenhagen with the A350-900 aircraft. The airline competes directly against daily Thai Airways flights. Although both are currently Star Alliance members, SAS will soon be transitioning to […]

November 7, 2023 | Latest Route News +

CPH-OPO

SAS on Friday 1 September introduced a new 2-weekly service between Copenhagen and Porto. The 2,225-kilometre route will be maintained on Mondays and Fridays with the 180-seat A320neo aircraft. The airline will compete directly against 2-weekly Norwegian flights, as well as 2-weekly rotations by Ryanair. Flight SK2773 departs Copenhagen at 06:50 local time, arriving in […]

September 4, 2023 | Latest Route News +

OSL-STR

SAS introduced a new seasonal service by commencing operations between Oslo OSL and Stuttgart on Thursday 6 July. The 1,290-kilometre route will initially be maintained weekly, increasing to 2-weekly from 14 August with an additional service on Tuesdays. Operations will be maintained with a wet-leased airBaltic A220-300 aircraft. The airline faces no competition on the […]

July 17, 2023 | Latest Route News +

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Gothenburg is Sweden’s second most populous city and has about 1.1 million people in its metro area. According to Cirium information, Gothenburg Landvetter has 900,000 one-way seats this July-September (Q3), as shown below. With capacity about a fifth below Q3 2019 and, surprisingly, less than 10% above 2022, Gothenburg is the fifth-largest airport in Sweden, […]

Air Service One

Air Service One has identified 15 European flag-carriers that operate a mix of narrow-body (NB) and wide-body (WB) aircraft, and plan to operate at least 1,000 flights with WB aircraft in 2023 Q2. Typically, WB aircraft tend to be used primarily on long-haul, intercontinental services. This analysis, using Cirium schedules data, compares the capacity (seat) […]

Oslo - USA

Some 22 European countries have non-stop flights to the US in Q2 (April-June) of this year, according to Cirium schedules information data. Four of these are Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden in the Nordics. They collectively have 402,000 of the 12.1 million one-way seats – just 3%. Denmark ranks 12th out of the 22, Finland […]

SAS Flags

An airline undergoing much transformation, SAS is Europe’s eighth largest operator by flights in 1H 2023, based on Cirium schedules information. It is the leading airline serving Sweden and Denmark but is inevitably second to mainly domestic operator Widerøe in Norway. This regional carrier is synonymous with Dash 8s and short, multi-stop domestic services in […]