News Listings for Turku

  • SIA, SAS expand codeshare partnership

    News | 29 Aug 2013 09:20

    Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) have expanded their codeshare agreement with immediate effect to cover more destinations in Europe,...
  • This Week briefings

    News | 09 Aug 2010 11:00

    France's air accident investigation bureau BEA is preparing to decode the cockpit voice and flight data recorders from the Airblue Airbus A321 that crashed in mountainous terrain on 28 July on approach to Islamabad, killing all 152 people on board.
  • ASH CLOUD: Finland to allow some flights today

    News | 19 Apr 2010 11:20 | Craig Hoyle

    Some commercial flights will be allowed in southern Finland today, after an air sampling sortie conducted by the nation's air force ...
  • Il-96 returns to the air

    News | 10 Oct 2005 23:00

    <P>Aeroflot estimates it has lost $20 million as a result of the seven-week grounding of its Ilyushin Il-96-300s, which ended last week, writes Vladimir Karnozov. </P> <P>The ban, which applied to all Russian-operated Il-96s, was lifted on 3 October by Russia’s federal agency for transport safety Rostransnadzor. The move was preceded by the dismisal of Vyacheslav Salikov, general director of the Il-96 production plant VASO, and Il-96 chief designer Vyacheslav Terentiev. The 19 August directive followed a 2 August incident involving President Vladimir Putin’s Il-96-300PU, which aborted take-off from Turku due to failure of a brake controller. A similar incident befell a Cubana Il-96-300 during manufacturer testing.</P> <P>Rostransnadzor head Aleksandr Neradko says that operations were cleared to resume after “fulfillment of the troubleshooting programme” developed jointly by the aviation authorities and the industry. These included checks on all Il-96s and spares holdings. </P>
  • SAS trims short-haul network in bid to stave off low-cost competition

    News | 30 Apr 2002 23:00

    <p>SAS is overhauling its short-haul network in a bid to cut costs and tackle the problem of how to compete with the no frills sector.</p> <p>The carrier is axing seven routes completely for this year's winter season, and transferring another six to regional affiliates. The airline says the measures will go at least half way towards reducing annual costs by SKr4 billion ($390 million). </p> <p>SAS is just one of a number of European flag carriers struggling with the threat of low-cost rivals. "This is an illustrative story for the sector," says Jonathan Wober, financial analyst at Deutsche Bank. "British Airways is struggling with the same issue, and other carriers will shortly have the same problem."</p> <p>SAS is improving fleet productivity by fire-walling its three main bases - going back and forth on one route rather than operating more complex triangular routings. It is also starting flights earlier in the morning at its Copenhagen and Stockholm hubs and minimising turnaround
  • SAS slashes lossmaking services

    News | 22 Apr 2002 23:00

    <p>TOM GILL / LONDON</p> <p>Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has unveiled a major reorganisation of European operations that will see it axing loss-making routes in Scandinavia and boosting intra-European business services. </p> <p>The move, aimed at returning the carrier to profitability, will involve SAS cutting 13 routes and transferring six of them to lower-cost subsidiaries and partners, and disposing of or redeploying up to 20 aircraft. </p> <p>In October, SAS will stop flying from Copenhagen to Jonkoping, Norrkoping and Vasteras in Sweden and Wroclaw in Poland, and will cut routes from Stockholm to Kristianstad and Skelleftea in Sweden. Next April, it will drop flights from Copenhagen to Sondre Stromfjord in Greenland. From October, its Norwegian regional Wideroe will gradually take over the northern Norway Norlink network operated by SAS Commuter. </p> <p>SAS-owned Boeing 737 operator Braathens will take over the Oslo-Tromso-Kirkenes route which SAS currently flies with Boeing