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Old May 24, 12, 2:07 pm   #1
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Flybe Nordic to take over many AY routes

Flybe Nordic, the joint venture between UK regional carrier Flybe (BE) and Finnair (AY), will take on about one-third of the Finnish flag-carrier’s European services to cut costs and improve its financial position.

From Oct. 28, Flybe Nordic will operate AY’s 12 Embraer E-190 regional jets on a range of AY’s short-haul sectors, taking advantage of the joint venture company’s lower cost base.

This would affect a fairly large number of current AY destinations such as WAW, MAN, GVA... Of course it will remain to be seen how this affects Oneworld products such as RTWs.
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Old May 24, 12, 2:40 pm   #2
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Bad news unless Flybe will join oneworld.

Good news if Finnair could be saved from invissible bankruptcy..
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Old May 24, 12, 3:37 pm   #3
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There's a thread on this over at Finnair Plus forum:


At least until now the Finnair AY3??? flights operated by Flybe have been treated like Finnair's own flights e.g. re: points. I guess this would mean that they will be exactly like Finnair flights in other aspects as well?
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