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Here we go again... SAS to close heavy maintenance base in SVG

Here we go again... SAS to close heavy maintenance base in SVG

Old Jun 12, 06, 2:21 pm
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Originally Posted by tommy777
I don't know where DY service their 733s, but SVG could be a good alternative. But I think LH Teknik and many others are probably just as competitive as SAS.

I think it's just as important for SAS to focus on being a good airline instead of trying to do business servicing LCCs old 737s
Then sell the base and gradually withdraw SAS group purchases. I am sure the base could survive on its own if given a bit of time.
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Old Jun 12, 06, 2:28 pm
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Originally Posted by larsll
Then sell the base and gradually withdraw SAS group purchases. I am sure the base could survive on its own if given a bit of time.
I'm sure they have tried
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Old May 15, 07, 12:25 pm
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And guess who is moving in to the old SAS hangar at SVG?? Norwegian...

SAS has made an agreement with Norwegian who are leasing the hangar from July 1st.

They are also hiring new personnel, old SAS employees who got laid off are good candidates.

Norwegian is not doing heavy maintenance at Sola like SAS did, they will only do light maintenance, but there will be at least 25 jobs there.

http://solabladet.no/modules/module_...38&I=20815&D=2



Norwegian announced last week that they will lease 11 737-800 which has longer range and better fuel economy. Some used, some brand new.

http://www.boarding.no/art.asp?id=26518

This makes Norwegian able to reach destinations like the Canary Islands and they are already opening several destinations there:

http://norwegian.no/sw27478.asp
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