OT: Cimber Sterling is "dead"

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    Good news is that DAT and Sun-Air (BA) are taking over essential routes.

    CPH-SGD and CPH-RNN are taken over by DAT. Should be in the air tonight!
    CPH-BLL seems to be taken over by Sun-Air of Scandinavia (franchise of British Airways).

    No one have taken up CPH-KRP yet. I wonder if DY will return here?

    Regarding regional routes, it seems that Sun-Air are interested in BLL-ARN and BLL-OSL.

    On a sidenote, British Airways published that they are withdrawing from CPH-LCY. Also here, Sun-Air might take over.
     
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    Basically everyone knows that it is only on the CPH-AAL route that larger planes can have a success. So they have to get some smaller planes in action as Cimber had in the beginning - before the Sterling adventure began....

    But SK have to move in some way to protect the interline connections out of CPH.

    /HerrO
     
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    Update:
    DY will relaunch CPH-KRP, as mentioned by Tommy777.
    DAT: CPH-SGD and CPH-RNN, two daily flights until 20MAY, after that 5x daily to SGD (up from QI's 4), and 6x daily to RNN.
    Sun-Air will take over AAL-OSL, BLL-BMA and BLL-OSL.
    SK has increased CPH-AAR with one daily.

    Flybe Nordic have said they will enter the domestic market on up to five routes (BLL, KRP, AAL, SGD, RNN), and are also looking at other regional routes.

    Skyways are rumored to look at several routes as well. Could be CPH-VXO and CPH-NRK? These two routes are together with BLL-BGO and CPH-BLL the only nordic ones that are currently not already taken over by others.

    Edit: CPH-NRK now confirmed by Skyways from 07MAY

    A good question is what will happen on CPH-PRG. QI had 3x daily here (ATR42/72), and OK have 2x daily (735/A32x). DY has 3x weekly (737-800), and while DY might increase flights, this will probably not satisfy the business travellers. CSA are in their knees, and are probably not able to increase, but will probably take over most of the business traffic as of now. Maybe it is time for SK to reconsider a relaunch from CPH? I think they withdrew from this route around 2007 (?), and at that time they only had one daily return (DH8), and that around noon, which was useless for business travellers.
     
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    Three of the Cimber Sterling CRJs have been out flying today, Juliet Bravo, Juliet Golf and Juliet Hotel. Wonder which AOC they are flying under?
     

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