Articles tagged “scandinavia”

Scandinavian Airline SAS Gets Good News — For Now — on Norwegian Route Changes

Scandinavian Airline SAS Gets Good News — For Now — on Norwegian Route Changes

Patrick Whyte, Skift

While Norwegian's decision to pull its long-haul routes out of Copenhagen and Stockholm is good news for SAS in the short term, it points to a bigger challenge in the long term.

2 months ago

Thomas Cook’s Nordic Business Gets New Owners

Thomas Cook’s Nordic Business Gets New Owners

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Even though Thomas Cook Group is no longer around, parts of the company live on. The Nordic business was pretty profitable, crucially has strong local brands, and isn't weighed down by an extensive store network. It's easy to see how it can be a success in the future.

4 months ago

Can Thomas Cook’s Surviving Brands Find New Homes?

Can Thomas Cook’s Surviving Brands Find New Homes?

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Thomas Cook wasn't just a UK business: It had operations across Europe, some of which were pretty profitable. They're now in a race against time to secure their future and find new owners.

5 months ago

Businesses in Sweden Want Their Employees to Fly Less

Businesses in Sweden Want Their Employees to Fly Less

Hanna Hoikkala, Niklas Magnusson and Niclas Rolander, Bloomberg

Trends like this take time to play out, but that doesn't mean things aren't changing. Even if it's only a few people, in a few countries, the backlash against flying is real.

5 months ago

Scandinavian Airlines Is Ending Duty-Free Sales to Curb Carbon Emissions

Scandinavian Airlines Is Ending Duty-Free Sales to Curb Carbon Emissions

Associated Press

Although this is a step in the right direction, it's difficult to see how much of an impact this will have. Air travel is still a major pollutant and until somebody invents an alternative to jet fuel, it will stay that way.

9 months ago

SAS Scraps Most of Its Flights Due to Pilots Strike

SAS Scraps Most of Its Flights Due to Pilots Strike

Anna Molin, Bloomberg

As many as 170,000 passengers may be affected through Sunday because of a pilots strike at Scandinavian carrier SAS. Across the globe, a pilots shortage in most markets is strengthening the hand of labor in contract talks.

10 months ago

Scandic Hotels Looks to Cut Costs to Brace for Increased Competition

Scandic Hotels Looks to Cut Costs to Brace for Increased Competition

Patrick Whyte, Skift

With rivals making it a difficult end to the year, Scandic will have to keep an eye on costs if it wants to finish on a high.

1 year ago

Every One of Thomas Cook’s 17 Brands, Explained

Every One of Thomas Cook’s 17 Brands, Explained

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Thomas Cook, the man, organized his first trip in 1841, and the travel company that bears his name is still going. After a series of mergers and acquisitions the company now has 17 key brands to focus on. Read our take on each.

2 years ago

Scandic Hotels Delighted With Restel Integration as Profits Rise

Scandic Hotels Delighted With Restel Integration as Profits Rise

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It sounds like the Restel deal has gone relatively smoothly for Scandic. Might the company now set its sights on other targets? Or will it become a target itself?

2 years ago

Scandinavian Hotel Giant Returns to the Scene of His Biggest Failure

Scandinavian Hotel Giant Returns to the Scene of His Biggest Failure

Saleha Mohsin, Bloomberg

What with the regulations and the cost, doing hotels in Scandinavia isn't easy. It's a challenge that Starwood and other chains don't have.

6 years ago

The Nordic Hotel Giant Who Ditched Pay-Per-View Porn for Contemporary Art

The Guardian

Revenue streams from pay-per-view as a whole have declined as the use of BYO technology has become the norm. It's a nice statement to drop porn, but it wasn't likely a tough business decision.

6 years ago

Finland proves it’s cooler than you (again), opens temporary pop-down restaurant in limestone mine

Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press

What with their oil wealth and wise city planning, Scandinavian countries have been running circles around the rest of the world with their inventive, well, everything. Here the Finns pull off a pop-up restaurant in an unlikely place -- only better.

7 years ago