As always, some charter airlines offer sunny destinations during the spring for those who are tired of the dull weather. Today Corendon started their traffic for this season and Jonas went out to document it.
Other than Corendon themselves there is not that much traffic at Åre Östersund Airport on a Friday morning, except for one SAS flight from Stockholm Arlanda. So, needless to say, not much did happen.
Finally you can drive all the way to the best positions to shoot from now, since most of the snow has melted away. During the winter it's very common that you have to walk 20-30 minutes in deep snow, but today I didn't have to! So, spring must be here.
Today runway 12 was in use for both departures and arrivals and first to land was Scandinavian 066, a Boeing 737-600 with registration LN-RCU.
The Boeing 736 might be the most common airliner at this airport, but this registration is slightly more rare.
Shortly after the SAS had landed, Corendon was on final. Todays guest was TC-TJJ, a 737-800 with the Detur color scheme.
TC-TJJ visited us last summer, too, and is a bit more fun to shoot than the ones with the regular Corendon color scheme.
Since this is a rather small airport, there is not that much traffic. Ergo, you have to stand and wait a lot, as you can see in the episode of our Vlog posted below. So there were about an hour of waiting before one of the machines were ready to get going again.
Åre Östersund Airport is located on an island in the middle of the lake Storsjön (directly translated to the big lake). Here is LN-RCU lining up with the lake in the background.
Finally LN-RCU took off again as SAS073 and headed back down to Stockholm Arlanda.
Corendon heading down to much warmer weather in Antalya, Turkey, leaving me behind more or less freezing my pants off.
And, last but not least, today's episode of our Vlog. It is in Swedish, but of course subtitled in English.