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November 5, 2012 Good article nominee Listed

Hub[edit]

"In 1990 Scandinavian changed their operation prosedures in Finnmark, making Alta a hub with flights from other towns into Alta and flights to Oslo by jet aircraft."

I thought the SAS only had three hubs, Arlanda, Gardermoen and Kastrup. Wouldn't Alta be a "focus city"? Or is that strictly an American term? —Preceding unsigned comment added by KristofferOlsen (talkcontribs) 08:15, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

I understand your position here, but the reason for the formulation is twofold. First, the term airline hub proper refers to any airport in which an airline transfers passengers systematically, no matter the size. So the reference to hub here is to the hub part of a hub-and-spike system. Though I agree that SAS has three main hubs, regional aviation in decentralized places like Norway have a structure that differs significantly from the mainstream airline structure, particularly in the United States. So a terminology equivalent to the mainstream use, that is primarily targeting large Continental Europe and North American may not seem appropriate in Arctic regions. Also, it should be noted that this hub is technically for SAS Commuter and not SAS, and that Alta definitively was a hub for SAS Commuter until it was swallowed by Widerøe. Arsenikk 11:51, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

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Reviewer: MathewTownsend (talk · contribs) 18:12, 7 October 2012 (UTC)

Sorry to take so long. Everything looks good. I just have a question and a few prose niggles.

  • "Alta Airport is owned and operated by the state-owned Avinor, and served 335,621 passengers in 2011, making it the busiest airport in Finnmark." - this is in the lede but doesn't seem to be supported in the article.
  • "Alt Airport's regional important increased in 1990" - should it be Alta Airport?
  • "Bukta had 2,000 annual passengers in 1957,[10] and the route was flown daily during the summer from 1960." - beginning in 1960?
    • Rephrased to emphasize that it was a summer-only route.
  • "at peak hour six aircraft were at the airport simultaneously, including two from Widerøe" - at peak hours?
  • "Movements at Alta gradually decreased," - traffic at Alta gradually decreased?
    • The point was more that the movements decreased dramatically without a similar drop in traffic. I have rephrased this to make it more explicit. Arsenikk (talk) 22:18, 4 November 2012 (UTC)
  • "with people from Nordkapp to a much greater extent would drive to Alta for their long-haul flights" - seems clumsy - can it be reworded? e.g. More people from Nordkapp drove to Alta for their long-haul fights.
  • "that the aircraft stands" - aircraft parking area? or something like that?
    • If it makes it more understandable, then why not. Arsenikk (talk) 22:18, 4 November 2012 (UTC)
  • "Another concern was the lack of capacity, as the airport could only had 150 simultaneous passengers and two gates." - could only handle 150 passengers simultaneously at two gates?
  • It has a single runway - both runways ??
    • This has to do with that each runway can be operated in two directions; I have rephrased it to be less confusing. Arsenikk (talk) 22:18, 4 November 2012 (UTC)
  • What are "aircraft movements"?
    • Explained (I forget that such terms are not common knowledge). Arsenikk (talk) 22:18, 4 November 2012 (UTC)
  • "One problem with these car connections is that they pass the Sennalandet mountain which sometimes is closed due to snow storm." - that they travel through a pass in the Sennalandet mountain, which is sometimes closed by snow storms?
    • Shortened it quite a bit (it was added by another user). Arsenikk (talk) 22:18, 4 November 2012 (UTC)
  • " 50-passenger -300 series to Tromsø and the 39-passenger -100 series on services to regional airport." - do you describe somewhere what these are? Also, can you make sure that "39-passenger -100 series" doesn't get separated by line breaks as it does on my machine?
  • "If the alternative with a 1,999-meter (6,558 ft) runway is selected" - not clear what is meant by "the alternative".
    • I've tried to explain it a bit better. Arsenikk (talk) 22:18, 4 November 2012 (UTC)

I've made a few edits that you're free to change.[1] MathewTownsend (talk) 18:19, 3 November 2012 (UTC)

Thank you very much for the review and comments; they are most useful and have helped make the article even better. I have acted upon them all. Arsenikk (talk) 22:18, 4 November 2012 (UTC)

GA review-see WP:WIAGA for criteria (and here for what they are not)

  1. Is it reasonably well written?
    a. prose: clear and concise, respects copyright laws, correct spelling and grammar:
    b. complies with MoS for lead, layout, words to watch, fiction, summary style and list incorporation:
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    b. provides in-line citations from reliable sources where necessary
    c. no original research:
  3. Is it broad in its coverage?
    a. it addresses the main aspects of the topic:
    b. it remains focused and does not go into unnecessary detail (see summary style):
  4. Does it follow the neutral point of view policy.
    fair representation without bias:
  5. Is it stable?
    no edit wars, etc:
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    a. images are copyright tagged, and non-free images have fair use rationales:
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  7. Overall:
    Pass or Fail:
    Pass!

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