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More new destinations from SAS Sweden

November 30, 2006 11:00

SAS Sweden is opening three new routes from Stockholm – to Bergen, Lyon and Bristol – in time for the summer vacation season. This means that SAS Sweden will add a total of nine new destinations to its network next year. The airline is also increasing the number of seats available on its existing routes to the leisure destinations Nice, Istanbul, Athens and Split.

“Things are going well for us and we are expanding with a number of new routes where we can see a high level of demand. We already serve more destinations from Sweden than any other airline and offer the highest departure frequency. We are now offering even greater freedom of choice with yet more non-stop routes from Stockholm-Arlanda”, says Susanne Dahlberg, Commercial Director of SAS Sweden.

June 25 is the opening date for SAS Sweden’s new route between Stockholm and Bergen. The route will be flown five days a week until August 24. Bergen is the gateway to the Norwegian fjords and offers a unique mix of culture, entertainment, history and outdoor experiences.

The culinary capital of France, Lyon, also features in SAS Sweden’s summer offering. From June 28, there will be twice-weekly flights between Stockholm and Lyon. One of the reasons behind the launch of the new route is increased demand for vacation travel from Lyon to Stockholm.

The United Kingdom’s third biggest tourist destination, South West England, will have a direct link from Sweden with the opening of the Stockholm–Bristol route on June 29. South West England includes popular travel destinations such as Devon, Bath and Cornwall. The route will be the only non-stop air link between Stockholm and Bristol. The routes to Bristol and Lyon will be operated until August 13.

More seats will be made available between Stockholm and the existing destinations Nice, Athens, Istanbul and Split. The flight frequency between Stockholm and Nice will be increased between April 4 and October 7. The Stockholm–Athens route will also have increased flight frequency, mainly between April 28 and November 3. The Stockholm–Istanbul and Stockholm–Split routes will be flown with larger aircraft.

Trips to and from Nice, Athens, Instanbul, Split, Bristol and Lyon are part of “Nya Europaflyget” – SAS Sweden’s new concept for European air travel – offering one-way fares from SEK 650. Tickets to and from Bergen are from SEK 595. Tickets are available for purchase from December 5.
For further information, please contact:
Susanne Dahlberg, Commercial Director, Scandinavian Airlines Sverige,
tel +46 70 997 5074
Mini profile of Scandinavian Airlines Sverige, subsidiary of the SAS Group:
Passengers: Approx. 6 million per year
Aircraft: 42
Employees: 2,500
Takeoffs/landings: 300 per day
Destinations: 44, from and within Sweden
Scandinavian Airlines is now the airline that sells most low-price tickets in Sweden.

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