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New business route to London

March 30, 2007 09:00

Now Norwegians can also fly direct to the heart of London. SAS Braathens is to launch a new route to London City Airport.London City Airport is situated only ten kilometers from the City of London, which is one of Europe’s leading financial centers. Many banks, stock-broking firms and law firms have their headquarters here.

“Many of our London passengers are business travelers with high demands for an efficient and convenient journey. We are dedicated to fulfilling these needs and are therefore launching this route to London City,” says Johnny Skoglund, Vice President at SAS Braathens.

There will be two daily departures between Oslo Gardermoen and London City, commencing on August 28. SAS Braathens already operates up to five daily departures between Oslo Gardermoen and London Heathrow.

Neighboring Canary Wharf
Just five kilometers from London City Airport is Canary Wharf, where the London headquarters of Credit Suisse, HSBC, Citigroup, Lehman Brothers, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America and Barclays banks are located. Large media organizations such as The Daily Telegraph, Reuters and Daily Mirror are also found in this area.

Canary Wharf is also home to the UK’s three tallest buildings, One Canada Square (235.1 meters), HSBC Tower and Citigroup Centre (199.5 meters).

Not only businessmen
“This route to London is also attractive to passengers looking for an exciting weekend break in a European city. The West End is only 16 kilometers from the airport and is one of the best shopping districts in London,” says Skoglund.

London Underground’s Jubilee Line transports passengers quickly from the centrally located airport into the city center. A taxi is a reasonable alternative for short distances. The journey to Canary Wharf costs around GBP 12, while a taxi to Covent Garden costs around GBP 25.

Scandinavian Airlines Sverige and Scandinavian Airlines Danmark have experienced tremendous success with their flights to London City from Stockholm and Copenhagen. Now this attractive destination is also available to SAS Braathens passengers.

The route will be operated by Transwede.
Informasjonssjef Thomas Midteide: 95 71 71 04

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