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SAS introduces lower fares for long-haul Economy Extra

February 15, 2008 14:31

Travelers can reap the rewards of Economy Extra for less, as SAS is lowering fares on all intercontinental routes by up to 25%. Earlier this month, Economy Extra was also upgraded on all long-haul routes.

The reduced fare is available as of today, 15 February 2008, making it even more affordable for travelers to fly more comfortably, for less.”Economy Extra is aimed at discerning travelers who want to enjoy a better service, more comfortable seats and a wide range of Business class features, such as Business check-in, Fast Track security and priority boarding,” says Roberto Maiorana, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, SAS International. “SAS is one of very few airlines in the world to offer a premium economy class, which attracts both business travelers not flying in Business class and leisure travelers who want an even more comfortable journey.”

Following an upgrade of Economy Extra on all intercontinental routes, SAS’ unique class is now better than ever. Recent changes have mainly focused on quality and quantity of food, as well as its presentation.

Onboard SAS’ intercontinental flights, Economy Extra passengers are served a pre-departure drink; a cocktail and snack; a three-course dinner and coffee/tea with liqueurs; drinks, fruit and cold snacks between meals, and a meal prior to landing. They also receive a comfort kit and a personal water bottle. All seats have a personal screen, and as in Business class, Economy Extra passengers have audio/video-on-demand entertainment.

Scandinavian Airlines introduced Economy Extra in 2002 on all long-haul routes. Compared to Economy class, Economy Extra passengers enjoy wider (47cm), more comfortable seats with almost a metre of legroom in a separate cabin. Customers can check in at Business class counters and are eligible for Fast Track security (where available), as well as priority boarding. Passengers are also entitled to greater baggage allowance, both for check-in and an additional piece of hand luggage to take onboard.For further information, please contact
Anders Lindström, Head of Media and PR, Scandinavian Airlines International
Phone: +46 (0)709 97 33 94; media@flysas.com

To download SAS International’s media kit, high-res images and for the latest press releases, please visit www.flysas.com/media. Scandinavian Airlines International

Scandinavian Airlines International is the long-haul operator of SAS with 1.4 million passengers per year. The fleet consists of Airbus A330s and A340s, serving 10 destinations: New York, Chicago, Washington, Seattle, Bangkok, Beijing, Tokyo, Dubai, Copenhagen and Stockholm. In 2008, SAS International will launch flights to Delhi and San Francisco. The company is also responsible for the SAS Group’s sales and market activities in EMEA, Asia Pacific and North America.

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