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SAS expands with new direct routes to USA

August 19, 2015 15:00

SAS is expanding and opening three new direct routes to USA in 2016. The new routes being launched are Los Angeles from Stockholm, Miami from Oslo and Miami from Copenhagen. SAS is also increasing the number of departures from Stockholm to New York and Chicago and between Copenhagen and Shanghai. That means that SAS will now offer over 330,000 additional seats on its intercontinental routes in 2016.

SAS is investing in the future and strengthening its offer to Scandinavia’s frequent flyers. In line with already published plans to expand its long haul fleet, SAS is today announcing three new direct routes; Los Angeles from Stockholm, Miami from Oslo and Miami from Copenhagen.

“We know that our frequent flyers want flexible travel with a good timetable and daily departures. These new direct routes together with the renewal of our long haul fleet and our broad network, mean we have far and away the strongest offer between Scandinavia and the USA. We are looking forward to offering our customers new travel opportunities and giving them a warm welcome onboard our aircraft,” says Rickard Gustafson, President and CEO of SAS.

Los Angeles is a popular destination for Scandinavian travelers wishing to visit Southern California or onwards to destinations such as Hawaii. The first flight to Los Angeles will leave on 14 March and SAS will have daily departures from Stockholm to Los Angeles throughout the summer season and five-six departures a week in the winter season.

Miami is an attractive destination for Scandinavian travelers, especially in the winter months. Miami is also a large hub for traffic to Caribbean and Latin America. Furthermore Miami is also the number one cruise liner port in the world and an important trade center. The first flights to Miami are expected to lift off in fall 2016 and the Miami route will have a daily departure from Scandinavia.

Timetable Stockholm Arlanda – Los Angeles

Daily departures from Arlanda (SK939) at 09.50 arriving in Los Angeles 12.15.
Daily departures from Los Angeles (SK940) at 14.15 arriving at Arlanda 10.00.

Timetable Copenhagen – Miami
Departures Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from Copenhagen (SK953) 09.30 arriving in Miami 13.50.
Departures Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from Miami (SK954) 15.50 arriving in Copenhagen 07.10.

Timetable Oslo – Miami
Departures Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from Oslo(SK955) 09.35 arriving in Miami 13.50.
Departures Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from Miami (SK956) 15.50 arriving in Oslo 07.05.

Tickets to Los Angeles will go on sale on 20 August and as an opening offer there will be tickets from EUR549. Tickets to Miami will be available later this fall.

New direct routes to USA and Asia 2015/2016
Stockholm – Hong Kong, September 2015
Stockholm – Los Angeles, March 2016
Oslo – Miami, during fall 2016
Copenhagen – Miami, during fall 2016

Increased frequencies on existing long haul flights

In addition to the new routes, SAS is increasing the frequency of its long haul routes starting with the winter program. SAS will then offer daily flights on the following routes:

Copenhagen – Shanghai (two additional departures each week)
Stockholm – Chicago (one additional departure each week)
Stockholm – New York (one additional departure each week)
Oslo – New York (one additional departure each week)
Copenhagen – San Francisco (one additional departure each week)

These new long haul routes and additional departures mean SAS will now offer its customers over 330,000 more seats on its intercontinental routes in 2016. SAS currently offers long haul flights from Scandinavia to New York, Washington DC, Chicago, San Francisco, Houston, Beijing, Shanghai and Tokyo.

For further information, please contact:
SAS press duty telephone, +46 8 797 29 44

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