SAS starts direct flights to New York
SAS is resuming its direct route from Oslo to New York on 3 July.
The Oslo – New York route will start with two weekly round trips, departing from Oslo on Wednesdays and Saturdays and returning on Thursdays and Sundays. SAS will then continuously review a possible increase in frequency based on demand. The route provides easy access to city breaks in New York and onward travel to the rest of the USA via Newark Liberty International Airport’s many transfer options.
“SAS is very pleased to be able to resume direct intercontinental routes with an attractive schedule from Oslo. Many people are looking forward to visiting family and friends in the USA and our customers have been requesting this route in particular. The New York route will also be important for Norwegian fish exports,” says EVP and Norway director Kjetil Håbjørg.
On 13 March 2020, the pandemic put a temporary stop to SAS’ direct route between Oslo and New York. Over a year later, the route is finally reopening and will be operated by the Airbus A330 with 266 seats. SAS will also continue to fly to Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington from Copenhagen.
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Safe travel with SAS
Flying is a safe way to travel during the pandemic, as the air on board is unfavorable for transfer of infections. Over the past year SAS has introduced a raft of measures and procedures to further ensure safe air travel. Read more about our initiatives at SAS Safe Travel.
Flexible booking with SAS
Flexibility is important for travelers, especially now that traveling is more challenging than usual. We have introduced more flexible rebooking options so that you can travel now or later. With our 24-hour money-back guarantee and our flexible tickets on international trips you can easily rebook – or cancel your trip completely and receive a SAS Travel Voucher – up until 72 hours before departure. For domestic trips in Scandinavia, we offer free rebooking up until one hour before departure in SAS Go Flex. SAS Plus tickets are both re-bookable and refundable. Here you will find more information about the different flexible solutions.