Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) is shifting its Scandinavia to Los Angeles operation, with the route being shifted from Stockholm to start from Copenhagen.
The route will be operated as a year-round route, with expected demand from leisure travellers.
Services will spin up from 3rd January 2020, with a six-day a week service, before going to a full daily service for the summer season.
The proposed timetable is as below:
SK931 DEPART CPH 09:35 ARRIVE LAX 12:15 SK932 DEPART LAX 14:00 ARRIVE CPH 10:10+1 Commences 3rd January 2020 Operates all days except Tuesdays between 13th January and 30th March 2020. Operates daily from 31st March 2020 Equipment: SAS Airbus A330/A340
The equipment has not been listed in the announcement – which would indicate they will utilise a member of their Airbus A330 or A340 fleet on this long haul service.
Karl Sandlund EVP Commercial, SAS says:
“By opening a year-round route to Los Angeles from Copenhagen we are increasing availability and enabling growth. The timetable is attractive, and thanks to the economies of scale we can achieve in fully utilizing our fleet, we are in a position to provide a daily service from Copenhagen Airport,”
On the move from Stockholm to Copenhagen, he adds
“Los Angeles is one of the most in-demand intercontinental routes from Copenhagen, and an important route for our leisure customers in particular, who are keen to visit the American West Coast. We continuously assess our offering in order to optimize our network for our travellers,”
It seems that SAS is working to research and where passengers are travelling from and to build this new route.
For those who are booked between Stockholm and Los Angeles, you’ll be re-routed by SAS to go via Copenhagen. As usual with any re-routing, check what they do t(So ensure that the timings are optimal for your needs).
Let’s hope that the demand that SAS predicts is waiting for the airline in Denmark…
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