SAS are making strides in their network – and are preparing to resume a lot of its USA network between September and October.
The airline plans to offer the following from the Autumn/Winter timetable:
- Copenhagen-New York – 7 times weekly
- Copenhagen-Chicago – 7 times weekly
- Copenhagen-Los Angeles – 4-5 times weekly
- Copenhagen-San Francisco – 4 times weekly
- Copenhagen-Washington DC – 4 times weekly
- Copenhagen-Boston – 3 times weekly
- Copenhagen-Miami – 3 times weekly
- Oslo-New York – 3 times weekly
- Oslo-Miami – 1 time weekly
- Stockholm-New York – 3-5 times weekly
- Stockholm-Chicago – 3 times weekly
- Stockholm-Miami – 3 times weekly
As usual, travelling at the moment is more complex than not, due to entry regulations and testing requirements. Check before you travel. For SAS travellers, there is the SAS Travel Ready Center
Flying the A321LR
With Copenhagen to Boston starting, it will also mark the entry into service of the Airbus A321LR the airline has. This has been delayed into long-haul service due to the pandemic. This will operate in a three-class configuration with 22 business class seats 12 premium economy seats and 123 economy seats.
Planned Network Resumption
At the same time the new Copenhagen to Boston services starts, SAS will increase the number of flights from Copenhagen to Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington DC starting in September.
From the 1st of October, SAS will resume service to Miami from Copenhagen and Stockholm respectively. Towards the end of October, Miami will be served daily with three weekly flights from Copenhagen and Stockholm respectively as well as once weekly from Oslo.
Currently, the airline operates daily between Copenhagen and Chicago O’Hare, with additional cargo flights. The airline is planning to re-introduce its Stockholm-Chicago route later this autumn.
Karl Sandlund, acting CEO of SAS said
“We are delighted to improve the connectivity for both passengers and air freight to and from Scandinavia from all three capitals as the demand increases. From September 2, SAS will reintroduce the route Stockholm-New York, in addition to the current direct routes from Copenhagen and Oslo”
Retaking the Initiative
With the move by Finnair to scale up its presence outside its home base and setting up shop in Stockholm, SAS is reacting with plans to scale its network back up to its previous strength.
It remains to see if there are enough passengers for both airlines to fight for.
At least the networks are slowly rebuilding themselves – which will be good for passengers – when they are allowed to travel to the USA.
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