SAS is planning to operate at two airports in the New York region, with the airline planning to launch a service between Copenhagen Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.
SAS Airbus A330-300 at Newark International Airport – Image, Economy Class and Beyond
According to the airline, with the launch of its new route to JFK in New York, SAS will offer its customers frequent departures to this convenient and efficient airport with easy access to and from New York, in addition to the many connecting flights to choose from these airports.
JFK service begins with five weekly flights from Copenhagen, ramping up with daily flights for the summer schedule.
SAS will be operating at Terminal 7 at New York-JFK.
The planned operation is as follows, with different equipment and timetables for the seasons:
SK919 DEPART CPH 18:25 ARRIVE JFK 21:30 SK920 DEPART JFK 23:00 ARRIVE CPH 12:55+1 Commences 9th Feburary to end of winter season Operates Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays Winter operation utilises an Airbus A321LR
SK919 DEPART CPH 19:20 ARRIVE JFK 22:00 SK920 DEPART JFK 23:55 ARRIVE CPH 13:45 Operates Daily during the Summer Season Summer season will have an Airbus A330-300 assigned
SAS will utilise an Airbus A321LR in the winter season, scaling up to an Airbus A330-300 in the summer.
Erik Westman, EVP & CCO, Network and Revenue Management, said:
“We are very pleased to launch our new route to JFK. SAS offers a solid product to Newark Airport from Scandinavia, and we believe that this addition to JFK from Copenhagen will strengthen the New York offer to our customers. The US is a strategic market for SAS, and we will continue to develop new routes and destinations whenever the right opportunity presents itself,”
Continuing the US Focus
It seems the US is still a significant focus for the SAS group. The airline reports that US destinations continue to create and generate further demand on its network, with more frequent departures to boot.
During the winter season, this will peak at 130 departures per week on a total of 12 routes this winter.
With Asian destinations still suffering from soft demand and overflying issues, it seems wise to continue to build out the US capacity – even as others adjust theirs.
As for the equipment choices, it is another chance for the A321LR to show its worth, having the ability to launch the thin and long routes before handing over to the larger A330 for the summer season.
And for those with miles – more options to redeem between Europe and the USA.
Terminal 7 at JFK – as the party is closing down there, SAS decides to move in.
The rent for using that terminal must be cheap…
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