On April 8th, Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) starts new nonstop flights between United States and Scandinavia.
North America is an important and growing market for SAS. A large number of international and Scandinavian companies have expressed a strong desire for a direct service between the U.S. West Coast and Scandinavia, and SAS is pleased to offer this new route, with six weekly frequencies from San Francisco to Copenhagen.
“SAS is always looking to serve markets where there is high demand from Scandinavian travelers traveling to, from and within Scandinavia. We see a favorable market situation in North America and a particularly strong demand in the growth areas of San Francisco and the U.S. West coast. The new route will benefit business and leisure travelers, Scandinavian imports and exports, and the route has been highly sought after by the Scandinavian business community”, says Stefan Larsson, general manager Americas.
Larsson continues, “As a member of STAR Alliance, SAS has supported the cruise industry with products and airfares for many years. Virtually all US cruise lines currently have access to special cruise fares in business class, premium economy and economy for travel originating in North America. SAS is proud to partner with the Cruise Lines in support of this very important market. The interest for summer cruises in the Baltic Sea has been on a steady increase and connecting the West coast of the U.S. with Scandinavia will only expand the demand for Baltic Cruises with Copenhagen and Stockholm being the most important turnaround ports”.
SAS is the only airline to fly nonstop between San Francisco and Copenhagen and is expecting to carry approximately 125,000 passengers per year on the route.
SAS will depart from San Francisco to Copenhagen daily, except Tuesdays, at 5:35 p.m. arriving the next day in Copenhagen at 1:15 p.m. Departures from Copenhagen will be daily, except Tuesdays at 12:25 p.m. arriving San Francisco at 2:24 p.m. same day. Flying time will be 11 hours and 20 minutes. These departure times provide the best transfer opportunities from and to other destinations on the U.S. West coast and in Scandinavia.
Currently, SAS operates nonstop service from New York (Newark) to Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm, from Chicago to Copenhagen and Stockholm, and from Washington, D.C. to Copenhagen. From its hubs at Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm, SAS serves cities throughout Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and the rest of Europe. On its non-stop transatlantic flights, SAS offers wide-body Airbus A330 and A340 aircraft, audio/video entertainment at every seat and EuroBonus frequent flyer points. SAS ranks among the world’s top 5 most punctual airlines in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 according to flightstats.com.
To book air travel, visit: www.flysas.com/us