SAS to resume full Transatlantic program

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SAS Scandinavian Airlines

SAS (Scandinavian Airlines) says it will resume a full transatlantic schedule by October. The carrier has not operated a full schedule to the US since the onset of the Covid pandemic in March 2020. It currently operates daily passenger flights to Chicago and cargo only flights from Copenhagen.

The US schedule will include flights between Copenhagen and New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington DC, Boston and Miami, between Oslo and New York and Miami and between Stockholm and New York, Chicago and Miami.

The resumption of flights also marks the first flights by, SAS’ first A321LR aircraft between Copenhagen to Boston in September and will increase the number of flights from Copenhagen to Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington DC. The new aircraft offers improved freight capacity.

SAS acting chief executive Karl Sandlund (pictured) 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.”

Travel restrictions are still in place between Scandinavia and the US but the carrier is clearly banking on an increase in passenger numbers as vaccine programs progress.

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