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SAS Airlines Expands Flights to Copenhagen

Thursday Aug 23, 2012
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COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) is continuing to expand and starting Monday, April 1st, 2013, SAS will add three additional weekly flights to the existing daily service between Newark and Copenhagen.

North America is an important and growing market for SAS. A large number of our passengers have expressed a strong desire for a late evening departure from Newark to Copenhagen. By popular demand, SAS is pleased to bring back this late evening flight with 3 weekly frequencies from Newark to Copenhagen.

These new frequencies will provide even greater travel flexibility for both our business and leisure travelers. "We are pleased to be able to deliver new service in response to our customers’ wishes," says Rickard Gustafson, CEO, SAS Group.

The late Copenhagen service will depart Newark at 11:30 pm and arrive in Copenhagen the next day at 1:15pm. It will be the last flight departure from Newark to Europe. The flight will operate on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. Departure from Copenhagen will be at 6:25 pm and arriving Newark at 8:50 pm the same day.

SAS’s main hub in Copenhagen offers fast and efficient transfers to an extensive SAS and SAS partner route net in Scandinavia, Finland, Russia, the Baltics, Poland and Germany.

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) is continuing to expand its services and starting Monday, April 8th 2013, SAS will open another nonstop route between the 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 6 weekly frequencies year-round from San Francisco to Copenhagen.

The late Copenhagen service will depart Newark at 11:30 pm and arrive in Copenhagen the next day at 1:15pm. It will be the last flight departure from Newark to Europe.

"SAS is always looking to serve markets where there is high demand from Nordic Travelers (traveling from, to and within the Nordic region). We see a favorable market situation in North America and a particularly strong demand in the growth area of San Francisco and Northern California. The new route will benefit business and leisure travelers, Scandinavian imports and exports and has been highly sought after by the Scandinavian business community.

"With this new and only direct route from Scandinavia, SAS continues to cater to the customers’ wishes,’ says Rickard Gustafson, CEO of SAS Group.
And from the San Francisco Mayor: "Scandinavian Airlines (SAS)’s recent announcement is exciting news that further strengthens and connects the Bay Area with Europe," said San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee. "This new non-stop flight will connect two innovative areas of the world and foster greater economic trade and job growth in San Francisco."

The San Francisco Airport Director continues: "We are excited that Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) will launch the first ever non-stop service connecting SFO and the Bay Area to Copenhagen, Scandinavia, The Baltic, and beyond," said San Francisco International Airport Director John L. Martin. "Our European traffic continues to grow and the addition of SAS’s service to Copenhagen will give our customers more choice and greater convenience."
SAS’s main hub in Copenhagen offers fast and efficient transfers to an extensive SAS and SAS partner route network in Scandinavia, Finland, Russia, the Baltics, Poland and Germany.

SAS is the only airline to fly nonstop between San Francisco and Copenhagen and is expecting approximately 125,000 passengers per year on the route. SAS will depart from San Francisco to Copenhagen daily, except Tuesdays, at 5:35 pm arriving the next day in Copenhagen at 1:15 pm.

Departures from Copenhagen will be daily, except Tuesdays at 12:25 pm, arriving San Francisco at 2:24 pm same day. Flying time will be 11 hours and 20 minutes. These departure times provide the best transfer opportunities to other destinations in Scandinavia and Northern Europe.

Currently, SAS operates non-stop 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. For the past 3 years, SAS was ranked Europe’s most punctual airline according to flightstats.com.

To book travel, visit: www.flysas.com/us

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