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SAS Inaugurates Airbus A321LR Service to Toronto From Copenhagen and Stockholm

SAS has inaugurated new service to Toronto with three weekly flights from Copenhagen and four weekly flights from Stockholm. The routes will be operated with a brand new Airbus A321LR long-range aircraft configured in three classes.

SAS Airbus A321LR - Courtesy SAS

On Thursday (June 2, 2022), SAS announced the launch of new service to Toronto from both Copenhagen and Stockholm. The inaugural flight from Copenhagen departed on Thursday (June 2nd), while the first flight between Stockholm-Arlanda and Toronto took to the skies on Friday (June 3rd). SAS will operate three weekly flights from Copenhagen and four weekly flights from Stockholm, and the routes will be serviced with a brand new Airbus A321LR. The aircraft has been configured in three classes with 157 seats, including 22 lie-flat SAS Business, 12 SAS Plus (Premium Economy) and 123 SAS Go (Economy) seats. Additionally, the aircraft features mood lighting, high speed Wi-Fi, IFE screens at every seat, and PC and/or USB power.

In Thursday’s announcement, SAS’ President and Chief Executive Officer, Anko van der Werff, said,

“We are delighted to connect Canada and Scandinavia and fly to Toronto with our latest generation aircraft, which is ideal for this route. Using the A321LR means we can connect even more parts of the world and it is well suited for the Scandinavian market and the emerging travel patterns to and from the region. SAS aims to be a global leader in sustainable aviation. As we continue to phase in new, fuel-efficient aircraft such as the A321LR, we now have one of Europe’s most modern fleets. This state-of-the-art aircraft will give our customers an even more pleasant, comfortable and sustainable way of traveling.”

For summer 2022, SAS will serve seven U.S. and Canadian destinations including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Washington DC, and Toronto.

SAS' Toronto Schedules - Courtesy SAS

SAS is the leading airline in Scandinavia, normally carrying over 30 million passengers annually from its main hubs in Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm to 125 destinations in Europe, the US and Asia (pre-pandemic figures). The company has targeted a reduction in carbon emissions by 25 percent by 2025, compared to 2005 levels, and hopes to transition to 100% biofuel for domestic flights by 2030. SAS also offers ground handling services, technical maintenance and cargo services. The carrier is a founding member of the Star Alliance, which is celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2022.

Source: SAS


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