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SAS Increases Flights Between Scandinavia and the United States

SAS will operate their full schedule between Scandinavia in the U.S. when they resume service to Boston in September and restart flights to Miami in October. Flight frequencies will also be increased from Copenhagen to Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington DC.


SAS Airbus A321LR - Courtesy SAS

On Friday (July 9, 2021), SAS announced an increase in their flights schedule between Scandinavia and the U.S., with the carrier restoring their full network by autumn. In September, SAS’ first Airbus A321LR will takeoff from Copenhagen for Boston, while flight frequencies will also be increased to Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington DC. Starting October 1, 2021, SAS will resume service to Miami from both Copenhagen and Stockholm, and by the end of October, Miami will be served daily from Scandinavia with three weekly flights each from Copenhagen and Stockholm, as well as one weekly flight from Oslo. Currently, SAS offers daily passenger flights and additional cargo-only flights between Copenhagen to Chicago, and will restart the Stockholm-Chicago route later this autumn.


In Friday’s announcement, SAS’ acting CEO, Karl Sandlund, 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. From September 2, SAS will reintroduce the route Stockholm-New York, in addition to the current direct routes from Copenhagen and Oslo.”


Although travel restrictions are now easing, most countries still require various types of travel and test certificates. To help guests navigate the various destination entry requirements, SAS has developed a new digital platform, the SAS Travel Ready Center, which is available on the airline’s website. The SAS Travel Ready Center allows customers to view destination restrictions and upload travel certificates, which are then reviewed and verified by SAS. Travelers can then download their boarding pass electronically and go directly to the self-service line at the airport.

SAS has introduced more flexibility so customers can book travel with added peace of mind. Customers can rebook international flights up to 72 hours prior to departure free of charge. SAS Plus tickets can be rebooked and refunded and for domestic flights, SAS offers free rebooking up to an hour before departure with SAS Go Flex tickets. Additionally, the airline offers a 24-hour money-back guarantee for tickets booked directly through SAS. Guests traveling with SAS can be assured that the carrier has implemented a range of measures to ensure the health and safety of customers and team members throughout the journey.


SAS' Autumn 2021 US Routes and Departures - 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 offers an extensive global network.



Source: SAS

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