SAS Launches Inaugural Service Between Copenhagen and Bangkok
SAS has launched new seasonal service between Copenhagen and Bangkok, Thailand, with the inaugural flight departing Copenhagen on Monday, October 30, 2023. For winter 2023/24, he route will be operated three times weekly with an Airbus A350neo.
On Tuesday (October 31, 2023), SAS announced the launch of seasonal winter 2023/24 service between Copenhagen (CPH) and Bangkok (BKK). The inaugural flight departed on Monday, October 30, 2023, and the route will operate as overnight flights enabling seamless connectivity to/from Scandinavia and Europe via CPH. The route will operate three times weekly with departures from Copenhagen on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, with an Airbus A350neo featuring SAS Business, SAS Plus and SAS Go options. For winter 2023/24, SAS will also continue three weekly flights to Tokyo-Haneda (HND) and Shanghai (PVG).
In Tuesday’s announcement, SAS’ Chief Commercial Officer, Paul Verhagen, said,
“Thailand and the Scandinavian countries have a long history of friendship and cooperation and returning with a direct route is a true pleasure. The Bangkok route will offer a perfect entry point for wider Thailand and Asia and be a great option for both business and leisure travelers. Thailand is a favorite destination among many passengers during the winter season and a lot of Scandinavians see Thailand as their home away from home.”
SAS operated their first flight between Copenhagen and Bangkok in 1949, a route which at the time took 36 hours with interim stops in Zürich, Rome, Damascus, Karachi, and Calcutta. The carrier continued to serve the route until 2013, before reintroducing the service yesterday. The current flight time on the Copenhagen-Bangkok route is approximately 10.5 hours nonstop.
SAS is the leading airline in Scandinavia, typically carrying over 30 million passengers annually from its main hubs in Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm to destinations in Europe, the U.S. and Asia. 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 celebrated their 25th anniversary in 2022.