SAS to Launch New Route Between Copenhagen and New York-JFK From February 9, 2023
SAS will launch a new route between Copenhagen Airport and New York-JFK from February 9, 2023. The route will initially operate five times weekly, increasing to daily service for the summer 2023 season.
On Thursday (November 24, 2022) SAS announced the launch of new service between Copenhagen Airport (CPH) and New York (JFK) starting February 9, 2023. The route will initially be operated five times weekly on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, increasing to daily service for summer 2023. SAS will operate out of New York JFK’s Terminal 7. For the winter 2022/23 season, the carrier will offer around 130 weekly departures to the U.S. on 12 routes.
In Thursday’s announcement, SAS’ Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer – Network and Revenue Management, Erik Westman, said,
“We are very pleased to launch our new route to JFK. SAS offers a solid product to Newark Airport from Scandinavia, and we believe that this addition to JFK from Copenhagen will strengthen the New York offer to our customers. The US is a strategic market for SAS, and we will continue to develop new routes and destinations whenever the right opportunity presents itself.”
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.