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SAS to Open 20 New Routes and Offer Over 5,000 Weekly Flights for Summer 2023

SAS has published their summer 2023 flying program which includes over 200 routes, including 20 new routes, and more than 5,000 weekly flights to over 100 destinations.

SAS Airbus A320neo - Courtesy SAS/Cision

On Thursday (December 8, 2022), SAS announced details of their summer 2023 flying program which includes over 200 routes, and more than 5,000 weekly flight to over 100 destinations. The carrier’s overall capacity to the Mediterranean will exceed pre-pandemic levels, and SAS is adding flights to popular destinations in Spain from all three Scandinavian capitals. Additionally, SAS will launch new service between Copenhagen and Zadar, their fourth destination in Croatia.

In Thursday’s announcement, SAS’ Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer, Erik Westman, said,

We are pleased to present our program for this summer, and we are delighted to see a continuous increase in demand for travel. The summer offering includes several new destinations as well expanded capacity to already existing popular summer destinations. SAS will continue to add to our already extensive network during the coming months with several exciting new destinations. We look forward to a busy summer and to welcoming our passengers onboard.”

The summer schedule will also include a major capacity expansion to Italy with up to 157 weekly flights, including all new service from Oslo to Catania, Florence and Venice, as well as between Bergen and Milan. SAS will also add capacity on existing routes to Milan, Bologna and Rome. Milan service will operate up to thrice daily from Copenhagen, up to twice daily from Stockholm, and daily from Oslo. The carrier will also add flights from Copenhagen to Florence, Catania and Palermo.

For summer 2023, SAS will also offer nine new European destinations, as well as one new domestic route in Norway. From Oslo, the carrier will offer service to Antalya, Florence, Catania, Venice Larnaca and Stuttgart, as well as from Bergen to Milan and Nice. SAS will also introduce new routes from Haugesund to Trondheim and Copenhagen, while increasing frequencies on the Ålesund-Copenhagen route.

The summer 2023 flying program will also include seven new routes from Copenhagen, with service to Porto, Larnaca, Antalya, Haugesund, Newquay/Cornwall, Zadar and New York-JFK. The carrier will also focus on domestic routes in Denmark and Sweden, with the goal of providing better connections between Danish and Swedish airports, and onward throughout Europe. SAS will offer more morning departures from Aalborg to Copenhagen, for a total of up to eight daily flights, and between Aarhus and Copenhagen with up to five daily flights. The airline will also increase frequencies between Stockholm and Luleå, Gothenburg and Umeå. From Stockholm, SAS will also introduce new service to Antalya, Ibiza, Montpellier and Vaasa.

SAS' Summer 2023 Schedule - Courtesy SAS/Cision

SAS is the leading airline in Scandinavia, normally carrying over 30 million passengers annually from its main hubs in Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm to over 100 destinations in Europe, the US 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 is celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2022.

Source: SAS/Cision

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