• Joe Breitfeller

SAS to Resume Weekly Service Between Copenhagen and Shanghai From September 29, 2020

SAS announced on Thursday that they have received approval from the Chinese authorities to offer weekly service between Copenhagen and Shanghai. Flights will resume on September 29, 2020 and the route will be operated with an Airbus A350.


SAS Airbus A350 'Ingegerd Viking' - Courtesy SAS

On Thursday (September 24, 2020), SAS announced that they will resume direct service between Scandinavia and China for the first time since flights were suspended on January 31st. After receiving approval from the Chinese authorities, the carrier will offer weekly service between Copenhagen and Shanghai from September 29, 2020. Pending further approval, SAS plans on resuming flights to Beijing in October as well. The Copenhagen-Shanghai route will be operated with a new state-of-the-art Airbus A350 which offers reduce fuel consumption and up to 30 percent lower CO2 emissions than previous generation aircraft.


SAS currently offers service to 75 destinations with up to 380 daily flights. The carrier has added booking flexibility which allows customers to exchange tickets for a travel voucher up to 16 days prior to departure, on international flights, through January 15, 2021. The carrier has implemented numerous health and safety measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and urges customers to stay informed on the latest advice and recommendations from public authorities.


SAS is the leading airline in Scandinavia, 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% by 2030 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 also a founding member of the Star Alliance, a network offering around 19,000 daily flights to more than 1,300 global destinations.


Source: SAS

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