SAS Updates Holiday Schedule With 129 Routes to 82 European and International Destinations
From mid-December through mid-January the airline will fly all domestic routes in Norway, Denmark and Sweden, except for Billund. SAS will resume some European routes and will continue to serve New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington and Shanghai.
On Tuesday (November 24, 2020), SAS announced an update to their winter schedule with 129 routes to 82 destinations. Between mid-December and mid-January SAS will fly all domestic routes Norway, Sweden and Denmark (except for Billund) and will continue to offer service from the Scandinavian capitals to Europe with 20 direct routes. Internationally, the carrier will continue to serve New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington D.C. and Shanghai. Naturally, capacity has been reduced due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, so SAS urges customers to plan their travel early to ensure departure availability.
SAS has also introduced booking flexibility so customers can make their travel plans with confidence. Guests can cancel their trip up to 72 hours prior to departure and will receive a SAS Travel Voucher which will be valid for future payment on flights to all SAS destinations. Additionally, flights can be rebooked until 72 hours prior to departure free of charge and may also be cancelled within 24 hours of purchase for a full refund.
SAS has introduced a range of health and safety measures for the health and safety of guests throughout their journey including enhanced onboard cleaning, new boarding procedures and mandatory facemasks. Research has shown that the probability of contacting COVID-19 onboard an aircraft is extremely low due to the multi-layered protocols taken by airlines, including cabin air which is refreshed every three minutes.
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.