On demand long haul routes, Scandinavian Airlines will deploy a sixth Airbus A340 aircraft to increase frequencies to and from New York and Chicago in the winter schedule, which begins October 31. Due to increase demand among both business and leisure travelers has increased considerably in recent months to all long-haul destinations served from SAS hubs at Copenhagen and Stockholm and there is now an all time high cabin factor on the majority of routes.
Robin Kamark, SAS Chief Commercial Officer said that “We see that customers are coming back strongly after more moderate travel behavior during the past 18 months. For both the US and Asia, we are once again almost always full in our Business cabin, while both Economy Extra and Economy also sell incredibly well. We have seen the customer demands, particularly among our business customers, and are therefore expanding.”
SAS will add one flight per week on each of three routes: Newark-Copenhagen, which will be operated daily this winter; Newark-Stockholm, which will operate six days per week; and Chicago-Copenhagen, which will operate daily. SAS will operate 30 flights between the US and Scandinavia in winter 2010 and increase three flights per week using wide body Airbus A340-300 and A330-300 aircraft with Business, Economy Extra and Economy cabins. SAS also will add frequencies to its Copenhagen-Bangkok and Copenhagen-Dubai services.
SAS, which has served the US since 1946, currently operates non-stop from New York to Copenhagen and Stockholm; from Chicago to Copenhagen and Stockholm; and from Washington, D.C. to Copenhagen.
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