Scandinavian Airlines recently introduced its flights services on new route to the United States. The airline has launched direct flights to Boston from Scandinavia. Media reports quoting a top official of the airline said that nearly 500 flights would be operated between Copenhagen and Boston in 2016. The year-round service on the route will be conducted daily.
With the launch of flights to Boston, the airline will now be operating its ninth direct service to the United States. The airline is already providing flights services to various destinations in the United States, including San Francisco, Chicago, Washington DC and New York. The airline will also be launching new flights to Miami in September this year.
The flights on Copenhagen-Boston route will be initially operated with the help of a Boeing 737-800 aircraft configures with 92 seats, and also a Boeing 737-700 aircraft offering 20 seats in business class and 66 seats in economy class. It may also be known that Scandinavian Airlines recently launched flights services between Los Angeles and Stockholm Arlanda.
Scandinavian Airlines is presently the largest carrier in Scandinavia, and is owned partly by the governments of Norway, Denmark and Sweden. The airline’s launch of direct flights to Boston and introducing of Miami-Copenhagen route this September is a part of its major long-haul expansion in North America.
Rickard Gustafson, CEO of SAS Group, said, “The launch of new routes will bring the total number of flights services to the United States to 11 by September 2016. Also, the number of flights services between the United States and Scandinavia will increase to 6,800 each year with a carrying capacity of nearly 1.6 million passengers.”
Scandinavian Airlines currently owns an impressive fleet of 123 aircrafts, which include 15 Airbus A330/A340/A350s, 25 Airbus A320 family aircraft and 83 Boeing 737NGs. The airline has also placed orders for 30 Airbus A320neo aircrafts scheduled for delivery by 2019. The airline will also be seeking delivery of nine Airbus A330E/A350 aircrafts by 2021.