Scandinavian Airlines or SAS recently announced it will be launching additional daily flights to New York from Copenhagen in 2016. The airline will be offering more than 60,000 extra seats on the route.
Media reports said that the airline will operate twice daily flights services between New York and Copenhagen at the start of its winter schedule in late October next year in an attempt to further strengthen its position as the No. 1 Scandinavian carrier.
Scandinavian Airlines is presently offering once daily flights between Copenhagen and New York. The departure is during mid-day. The additional flight would also be operated daily, except Tuesdays. The new service will depart from Copenhagen at 18:25 hours and make its return flight from New York at 22:55 hours. With the two daily flights, SAS will now be offering more than 60,000 additional seats between the two destinations. The increase in the number of seats on the route will be approximately 25 percent.
Eivind Roald, Executive Vice President Commercial at Scandinavian Airlines, said, “Scandinavian Airlines is presently the most dedicated and largest airline serving Scandinavia and the United States. The airline is delighted to offer the evening departure so that this greatly benefits the business travellers. This would be beneficial to all those who want to spend a full day in New York or Copenhagen before flying. The new schedule is therefore perfectly suited for business travellers.”
Meanwhile, Scandinavian Airlines in a statement said that it is finding it extremely difficult to sustain its Stavanger-Houston route because of the reduced activity in the oil industry. The passenger demand has severely decreased. The airline said that it will stop operating flights between Stavanger and Houston from October 23 onwards.