SAS continues expanding in the Polish market. Posing in front of the CRJ200 in Łódź were Przemysław Nowak, CEO Lodz Airport; Björn Ekegren, SAS’ Regional General Manager Central Europe; Wanda Brociek, SAS’ GM Poland; Elisabeth Milton Hemmingsen, SAS’ VP International; and Marek Cieślak, Deputy Mayor of Łódź. The VIPs then cut the ribbon and held a press conference in the warm indoors.
SAS’ purser Cina Fasth (left) and captain John Magnell (right) were welcomed to Birmingham Airport from Stockholm Arlanda by Mandy Haque, Airline and Trade Relations Manager, Birmingham Airport; and Christian Wild, Key Account Manager, SAS Scandinavian Airlines.
- SAS Scandinavian Airlines launched three new routes at the start of the winter scheduling season. From its Copenhagen (CPH) hub, the Star Alliance carrier has continued its expansion in the Polish regional market and added six weekly flights to Łódź (LCJ) in on 28 October, making the central Polish city SAS’ sixth destination currently served in the country. However, the airline has announced that it is dropping its route to Katowice in December. The new 630-kilometre route is operated with Cimber’s 50-seat CRJ200s. SAS also expanded with two routes from Stockholm Arlanda (ARN). On 28 October, the airline began operating four weekly flights to the Norwegian petroleum city Stavanger (SVG), the next day followed by five weekly flights to Birmingham (BHX) in the UK. The route to the Midlands airport is operated with 120-seat 737-600s and is SAS’ second to the city after its flights from Copenhagen.