On 20 August, SAS celebrated the inaugural flight of its premium service from the Scandinavian oil hub of Stavanger to Houston Intercontinental. The route is being operated six times weekly (daily except Tuesdays), using a leased 44-seat 737-700 from PrivatAir. Seats are configured 2-2 throughout, with a seat pitch of 60-61 inches, while in-flight entertainment is provided via individual tablets pre-loaded with content.
- SAS commenced premium services from Stavanger (SVG) in Norway to Houston Intercontinental, TX (IAH) on 20 August. The 7,796-kilometre sector between the two major petroleum hubs will be operated six times weekly, using PrivatAir’s 44-seat 737-700. No other operator serves this airport pair. The Star Alliance member is also serving the US market with flights to New York Newark, Washington Dulles, Chicago O’Hare and San Francisco. Commenting on the route launch, Rickard Gustafson, President and CEO, SAS, said: “The route we have established is a tailored product for a defined market with particular travel needs. The favourable timetable provides excellent connections throughout Scandinavia in both directions, while Houston is a hub for connections to the south and west such as Mexico, Los Angeles, Dallas and Phoenix with the Star Alliance.”