Cutting the cake in Miami to celebrate the start of SAS’ services from Copenhagen and Oslo Gardermoen are: Norwegian Ambassador to the US, Kåre Aas; SAS CEO, Rickard Gustafson; Miami-Dade Aviation Director, Emilio T. Gonzalez; and Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau VP, Rolando Aedo. Along with cake, a ribbon cutting ceremony was also performed to officially declare the new city pairings open.
To celebrate the launch of flights to Miami, Oslo Gardermoen had live music to serenade passengers before they boarded the inaugural flight to the Floridian city. SAS will operate the 7,612-kilometre sector from the Norwegian capital four times weekly on its A330-300s.
Celebrations were also had in Copenhagen to celebrate its new connection to Miami, with festivities including a ribbon cutting ceremony. Flights from the Danish capital to its latest US destination will operate thrice-weekly (Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays).
- SAS commenced two routes to Miami (MIA) during the course of the last two weeks, starting on 28 September with a 7,612-kilometre link from Oslo Gardermoen (OSL). The following day a 7,841-kilometre sector from Copenhagen (CPH) was also inaugurated. Flights to the Norwegian capital will operate four times weekly when referring to OAG schedules, while flights from Danish capital will operate thrice-weekly (Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays). “Miami Airport is proud to welcome another world-class airline like SAS to its community, and to begin serving its passengers from the Scandinavian countries of Norway and Denmark,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. He continued: “I congratulate SAS on their launch into the Miami market, and I wish them continued success.” Both routes will be flown by the Star Alliance member’s A330-300s facing no incumbent. These latest launches mean that Miami is now connected to 20 European destinations served with a combined total of 158 weekly flights. See how Oslo Gardermoen and Miami airports FTWAs compare to others from around the world.