SAS made a big commitment to Aarhus Airport on 9 April, the day it stationed a CRJ 900 at the airport, allowing it to open new services to Munich, Oslo Gardermoen and Stockholm Arlanda. Seen cutting the ribbon at the airport to open the Munich route is Peter Høgsberg, CEO Aarhus Airport, watched over by David Surley, Head of Airline Relations, Aarhus Airport (second left). Also present at the launch was Michael Hansen, Head of Sales Denmark, SAS (second right). The airline will add a fourth route from Aarhus using the CRJ 900, a weekly (Saturdays) service to Nice, starting 14 April.
- SAS enhanced its presence at Aarhus (AAR) this week by choosing to base a CRJ 900 at the Danish airport, allowing the carrier to open services to the Star Alliance hubs at Munich (MUC), Oslo Gardermoen (OSL) and Stockholm Arlanda (ARN). The airline already operated a multi-daily link to Copenhagen, along with seasonal services to Malaga and Palma de Mallorca. All launched on 9 April, the 887-kilometre link to Munich will be flown daily, the 431-kilometre sector to Norway 11 times weekly and 568-kilometre hop to the Swedish capital six times weekly. The gap during the schedule at weekends is allowing SAS to open a fourth route from Aarhus, with a weekly (Saturdays) link to Nice being added from 14 April. Of the three routes inaugurated this week, only flights to Oslo are currently scheduled to face direct competition, with SUN-AIR already offering six weekly flights on route from Aarhus. See how the FTWAs for these new routes performed against other airports from around the world.