SAS launches two new international routes from Oslo
SAS Scandinavian Airlines launched two international services from Norway’s capital Oslo (OSL) in the last week; both with its fleet of 737 aircraft and both that until recently were operated by other airlines. On 30 August, the Star Alliance airline began operating twice-weekly to the capital of the Czech Republic, Prague (PRG), in competition with Norwegian’s 10 flights a week. SAS has previously operated the route between 2003 and 2006. Czech Airlines also operated the route, but it was dropped from the airline’s network in March this year. On 2 September, SAS also began serving Denmark’s second-largest airport Billund (BLL) from the Norwegian capital, having just resumed services to the airport from Copenhagen. Flights operate six times weekly. The route, which was previously operated by now bankrupt Cimber Sterling, is also served by two competing airlines; British Airways (Sun-Air) 11 times weekly and Norwegian also six times a week.