SAS launches four new European routes

On 29 March, Edinburgh Airport welcomed SAS’ four weekly flights from Copenhagen, a route served by a mixed fleet of the airline’s A319s and A320s. Celebrating the achievement are: Mats Jannson, Duty Station Manager UK, SAS; and Jane Montgomerie, Key Account Manager, SAS.

On 29 March, celebrations continued at Riga Airport with a cake and a ribbon cutting on the apron, this time for SAS’ 11 weekly flights from Stockholm Arlanda. This route is already operated by airBaltic and Norwegian.

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On 30 March, Gothenburg Airport celebrated with a great cake and a ribbon cutting at the gate the launch of SAS’ twice-weekly flights to Bergen.

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  • SAS continued to expand its European network with the addition of four routes during the course of last week. With the longest sector being the 1,360-kilometre route from Stockholm Arlanda (ARN) to Budapest (BUD), and the shortest being launched again from Stockholm Arlanda (ARN), but this time to Riga (RIX) at 465 kilometres, the Star Alliance member will face competition on three airport pairs from easyJet, Norwegian and airBaltic. Commenting on the route launch from Copenhagen, Gordon Dewar, CEO, Edinburgh Airport, said: “Scandinavia is proving to be an increasingly popular destination for Scottish passengers and we’re delighted to welcome SAS back to Edinburgh to launch this new service to Copenhagen, as well as the return of services to Oslo and Stockholm. We’re about to commence with our summer schedule and it looks set to be our busiest yet. These new services from SAS offer passengers convenience, comfort and choice and we’re looking forward to working closely with the airline to give our customers the very best choice of how they can travel to Scandinavia and beyond.”
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition (WF)
29 Mar Copenhagen (CPH) Edinburgh (EDI) A32S (4) easyJet (5), Norwegian (5)
30 Mar Gothenburg (GOT) Bergen (BGO) EQV (2)
29 Mar Stockholm Arlanda (ARN) Budapest (BUD) B73S (4) Norwegian (5)
Riga (RIX) AT7 (11) airBaltic (25), Norwegian (3)
Source: OAG for w/c 31 March 2015. WF = Weekly frequencies.

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