SAS sets-up Scandinavian–Spain sector duo

Helsinki Airport welcomed the arrival of SAS’ inaugural service from Malaga on 14 October, with the route officially being opened by a ribbon cutting which was conducted by Heini Noronen-Juhola, VP Aviation & Safety, Helsinki Airport, and Tuomas Kankaala, Key Account manager, Global Sales, SAS. Along with the ribbon cutting, passengers were treated to traditional Spanish dancing and chocolate cake. Flights on the 3,349-kilometre route will operate weekly (Saturdays).

  • SAS this week has begun two new routes between Scandinavia and Spain. On 14 October the Star Alliance member inaugurated a 3,681-kilometre connection between Copenhagen (CPH) and Fuerteventura (FUE), along with a 3,349-kilometre link from Malaga (AGP) to Helsinki (HEL), with the aircraft operating the latter service working on a w-pattern rotation out of the Spanish airport when referring to OAG schedules. Both routes will operate weekly (Saturdays) and wil be flown on the airline’s fleet of A320s. Flights on the link between the Danish capital and Canary Islands will face direct competition from Primera Air which offers a weekly service, while the link from the Finnish capital to Malaga will go head-to-head with Finnair (nine times weekly), Norwegian (eight times weekly) and Primera Air Nordic (weekly). See how Helsinki Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.


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