On 28 October SAS commenced operations between Stockholm Arlanda and Eilat Ovda in Israel. Seen cutting the ribbon at the inaugural flight from the Swedish capital airport are Elizabeth Axtelius, Director Aviation Business, Stockholm Arlanda, and Anders Wahlström, Head of Sales Sweden & Finland, SAS.
SAS started services to Miami from Stockholm Arlanda on 29 October, with the Floridian airport officially opening the new route with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Carrying out the proceedings were: Max Knagge, GM Americas, SAS; Ken Pyatt, Deputy Director, Miami Airport; and Bill Talbert, President & CEO, Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau. SAS will operate the 7,992-kilometre route from the Swedish capital weekly (Sundays).
- SAS launched three new services from Stockholm Arlanda (ARN) this week, starting with flights to Eilat Ovda (VDA) and Funchal (FNC) on 28 October, while services to Miami (MIA) commenced the following day. Along with launching the US flights on 29 October, SAS also linked the Danish capital of Copenhagen (CPH) with Tenerife South (TFS). Commenting on the route launch to Miami, Emilio González, Aviation Director, Miami Airport, said: “We are thrilled that SAS has chosen to expand its presence at Miami and add to the Copenhagen and Oslo Gardermoen routes it launched just a year ago. In addition to all the Nordic countries, Miami now serves 25 destinations throughout Europe – the most ever in the airport’s history.” Of the airline’s services which launched this week, two face direct competition, with all four operating at just a weekly frequency, with Eilat Ovda and Funchal seeing Saturday rotations, while Miami and Tenerife South routes will see a Sunday service.
||Stockholm Arlanda (ARN)
||Eilat Ovda (VDA)
||Norwegian (1), TUIfly Nordic (1)
||Tenerife South (TFS)
||Norwegian (5), Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia (1), Primera Air (1), Ryanair (1), TUIfly Nordic (1)
|Stockholm Arlanda (ARN)
|Source: OAG Schedules Analyser data for w/c 21 October 2017. WF = Weekly Frequency.