The FINANCIAL — SAS is expanding and opening three new direct routes to USA in 2016. The new routes being launched are Los Angeles from Stockholm, Miami from Oslo and Miami from Copenhagen. SAS is also increasing the number of departures from Stockholm to New York and Chicago and between Copenhagen and Shanghai.
That means that SAS will now offer over 330,000 additional seats on its intercontinental routes in 2016, according to SAS.
SAS is investing in the future and strengthening its offer to Scandinavia’s frequent flyers. In line with already published plans to expand its long haul fleet, SAS is today announcing three new direct routes; Los Angeles from Stockholm, Miami from Oslo and Miami from Copenhagen.
“We know that our frequent flyers want flexible travel with a good timetable and daily departures. These new direct routes together with the renewal of our long haul fleet and our broad network, mean we have far and away the strongest offer between Scandinavia and the USA. We are looking forward to offering our customers new travel opportunities and giving them a warm welcome onboard our aircraft,” says Rickard Gustafson, President and CEO of SAS.
Los Angeles is a popular destination for Scandinavian travelers wishing to visit Southern California or onwards to destinations such as Hawaii. The first flight to Los Angeles will leave on 14 March and SAS will have daily departures from Stockholm to Los Angeles throughout the summer season and five-six departures a week in the winter season.
Miami is an attractive destination for Scandinavian travelers, especially in the winter months. Miami is also a large hub for traffic to Caribbean and Latin America. Furthermore Miami is also the number one cruise liner port in the world and an important trade center. The first flights to Miami are expected to lift off in fall 2016 and the Miami route will have a daily departure from Scandinavia.