Summer Program: SAS opens 15 new routes
SAS is continuing to expand and strengthen its holiday destination offer to Scandinavian frequent flyers. When the 2017 summer program starts, SAS will open six new all year routes from Scandinavia. SAS is also increasing flights to Spain, Portugal and Croatia, adding over 330,000 seats in its summer program. Altogether, SAS will open 15 new routes in its summer program.
The first of SAS 30 new Airbus A320neo's with 15 % less fuel consumption
will be operating from October 26th.
Today is the first day of sales for the SAS summer program 2017 that will gradually be introduced into in late March. In the summer program, SAS is introducing six new all year routes to popular European destinations for both business and holiday travelers from Scandinavia. The new all year routes are Copenhagen to the Faroe Islands and Riga, from Aalborg to Oslo, from Bergen to Gdansk and from Stockholm to Munich and Krakow.
“SAS has more departures and destinations than any other Scandinavian airline and we are continuously improving our offer to our customers. The way we do this includes opening new routes, offering all new cabins, fast track, lounges plus we are about to take delivery of our first new Airbus A320neo,” Rickard Gustafson, President and CEO of SAS says.
330,000 more seats to Spain, Portugal and Croatia
In addition to these new all year routes, SAS is also increasing the number of seats and departures to main destinations in Southern Europe in the high season. This means that SAS will have 1,800 more flights to Spain, Portugal and Croatia and 330,000 more seats. For example SAS will increase departures to popular destinations such as Malaga, Barcelona, Alicante and Palma in Spain.
At the same time, SAS is opening nine new summer season routes from Scandinavia to popular holiday destinations in Southern Europe. SAS customers can look forward to new routes from Copenhagen to Malta and Olbia; from Aarhus to Malaga; from Oslo to Pristina; from Stavanger to Nice; from Kristiansand to Malaga and from Stockholm to Lisbon, Shannon and Pristina.
“We know that our frequent flyers also prefer us when they go on holiday. This is why we have very successfully strengthened what we offer to popular holiday destinations in recent years, something we will continue to do,” Gustafson says.
SAS is opening a total of fifteen new routes from Scandinavia to European destinations in its 2017 summer program.
All year routes
Copenhagen-Faroe Islands: First departure 26 March 2017, daily
Copenhagen-Riga: First departure 26 March 2017, twice daily except Saturdays
Aalborg-Oslo: First departure 26 March, daily except Mondays and Saturdays
Summer high season routes
Copenhagen-Malta: from 25 June – 13 August, departures Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Copenhagen-Olbia: From 24 June – 5 August, departures Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Aarhus-Malaga: From 2 July – 6 August, departures Sundays.
All year routes
Oslo-Aalborg: first departure 26 March 2017, daily except Mondays and Saturdays
Bergen-Gdansk, first departure 29 March, departures Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays
Oslo-Pristina: 4 August – 2 September, 10 roundtrips on selective dates
Stavanger-Nice: 24 June 17 - 5 Aug 17, departures Saturdays
Kristiansand-Malaga: 05 july – 9 August, departures Wednesday
All year routes
Stockholm-Munich: First departure 26 March 2017, daily except Fridays
Stockholm-Krakow: First departure 26 March 2017, departures Thursdays and Sundays
Stockholm-Lisbon: 25 June–06 August 2017, departures Thursdays and Sundays
Stockholm-Shannon: 1 August –7 October 2017, departures Tuesdays and Saturdays
Stockholm-Pristina: 1 August –26 August 2017, eight roundtrips on selective dates
For more information, please contact:
SAS pressoffice, phn +46 8 797 2944
SAS, this year turning 70 years, carries more than 28 million passengers annually and is Scandinavia’s leading airline with close to 1000 daily flights to 127 destinations in 36 countries in Scandinavia, Europe, the U.S. and Asia. SAS is a member of Star Alliance™ and can together with 27 partner airlines offer more than 18,500 daily flights to 1,330 destinations around the world in over 192 countries. For more information, visit www.flysas.com