SAS Scandinavian Airlines is planning to commence its Copenhagen – San Francisco route during spring next year. It will be SAS' fifth new intercontinental route within a two-year period, including the new Copenhagen - Delhi route that will launch on October 27.
It will now be simpler to fly with SAS to Italy. As of April 16, SAS is to increase the number of departures between Stockholm and Milan. This increase will involve an additional afternoon departure between Arlanda and Malpensa on Wednesdays and Fridays. SAS now flies nine times a week direct to Milan from Stockholm.
SAS has purchased the Reitan Group's shares in the travel company GO, and will thereby become the principal shareholder in the company. The distribution agreement between GO and the Reitan Group will remain as is.
SAS Norge is to commence flights to Warsaw. This is the third Polish destination to which SAS will start flying in the summer and the 15th new direct route launched by the carrier this year.
SAS Scandinavian Airlines has upgraded its premium economy class, Economy Extra, on its long-haul route network. The service class, which is aimed at both business travelers and discerning leisure travelers, now has dedicated crew, an improved meal service and an enhanced attention to detail.
SAS Sverige is introducing a biometric solution for baggage handling at Arlanda and Landvetter to provide customers with simpler and smoother travel. Approximately 50 percent of all passengers on SAS's domestic flights travel with baggage and will be able to utilize the biometric solution.
SAS has made a thorough technical examination of the landing gear on the Dash 8 Q400 aircraft that were taken out of service after the third accident involving this aircraft type in autumn 2007.
SAS Sverige is to introduce the new summer destinations of Zagreb and Stavanger. In addition, two routes to Nice will be opened in the summer, one from Ängelholm and one from Växjö. The Stockholm - Tromsö route will also be operated during the summer.
SAS Scandinavian Airlines' award-winning frequent flyer program EuroBonus has joined the Star Alliance Upgrade Award. It is the world's first confirmed upgrade award product offer by an airline alliance.
SAS Scandinavian Airlines today concluded Europe's first commercial trans-Atlantic green approach trial, which is designed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. SK904, an Airbus A330, from New York's Newark airport arrived early this morning at Stockholm Arlanda Airport, following a successful Continuous Descent Approach (CDA).
SAS Scandinavian Airlines is increasing its service between Scandinavia and Beijing due to high demand. A daily service between Copenhagen and Beijing was introduced last month and early next year, SAS will also further increase frequency on its Stockholm-Beijing route to six weekly.
Next year, SAS will expand its fleet of aircraft with an additional Airbus A340, thereby making it possible to launch two new intercontinental routes. In autumn 2008, New Delhi in India and San Francisco in the US will be introduced to the traffic program.
Following the recent period of events involving aircraft of the Dash 8 Q400 type, SAS's management, following an unscheduled meeting of the Board of Directors held on Monday, has decided to immediately discontinue the use of this type of aircraft.
SAS Scandinavian Airlines' new route to Dubai offers onward connections to the most important cities in the Middle East in co-operation with Emirates. Flights to Bahrain, Doha (Qatar), Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), Kuwait, Muscat (Oman), and Tehran (Iran) can now be booked with SAS online or via travel agents. Both Mauritius and the Seychelles are also available to book through travel agents.
SAS Scandinavian Airlines has announced that it has exercised options for two Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft. The airplanes will strengthen the 737 fleet of SAS Scandinavian Airlines to support growth on domestic and intra-European routes. The airline will equip the airplanes with fuel-saving Blended Winglets.
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