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SAS gearing up for winter expansion

500,000 extra seats will be up for grabs

Winter wonderland for SAS (photo: iStock)
May 26th, 2016 10:03 am| by Christian W
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When the winter season comes into play this coming October, the Scandinavian airline SAS is expanding its number of routes and increasing its capacity by half a million seats.

Aside from more seats on domestic flights in Denmark and the new direct route to Miami opening in September, routes from Copenhagen to Krakow, Vienna, Faro and Reykjavik are being expanded to be year-round.



“We are constantly working to improve our offers for customers,” Eiving Roald, the commercial head of SAS, told Check-In.dk.

“Aside from flying to popular holiday destinations during the winter season and continuing to hedge our bets in Asia and the US, we are now increasing the number of departures on popular routes.”

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New cabins = more seats
Furthermore, the airline also launched new routes from Copenhagen to Boston, Oslo to Miami and Stockholm to Los Angeles and Gdansk – all of which will become year-round routes.

The airline is also expanding routes from Stockholm to Kiruna, Amsterdam, Trondheim and Helsinki, while winter routes to Tromsø, Bodø and Svalbard will also be stepped up.

New cabins on the airline’s long-distance flights will be ready for the winter program, and this autumn the number of seat to and from the US and Asia will increase by 17 percent (130,000 seats) on flights from Scandinavia to Miami, Boston, Los Angeles, New York, Washington DC, Chicago, San Francisco, Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong.

SAS also revealed that it will close flights to Pristina and Innsbruck from Copenhagen this winter, while the St Petersburg flight will only operate around Christmas and the New Year.