SAS launches seven new routes for winter

Also 20 summer routes will continue into winter

SAS has announced seven new routes for its schedules this coming winter, with four going to holiday destinations in Spain. At the same time, 20 summer routes will continue on the winter timetable. This means SAS is launching a total of 53 new routes in 2014.

Today, ticket sales open for the airline’s 2014-15 winter timetable, which will gradually come into operation from November. The new routes are Copenhagen-Las Palmas, Aalborg-Malaga, Billund-Malaga, Gothenburg-Geneva, Bergen-Las Palmas, Oslo-Hamburg and Oslo-Vilnius.

“We are also seeing a great deal of interest in Spanish holiday destinations during the winter months, so we are launching more direct routes to Spain from Scandinavian airports,” Joakim Landholm, executive vice president for route development at SAS explains. “SAS has more destinations and departures than any other Scandinavian airline, and we will continue to develop the range we offer our customers.”

Including the four new holiday routes, SAS is operating a total of 34 routes from Scandinavia to seven destinations in Spain in 2014.

Meanwhile, for the skiing season passengers from Gothenburg can visit the Swiss Alps with a new direct flight to Geneva, while city-break fans can fly to the Lithuanian capital Vilnius over the Christmas period. Oslo-Hamburg is aimed at both business and weekend travellers.

At the same time, SAS says it will continue operating 20 routes from the summer timetable during the winter, either as year-round routes or as additional routes during the Christmas holidays. So passengers from the SAS hubs of Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen can take a city break in Barcelona over Christmas and New Year, for example.

More frequencies are being laid on for routes to the US in winter too. These are increasing from five to six weekly departures from Stockholm to New York and Chicago and there are two more departures each week from Oslo to New York.

TTG Nordic

[pictured: Las Palmas; courtesy]

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