New routes have been announced to exploit the potential for an increase in demand between city pairs this winter.
SAS has published the first routes in the coming winter traffic schedules, as destinations such as Turin and Kiev become part of the route network.
From December 21, it will be possible to fly direct from Copenhagen to Turin in northern Italy, on a seasonal route flown once a week until March 21, 2020.
The route to Turin, to be operated with an A320neo, is to be among 110 SAS destinations in total from Denmark, Norway and Sweden, a list that also contains a new route from Oslo to Kiev, whose details the airline is yet to reveal, and from Stockholm to Luxembourg.
In Turn, passengers will be able to combine a football experience at Juventus with a ski holiday at resorts such as Chamonix, Val d’ise, Tignes and Pragelato, all just a few hours’ drive from the city.
With Turin in the list, SAS will fly to ten destinations in Italy from Copenhagen, the others being to Bologna, Genoa, Milan, Naples, Olbia (Sardinia), Palermo, Pisa, Rome and Venice.
SAS will also fly a new route between Stockholm Arlanda and Luxembourg, a currently unserved city pair, three times a week to start on November 4. It will be flown with 90-seat Bombardier CRJ-900.
Last year, more than 20,000 passengers flew from Arlanda to Luxembourg, the airport operator Swedavia says, twice the number from five years ago.
The majority of people who fly the route are travellers coming to Sweden, said Elizabeth Axtelius, director of aviation business at Swedavia, one third of them on business.
“That indicates there is demand for a direct air link to Stockholm Arlanda, which will enhance access between Luxembourg and Sweden,” she surmised.
So far this year, SAS has launched six new routes from Swedavia’s airports. New additions for this summer include Stockholm to Naples and Beirut, and Gothenburg to Faro in Portugal.