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SAS to smash winter schedule record

More than 200 routes will be in the schedules this coming winter – including a few new ones.

SAS says it is launching a record-breaking winter traffic program, with a total of more than 200 routes for the first time, including four new routes from four airports.

The program, which will start on October 28, will be the biggest ever measured by the number of routes.

From Bergen, the airline will fly to Aberdeen on a route currently operated by Widerøe. The Swedish market will get two new routes – Stockholm to Oulu and Gothenburg to Berlin – and there will be a seasonal route from Finland’s Tampere to Malaga.

There are no new routes from Denmark, and Copenhagen-Boston will take a winter break. But more frequencies are being added to existing routes, such as from Copenhagen to both Washington and Miami. SAS also says it will double the weekly flights between Stockholm and Miami.

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Denmark is a market SAS is already investing significantly in, with new routes from Aarhus to Oslo, Stockholm, Munich, Nice and Palma de Mallorca, for example.

From Copenhagen, the timetable will continue to include flights to Gazipaşa in southern Turkey and Beirut this winter plus more departures to Düsseldorf, Stuttgart, Brussels and Munich.

SAS will also expand capacity on Copenhagen routes to Bergen and Tromsø to meet increased demand, the latter of which was originally planned for the winter schedules only. SAS will also operate Stockholm-Tromsø up to five times a week in winter.

In Norway, meanwhile, Oslo will have more frequent departures to Warsaw, Billund, Düsseldorf and Gazipaşa, while the Bodø-Alicante route will continue into winter.

From Stockholm there will be additional frequencies to more European destinations, such as Alicante, Lisbon, Turku and Örnsköldsvik.

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