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SAS upgrades Boston, axes Miami

The Scandinavian airline says it is responding to rising summertime demand for Boston – but it is cancelling Miami to do it.

Starting at least from the 2019 summer schedules, SAS says it will offer departures every day to Boston from Copenhagen. SAS will fly there daily going up from the current four departures a week.

The carrier says it is increasing its frequencies to the US city to meet growing demand from both business and leisure travellers.

“Boston is a popular destination in the summer, and we are therefore delighted to be able to offer daily flights from Copenhagen,” says Karl Sandlund, executive vice president commercial.

“The timetable is really good and it offers our customers in Sweden and Norway the opportunity to fly via Kastrup.”

Specifically, SAS will operate daily departures next year from May 6 to September 27.

Following a “short break” in the winter schedules, the route will reopen in the summer programme “when demand is particularly strong”, the airline says. The route reopens on March 31, 2019, with four weekly departures, rising to daily between May 6 and September 27.

“Many of our customers have discovered Boston, and Boston is no longer purely a destination for our business customers,” Sandlund explains.

“Our leisure travellers are enthusiastic to experience the numerous culinary delights there together with the local culture of the American East Coast.”

At Miami’s expense
However, the upgrade to daily to Boston means that SAS must cancel its planned flights to Miami from Copenhagen and Oslo, respectively, Check-in.dk reports.

SAS had originally scheduled two weekly Miami departures from Copenhagen and one from Oslo. Now passengers will be offered to be rebooked to fly via Newark and from there with the airline’s Star Alliance partner United.

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