Copenhagen-Bangkok to reopen in November 2013
SAS has confirmed that it will again fly once again between Copenhagen and Bangkok from 22 November 2013 after closing the route temporarily from April. The airline had previously said the popular route would close for the summer to provide capacity for its new San Francisco route and three new weekly evening flights to New York, without giving a guarantee that Bangkok would return. Now, however, SAS says that an Airbus A340-300 will indeed be connecting Copenhagen and Bangkok, initially three times a week and building to four.
This matches the long-haul aircraft to the differing seasonality of the destinations, with capacity increasing to the US in summer and to Asia in winter.
SAS also says that the upcoming San Francisco route, opening on April 8 next year, will have five frequencies a week rather than the previously announced six.
Meanwhile, SAS has decided to hire an additional Airbus A340 long-haul aircraft in summer 2013. It will be the company’s 12th long-haul. The reason is to guard against a repeat of this summer’s problems with its long-haul aircraft, by having a spare aircraft available if needed.
[pictured: Ayutthaya, Thailand]