Nine Routes Added To SAS Summer Network

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Scandinavian Airlines’ (SAS) summer 2024 network will include nine new European routes, including flights to leisure destinations in Italy, Montenegro and Spain.

Copenhagen Airport (CPH) will see the addition of five services, with new peak-season flights to Dalaman in Turkey and Ibiza in Spain. Operations to both will be once a week from late June until mid-August. A weekly route will also be offered to Genoa in northern Italy throughout the summer.

Additionally, SAS intends to extend winter-season routes from Denmark’s capital city to Salzburg, Austria, and Tromsø, Norway. Service to Salzburg will be weekly on Saturdays, while Tromsø will receive two roundtrips per week on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Three peak-season routes are being opened from Oslo Gardermoen Airport (OSL) to Geneva, Milan Linate and Tivat, Montenegro. Bergen Airport, Norway’s second-busiest air hub, will also see a new 3X-weekly route to London Heathrow.

Star Alliance member SAS says it also plans to boost frequencies to other popular leisure destinations such as Alicante, Malaga and Palma de Mallorca, in Spain, and Florence, Italy. From CPH and Stockholm Alanda Airport (ARN), there will be up to 20X-weekly flights to Malaga and from OSL up to 17 flights to Alicante.

Elsewhere, Milan Malpensa Airport will have four daily services from CPH, while there will be daily flights to Florence and up to 25X-weekly to Nice. OSL will also have 14X-weekly departures to Split, Croatia.

In northern Europe, there will be 5X-daily frequencies from CPH to Düsseldorf, Germany; 4X-daily flights to Brussels and Gdansk, Poland; and 3X-daily flights to Warsaw and Vilnius, in Lithuania. SAS will fly from ARN to Tallin, Estonia, up to six times per day and to Vilnius three times a day. Additionally, ARN will increase to 2X-daily flights to Berlin, up to 6X-daily to Helsinki and increased frequencies to both Turku and Vaasa, also in Finland.

In December, SAS announced its planned long-haul schedule for summer 2024, which includes increased frequencies from CPH to Boston Logan International Airport, New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Toronto Pearson International Airport. From April 25, routes from CPH to Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Tokyo Haneda International Airport will each rise from 3X-weekly to 4X-weekly.

Overall, SAS, which was named the Official Carrier for Routes Europe 2024, plans to fly to more than 130 destinations in over 40 countries this summer. However, the airline is not scheduled to resume its Airbus A321LR routes to JFK from Aalborg, Denmark, and Gothenburg, Sweden. Both sectors were served up to three times per week during the summer 2023 season.

David Casey

David Casey is Editor in Chief of Routes, the global route development community's trusted source for news and information.