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Scandinavian Airlines boosts flights from Scandinavia to the United States

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has announced that it will finally be operating flights to all of its US destinations, when the airline resumes nonstop flights to Boston in September and to Miami in October.

Full network restored

As we all know, airlines had to cut schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Likewise, SAS had to cut flights to the United States due to the border restrictions and low load factors among many other reasons. However, SAS has revealed that it is restoring its full network in the United States by restarting services to Boston in September and Miami in October.

What is interesting to know is that SAS will deploy its first Airbus A321LR aircraft on flights between Copenhagen and Boston in September. At the same time, the airline will increase the number of flights from Copenhagen to Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington DC starting in September.

As of 1st October 2021, SAS will resume service to Miami from both, Copenhagen and Stockholm. Towards the end of October, Miami will be served daily with three-weekly flights from Copenhagen and Stockholm respectively as well as once weekly from Oslo.

The carrier already has resumed flights to Chicago with daily passenger flights as well as additional cargo only flights from Copenhagen and will restart the Stockholm-Chicago route later this autumn.

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SAS’ full US schedule (along with frequencies) for this autumn is:

  • Copenhagen-New York: daily flights
  • Copenhagen-Chicago: daily flights
  • Copenhagen-Los Angeles: 4-5 weekly flights
  • Copenhagen-San Francisco: 4-weekly flights
  • Copenhagen-Washington DC: 4-weekly flights
  • Copenhagen-Boston: 3-weekly flights
  • Copenhagen-Miami: 3-weekly flights
  • Oslo-New York: 3-weekly flights
  • Oslo-Miami: once-weekly flights
  • Stockholm-New York: 3-5 weekly flights
  • Stockholm-Chicago: 3-weekly flights
  • Stockholm-Miami: 3-weekly flights

Rival carrier Finnair today announced nonstop flights between Stockholm and Miami that are scheduled to start on 23rd October 2021.

Karl Sandlund, CEO, SAS, said:

We are delighted to improve the connectivity for both passengers and air freight to and from Scandinavia from all three capitals as the demand increases. From September 2, SAS will reintroduce the route Stockholm-New York, in addition to the current direct routes from Copenhagen and Oslo.

SAS passengers can rebook international flights up to 72 hours before departure free of charge. SAS has also introduced more flexible rebooking options to make things easier for its passengers. SAS Plus tickets can be rebooked and refunded. For domestic flights, SAS offers rebooking free of charge up to an hour before departure for SAS Go Flex tickets. SAS also offers a 24-hour money-back guarantee if passengers have booked their flight through SAS.

SAS has also announced restart of flights to Tokyo, its full summer schedule and resumption of flights to Aberdeen.

Featured image by Airbus

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