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Scandinavian Airlines announces the addition of Toronto to its network

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has announced the addition of Toronto, Canada to its network. Toronto is the airline’s first destination in Canada.

Nonstop to Toronto

Starting in June 2022, SAS will operate 3-flights-a-week between Copenhagen Airport and Toronto Pearson International Airport and 4-flights-a-week between Stockholm Arlanda Airport and Toronto Pearson International Airport. The airline says that ticket sales will start “soon” once it obtains the necessary approval from the authorities. The airline has not yet published the Toronto flight schedule.

While we do not know the exact timings of flights, we do know on what days the flights will run. On the Copenhagen-Toronto route, flights will run on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays while the return flight to Copenhagen will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. On the Stockholm-Toronto route, flights will run on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays while the return flight to Stockholm will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Karl Sandlund, Executive Vice President – Commercial, SAS, said:

We are happy to announce direct flights from Scandinavia to Toronto, taking the next step in strengthening our North America network. SAS’ new routes will make travel between Scandinavia and Canada easy and convenient for our travelers. Flights depart from Scandinavia at midday and from Toronto in the afternoon enabling good connections in either end to other destinations.

Sandlund added:

SAS aims to be a global leader in sustainable aviation. As we continue to phase in new, fuel-efficient aircraft we now have one of Europe’s most modern fleets. The new, state-of-the-art aircraft will give our customers a more pleasant, comfortable and sustainable way of traveling.

Toronto is the fourth largest city in North America, an international center for business and finance, a truly cosmopolitan city with a vast array of experiences for travelers, from major sports and culture events to great outdoor sceneries around the Great Lakes.

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Flights to be operated by Airbus A321LRs

SAS is one of the few airlines operating Airbus A321LR (Long-Range) on transatlantic flights with some destinations in the United States already seeing SAS’ A321LRs. Flights to Toronto too will be operated by A321LRs featuring 22 Business Class seats alternating between 2-2 and 1-1 layout, 12 Premium Economy seats in a 2-2 configuration and 123 standard Economy Class seats (in a 3-3 configuration).

Economy Class in SAS’ A321LR is arranged in a 3-3 configuration
Business Class in SAS’ A321LR. This cabin alternates between a 1-1 and 2-2 layout for seats

The seats are especially chosen for the A321LR to optimize the comfort in all three travel classes. Seats in SAS Business are fully flat seat beds and there are different mood light scenarios in the cabins, as well as Wi-Fi. Every seat is equipped with inflight-entertainment screens, PC-power and/or hi-power USB.

In the coming summer season, SAS will fly to a total of 7 destinations in the United States and Canada: Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Washington DC, and Toronto.

Featured image by SAS

Both the other images by SAS

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