SAS has decided to focus even more on leisure passengers in next year’s traffic programme. This will give Danish passengers new non-stop flights between Copenhagen and destinations such as Malaga in Spain and Split and Dubrovnik in Croatia.
Overall, SAS will launch 21 new destinations from Denmark, Norway and Sweden; most of them summer-only destinations.
“Very many of our customers who use us for business would like to get the same value for money in the form of punctuality, good personal service and attractive fares when they travel on holiday. We are therefore offering these and all other passengers a wider range of destinations, and we look forward to complementing our extensive traffic programme with an additional 21 exciting destinations," said Rickard Gustafson, CEO of SAS.
The five new services out of Copenhagen are:
- Copenhagen-Katowice. First flight: 26 March
- Copenhagen-Kaliningrad. First flight: 25 March
- Copenhagen-Malaga. First flight: 31 March
- Copenhagen-Split. First flight: 1 July
- Copenhagen-Dubrovnik. First flight: 4 July
Malaga, Katowice and Kaliningrad will be full-year destinations, while Split and Dubrovnik on the coast of Croatia will be summer-only destinations.
“We expect a large part of the growth in air travel to come from leisure passengers, and SAS naturally wants to participate in this growth. Moreover, it will allow us to use our capacity even better and to increase our offering. Overall, this is an offensive initiative designed to generate profitable growth for our customers as well as for SAS," said Gustafson.
In March next year, SAS also launches flights between Copenhagen and Shanghai.