SAS introduces double daily departure to New York
SAS is boosting its offer to Scandinavian frequent flyers with more than 60,000 seats between Copenhagen and New York in 2016. The additional evening departure will be operated by PrivatAir with a reconfigured Boeing 737 that has most recently flown the Stavanger-Houston route.
From the start of the SAS winter program in late October, SAS will fly twice daily to New York from Copenhagen to further reinforce its position as the number one Scandinavian carrier:
SAS is by far the largest and most dedicated airline serving Scandinavia and the USA. We are delighted to be able to offer this evening departure that is particularly appealing to travelers wanting to spend a full day in Copenhagen or New York before flying. People traveling for business purposes often prefer this timetable,” says Eivind Roald, Executive Vice President Commercial at SAS.
SAS is currently servicing Copenhagen-New York with a daily mid-day departure. SAS will continue these double daily New York flights next year and so offer more than 60,000 extra seats between New York and Copenhagen in 2016, which corresponds to approximately 25 % increase.
Closure of oil route
As a consequence of reduced activity in the oil industry, SAS has experienced a severe decrease in demand and thus passenger loads on the Stavanger Houston route. Hence, SAS no longer has sound commercial grounds for continuing this niche route.
Product and timetable
The route is operated by PrivatAir on behalf of SAS with a Boeing 737 that up until the end of the year will be configured with Business seats only, 44 seats. The aircraft will then be reconfigured with 20 Business seats and 66 Go seats.
Departures daily from Copenhagen (CPH) except Tuesdays at 18.25 arriving New York (EWR) 21.35.
Departures daily from New York (EWR) except Tuesdays at 22.55 arriving Copenhagen (CPH) 12.45 (next day).