Birka340 From Denmark, joined Aug 2003, 166 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3502 times:
Scandinaivan Airlines, SAS, will start service from Copenhagen to Shanghai from the summerschedule 2004.
Three weekly flights with an Airbus 340-300 for 261 seats.
Through rearrangements of the current longhaul fleet, this new
route will be possible.
Final decision will be made when all permissions approved.
Gardermoen From Australia, joined Jul 1999, 1520 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3440 times:
Well I hope this actually eventuates. Would be nice to see SAS grow its intercontinental network, esp in the Far East as Finnair seems to have a stronger presence there.
Hopefuly HKG and DEL will be back on line as well. As well as the SFO service actually taking off
I remember SK first discussed Shanghai back in 1999 as a possibility.
Behramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4653 posts, RR: 42 Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3400 times:
I dont see SAS returning to DEL by next year, they can instead easily codeshare with LH B 744 flights on the Indian routes by feeding them pax from OSLO-STOCK and CPH!!! As for HKG too I dont see it happening. If SAS wants to restart Indian flights then it first must have better access of its own to the US West Coast (LAX-SFO) and YYZ.
Yeah FINNAIR has a huge reputable presence in Asia and is highly dependant on it for yield pax.
GOT From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 1912 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3182 times:
My impression is that this route has been on planned for for many years, but nothing happened after 9/11. Good to see that things start to move again, and I can just wish them luck. Just hope that this is not another free floating rumor on the internet...
Just like birdwatching - without having to be so damned quiet!
Copaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3017 times:
I honestly think that SFO ops are not that far off. The traffic is finally starting to pick up, and I think that SAS will go to SFO. Other possible airlines you could see there in the near future are GF, Orient Thai, AZ, AI, PIA, EI and maybe China Eastern or Southern. VN is coming too.
FBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7 Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2764 times:
According to SAS,the Shanghai route will be possible due to cutbacks elsewhere in the Intercontinental route network.Most likely there will be cutbacks in the CPH-BKK frequencies as this route (also acc. to SAS) is currently operating at a loss,most pax being of the "leisure" variety and not business class.
No dates or news of any other possible destinations.
Windshear From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 2315 posts, RR: 11 Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2553 times:
It sure is Scandinavian!
I think the plan, pre 9-11, was to start with Shanghai, then LAX, then HKG, then SFO and then a direct route from CPH-SIN...
Well I hope that the LAX route will be next, as all travel from Scandinavia to the west coast and the Pacific is done with other airlines with a transit at FRA or LHR...So this route could save us Danes the trouble of at least one transit per trip...!
The future looks interesting!
"If you believe breaking is possible, believe in fixing also"-Rebbe Nachman
Airbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 10 Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2435 times:
Got of an SAS flight last night and what should I say... CPH-SEA-FRA vv with them and its just... "It's Scandinavian!"
Very impressed. My first time in Economy on long haul and SK simply didn't "scare" me with the Economy seating as compared to business. Will definitely fly with them again anytime. VERY friendly flight crew.
Jaws707 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 708 posts, RR: 1 Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2382 times:
A couple of months ago there was a rumour about SAS starting a 3x weekly or so route from CPH-JNB, any word on if that route is still on the drawing board. Also did SAS ever start flights to Iraq? If so does anyone know how those are doing?
Heisan67 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 19, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2262 times:
It was the route CPH - Basra in Iraq which was expected to be prolonged to JNB. So far it seems like SAS isn't that eager to start Copenhagen-Basra service due to the safety in Iraq. We just have to wait and see I guess.
Navigator From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 1101 posts, RR: 15 Reply 20, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2228 times:
Starting LAX again instead of SFO would be more logical I think. SAS had a strong presence at LAX and even flew 747:s for a while. With the IT-business in decline, I don´t think SFO is that lucrative for SAS anymore...