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SAS Starts Service To Shanghai!  
User currently offlineBirka340 From Denmark, joined Aug 2003, 166 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3822 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.

It´s Scandinavian!








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User currently offlineKQ777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 125 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3768 times:

Finally SK starts a new intercontinental route! Now what about the SFO plans? Anytime soon?

User currently offlineWang767 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 56 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3761 times:

I am so glad to see more and more airlines fly into PVG. Happy!!!


UA 858 Heavy from PVG
User currently offlineGardermoen From Australia, joined Jul 1999, 1520 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3760 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.



User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 847 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3730 times:

Det låter dejligt Big thumbs up

"It´s Scandinavian"



Airbus SAS - Love them both
User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4716 posts, RR: 44
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3720 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.



User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5909 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3676 times:

Would it be possible for SK to extend the PVG flights to HKG? Or is mainland China completely off limits with regards to 5th freedom?

Great news that they're able to start a new route, though I hadn't imagined that it would be Shanghai!


User currently offlineSAS767 From Denmark, joined Dec 1999, 407 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3649 times:

Hi Birka340,

Where from do you have this information?

Down here at Copenhagen we haven't heard anything about this, but I hope it's true - a route to Shanghai would be nice and give SAS the opportunity to compete with Finnair in this market.

SAS767
Copenhagen, Denmark


User currently offlineGOT From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 1912 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3502 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...

GOT



Just like birdwatching - without having to be so damned quiet!
User currently offlineSk945 From Sweden, joined May 2002, 432 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3329 times:

It must mean that they have to place some more orders for A343 or 333 or perhaps they will cut more in there longhault routes.


User currently offlineCopaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3337 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.


User currently offlineFBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3084 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.



"Luck and superstition wins all the time"!
User currently offlineBirka340 From Denmark, joined Aug 2003, 166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 6 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2972 times:


SAS will recevie a fourth Airbus A330-300 in March 2004.
Prereserved registration: OY-KBS "Erik Viking"

I think this new A330 will operate either CPH-IAD/ORD/SEA
and todays equipment A340 on these routes will be tranfered
to the new SHA-route.

The news about the new route is informed via Agents Info and was
laste week on the internal Intranet.



User currently offlineN754pr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 6 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2912 times:

Would be nice to see the A340's in Hong Kong.

User currently offlineWindshear From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 2325 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (10 years 6 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2873 times:

It sure is Scandinavian!  Smile

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!
Boaz...



"If you believe breaking is possible, believe in fixing also"-Rebbe Nachman
User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (10 years 6 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2755 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!"  Wink/being sarcastic

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.


User currently offlineKQ777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 125 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 6 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2734 times:

Does the A330-300 have sufficient range to fly nonstop between Scandinavia and the US west coast? And didn't SK used to fly to Singapore with their 767-300s?

User currently offlineJaws707 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 708 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (10 years 6 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2702 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?

User currently offlineCopaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 6 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2662 times:

in August 2001, SAS announced SFO service, but then 9/11 came, and the plans were shelved. I think that SFO could be the next long haul destination from SAS

User currently offlineHeisan67 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 6 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2582 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.

User currently offlineNavigator From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 1144 posts, RR: 14
Reply 20, posted (10 years 6 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2548 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...


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