As739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6389 posts, RR: 24 Posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4659 times:
Pre 9-11 it was my understanding that SAS planned to serve SFO. Am I correct? If so, have they considered it of late to go through with it and start SFO-CPH? SFO seems to be doing a good job at pulling in some new carriers. EK,VN, maybe Air India, things are looking brighter!
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Copenhagenboy From Denmark, joined Sep 2001, 600 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4506 times:
I think SAS want to open a lot of new destinations. I think SFO is still on consideration, but they have just started the Shanghai route and I suppose they need some new a/c. Lindegaard CEO said earlier they want start new longhaul, but I assume the competition is from Scandinavia to the Far East at this moment.
Just my thought
PS. Because of the competition to the Far East from Finnair, maybe SAS should look to the Far West like SFO, just my second thought
QIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 4249 times:
I would also love to see SK fly to SFO. And hopefully that will happen sooner or later. And since they have cut down on the Bangkok route, maybe they could use some of the resources and equipment from that cutdown and use it on the SFO route.. THey don't have to fly everyday. 4 days a week would be good and Im sure that would be profitable..
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 34577 posts, RR: 70
Reply 10, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 4237 times:
Too many Scandinavians fly to SFO/LAX for flights to the Pacific and South America and the US of course
Those are not viable connections. SFO has no service to South America, and LAX has only eleven weekly flights (7 to Lima and 4 to Sao Paulo) to the region. The only US connections are to a limited cache area on the west coast. Most Pacific connections (as in mainland) are done going the other direction, while traffic between Scandanavia and Pacific Islands would probably fill a good 10 seats or less on a CPH-SFO flight. The main advantages are the SFO to Europe connections the flight would provide, as well as some of the smaller West coast communities. I do think SAS would do well on a CPH-SFO, though I've heard they don't plan on a new North American destination until 2006 at the earliest, and that when they launch it, it will be in the Eastern half of the continent.
FBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4208 times:
SFO is in the plans when SAS does expand it's intercontinental network.It might be replaced by LAX when that happens.Some flights to Asian destinations are planned from ARN from 2005+.This will mean the acquisition of an additional A340 and this plane might also provide the additional capacity for a 2- or 3-times per week service to the U.S. West Coast.
OH-LGA From Denmark, joined Oct 1999, 1436 posts, RR: 18
Reply 12, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4067 times:
One would think United could make a SFO-CPH flight work, instead of waiting for SK to hurry up and operate the route. I mean, it provides good connections for Star Alliance traffic, with CPH being a good sized hub, and a fine alternative to AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA or LHR. It would spice things up in CPH spotting
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