SAS is considering establishing a direct ARN - PEK as well as a possible CPH - HKG route. I find this interesting considering SKs constant cuts in long haul traffic. Rumors have it the CPH - HKG route might replace the old CPH - SIN route. I thus wonder if one still has to endure the stopover in BKK which SAS has on its SIN route. Anyway, this is good news for many Norwegians since flying Star Alliance to HK has usually meant LH, and for many Norwegians transferring through FRA is a pain since it means going via OSL or CPH first.
Copenhagenboy From Denmark, joined Sep 2001, 600 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3153 times:
Yes this is great, I dont know of their plane situation, but I think they have to buy or lease new longhaul planes. On the other hand Lindegaard have stated that they could use there longhaul fleet, in a different way during winther and summer. But on the buttomline it seems like SAS is going back to 15 lounghaul airplanes, than the 11 they use today. Anyway it is nice to see that SAS is thinking to expand. Now that SAS International is into a black buttomline, if they don't want to loose all the traffic to Finnair it is the time to do so.
CPH757 From Denmark, joined Sep 2005, 684 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3109 times:
Quoting Krje1980 (Thread starter): I thus wonder if one still has to endure the stopover in BKK which SAS has on its SIN route
Unfortunately a possibilily. Haven't they decided to cut off the BKK-SIN part?
I would really like to see a direct CPH-HKG route. That would make me fly SK.
However they need quite a bit of O&D traffic to make the stopover in BKK reasonable, don't they? Or will the be able to obtain beyond fifth freedom rights to compete on BKK-HKG (which seem to be a quite competitive route anyway). For connecting *A traffic, FRA seems a better option without the BKK stopover.
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