In response to increased demand and a desire to offer its customers more flexible solutions, Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) will increase its traffic between Copenhagen and New York with an additional service from May 20th, 2007.
"We are keen to offer our customers greater flexibility and respond to the needs from the business and tourism sectors. There is growing demand on our routes to and from the US and, in particular, New York. The new service is an evening departure, which we know is very popular, especially among our business travelers," says Lars Sandahl, Chief Commercial Officer, Scandinavian Airlines International
From May 20th, 2007, another flight connection will be offered between Copenhagen and New York in addition to SAS already extensive traffic to the US. SAS will now increase its flights to New York periodically, with the addition of a convenient evening departure.
The new service will operate four times a week until August 31st, 2007, offering customers an evening departure from Newark at 23.25, with arrival in Copenhagen at 13.15 and departure from Copenhagen at 18.35, arriving at Newark at 21.05.
Before 9-11 they had 2x daily all week with 763, too.
Anyone knows where they'll get the capacity from? AFAIK they're already severely constrained on capacity. Since it's an A340 rather than a 330 they use on their current daily EWR flight, I reckon they might be cutting back on BKK to get the capacity? After all it¨'s a slow destination for SK in the summer, whereas EWR is huge. I checked a month ago on fares CPHEWR in July, cheapest Y was DKK 8.000; 1070 Euros. Good business indeed.
Congrats to SAS on this anyway!
"I was waiting for you at DFW, but you must have been in LUV" CPH-GOT-CPH-GOT-CPH-GOT-CPH...
SAS will need nine A343s to be able to operate this schedule on certain days, e.g. on the night between Thursday-Friday, when the following nine flights will be in the air:
So what's going on? Is SAS getting two new A343s? In that case, from where? Or is the schedule on Amadeus wrong? In that case, what flights will be cancelled?
I think Amadeus is wrong, because SAS has not yet desided where the planes are taken from, I have seen that before. Well Amadeus is showing what is correct from the information they got from the airliners. So no one is in fact wrong.
Quoting Copenhagenboy (Reply 20): So what's going on? Is SAS getting two new A343s? In that case, from where?
Now I rember where I saw that SK is leasing two 340's from AC. There was an article at aftonbladet.se (big Swedish newspaper) where the CEO of SAS Intercontinental said this. It was at the same time as ARN-PEK was announced. He also said that SK wants to operate to HKG (not if op from CPH or ARN) BKK (from ARN) and a possible code-share with NH to NRT (also from ARN)
Next flights: ARN-LHR-IAD on BA 319/VS343 EWR-LHR-ARN on VS346/BA319