Posts: 2144
Joined: Wed Jan 03, 2001 8:47 pm

Press Release: SAS Delays SFO

Tue Nov 27, 2001 12:27 am

which has already been known to many of us is now being officially confirmed.

SAS Delays Opening of San Francisco Route

As a result of the decline in the number of passengers, SAS has decided to delay the launch of San Francisco as a new destination.

The events in New York on September 11 this year have had a considerable impact on air traffic to and from the US and SAS has now decided to focus primarily on restoring the airline's main market on the American East Coast and in the central US.

It was SAS' ambition to launch a flight route between Copenhagen and San Francisco on May 10, 2002. Plans involved one daily flight in each direction. Market developments will determine when SAS can again start to plan for the introduction of flights to San Francisco.


anyone has a clue on when they would start the service now? perhaps summer 2003?

If only pure sweetness was offered, why's this bitter taste left in my mouth.
Posts: 411
Joined: Mon Sep 11, 2000 5:35 pm

RE: Press Release: SAS Delays SFO

Tue Nov 27, 2001 1:54 am

Hey how many intercontinental flights does SAS have to Africa, Asia and S&N America? I didn't know they were plannning to go to SFO.

Posts: 995
Joined: Fri Sep 21, 2001 9:30 am

RE: Press Release: SAS Delays SFO

Tue Nov 27, 2001 4:38 am

SAS only flyis to Asia and North America...
Asia: Tokyo, Beijing, Bangkok, Singapore, Delhi (soon only served by A340's)
North America: Seattle, New York (EWR), Washington, Chicago (served by 767's)

They used to fly to LAX and HKG, but it was not profitable with only 767-300ER. SAS is currently trying to expand, but then 9/11 happened, and those plans have been put on hold.
Posts: 1843
Joined: Sun Dec 31, 2000 6:44 am

RE: Press Release: SAS Delays SFO

Tue Nov 27, 2001 5:53 am

Perhaps the the SFO route is postponed a year or two, but will SAS start another route instead of SFO? In Asia there have been talks about Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore non-stop.

Just like birdwatching - without having to be so damned quiet!

Popular Searches On

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos