SAS started operating the CPH-HKG route when they received the 762 which had the range to do the flight non-stop.But with only 150 seats,it was very difficult to operate with a profit.The 763 were not much better,more often than not having to make a refueling stop enroute.
SFO will definitely be the next new Intercont. destination for SAS.It is currently "on hold",not cancelled.
Shanghai was planned and permission to operate had been applied for,but the Chinese saw no need for this route for their own purpose and would not operate,so they said "No!"
A resumption to HKG is also planned,but not before there are enough A330/340 to fly the present route network,having replaced all of the 76's.
As for other destinations,there are many being looked into but no firm plans.
Interestingly,last year (or was it in 2000?) the Scandinavian Aviation Authorities and the Australian one signed an agreement regarding air transport between these 2 regions,but so far not even a rumour here in SAS.Scandinavians travelling to Australia with Star Alliance are being primarily booked on Thai,with Lauda being an alternative.
"Luck and superstition wins all the time"!