Past liberal immigration policies saw a flood of Pakistanis fleeing to Denmark and Norway. Mainly males first establishing themselves before bringing the rest of their family. Most filled light blue collar vacancies, fitting in with the warm, slow paced, friendly Scandinavians. With many small established communities flourishing, and offspring always on the way, one would suppose the elders would want to keep visiting their roots during the summer holidays.
BTW, Copenhagen has been operated for a long time since the 707 days. And during the late 80's one flight, a 742 was continuing on to JFK
. When SAS was pulling out of Karachi the Pakistani CAA threatened to revoke SAS's overflying rights, which would have hampered the CPH
route. As a concession, CPH
was offered to PK
with fifth freedom rights to NYC as long as SAS was allowed to overfly Pakistan. PK
took the bait, started the route but pulled out in about a year because very little traffic was actually being picked up. SAS had such a strong hold with it's partnership with Continental that Northwest exited Scandinavia and TWA also tried a brief battle before bowing out.
Eventually A300s visited CPH
via Athens but later 310s and 742s were operated nonstop once a week.