SK To Begin CPH-SFO Flights

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    Jul 05, 2012 3:08 PM GMT
    Per SK (Scandinavian Airlines):

    SAS launches new route to San Francisco and adds New York frequencies
    -Scandinavian Airlines is continuing to expand its network and will add an additional nine weekly services to the US: a new six weekly route between Copenhagen and San Francisco, commencing April 8, 2013 and a new evening departure to New York three times a week as of April 1, 2013.

    North America is an important and growing market for SAS. A large number of International and Nordic companies have expressed a strong desire for a direct service between the US West Coast and the Nordic countries, and SAS is pleased to offer this new route with six weekly departures year-round between Copenhagen and San Francisco, with smooth connections to other European and Northern American destinations.

    "SAS is always looking to serve markets where there is high demand from Nordic Travelers. We see a favorable market situation in North America and a particularly strong demand in the growth area of San Francisco and the US West Coast. The new route will benefit business and leisure travelers, Nordic imports and exports and has been highly sought after by the business community," says Rickard Gustafson, CEO of SAS Group.

    The important hub of the US West Coast, San Francisco International Airport, offers fast and efficient transfers to an extensive SAS partner route network on the US West Coast and the South Pacific area, including Hawaii, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Diego, Seattle, Vancouver and Mexico City.

    Currently, SAS operates nonstop service from Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm to New York, as well from both Copenhagen and Stockholm to Chicago, and Copenhagen to Washington DC.

    SAS and San Francisco
    · SAS is the only airline to offer a nonstop service between Northern Europe and San Francisco and is expecting approximately 125,000 passengers per year on the route.
    · SAS will depart from Copenhagen daily, except Tuesdays, at 12:25 pm, arriving San Francisco at 2:24 pm same day. Departure from San Francisco to Copenhagen also daily, except Tuesdays, at 5:35 pm arriving the next day in Copenhagen at 1:15 pm.
    · Flying time will be 11 hours and 20 minutes. The departure times provide the best transfer opportunities to other destinations in Scandinavia and Northern Europe.

    On its non-stop transatlantic flights, SAS offers wide-body Airbus A330 and A340 aircraft, audio/video entertainment at every seat and EuroBonus frequent flyer points. For the past 3 years, SAS was ranked Europe's most punctual airline according to

    For further information please contact

    SAS press office in Denmark, +45 3232 3135

    SK (Scandinavian Airlines) formerly served both LAX and SEX; service to LAX ended in 1984 while service to SEA ended in 2009 after over 40 years of service. Welcome back to the West Coast SK.

    Other SK destinations in the US include EWR, IAD, and ORD, all of which are major Star Alliance, e.g. United, hubs.


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    Jul 05, 2012 6:42 PM GMT
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    Jul 05, 2012 7:52 PM GMT
    JustAround saidNice to have the direct service, but unfortunately SAS has an inferior hard product in the business class (angled lie-flat seats which I find impossible to sleep on). I'd probably opt for a different carrier and just connect to CPH.

    Agreed. I'd fly UA for *A or BA for OW instead.
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    Jul 06, 2012 1:53 AM GMT
    I could have sworn seeing SAS around LAX long after 1984. Whatevs'

    Continental.....errrrrrrrrr...ummmmm United is my airline (in my mind it will always be Continental....just sayin')icon_smile.gif