Scandinavian Airlines-SAS (Stockholm) is now connecting Houston, Texas, with Stavanger in Norway through six days a week nonstop air service. The initiative is expected to significantly strengthen the economic and cultural ties that already exist within the oil and gas industry in the regions. The route will be operated by a business version of the Boeing 737-700 aircraft and will have a SAS Long Haul Business Class concept on board with just 44 comfortable business seats, in-flight entertainment and full-service meals.
Departures from Stavanger will be daily, except Tuesdays, at 4:00 pm arriving in Houston (Bush Intercontinental) at 7:40 pm (1940) the same day. SAS will depart from Houston to Stavanger daily except Tuesdays at 9:35 pm (2135) arriving the next day in Stavanger at 2.20 pm (1440). SAS will be the only airline with nonstop service between Scandinavia and Houston.
In addition to the Houston-Stavanger route, SAS also operates nonstop service from Newark to Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm, from Chicago (O’Hare) to Copenhagen and Stockholm, and from Washington, D.C. and San Francisco to Copenhagen.
Copyright Photo: Stefan Sjogren/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-705 LN-TUD (msn 28217) arrives at the Stockholm (Arlanda) hub.
I didn’t know a 737 had the ability to fly from Norway to Texas. Learn something new every day.
All the best
It makes a fuel stop Oliver. All the best.
It looks like it is non-stop as the article says. The PrivatAir 737-700 is a longer range configuration that can make the trip. This surprised me too.
Sorry my mistake, looks like it can fly up to 9 hours and this is closer to 11 hours.
Thanks Robert. They do not talk too much about it, but there is a technical fuel stop somewhere.
All the best.
I wondered?!.. Congratulations go out to the tourist board and airline executives. We are all connected….
What I meant was that is quite a distance. A fuel stop seems obvious, after all it is the other side of the world.