Scandinavian Airlines – SAS has made this announcement:
SAS will operate a Boeing 737 on the route on Saturdays from January to March. The winter period is seen as a particularly attractive time to visit Northern Norway, so SAS has reached agreements with numerous companies in the tourism sector to attract tourists to the “Paris of the North”, Tromsø.
“Northern Norway, with Tromsø as the jewel in the crown, is attracting more and more attention internationally for its stunning scenery and exotic environment, so in response SAS is improving its services further to meet demand,” says Karl Sandlund, EVP Commercial, SAS.
SAS is working with various companies, including tour operator Nordic in Belgium, in conjunction with this initiative, which is very relevant to the tourist market in the BeNeLux countries.
During the year, SAS brings several thousand tourists from Asia and USA to the region, and through this direct link, SAS is further improving connections to and from Europe. SAS is also finding that the direct routes from Copenhagen and Stockholm to Tromsø are popular traffic arteries for people flying from destinations across the Star Alliance network.
SAS expects to fly almost 100,000 passengers between Tromsø and Europe during the winter program, which extends from November 2019 to March 2020.
SAS operates a three-class system on its flights within Europe, SAS Go Light; SAS Go, which also includes a 23kg checked bag, newspapers, coffee and tea on board, and SAS Plus which offers additional premium benefits including complimentary lounges, Fast Travel security, premium check-in, complimentary food and drink and an additional piece of 23kg luggage and fully flexible tickets.
SAS operates a modern fleet, aiming to always offer the most sustainable way of flying, with the airline aiming to reduce emissions by 25% by 2030. Additional sustainable actions include SAS carbon offsetting all travel for its EuroBonus travelers, as well as those traveling on a SAS Youth Ticket, with a simple and quick option offered to all passengers who also wish to carbon offset their journey.
Note: SAS is increasing noting its involvement in carbon offsetting as “flying shame” increases in Sweden. Bloomberg details the decline in travel in Sweden with an article.
Top Copyright Photo: SAS (Scandinavian Airlines) Boeing 737-86N WL LN-RGI (msn 35646) (Celebrating 70 Years) ARN (Stefan Sjogren). Image: 939105.
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