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SAS extends Chinese flights cancellations until March 29

Scandinavian Airlines-SAS issued this statement:

The safety of our passengers and employees is always our highest priority. Due to the situation in China regarding the Coronavirus SAS has decided to prolong the period for suspending its flights, to and from Shanghai and Beijing, until March 29.

Refunds and rebooking possibilities are offered for affected passengers.

Hong Kong will be serviced as scheduled, and SAS will continue to monitor the situation in close dialogue with authorities. Customers traveling to, from or via Hong Kong may voluntary change their reservation or request a refund.

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SAS extends the suspension of flights to China

SAS has issued this statement:

The safety of our passengers and employees is always our highest priority. Due to the situation in China regarding the Coronavirus, SAS has decided to prolong the period for suspending its flights, to and from Shanghai and Beijing, until February 29.

SAS will also close sales for all flights to and from Shanghai and Beijing until March 15.

Refunds and rebooking possibilities are offered for affected passengers. Hong Kong will be serviced as scheduled, and SAS will continue to monitor the situation in close dialogue with authorities. Customers traveling to, from or via Hong Kong may voluntary change their reservation or request a refund.

The airline also issued this statement:

Effective February 2, 2020 23:00 CET, the US authorities (TSA) has issued new requirements for passengers traveling to the US. The new requirements are valid for passengers who has been present in mainland China within the preceding 14-days of the date of the individual’s entry or attempted entry into the United States.

All airlines must question each passenger to determine whether the individual has been present in Mainland China within the preceding 14-days of the date of the individual’s entry or attempted entry into the United States.

If presence cannot be determined, the foreign air carrier must: Examine the passport for entry and/ or exit stamps and also examine the passenger PNR.

If determined that passenger has been in Mainland China, the passenger must only arrive the United States to the following airports when traveling with SAS: Chicago (ORD), Los Angeles (LAX) or San Fransisco (SFO). Effective 03FEB20 – New York (EWR) and Washington (IAD) has been added.

SAS other destinations in the United States, Boston (BOS) and Miami (MIA), are not cleared to accept passengers who have been present in mainland China within the preceding 14-days of the date of the individual’s entry.

Passengers will be questioned along with the other questions SAS already are obliged to perform for flights to the United States.

SAS also announced the delivery of the second Airbus A350-900 (SE-RSB):

Over the weekend SAS Chief Pilot Thomas completed our acceptance flight of our second Airbus A350-900.

All photos by SAS.

 

SAS opens a new route to Warsaw from Stockholm

Scandinavian Airlines-SAS has made this announcement:

Starting on May 1, 2020, SAS will fly nonstop between Stockholm and Poland’s capital Warsaw (below). The new route from Stockholm, Arlanda, increases the accessibility to one of the most important business hubs in the region and will be complementing the existing SAS route from Copenhagen to Warsaw.

The new route will operate twice daily on weekdays, with a peak timetable suitable for business travelers, as well as once on Sundays.

Travelers flying with SAS can voluntarily choose to buy biofuel and so help reduce climate-affecting CO2 emissions by up to 80 percent.

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SAS suspends all flights to Beijing and Shanghai

Scandinavian Airlines-SAS has made this announcement:

The safety of our passengers and employees is our highest priority. After evaluating the situation in China regarding the Coronavirus, SAS has decided to suspend all flights to and from Shanghai and Beijing, as from tomorrow Friday, January 31, until February 9, 2019.

SAS will also close sales for all flights to and from Shanghai and Beijing until February 29th. SAS will operate the scheduled flights outbound from Copenhagen to Shanghai and Beijing today including homebound flights from Shanghai and Beijing to Copenhagen.

Hong Kong will be serviced as scheduled, and SAS will continue to monitor the situation in constant dialogue with authorities regarding information about the situation.

Refunds and rebooking possibilities are offered for affected passengers.

Passengers holding a ticket issued on or before 28th January for a flight to and from Shanghai and Beijing between 10th February and 29th February, also have the possibility to rebook once free of charge to a flight on the original route or to cancel the trip.

Customers travelling to, from or via Hong Kong may voluntary change their reservation or request a refund.

SAS offers a total of 12 regular weekly connections from to Shanghai and Beijing.

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SAS’ “Ingegerd Viking” to take take off on first flight today

Scandinavian Airlines-SAS Airbus A350-941 F-WZHJ (SE-RSA) (msn 358) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 948367.

Scandinavian Airlines-SAS issued this statement:

The first of SAS eight Airbus A350s, named “Ingegerd Viking”, is to fly its inaugural flight, SK943, today from Copenhagen to Chicago. On each flight, a total of 300 travelers can look forward to a comfortable flight, including a cabin with new seat models and unique, customized SAS solutions.

Showcasing innovative technologies and design, the new Airbus A350 offers a new and more sustainable way of traveling long haul, to and from Scandinavia.

The premiere flight will be celebrated at events in Copenhagen at Kastrup International Airport and in Chicago at O’Hare International Airport.

It will be based at the SAS hub at Copenhagen Airport and will operate on seven routes during the first year, including Chicago, Beijing, New York, Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong and San Francisco.

In total, as a part the modernization of the short and long-haul fleet, SAS will take delivery of new Airbus A320neo (80), Airbus A330 Enhanced (5), Airbus A350 (8), and Airbus A321LR (3) aircraft before the end of 2023.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by SAS): Scandinavian Airlines-SAS Airbus A350-941 F-WZHJ (SE-RSA) (msn 358) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 948367.

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SAS and Apollo renew partnership agreement

Scandinavian Airlines-SAS made this announcement:

SAS and tour operator Apollo are extending their partnership for the 2020 summer and winter season. The agreement is worth around SEK 1.4 billion for charter flights within Europe. SAS will fly Apollo customers to and from 23 locations in Sweden, Denmark and Norway to 26 destinations around Europe.

Apollo has once again chosen to extend its agreement with SAS as its main partner for its charter flights from Scandinavia in summer and winter 2020.

“We are absolutely delighted with the agreement and our longstanding partnership with Apollo. Tour operator partnerships are an important part of our strategy to seasonally adjust our capacity. SAS is now continuing to phase new and more sustainable aircraft into our fleet, and we are upgrading both cabins and the exterior of the aircraft in line with the new SAS design. We are very proud to continue to welcome Apollo customers onboard,” says Markus Ek, Vice President Global Sales at SAS.

The SAS airline fleet enables Apollo to offer direct flights from both big city and regional airports in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. SAS is Apollo’s largest external partner other than its own airline, Novair.

“For Apollo, it’s natural to extend the partnership with SAS. A Scandinavian company that is a secure and solid partner for Apollo and that puts great emphasis on sustainable travel. Our customers appreciate the service and reliability that SAS offers with direct flights to our destinations,” says Leif Vase Larsen, Nordic CEO of DER Touristik Nordic AB.

The agreement between SAS and Apollo covers fights from 23 locations in Scandinavia to 26 destinations in Europe.

SAS to open a nonstop route to Tokyo Haneda with the new Airbus A350-900

SAS' first Airbus A350-900, in new livery

Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) has announced a nonstop route to Tokyo Haneda International Airport from Copenhagen Kastrup. The route gives travelers better access to downtown Tokyo and with All Nippon Airways (ANA), a fellow Star Alliance member, the route will increase connectivity to 30 domestic destinations in Japan.

Shinjuku skyline at sunset taken from Shibuya, Tokio.

The direct Copenhagen-Haneda route will be served by SAS’ new Airbus A350-900 aircraft. As the most environmental-friendly airplane on the market, the A350 will reduce emissions by 30 percent compared to earlier generations of similar long-haul aircraft.

In connection with the route between Copenhagen and Haneda, SAS will discontinue the service between Copenhagen and Tokyo Narita Airport. More capacity between Japan and Scandinavia will be added in spring 2020 when All Nippon Airways opens a new route between Haneda and Stockholm.

Top Copyright Photo: Scandinavian Airlines-SAS Airbus A350-941 F-WZHJ (SE-RSA) (msn 358) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 948184.

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