SAS suspends Bangkok route from April 2013

The SAS flight-route between Copenhagen and Bangkok has been the topic of guesswork and speculation since the airline, in early July, announced its intention of opening a route to San Fransisco and intensifying departures to/from New York.

Flights to San Fransisco will be serviced by Airbus A340-300 planes, which SAS is already using on their Asia-routes – Bangkok, Beijing, Shanghai and Tokyo.

Now SAS has finally confirmed that the route between Copenhagen and Bangkok will become a winter route. For this reason, departures will be suspended from 8 April next year. The decision is made against the backdrop of decreasing numbers of business travelers heading for Bangkok, as opposed to USA, and therefore the New York and San Francisco routes will be assigned priority.

“Copenhagen – Bangkok is a route with a decidedly lower share of business travelers compared to other travelers, when seen in comparison with most other destinations. During the summer months in particular, profitability is higher on the North American destinations than on the Bangkok-route,” Simon Pauck Hansen, VP Partners & Intercontinental Network with SAS, explains.

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