“We are pleased to be able to start operating flights to and from Thailand in order to get our customers out of Bangkok,” says Lars Sandahl Sørensen, CEO, Scandinavian Airlines International.
“We regret the inconvenience this has caused our passengers, and we have done everything possible to take the best
care of those affected here in Bangkok.”
Sandahl Sørensen is himself amongst the stranded passengers in Bangkok.
Tonight’s scheduled flight from Stockholm to Bangkok, SK975, will depart Stockholm as scheduled at 20.20, but divert to U-tapao instead of the closed Suvarnabhumi Airport.
Stranded SAS passengers in Bangkok will be transported to U-tapao to depart on tomorrow’s return flight to Stockholm, SK976. SAS passengers in Bangkok will be informed of the new departure time from local staff in Bangkok. The flight is
expected to arrive in Stockholm tomorrow evening.
SAS in Bangkok is working closely with U-tapao’s airport to provide the best service for arriving and departing SAS passengers in regards to arrival and departure formalities.
The Airbus A340-300 that will operate to U-tapao has 245 seats. Stranded passengers will depart on a first in, first out basis. This means that passengers who have been stranded the longest will be prioritized and be the first to leave Thailand.
If the situation at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport does not resolve in the next few days, SAS will continue to fly to U-tapao. SAS continuously monitors the situation.
SAS also has one aircraft at Suvarnabhumi Airport, which it aims to operate to Copenhagen as soon as the airport opens or aircraft can be released.
At this time, SAS will only transport passengers with end-destination Bangkok to U-tapao. Transferring passengers to destinations beyond Bangkok will be rerouted to other flights.
For SAS passengers in Thailand:
Affected passengers in Bangkok may contact SAS’ Bangkok office on +66 2661 6111.
For SAS passengers in Europe:
Affected passengers in Europe should contact their local SAS sales office:
Denmark 7010 2000; Norway 05400; Sweden 0770-727 727. For other countries,
please visit www.flysas.com for the local sales office number.
For further information, please contact Anders Lindström, Head of Media and PR, Scandinavian Airlines International
Phone: +46 (0)709 97 33 94; E-mail: [email protected]
To download SAS International’s media kit, high-res images and for the latest press releases, please visit www.flysas.com/media.
Scandinavian Airlines International is the long-haul operator of SAS with 1.4 million passengers per year. The fleet consists of Airbus A330s and A340s, serving 10 destinations: New York, Chicago, Washington, Seattle, Bangkok,
Beijing, Tokyo, Dubai, Delhi, Copenhagen and Stockholm.
The company is also responsible for the SAS Group’s sales and market activities in EMEA, Asia Pacific and North America.