From April 1, Danish airline SAS will no longer be flying from Scandinavia to Bangkok after having done so for 64 years and all personnel has been laid off. The Thai department of the airline is shutting down completely, eliminating both sales and cargo and will no longer be needing the 30 employees.
Global sales director, Elisabeth Milton Hemmingsen, confirms the shutdown to standby.dk.
“It is a consequence of a traffic conversion, where we instead use the aircrafts on the new route to San Francisco and two daily flights from Copenhagen in the summer. We are seeking a solution with a GSA in Thailand for sales for winter traffic.”
“We see it as something positive that we can also take advantage of the new opportunities in joint venture cooperation with Singapore Airlines between Scandinavia and Southeast Asia,” she adds.
In November 1949, SAS had its first flight to Bangkok, and it lasted for almost 64 years. As plans are now, SAS will resume the route for the winter.