In August 1988 Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) was the first airline to open a route from Scandinavia to China with the Copenhagen-Beijing connection. Today SAS has another route going directly to Shanghai and a comprehensive cooperation with Air China. 25 years after the opening the demand on directly flights to China is high.
“China is the fastest growing tourist market in Asia, and the country is a fascinating destination for us Scandinavians. At the same time the Chinese are also very excited about travelling to Scandinavia. We will make use of networks from our partnership with Air China, so that we can fly more Chinese tourists to amazing destinations in Scandinavia. And of course Scandinavians the other way,” Sales and Marketing Director Eivind Roald said in a press release.
SAS offers one daily departure between Copenhagen and Beijing and five departures a week to Shanghai. The partnership with Air China gives SAS the opportunity to offer connecting flights to other Chinese destinations such as Chongqing, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Hangzhou and Nanjing.