Due to ongoing fierce competition from low-cost airlines, SAS is considering dropping flight routes to and from Bangkok completely.
Scandinavian Airline Service made a decision last year to discontinue its air routes to Bangkok from April till November. The conclusion being that it was no longer profitable competing with cheaper airline operators during off-season. But now a permanent end of service is on the agenda.
The last flight to and from Bangkok in SAS booking system is on March 28.
“We haven’t made a final decision yet, but we will very soon. Clearly when there is only Bangkok bookings two months ahead, it means that we are discussing the issue,” Trine Kromann-Mikkelsen, press secretary at SAS, said to check-in.dk.
It has been difficult for SAS competing with Norwegian Airlines and Finnair on ticket prices. But along with other European airline services, the competition on Thailand fares, are also coming from the Middle Eastern companies, such as Qatar Airways and Emirates. The Arab airlines have big and latest models of passenger planes at their disposal, are low on prices and well recognized inflight services.