SAS to resume Copenhagen-Bangkok route


The carrier still believes that it is worth to fly winter pale, sun-starved Scandinavians to Thailand.

After SAS in the spring temporarily chose to stop flights between Copenhagen and the Thai capital, Bangkok, it was predicted that it was the end of the route. However, now SAS announces that the route will be back in business in November.

The Scandinavian airline announced in autumn 2012 that the route would close in early April, and that passengers who had booked tickets would be offered seats from competing companies. The reason for the closure was that SAS had opened other long routes that it would rather spend its aircraft on. In other words, there was more money in other destinations.

Despite the fact that SAS at the time said it was counting on a seasonal re-opening of the route between the two capitals, which has existed since 1949, it was speculated that this would not happen. But now SAS believes to have the capacity.

The airline said Thursday morning that the Copenhagen-Bangkok flight will be operating three weekly flights from November 20 throughout the winter season. Between December 10 and February 10- in high season – there will even be four weekly flights.

The Bangkok route is not the only new one SAS has presented Thursday morning. The Scandinavian airline now plans to open 52 new routes in 2013, which is two more than what is revealed in the interim report, published Wednesday.

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