MIAMI – SAS Scandinavian Airlines (SK) is currently upgrading its traffic program, expanding its number of flights to/from the US as travel demand skyrockets.

According to an airline press release, SK has seen a considerable rise in flight bookings to the US for this winter. As a result, during the Christmas and New Year holidays, SAS is providing up to 100 flights each week to/from Scandinavia.

SAS restarted service from Stockholm to Miami on November 8 and will resume service from Copenhagen and Oslo on November 10 and 11, respectively. This means that during the winter, SK will operate daily flights from Scandinavia to Miami.

The carrier is also boosting the frequency of departures to New York, with flights twice daily beginning in November from Copenhagen, Oslo, and Stockholm. Additionally, SAS flies from Copenhagen to Chicago on a daily basis and will begin service from Stockholm to Chicago in mid-December.

Finally, during the Christmas and New Year holidays, SK will expand the number of flights from Copenhagen to Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington, DC.

The airline uses the new Airbus A350-900 XWB with fuel-efficient engines to cross the transatlantic corridor. When compared to the aircraft SK is replacing, the new type consumes 15-30% less fuel.

SAS Scandinavian Airlines SE-RSA Airbus A350-900. Photo: Sean Brink/Airways

SAS’ Routes, Departures to the US This Winter

CopenhagenNew York7 times a week
CopenhagenChicago7 times a week
CopenhagenLos AngelesUp to 7 times a week
CopenhagenSan FranciscoUp to 5 times a week
CopenhagenWashington DCUp to 5 times a week
CopenhagenMiamiUp to 4 times a week
OsloNew YorkTwice a week
OsloMiamiOnce a week
StockholmNew York5 times a week
StockholmMiamiUp to 4 times a week
StockholmChicagoUp to 3 times a week

“It is very gratifying that we can increase the number of flights and offer our customers the chance to finally be able to travel again and experience the other side of the Atlantic, and meet with friends and family,” says Karl Sandlund, Chief Commercial Officer at SAS.

Featured image: SAS Scandinavian Airlines Airbus A350-900. Photo: Miles Aronovitz/Airways