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SAS Adds More Destinations, Operating 40 Aircraft In July

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In a press statement released today, SAS is now launching its traffic programme for July. Scandinavian Airlines is bringing back numerous European destinations the airline previously served, and in addition, trans-Atlantic flights from Copenhagen airport to New York, Chicago and San Francisco will resume operations as well. In total, the July traffic programme indicates a capacity increase from 30 aircraft in June to over 40 in July, equivalent to just under 30 per cent compared with the corresponding period last year.


After resuming a dozen European flights earlier this month, SAS is planning ahead with more destinations to be served in July. Scandinavian Airlines is resuming flights in stages in June where a dozen destinations has been planned with limited frequencies, however, the airline is still not operating as normal due to the complexities of travel restrictions in different countries they fly to. The flexible booking policy is still in place which allow one-time free reservation modification.

SAS planned to operate up to 30 aircraft by the end of June, and putting 10 more aircraft in service with the expanded traffic program in July, an overwhelming majority of flights will be resumed from Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm. In addition to a number of routes from Copenhagen, SAS is also resuming international flights from Oslo to a number of destinations, including Reykjavík, and continuing its operations to Finland and London from Stockholm.

Scandinavian Airlines A350 SAS Go Cabin
Scandinavian Airlines A350 SAS Go Cabin

Here’s the list of destinations SAS is resuming flights to:
Copenhagen:Oslo:StockholmStavanger
AalborgAltaÄngelholmAberdeen
AarhusBardufossGothenburg
FaeroesBodøKalmar
MalagaEvenesKiruna
Palma de MallorcaKirkenesLuleå
AlicanteLongyearbyenMalmö
AthensTromsøÖstersund
NiceLakselvSkellefteå
SplitÅlesundUmeå
LondonBergenVisby
BerlinHaugesundMalaga
DusseldorfKristiansandAlicante
FrankfurtKristiansundPalma de Mallorca
HamburgMoldeAten
MunichStavangerThessaloniki
StuttgartTrondheimLondon
AmsterdamAthensRome
BolognaMalagaMilan
RomeAlicanteFaro
MilanPalma de MallorcaSplit
BrusselsSplitHelsinki
FaroBarcelonaOslo
GdańskBillundCopenhagen
GenevaGran Canaria

ZurichNice

ReykjavíkAalborg

PalangaAarhus

VilniusStockholm

StockholmCopenhagen

OsloReykjavík

Stavanger


Bergen


Trondheim


New York


Chicago


San Francisco



Destinations To Be Operated By SAS In July

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Singapore Airlines To Bring Back The World’s Longest Non-Stop Service To JFK

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Singapore Airlines (SIA) will return to New York on 9 November 2020, when it launches non-stop flights between Singapore and John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Before the pandemic, Singapore Airlines host the title of flying the world’s longest flight by a whooping distance of 15,344 km between Singapore Changi and Newark Liberty airport. The airlines claims by shifting to JFK International Airport would allow them to better accommodate a mix of passenger and cargo traffic on its services to New York in the current operating climate. 


Singapore Airlines’s non-stop services to New York would also be supported by the growing number of transfer passengers who can now transit via Singapore’s Changi Airport.

SIA also anticipates significant cargo demand from a range of industries based in the New York metro area, including pharmaceuticals, e-commerce and technology firms. 

The new service will provide the only non-stop air cargo link from the U.S. Northeast to Singapore, which serves as a regional distribution hub for many major U.S.-based companies.


Singapore Airlines Business Class Onboard B787
Singapore Airlines Business Class Onboard B787

Singapore Airlines will also be operating the route with a 3-class configuration Airbus A350-900 long-range aircraft. This aircraft is configured with 42 Business Class, 24 Premium Economy Class and 187 Economy Class seats.

Today, SIA operates non-stop services to Los Angeles.

It will continue to review its operations to the United States, and assess the growing demand for air travel amid the ongoing recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, before deciding to reinstate services to other points in the country.


“Operating these flights between Singapore and New York’s JFK International Airport represent an important step in the rebuilding of our global network.

Non-stop ultra-long services are the bedrock of our services to the key U.S. market. We will continue to ramp up existing services and reinstate other points as the demand for both passenger and cargo services return.

Despite the challenging times for the airline industry, there are some early signs of optimism about a recovery in air travel.

Our customers say that they are increasingly confident about air travel, given the robust health and safety measures that are in place, as well as testing regimes to protect them and our staff.

This optimism is also driven by recent moves by countries such as Singapore, which are easing the restrictions on both transit and inbound passengers in a safe and gradual manner.”

Lee Lik Hsin, Executive Vice President Commercial for Singapore Airlines

Resuming New York Services From A New Home

Details of the flight services are shown below:

FlightFlight DaysDeparture Time*Arrival Time*Flight Time
SQ 24 SIN-JFKMon, Wed, Sat22573018 hours 5 minutes
SQ 23 JFK-SINMon, Wed, Fri22300610 (+2 days)18 hours 40 minutes
*All timings in local time

Starting on 9 November 2020, flight number SQ24 will operate from Singapore Changi Airport to John F. Kennedy International Airport three-times weekly, and same return frequencies under SQ23 will be flown from 11 November 2020.

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