According to SAS, it will offer direct flights to new destinations from all main airports in the Nordic countries and a number of regional...

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has announced it will launch 45 new routes in 2013, among them a non-stop service between Copenhagen and San Francisco.

According to SAS, it will offer direct flights to new destinations from all main airports in the Nordic countries and a number of regional airports. In addition to these new routes, SAS will also increase the frequency of its services on a number of existing domestic and European routes.

SAS Boeing 737-800 SE-DTK takes off from Boeing Field in Seattle


“This means that we will continue to be the airline that has the largest selection of flights in the Nordic region”, says Joakim Landholm, executive vice president commercial of SAS.

The airline will begin selling tickets for some of the new routes on Monday, November 26.

New routes from Sweden include services from Stockholm-Arlanda Airport to Innsbruck in Austria; the resort destination of Pula in Croatia; Palermo in Sicily; Cagliari in Sardinia; Thessaloniki, Tel Aviv; Pristina in Kosovo; and Turkish Mediterranean resort Alanya; and flights from Gothenburg to Nice, Pristina, and Östersund in northern Sweden.

Scandinavian Airlines is unusual in operating both Airbus A320-family aircraft and Boeing 737s, with the Airbus single-aisle jets mainly based at the three-nation carrier’s hub at Copenhagen and the 737s mainly based at its hubs at Oslo and Stockholm. Among SAS’ A320-family jets are eight A321-200s


In Norway, SAS will launch new routes from Oslo to Salzburg, Berlin, Budapest, Santorini, Cagliari, Palermo, Pristina, Valencia, Malta, Lisbon, Athens, Tenerife and Pula.

The carrier will also offer new Norway service from Bergen to Dubrovnik in Croatia and Antalya in Turkey; from Trondheim to Split in Croatia; and from Stavanger to Antalya.

New SAS routes from Denmark will see the airline starting services from Copenhagen to San Francisco, Budapest, Prague, Newcastle, Cagliari, Palermo, Alanya, Thessaloniki, Pula, and Biarritz in southwestern France.

SAS Group’s Finnish subsidiary Blue1 operates a fleet of nine Boeing 717 jets. In the past the airline has operated various aircraft types including the Boeing MD-90 and the Avro RJ100


Through Helsinki-based subsidiary Blue1, SAS will also launch new routes from Finland. These include services from Helsinki to Paris, Rome, Prague, Geneva and Östersund; and domestic flights from Turku and Tampere to Kittilä in Finnish Lapland.

In combination with the 45 new routes, SAS also plans to increase frequencies on many of its existing domestic and European routes in 2013.

For further details of the airline’s new routes in 2013, visit