SAS

SAS launches new route from Stockholm. From the end of October, SAS will also operate Stockholm-Bangkok

Pressmeddelande   •   Feb 08, 2007 11:35 CET

Both business and leisure travelers are showing widespread interest in Bangkok.
Therefore, Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) will launch a new route from Stockholm to
Bangkok at the end of October 2007. This route will be operated three times a
week in both directions in addition to the already existing service between
Copenhagen and Bangkok.

Demand for convenient connections to/from Thailand has increased in recent
years. Peak demand to Bangkok is seen in the winter period of October to March.

"Bangkok is one of Asia's most important cities and a highly attractive
destination for business travel and also for leisure travelers. Additional
frequencies to Bangkok has been sought after by our customers and we are really
pleased to meet this request" says Lars Sandahl, Chief Commercial Officer,
Scandinavian Airlines International.

The launch of this route is part of SAS's new strategy which, using a dynamic
traffic program, makes it possible to offer customers more flexible and
individual solutions. The route between Stockholm and Bangkok will lead to
quicker and more convenient connections for both the Swedish and the Norwegian
markets, since the departure schedule has been specially adapted also for
connections to and from Oslo.

SAS will continue to operate Copenhagen to Bangkok with the usual high
frequency.

SAS has had a partnership with Thai Airways for many years. Thai Airways flies
from Bangkok to many key destinations within Thailand, Southeast Asia and
Australia. Based on this partnership, SAS offers the Scandinavian market
excellent connections to numerous destinations in Thailand, Singapore and
South-East Asia.

This means that with only one stop, both business travelers and tourists can
easily reach their destination. Passengers need only check in once for their
entire journey since baggage is checked in to the final destination. SAS Euro
Bonus members will be able to make use of the usual Star Alliance benefits,
including the ability to earn and use Euro Bonus points on both airlines, lounge
access, etc.

Customers to Bangkok will be offered the very highest level of comfort. The
route will be operated using an Airbus 340, with all Business Class seats
equipped with SAS's comfortable Business Sleepers. SAS has also introduced a
number of new features in its two other classes, Economy Extra and Economy, to
improve the flight experience for all intercontinental customers.


Scandinavian Airlines International


For further information, please contact
Kerstin Edenby-Stross, Director Information & Communication, Phone: +46 8 797 12
36,
e-mail: kerstin.edenby-stross@sas.se

Scandinavian Airlines International is the long-haul operator of SAS with 1.5
million passengers per year. The fleet consists of 11 Airbus 330/340 which
serves nine destinations: New York, Chicago, Washington, Seattle, Bangkok,
Beijing, Tokyo, Copenhagen and Stockholm.