SAS is opening routes to Toronto and thereby expanding its North American network, the airline announced on Tuesday.
Flights to the Canadian city will depart from Copenhagen and Stockholm, with the new Airbus A321LR aircraft. The start-up will take place in June, provided that SAS obtains the necessary authorizations from the authorities.
On the Copenhagen-Toronto route, there will be three weekly flights, while there will be four weekly flights between Stockholm and Toronto.
The launch of the route comes a day after SAS reported a drop in passenger numbers in January.
New step in North America
“We are pleased to be able to announce direct flights from Scandinavia to Toronto, taking the next step to strengthen our network in North America,” SAS Chief Commercial Officer Karl Sandlund said in a comment.
“The new SAS routes will make traveling between Scandinavia and Canada easy and convenient. Flights depart mid-day from Scandinavia and afternoon from Toronto. This facilitates good connections at both ends to other destinations,” he adds.
With the new Toronto routes, SAS will offer a total of seven North American destinations in its summer schedule. The other six are Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington DC.
22 business seats
On board the A321LR aircraft, SAS will offer 157 seats divided into three classes, of which SAS Business will constitute 22 seats and SAS Plus 12 seats.
According to the airline, the seats on board must be specially selected for optimal comfort – for all travel classes.
The aircraft model is part of SAS’ fleet renewal and will contribute to the company’s emissions reductions.
According to Check-in.dk, SAS made its first flight with this model on Monday, December 20, between Oslo and Copenhagen, after the aircraft’s debut in SAS livery had been postponed several times.
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