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SAS boosts winter capacity by half a million


Half a million more seats during 2016-17 season
Focusing on direct routes to popular destinations, SAS says its 2016-17 winter schedules will open up 470,000 more seats to passengers in Scandinavia than the previous year, as more frequencies are added to domestic and European routes.
Increased demand on the Swedish market means Kiruna and Amsterdam will get three daily flights from Stockholm instead of two. SAS is adding a daily departure to Helsinki, bringing the total to nine a day, while the route to Trondheim will go from one to two daily departures.
Domestic flights in Denmark will get 38,000 more seats, much of which will be on the Copenhagen-Aalborg route. In addition to a new route to Miami being launched in September, Krakow, Vienna, Reykjavik and Faro will become year-round destinations from Copenhagen. SAS will also continue to offer a fourth daily departure between Copenhagen and Stuttgart.
The popularity of winter activities and the Northern Lights is persuading SAS to strengthen its network to Tromsö, Bodö and Svalbard during the cold months. In total, capacity on flights between Oslo and northern Norway will increase by around 90,000 seats. The number of departures on the Stockholm-Tromsö route will increase from two to four during the midwinter period.
Daily departures from Oslo to Helsinki will also increase, from two to three, while Oslo-Rome will become a year-round route.
By the time the winter schedules are in operation, SAS will have launched a number of new year-round routes during 2016, including Copenhagen to Boston, Miami, Reykjavik, Vienna, Krakow and Faro; Oslo to Miami; and Stockholm to Los Angeles and Gdansk.
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