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SAS moves into new Heathrow terminal

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On Wednesday September 10 SAS welcomes its passengers to the new and impressive Queen’s Terminal in Heathrow. The Queen’s Terminal, or Terminal 2, is the new home of all Star Alliance airlines that fly to Heathrow – in total 23 members.

Terminal 2 offers world-class facilities that make travel easier for SAS’ direct London passengers as well as passengers connecting via Heathrow to other destinations. Bringing all Star Alliance Partners “under one roof” in Heathrow will enable faster and more convenient connections for SAS’ customers to and from flights operated by other Star Alliance airlines.

“We are very pleased and proud to offer the benefits of this state-of-the-art terminal to our passengers who will get easier and faster routes through check-in and security. In the new terminal we also offer a choice of modern check-in methods and a variety of shopping and dining options in spacious, light and airy surroundings,” said Vice President Snorre Andresen, SAS Product and Development.

When arriving and leaving Heathrow, customers will have a choice of modern check-in methods: Quick and easy self-service kiosks, fast bag-drop desks and full-service check-in desks.

Celebration of the first T2 flight

The first day SAS is scheduled to operate 21 departures and 21 arrivals at the terminal to and from the Scandinavian capitals Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen and the regional cities Gothenburg and Stavanger. SAS flight SK500 will be the first of SAS scheduled 42 flights operating from Terminal 2 at 6:40 to Copenhagen.

The formal opening is performed by Hans Dyhrfort, SAS Regional General Manager Western Europe. To mark that fact SAS was among the first airlines to fly to Heathrow Terminal 2 in 1955, and to celebrate the airline’s first day at the new terminal, there will be a “retro-celebration” in the terminal near the SAS gates all day.

Facts about SAS in London, Heathrow

· Approximately 4,000 SAS passengers are departing from and arriving at the Queen’s Terminal the first day on 42 SK-flights.

· SAS operates 136 weekly flights from London, Heathrow to Scandinavia and 136 from Scandinavia to London, Heathrow

· Prices starting at UK 69 GBP one-way including all taxes and charges

Time schedule

· Copenhagen-London six daily departures

· Oslo-London five daily departures

· Stockholm-London six daily departures

· Gothenburg- London two daily departures

· Stavanger-London two daily departures

Star Alliance in London, Heathrow

The 23 Star Alliance airlines serving Heathrow are Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, Brussels Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, THAI, and United.

Together Star Alliance airlines operate over 121 flights per day to 45 destinations in 25 countries. Each of these flights acts as a gateway to the full Alliance network of more than 18,000 daily flights to 1,269 airports in 193 countries.

For further information, please contact:

SAS press jour, tel +46 8 797 2944

SAS is Scandinavia’s leading airline with daily flights to destinations in Europe, USA and Asia. SAS is a member of Star Alliance ™ (http://www.staralliance.com/en/) and, together with 26 partners we offer over 1300 destinations worldwide inmore than 193 countries. For more information, visit www.flysas.com

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