SAS announces new route to Los Angeles

SAS Airbus A330
An Airbus A330 of SAS on the ground at Los Angeles Airport. Photo: © Tomás Del Coro

SAS Scandinavian Airlines has announced that it will commence a new year-round route from Copenhagen to Los Angeles in January 2020.

The new service is initially scheduled to be operated six times per week. It will be upgraded to a daily service, starting in March 2020, in time for the busier summer season.

SAS currently flies to Los Angeles from its hub at Stockholm Arlanda Airport. However, the airline says that it will relocate the service to the Danish capital. Its competitor on both routes is low-cost carrier Norwegian, which already offers flights from both Stockholm and Copenhagen to the Californian city.

Norwegian deploys Boeing 787 Dreamliner on the routes to California, whereas SAS uses Airbus A330-300s on its current route from Stockholm to Los Angeles.

The Scandinavian airline’s hubs are located in the three capital cities Copenhagen, Stockholm and Oslo. Its long-haul flights are currently operated by a fleet of Airbus A330 and A340 aircraft. SAS will take delivery of its first Airbus A350-900 wide-body jet later this year. The brand new A350 is scheduled to be based at Copenhagen Airport and will operate flights to Asia and North America. In addition to the A350s, SAS has additional Airbus A320neo and A321LR aircraft on order.