Latest Updates

Page updated 2023-11-07 08:59:07 CET

Current news and updates

Winter sport

Responding to the increasing demand from travelers seeking winter adventures in the North, SAS is expanding its services with five new direct routes to Tromsø, Kiruna, Rovaniemi and Scandinavian Mountain Airport Sälen-Trysil.

SAS already serves the Scandinavian Mountains Airport (SCR) from Copenhagen and Aalborg during the winter season and will now open two more routes from Aarhus and London Heathrow.

  • Aarhus-Scandinavian Mountains Airport (Sälen-Trysil)

  • London-Scandinavian Mountains Airport (Sälen-Trysil)

Additionally, three new seasonal routes are being introduced: Copenhagen to Finnish Rovaniemi, Copenhagen to Swedish Kiruna and London to Norwegian Tromsø.

  • Copenhagen-Rovaniemi

  • Copenhagen-Kiruna

  • London-Tromsø.

Spain, Marocko and Thailand

For Scandinavians seeking warmth during the winter season SAS is adding more flights to warm destinations such as Gran Canaria, Tenerife and Agadir.

Bangkok will see a minimum of four weekly flights from Copenhagen throughout the season, increasing to five weekly from late December and daily from late January to early March.

  • Copenhagen-Bangkok

North America

The US program is also expanding, featuring daily flights from Copenhagen to Los Angeles and Boston and double daily to New York (JFK and Newark), with improved schedules to facilitate connectivity at JFK.

In addition, SAS continues its new route Copenhagen-Atlanta with five weekly frequencies during the winter season.

As part of SAS' summer traffic program 2024, a ninth destination will be added to the North American network. On 17 June SAS will start connecting customers with daily nonstop service to Atlanta from Copenhagen.

With almost 94 million passengers passing through in 2022, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the world’s busiest and most efficient airport.

Through an agreement with Delta Air Lines, passengers can continue their journey on other Delta-served destinations out of Atlanta reaching nearly 120 destinations across the Southern USA, Caribbean, and Latin America.

Flight schedule

SK929 Copenhagen-Atlanta 13:10-17:10 Daily

SK930 Atlanta-Copenhagen 19:00-10:20 (+1) Daily

Summary of SAS destinations in North America in the upcoming summer traffic program

Atlanta (ATL)

New York (EWR & JFK)

Chicago (ORD)

Boston (BOS)

Washington D.C. (IAD)

Los Angeles (LAX)

San Francisco (SFO)

Miami (MIA) until 07 April

Toronto (YYZ)

SAS Press release

SAS customers can look forward to nine new European destinations this summer. From Copenhagen there will be direct flights to Ibiza, Salzburg, Genoa, Tromsø and the Dalaman/Turquoise coast in Turkey.

From Bergen SAS will start flights to London and from Oslo to Geneva, Milan and Tivat at the coast of Montenegro.

More information about our summer traffic program 2024 available in SAS pressrelease.

To accommodate the rising demand for travel to the US and Asia, SAS is expanding its flight offerings and increasing capacity in the summer traffic program commencing on 31 March 2024.

NEW YORK

  • The Copenhagen-New York (JFK) route will increase in frequency with up to two daily flights, both with Airbus A321LR. These additional flights will complement the existing daily Airbus A330 flights to New York-Newark Airport originating from each of the Scandinavian capitals.

BOSTON

  • The flights from Copenhagen to Boston will increase in frequency going from six times a week to daily service. The aircraft used for these flights will be the Airbus A350, which means there will be twice as many seats available. This enhancement not only ensures daily connectivity but also facilitates increased cargo transport between the two regions.

TORONTO

  • A fourth weekly flight will be added from Copenhagen to Toronto. There will be a new departure time from Copenhagen, making it easier to connect with flights to and from European and Scandinavian cities.

ASIA

  • From 25 April 2024, there will be more flights to Asia. The routes to both Shanghai and Tokyo will increase from three to four times a week, significantly boosting seat and cargo capacity.

SAS pressrelase

Current travel alerts

Due to risk of a potential strike among Aviator handling agents in Bergen, passengers traveling to, from or via Bergen with SAS on the 27th of May have the possibility to rebook your ticket free of charge.

New travel dates: 30th of May 2024 - 16th of June 2024

As a part of the work to improve punctuality, SAS is making a change to the check-in deadline for short haul flights.

Therefore, with effective date 25 January 2024, the new check-in deadlines for short haul flights are:

  • Domestic - 40 minutes before departure

  • From Scandinavia - 40 minutes before departure

  • From Europe - 45 minutes before departure

The change applies for all channels where check-in functionality is available.

Due to the current situation in the region SAS has decided to pause all flights to Ukraine and Ukraine airspace until further notice.

As a consequence of the closure of Russian airspace, we are also making changes to routings for our flights to China resulting in longer flight times of approx. 2 hours.

The safety of passengers and employees always comes first for SAS. We are monitoring the situation closely and will update new information on this page when available.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you and do our best to minimize the effects to you.

Chapter 11

SAS and certain of its subsidiaries have voluntarily filed for chapter 11, a legal process for financial restructuring in the U.S. that will enable us to accelerate the implementation of key elements of our transformation plan, SAS FORWARD.

Our operations will continue as usual during this process and it will have no impact on our customers.

Please visit https://sasgroup.net/transformation for more information.

In connection with the new investments and ownership structure, SAS intend to eventually join the airline alliance SkyTeam, at which time we will exit Star Alliance.

While we are proud to have been a founding member of Star Alliance, we are confident that joining SkyTeam will further strengthen our customer offering. Importantly, nothing is changing as of now.

We still need to obtain regulatory approvals and meet certain conditions to complete the investment transaction and change alliance.

Here’s what that means for our airline and for you as a EuroBonus member:

  • You can continue to book flights with us as usual. We look forward to continue welcoming passengers in Scandinavia today, and well into the future as we move forward as an even stronger airline.

  • Until we complete the transaction, we remain part of Star Alliance. You as a EuroBonus member will continue to enjoy your usual benefits when flying on our partner airlines, and you will be able to accrue and redeem points on Star Alliance partners - just like today. Award bookings with our partners remain valid.

  • As a EuroBonus member, you can continue to accrue and redeem points on SAS and on non-air partners.

  • Your status and benefits as a EuroBonus member when you fly with SAS will not be impacted.

We will keep you informed about what to expect over the coming months and will provide updates on the EuroBonus website under latest news.

EuroBonus Q&A October 4, 2023 (PDF, 41KB)

More details regarding new investments and ownership structure available in
SAS press release.

Entry requirements

It is your responsibility to inform yourself about, and fulfill the latest Entry Requirements due to COVID-19 for your destination, return trip and any possible transit countries.

If you need more detailed information, contact your local authorities or the respective country's embassy.

Due to government mandates and restrictions, entry requirements can change at any time and with very little notice. Keep yourself up to date close to your departure.

Please be aware that if you fail to comply with all the entry requirements for your trip you may be denied boarding or refused entry to your destination. All costs connected to this will be covered by the passenger.

You can also keep yourself updated on the latest entry requirements via IATA Travel Center or Star Alliance.