Through cooperation within Star Alliance, SAS is to lease a Boeing 767 during the winter traffic program, from October 30, 2004 through March 26, 2005.
This additional capacity means that SAS can fly daily to New York from Stockholm and Copenhagen, while increasing flights from Copenhagen to Shanghai from three to six days per week.
From the beginning of February, SAS will offer customers an even better product, since the airline is installing the Internet on board all of their eleven Airbus 330/340s during the winter.
The United Airlines Boeing 767 will operate on the Copenhagen-Washington route. The flights will be operated on behalf of SAS, with an SAS flight number and SAS station service, and with a crew from United Airlines. The service is code-shared with United Airlines. The lease is conditional on the approval of the authorities.