SAS boosts Heathrow presence

Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) is launching an increased service for its Copenhagen route, with the Heathrow operations to the Danish capital increasing from six to seven flights daily.

From 30 March - 24 October 2008 the airline will operate a new daily service from London Heathrow to Copenhagen. The new service will bring the total number of return flights from London Heathrow to the Danish capital to seven per day.

The expansion of London Heathrow services compliments SAS’ existing two daily service from London City Airport to Copenhagen and will bring the airline’s services from London to Copenhagen to nearly 60 flights a week.


Commenting on the additional services to Copenhagen, Lars-Ove Filipson, General Manager United Kingdom & Ireland, Scandinavian Airlines System said: “We are delighted that SAS has been able to secure an additional slot from London Heathrow Airport. In recent years it has become increasingly difficult for airlines to add additional Heathrow routes to their networks, and so typically service expansion depends on the introduction of larger aircraft which SAS has also implemented on its services to Scandinavia.



Now operating nine flights a day from both London Heathrow and London City Airport to the Danish capital SAS cements its position as the market leader to Copenhagen, offering travellers the most comprehensive network and greatest flexibility of any airline. The addition of the new service now also takes the number of SAS flights out of London airports to Copenhagen to 50 per cent more than our competitor BA.”

SAS operate a unique one way fare structure meaning that customers can mix and match the airports they travel from. SAS customers can choose to fly out from London City and return via Heathrow according to which airport is most convenient to their home or office.


SAS will operate full business and economy services on all flights, in addition to its unique premium economy service, Economy Extra.


Economy Extra is a new way of travelling for business passengers, providing business class check in facilities and fully flexible fares with no restrictions. Economy Extra passengers are seated in a dedicated area between the business and economy sections, receive a complimentary meal with drinks and can earn extra frequent flyer points.