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SAS launches new gateways to Norway and Sweden

SAS launches new gateways to Norway and Sweden

New Scandinavian gateways unveiled by SAS!  2010 marks the start of flight services to Bardufoss (Norway) and Visby (Sweden), further expanding SAS connecting routes for UK passengers to Northern Europe.

Bardufoss (Norway)

SAS introduces a new gateway to Northern Norway, with flights from the UK to Bardufoss via Oslo six times weekly, between 31 May and 29 August.  Situated in scenic Målselv, Bardufoss is surrounded by varied countryside, which is an attraction in itself.  The entire length of the Målselv water course is ideal for walking, while the river offers excellent fishing and is ideal for high-speed watersports. This is also the site of Målselvfossen, Norway’s national waterfall and one of Europe’s longest salmon ladders.

An example of return economy fares with SAS from London Heathrow to Bardufoss via Oslo are £310 (inclusive of taxes).

Visby (Sweden)


Set on the enchanting island of Gotland, the medieval town of Visby remains a relatively undiscovered Scandinavian destination for UK holiday-makers.  For a chance to explore Sweden in summertime, take advantage of SAS’ new seasonal route to Visby.  Visit in August and watch as the town goes back in time to the Middle Ages and celebrates the annual Medieval Festival Week with carnival shows and traditional festivities.  The new route to Visby via Stockholm runs between 6 June and 5 September.

An example of return economy fares with SAS from London Heathrow to Visby via Stockholm are £245 (inclusive of taxes).

Commenting on the introduction of the new routes to Scandinavia, Hans Dyhrfort director and general manager SAS UK and Ireland, said: “We are delighted to be growing our international route network in 2010 and building on our existing services to Scandinavia.

“We are committed to offering our customers the most competitive products and a choice of flights from the UK to Northern Europe that no other airline is able to match.”

The launch of the new routes to Sweden and Norway are amongst four new routes and 12 expansions for the SAS group in the first quarter of 2010.  In addition to Scandinavian routes, SAS has launched two further routes to Lyon (France) and Vilnius (Lithuania), whilst adding frequencies on three other routes.  As of 1 February, there will 13 daily flights between both Copenhagen and Stockholm and Copenhagen and Oslo. As of 6 April, one daily frequency between Copenhagen and Brussels will be added, totaling five per day, and Copenhagen-Bologna becomes double daily.