Scandinavian Airlines’ first departure to Hong Kong took off today, offering good connections with the UK from Heathrow and Manchester.
At the same time, SAS re-opened its lounge at Arlanda following extensive refurbishment, offering an enhanced transfer experience for UK customers.
The new route to Hong Kong is SAS’s fourth direct connection between Scandinavia and Asia, and SAS is the only airline to fly direct between Scandinavia and Hong Kong.
Hong Kong is one of the world’s busiest airports and is the largest in the world in terms of freight.
The route has five departures per week from Stockholm, with easy connections with Heathrow, Manchester and other major European hubs.
Rickard Gustafson, president, SAS, commented: “Today we are writing a new chapter in the history of SAS, as we launch our direct route between Stockholm and Hong Kong.
“We are very proud to be linking the UK with Hong Kong through a convenient new connection via Stockholm.
“We look forward to offering a warm welcome on board to all our customers.”