In an effort to accommodate growing number of Nordic countries travelers to the US, SAS is adding 9 weekly flights services to that market. Opening a direct flight from Copenhagen to San Francisco that will operate 6 times a week and adding three more flights to its Copenhagen-Newark KEWR will allow the global carrier to expand its market share, significantly enhancing its passengers network connectivity between North America and the Scandinavian countries.
The new route to San Francisco, a hub of commerce, technology and a major travel hub in the US west coast is set to operate six times per week. The departures from Copenhagen will occur daily at 12:25pm except on Tuesdays with return legs from San Francisco leaving at 5:25pm using an Airbus A340. On that route the carrier projects to transport 125,000 passengers each year.
Serving the New York metropolitan area, three additional flights will actually operate to and from Newark International Airport in New Jersey. These flights offer the convenience of late evening departures so highly sought after by business travelers leaving Copenhagen at 6:25pm and Newark at 11:30pm on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. Located no more than 25 miles from Downtown Manhattan, Newark International Airport is proving very useful in augmenting SAS Airbus A330 widebody services to New York City away from slot-constrained JFK International airport.