SAS will launch direct flights to Los Angeles, Miami in 2016

SAS will launch direct flights to Los Angeles, Miami in 2016

SAS will fly to Los Angeles and Miami in 2016 as the European airline makes another move on the US market.

First up will be flights between Stockholm and Los Angeles, commencing March 14, with the Star Alliance member tapping into Tom Bradley International Terminal – giving business class passengers and top-tier EuroBonus Gold, Diamond and Pandion members access to the terminal's excellent Star Alliance lounge.

AusBT Review: Star Alliance business class lounge, Los Angeles

Flight SK933 will depart Stockholm's Arlanda Airport at 9.50am to reach Los Angeles at 12.15pm; the return leg SK934 is wheels-up from LAX at 2.15pm for a civilised 10am touchdown at Stockholm.

SAS says the Los Angeles flights will run daily throughout the summer schedule but drop back to "five to six weekly flights" in winter, with first tickets on sale from August 20.

Daily services to Miami will begin in northern autumn 2016, but with a split schedule operating from both Oslo (SK955/956, running four times per week) and the Danish capital Copenhagen (SK953/954, three flights per week).

Los Angeles and Miami will join New York, Washington, Chicago, San Francisco and Houston on SAS' network map and be served by Airbus A330 and A340 jets fitted with the airline's latest business class seats.

Their ability to convert to a fully flat bed – topped by a mattress, blanket and pillow from Hästens, the oldest bed manufacturer in Sweden – will be welcome on those long-haul flights.

Norwegian Air also flies to Los Angeles and Miami using its fleet of the more fuel-efficient Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

Scandinavian Airlines – the common flag carrier of Denmark, Norway and Sweden – also plans to launch flights between Stockholm and Hong Kong in mid-September, which will complement current Asian services to Beijing, Shanghai and Tokyo.

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David Flynn
David Flynn is the editor of Australian Business Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.
 

10 comments

  • willvill

    willvill

    20 Aug, 2015 04:42 am

    What relevance is this to Australian business travellers?

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  • domesticgoddess

    domesticgoddess

    20 Aug, 2015 05:48 am

    Plenty.

    For me, at least, it'll provide an excellent one-stop alternative (SYD-LAX-ARN) rather than always flying Emirates (via DXB) which is what I do at the moment.

    Just because you may not utilise something that doesn't make it irrelevant for everyone else.

    Why be so negative?

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  • willvill

    willvill

    20 Aug, 2015 05:54 am

    Sydney - LAX via Stockholm. Now.that makes sense!!

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  • aklrunway

    aklrunway

    20 Aug, 2015 07:02 am

    I tend to agree with you. I was surprised that Aus BT chose not to report on JQ regional NZ services (which are likely to be used by QFF travelling to the regions in NZ), but they reported on this...

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  • Bizflyer

    Bizflyer

    20 Aug, 2015 07:07 am

    A fair few ineternational people use this site aswell (me included) and it gives infomation about new ways to link up to Europe from Australia.

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  • Tom Goddard

    TomGoddardd

    24 Aug, 2015 09:18 am

    Don't all AVGeeks like to know what is happening with Airlines Around The World?

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  • PVM

    PVM

    20 Aug, 2015 08:08 am

    Great news... Many thanks for the update!

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  • S

    S

    20 Aug, 2015 11:23 am

    I'm surprised this was reported on, but the new VA 330 business review wasn't done. It's really odd

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  • nix584

    nix584

    21 Aug, 2015 10:20 am

    You mean the review that was published yesterday? A day after this report but probably before you posted this comment.

    http://www.ausbt.com.au/virgin-australia-the-business-new-a330-business-class-seats?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=flipper&utm_campaign=home-flipper

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  • Steven Beale

    melbtraveler

    20 Aug, 2015 01:14 pm

    This is great information for myself as I often fly Mel-Lax-Lhr via ZRH or FRA now I have another option along with Swiss and Lufthansa. Thanks for the very useful information.

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21 May, 2019 01:04 pm

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