SAS unveils 15 new flights from Scandinavia

Copenhagen getting new flights to Faroe Islands, Riga, Malta and Olbia

The Scandinavian airline SAS has revealed a summer program for 2017 that includes 15 new routes from Scandinavia, including six new routes from Copenhagen, Aalborg and Aarhus.

The new Danish routes include year-round flights from Copenhagen to the Faroe Islands and Riga, and summer routes to Malta and Olbia in Sardinia. Aalborg gets a new year-round flight to Oslo, while Aarhus can look forward to a summer route to Malaga.

“SAS has more departures and destinations than any other Scandinavian airline; we are continuously improving our offer to our customers,” said Rickard Gustafson, the CEO of SAS.

“The way we do this includes opening new routes, offering all new cabins, fast-track [boarding], lounges – plus we are about to take delivery of our first new Airbus A320neo.”

Dansk to Gdansk
In addition to the new routes, SAS will also increase the number of flights from Copenhagen to Malaga, Faro, Palma de Mallorca, Zürich, Geneva, Gdansk and Hamburg.

The airline’s routes from Norway are Oslo to Aalborg and Pristina, Bergen to Gdansk, Stavanger to Nice and Kristiansand to Malaga, while from Sweden there will be new flights from Stockholm to Munich, Krakow, Lisbon, Shannon and Pristina.

Midtjyllands Airport
In related news, Karup Airport in Jutland has confirmed that it will change its name to Midtjyllands Airport to better reflect the area of Denmark it is located in. Its name is also confusingly similar to Kastrup Airport in Copenhagen.

The airport launched a naming competition in August and received 16,000 proposals that were eventually whittled down to three finalists: Midtjyllands Airport, Midtjysk Airport and Central Jutland Airport.

Karup Airport began life as a military airfield constructed during World War II. It has been in operation since 1965, and in 1991, a new terminal designed by architecture firm Torsten Riis Andersen was inaugurated.