31 Oct 2012

Scandinavian Airlines launches new route from Newcastle to Copenhagen

DATE: 31-10-12

Scandinavian Airlines is expanding its regional network and launching a new direct route from Newcastle International Airport to Copenhagen with operations starting on 4 February 2013.

SAS will be offering a daily flight to Copenhagen from Newcastle, from Monday to Friday using a 50 seater Cimber A/S aircraft on a wet lease agreement with CRJ200 equipment. Bookings for the new route will open on 15 November 2012 on SAS website www.flysas.co.uk

With 1.65 million people living within reach of the airport, Newcastle is an important northern hub and an area of development for SAS which already serves Copenhagen directly from London Heathrow, Birmingham, Manchester, Aberdeen and now Newcastle.

Daily flights to Copenhagen will operate Monday to Friday – timetable from 4 February 2013 will be as follows:
• Newcastle – Copenhagen: departure 19:10 – arrival 21:50
• Copenhagen – Newcastle: departure 18:00 – arrival 18:40

Connections are available at Copenhagen to a number of onward points including: 
• Finland (Turku and Helsinki)
• Sweden (Gothenburg and Stockholm)
• Norway (Oslo, Bergen)
• Poland (Warsaw, Gdansk, Poznan, Wroclaw)
• Lithuania (Palanga)
• Denmark (Aarhus, Billund, Aalborg)
• Russia (Moscow)

Chris Sanders, Aviation Development Director, said: “We are delighted by today’s news from SAS as we expect the flights will be very popular with the business and leisure travellers alike. Copenhagen, like Newcastle, is an attractive short break destination and these direct flights will help grow inbound tourism. Business travellers will be able to do a full day’s work at each end of the route and, with the wide range of onward connections at Copenhagen, we’re sure that the business community will be doubly delighted with this announcement.”

To book and to find out more about SAS destinations and fares visit www.flysas.co.uk

To find out more about Newcastle International Airport visit www.newcastleairport.com