SAS Launches New Route From Copenhagen to JFK

Scandinavian Airlines, known colloquially as SAS, has announced a direct route from Copenhagen to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), expanding its customer base there.

From the 9th February, customers of SAS will be able to easily travel to and from the west and east sides of New York with the new route, as SAS will continue to fly from Scandinavia to Newark. The A321 Long Range, SAS’ most recent addition to the fleet, will be used for the first flight, providing customers with a more comfortable and eco-friendly mode of transportation.

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SAS has announced a direct route from Copenhagen to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) | © SAS

SAS New Route Operations

With the introduction of its new route to JFK in New York, SAS now provides regular departures to this practical and effective airport, with simple access to and from New York and a wide range of connections for further flights.

SAS will initially operate five weekly flights from Copenhagen to JFK. When the summer traffic program goes into effect, the number of departures will rise to daily. At JFK, SAS uses Terminal 7.

SAS President and CEO Anko van der Werff said,

“We are delighted to inaugurate our new route to JFK. SAS already offers a solid product to Newark Airport from Scandinavia, and we believe that this addition to JFK from Copenhagen will strengthen the New York offer to our customers. The US is a strategic market for SAS, and we will continue to develop new routes and destinations,”

Demand for SAS’s increasingly frequent flights to American destinations continues. SAS will offer approximately 130 weekly departures on 12 routes during the winter.

Traffic schedule to and from JFK:

  • Winter 2022
    Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
    CPH-JFK: 18:25 – 21:30
    JFK-CPH: 23:00 – 12:55
  • Summer 2023
    CPH-JFK: 19:20 – 22:00
    JFK-CPH: 23:55 – 13:45

About the Airbus A321 Long Range (A321LR)

Compared to similar aircraft of the previous generation, the Airbus A321 Long Range, which is part of the most recent generation of aircraft, is anticipated to reduce emissions that impact the climate by 15 to 18 per cent. With the most recent addition to the fleet, passengers can take advantage of a greater number of intercontinental routes with fewer layovers and shorter travel times to and from Scandinavia.

The A321 Long Range
The Airbus A321 Long Range is anticipated to reduce emissions by 15 to 18 per cent. | © SAS

There are 157 seats on the aircraft, with 22 Business, 12 Plus, and 123 Go seats. To ensure maximum comfort in each of the three travel classes, the seats have been specifically chosen for the A321LR. On SAS Business, the seats can be easily turned into a comfortable flat bed, and the cabins have high-speed wi-fi and various mood lighting options. IFE screens, power for a PC, and/or USB with high power are included in every seat. The cabin’s reduced noise level will further enhance the travel experience. As part of SAS’ ongoing fleet renewal, the A321LR will emit fewer greenhouse gas emissions than previous generations of similar aircraft.

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Samuel Ayobami Ojerinola
Samuel Ayobami Ojerinola
Aviation Reporter - With a deep background in travel including previous work for LoveHolidays, Omega and HRG, Samuel contributes news and analysis here at Travel Radar. Samuel also holds a BA degree in Travel & Tourism Management from the University of West London.