In response to a growing demand for leisure travel, SAS is further enhancing its services by introducing a new route to Bangkok, Thailand. The airline will operate three weekly direct flights to Bangkok, using the Airbus A350 aircraft for convenient overnight travel in both directions. The first flight is scheduled to depart from Copenhagen on October 30th, 2023.
“Thailand and the Scandinavian countries have a long history of friendship and cooperation and returning with a direct route after nine years is a true pleasure. The Bangkok route will offer a perfect entry point for wider Thailand and be a great option for both business and leisure travelers. Bangkok is a vibrant meeting point for international businesses and the country has topped several rankings as the world’s most popular tourist destination with its beautiful beaches, lush jungles and extraordinary Thai cuisine. Regardless of reason to travel, we are excited to once again offer a direct connection between Scandinavia and the Land of Smiles,” says Anko van der Werff, President & CEO of SAS.
While many people enjoy the natural beauty of the country and the many opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, swimming, and sunbathing, Thailand is also known for its rich culture and history. Numerous temples, palaces and other historical sites can be found throughout Bangkok and the rest of the country.
As part of the Winter 2023/2024 program, SAS will also continue its three-times weekly services to Tokyo Haneda (HND) and Shanghai (PVG).
Copenhagen-Bangkok will be a winter seasonal route. Note that the route opening is subject to governmental approval.
SAS will operate the Bangkok route with Airbus A350 aircraft offering passengers a unique travel experience, this aircraft has a much lower fuel consumption and up to 30 percent lower CO2 emissions than previous comparable aircraft. The Airbus A350 has 300 seats and offers three travel classes – SAS Business, SAS Plus and SAS Go.