SAS Returns To Hong Kong

SAS Scandinavian Airlines returns to Hong Kong today with the arrival of its inaugural flight from Stockholm, as the resurgent carrier looks to longer intercontinental routes for growth. Touching down at Hong Kong International Airport this morning, the Airbus A330-300 jet was greeted with the traditional water cannon salute marking the city’s only nonstop Scandinavian link.

Operating 5 times a week, flight SK 963 will depart Stockholm on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 1500 hrs, landing in Hong Kong at 0720 hrs the next morning. The return SK 964 service takes off from the Chinese Special Administrative Region at 0905 hrs every Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, arriving back in Stockholm at 1435 hrs.

SAS will fly a mixture of Airbus A330-300 and A340-300 jets on the route, offering 3-class service with Business, Economy Extra and Economy. The former will feature the Star Alliance member’s new seats unveiled earlier this year (although with refits ongoing until 2016, it will be a lottery depending on the operating aircraft).

Hong Kong joins the current SAS long-haul network, which comprises flights to Beijing, Chicago, Houston, New York, San Francisco, Shanghai, Tokyo and Washington DC from its hubs in Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm. From 2016, the Scandinavian carrier will fly Stockholm – Los Angeles daily and thrice weekly to Miami from both Copenhagen and Oslo.

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