Tuesday, 17 March 2020

SAS temporarily halt most of the traffic

As an effect of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and the measures that authorities have taken, the demand for international air travel is essentially non-existent. Therefore, SAS has made the decision to temporarily halt most of its traffic starting Monday March 16 until there are yet again conditions to conduct commercial aviation.

With consideration to our customers SAS will within the next few days, as far as it is possible maintain certain traffic in order to enable return flights from different destinations.

We will be at the disposal of the authorities to on their behalf take home stranded citizens or maintain infrastructure important to society, as far as possible.

Further, this means that SAS is forced to temporary work reductions which comprises up to 10 000 employees, which is equivalent to 90 percent of the total workforce.


The reductions will be implemented through all parts of the operation, according to national regulations.

SAS is carrying out these measures for the purpose of return to normal operation as soon as possible.

In the coming weeks, SAS will continue to operate the following routes and destinations with limited service:

•    Domestic: All routes with few exceptions
•    Intra-Scandinavia: Routes between the Scandinavian capitals as well as Copenhagen to Bergen, Gothenburg and Stavanger
•    Europe: Routes to Amsterdam, Brussels, Dublin, Frankfurt, Helsinki, London Heathrow, Manchester, Paris, Reykjavik, Zurich, Alicante, Las Palmas, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca, Nice and Athens
•    USA: Copenhagen-New York, Copenhagen-Chicago and Stockholm-New York
•    Asia: Copenhagen-Tokyo

For the time being and to a limited extent, SAS will also serve other destinations in Finland, Germany, Switzerland, Portugal, Spain and Turkey. SAS will continue to adjust the traffic program based on the demand situation and valid travel restrictions.





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