Hamburg is one of Germany's largest cities. The last time SAS operated this route was 2009, but it is now being reopened in order to meet SAS passengers' needs for direct routes within Europe.
"We are delighted that we once again will be able to offer our passengers the opportunity to fly direct between Stockholm and Hamburg with SAS. This is a much -requested route among SAS passengers and Northern Germany is a key business area for many Swedish companies. With a good business timetable, along with fast track and lounge, we have a strong offering and we are hopeful that this venture will turn out very well," says Joakim Landholm, Head of Commercial at SAS.
The route will be operated by a Boeing 737-600 with capacity for 120 passengers and a Boeing 717 with capacity for 115 passengers. The flight time is 1 hour 30 minutes.
Germany is a large market for SAS, and the airline has several daily direct departures from Stockholm Arlanda to the three German destinations of Frankfurt, Düsseldorf and Berlin. In total, SAS operates around 500 flights a week between Scandinavia and Germany.
In 2014, SAS is launching more than 40 new European routes from Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen in order to further improve the customer offering with additional direct services to in-demand destinations.