Scandinavian Airlines is now connecting Houston, Texas, with Stavanger in Norway through six days a week nonstop air service.
The initiative is expected to significantly strengthen the economic and cultural ties that already exist within the oil and gas industry in the regions.
The route will be operated by a business version of the Boeing 737-700 aircraft and will have a SAS Long Haul Business Class concept on board with just 44 comfortable business seats, in-flight entertainment and full-service meals.
Departures from Stavanger will be daily, except Tuesdays, at 4:00 pm arriving in Houston at 7:40 pm the same day. SAS will depart from Houston to Stavanger daily except Tuesdays at 9:35 pm arriving the next day in Stavanger at 2.20 pm. SAS will be the only airline with nonstop service between Scandinavia and Houston.
In addition to the Houston-Stavanger route, SAS also operates nonstop service from New York (Newark) to Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm, from Chicago to Copenhagen and Stockholm, and from Washington, D.C. and San Francisco to Copenhagen.
As part of Star Alliance, the flyer can earn mileage in EuroBonus or any Star Alliance frequent flyer program.