During the 2019-2020 winter season SAS is going to start direct flights from Copenhagen, Aalborg and London to Scandinavian Mountains Airport, the new airport in Sälen/Trysil. The new airport is only a short distance from around 250 ski slopes in Sweden and Norway. The new services will give snow lovers from Denmark, Southern Sweden and the United Kingdom a totally new way of enjoying Scandinavia’s leading winter sports area.
SAS is introducing a total of four new return flights a week to and from Sälen/Trysil. The services from Denmark and the United Kingdom will operate during the winter season until Easter. With over 250 slopes at Skistar’s resorts within a 25-40 minute transfer from the airport, the new SAS services offer an entirely new way of getting to the Scandinavian ski resorts and mountain areas in Sälen and Trysil. SAS and SkiStar are also entering into a strategic partnership which will simplify the booking procedure for ski travel, for example.
“We are delighted that SAS that is able to offer the first international flights to the new airport. Short journey times, attractive timetables, combined with fantastic opportunities for skiing and other winter activities in the Swedish and Norwegian mountains are what a lot of people are looking for. We are going to continue to develop our collaboration with SkiStar in order to improve the services we can offer our passengers and make it a whole lot easier to enjoy the Scandinavian winter experience”, says Karl Sandlund, Executive Vice President Commercial, SAS.
The flying time from Copenhagen and Aalborg to Sälen/Trysil is about 1 hour and 20 minutes, while the flight from London takes about two hours. SAS will operate flights to Scandinavian Mountains Airport (SCR) starting on 29 December from Denmark and 28 December from the United Kingdom. The new services will be operated with the new SAS Airbus 320neo aircraft, which is the quietest and most fuel-efficient plane in the industry and reduces carbon emissions by up to 18 percent.