New Delhi: Foraying into the Indian aviation market, Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) launched flights between Copenhagen and Delhi, making the Indian capital its eleventh global destination.
The new service would operate three times a week and have a flying time of seven and a half hours.
“The flight has been started in response to a strong demand among the Scandinavian customers, especially several companies, which have established themselves in India,” SAS International CEO Lars Sandahl Sorensen said.
Maintaining that the demand from India had also grown along with the expanding corporate links with Scandinavian firms in the recent past, he said that the new route was a direct response to satisfy their demands.
He further added that the airline would deploy an Airbus A-340 with 245 seats in three-class configuration.
“We are pleased to offer Indian travelers the unique Scandinavian way of flying,” General Manager and Director (India) Lennart Paulsson said.
Scandinavian Airlines International has a fleet comprising 11 A-330s and A-340s, which currently serve 10 destinations — New York, Chicago, Washington, Seattle, Bangkok, Beijing, Dubai, Beijing, Copenhagen and Stockholm.