In a statement released on Tuesday, by Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), it would be increasing its flight schedule gradually throughout July, including transatlantic flights. In order to do so, it is un-grounding an additional ten planes, bringing the total of 40 active aircraft.
With the easing of travel restrictions across Europe, passenger demand is beginning to pick back up in its northern reaches. Thrice Scandinavian flag-carrier SAS is increasing its schedule from all of its three hubs in July, and bringing an additional ten aircraft out of storage to join in the effort.
The welcome addition means that next month SAS will be operating 40 aircraft, which is an increase from the 30 the airline has in service today. This represents just under 30% of the aircraft the carrier was operating at the same time last year.
SAS will increase services from all of its three Scandinavian capital hubs. More destinations will be added from Copenhagen, including transatlantic services to New York, Chicago, and San Francisco. International flights will resume from Oslo, for destinations in Spain and Croatia, as well as to Rejkyavik.