SAS to increase summer connections to Spain


With the pandemic and accompanying lockdowns now a thing of the past in Scandinavia, demand for international travel has led SAS to increase its summer routes and in particular to Spain.

SAS announced that it has added more than 200 direct routes, covering more than 100 destinations, to its schedule.

Holiday demand in Spain is proving most popular, with the company planning up to 350 weekly departures between its Scandinavian bases and Spanish airports over the summer.

The increase contrasts sharply with British Airways, which continues to experience a number of operational difficulties.

The news follows the announcement that Norwegian and SAS will remove the mask requirement on all its flights except those to China, the United States and Italy.

A statement released by the company said: “Due to further relief in most European countries, the company is removing requirements for the use of face masks on board all flights, regardless of destination.

“This is the first time the company has lifted the requirement for all flights since its introduction on June 17, 2020.

Both airlines have reminded passengers that while they may have dropped face masks, it remains a requirement at many airports in Europe and beyond.

The news that SAS will increase summer connections to Spain follows recent research in Norway which suggests that more than half of those polled want to travel.

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