Scandinavian Airlines announced yesterday it
has chosen Beijing as a hub for its future expansion in China and that it
will further strengthen ties with Air China Ltd.
Meanwhile, Scandinavian Airlines' nonstop flights from Copenhagen to Shanghai will stop in April as part of the carrier's new China
strategy, SAS said.
The northern European carrier will have 10 direct flights to China after it
opens a Beijing-Stockholm direct service four times a week starting on March 26,
It now operates six flights a week from Beijing to Copenhagen.
"We want to open all of Scandinavia to China and our future vision is that
Beijing will become SAS's gateway to China, regardless of whether customers fly
from Stockholm, Oslo or Copenhagen and regardless of their final destination,"
said Lars Lindgren, chief executive officer with SAS.
"Through our partnership with Air China, we can offer travelers wishing to
connect to other destinations a unique network of direct flights throughout
China," he said.
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