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More passengers on seats for SAS and Norwegian. Scandinavian flyers the SAS Group and Norwegian both report increased passenger traffic for April. 2.5 million people travelled on SAS and Widerøe last month. This is up 6.5 per cent on March SAS says. Red, grey, and white-tailed Norwegian reports 1.7 million passengers plus in April, a rise of some 2 per cent on last month’s figures.

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More passengers on seats for SAS and Norwegian

Published on Thursday, 9th May, 2013 at 09:33 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 9th May 2013 at 10:13.

Scandinavian flyers the SAS Group and Norwegian both report increased passenger traffic for April.

International departures,Oslo Gardermoen
International departures,Oslo Gardermoen
Photo: Robert Sharp/Flickr


2.5 million people travelled on SAS and Widerøe last month. This is up 6.5 per cent on March SAS says.

Red, grey, and white-tailed Norwegian reports 1.7 million passengers plus in April, a rise of some 2 per cent on last month’s figures.

Both carriers cite an early Easter this year impacting their passenger figures.

In keeping with its additional routes announcement, SAS opened a new six times a week Copenhagen-San Francisco service last month using a new Airbus 340-300.

"SAS has been flying to the USA for over 60 years and we have a good understanding of what customers need when they fly long-haul. We are pleased to offer a direct service from Copenhagen and a travel experience where customers can enjoy all of our services which are designed to make the journey easier and more convenient," stated Rickard Gustafson in, President and CEO of SAS.  

Norwegian, which is still deciding whether to register one of its new leased Boeing 787 Dreamliners in Ireland for its long-haul routes, reports its April success is due to new Gatwick and Las Palmas bases.

“I’m pleased that the new routes we have opened in new markets have been so well received. The traffic development this month is as expected and in line with our strategy of establishing ourselves in new markets to meet the strong competition in the European airline industry,” CEO Bjørn Kjos declared in a statement.

Meanwhile, SAS is pleased with its new EuroBonus member booking and information app for smartphones and tablets, but its punctuality is lagging behind Norwegian’s.

Some 85 per cent of SAS and Widerøe flights left on time (within 15 minutes according to timetable) in April. Norwegian says 89.3 per cent of its departed on schedule.




Published on Thursday, 9th May, 2013 at 09:33 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 9th May 2013 at 10:13.

This post has the following tags: sas, norwegian, norwayflights.





  
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