SAS launches new service from Stansted Airport to Copenhagen
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has returned to Stansted Airport with a new service to Copenhagen.
The route, which complements the existing Heathrow service to and from the Danish capital, will operate five times a week, increasing to a daily return service from July 1.
Mats Sigurdson, Stansted's aviation director, said: "It's great news SAS has returned to London Stansted with the launch of this new service to Copenhagen.
"The service will not only provide passengers from London and the East of England with even more choice to an exciting European destination, I'm also sure the route will prove to be really popular with business passengers from Copenhagen looking for... convenient access to the London-Stansted-Cambridge economic corridor."
Niko Ek, general manager for SAS Europe, added: "We continue to see an increasing demand for flights to Copenhagen from the UK and are delighted to offer our customers the option to fly from both London Heathrow and London Stansted. For Danes, a choice of arrival airport into London will also offer increased convenience."
SAS announced a Stansted to Gothenburg service in 2015 after pulling out of the airport in 2001 to concentrate on Heathrow.
Scandinavian is the flag carrier of Sweden, Norway and Denmark. With headquarters in Solna, Sweden, the airline operates 169 aircraft to 123 destinations. Its main hub is Copenhagen-Kastrup Airport, with connections to 109 destinations around the world. Stockholm-Arlanda Airport is the second largest hub and Oslo Airport, Gardermoen the third.
Copenhagen has been named the number one city to visit in 2019 by Lonely Planet.