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SAS launches all-business class service to Houston

Published: 20/08/2014 - Filed under: News »

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SAS has launched an all-business class service between the Scandinavian oil hub of Stavanger and Houston, aimed at “leading players in the oil industry”.

The six times-weekly route is being served by B737-700 aircraft fitted with 44 seats featuring “an SAS long-haul business class concept”. In-flight entertainment is via individual tablets pre-loaded with content.

Seats are configured 2-2 throughout, with a seat pitch of 60-61 inches. The interior image below is taken from SAS’ Twitter feed today.

The aircraft is being wet-leased from Privatair (which also operates selected scheduled services on behalf of Lufthansa), and will carry SAS colours.

Flight SK951 departs Stavanger at 1600 (every day except Tuesday), arriving into Houston at 1940, with the return leg SK952 leaving the US city at 2135, landing back into the Norwegian city at 1420 the following day.

flysas.com

Mark Caswell

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nibbler - 21/08/2014 11:33

Legroom aside it looks more like all premium economy

Speedybird - 22/08/2014 00:05

@ nibbler - I agreed!!!!

Why don't go full flat like BA does on its London City to JFK flights... The mind boggles

AMcWhirter - 22/08/2014 09:30

To be fair to SAS, Stavanger-Houston is roughly 50 per cent further than London-New York. Fully lie-flat seats are preferable but they do take up more space and are heavier which, of course, impacts on range.

It means that the SAS service can accommodate 44 passengers for Stavanger-Houston as against the 32 which BA's A318 can carry between London City and New York JFK.

A further factor to be considered is that Stavanger-Houston faces no non-stop or direct competition so convenience is its selling point. Conversely London-New York can be considered the world's most competitive long-haul service.

Banksy40 - 22/08/2014 09:57

Isnt this just a standard Privatair Boeing BBJ layout though.

AMcWhirter - 22/08/2014 10:28

Bansy40 - Yes it's the regular all-business class layout you would find at Privatair. But the seats themselves look like they are from SAS rather than Privatair.

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