SAS has confirmed plans to operate its first Airbus A321LR between Copenhagen and Boston from September.

The carrier took delivery of the narrowbody long-haul aircraft last year, and had originally been set to roster the A321LR onto the Copenhagen-Boston route from September 2020, before the onset of Covid-19 saw this postponed.

The aircraft will now debut on the transatlantic route a year later than planned, initially with three flights per week.

SAS’ leased A321LR features the carrier’s new livery, and is fitted with 22 fully flat business class seats, as well as 12 Plus (premium economy) seats, and 123 economy seats.

In other news SAS is to resume flights between Stockholm and New York from September 2, and from Copenhagen and Stockholm to Boston from October 1, at which point the carrier will have resumed services to all of its pre-Covid US destinations.

Frequency is also being increased on routes from Copenhagen to Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington DC from September.

The full list of US routes and frequencies for this autumn is as follows:

  • Copenhagen-New York: seven flights per week
  • Copenhagen-Chicago: seven flights per week
  • Copenhagen-Los Angeles: four to five flights per week
  • Copenhagen-San Francisco: four flights per week
  • Copenhagen-Washington DC: four flights per week
  • Copenhagen-Boston: three flights per week
  • Copenhagen-Miami: three flights per week
  • Oslo-New York: three flights per week
  • Oslo-Miami: one flight per week
  • Stockholm-New York: three to five flights per week
  • Stockholm-Chicago: three flights per week
  • Stockholm-Miami: three flights per week

Last week Nordic carrier Finnair announced plans to launch long-haul flights from Stockholm this winter, including a twice weekly service to Miami from October 23, (rising to four flights per week from November 29).

Finnair to launch long-haul routes from Stockholm