SAS has announced plans for new routes from Denmark and Sweden to New York.

The carrier will launch thrice weekly flights from Aalborg and Gothenburg to New York’s Newark airport, starting in late April 2023.

The Aalborg-Newark service will operate on Monday, Thursday and Saturday, while the Gothenburg-Newark route will operate on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

SAS said that the routes would operate throughout the summer 2023 season, “and will return for the summer 2024 programme”.

SAS also serves New York’s Newark airport from Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm.

Flights will be served by the airline’s A321LR aircraft, configured with 22 seats in business class, 12 in premium economy and 123 in economy.

SAS took delivery of its first A321LR in October 2020, and currently has three of the aircraft in its fleet.

Last month the carrier announced plans to return to New York JFK airport for the first time in over 30 years, with a Copenhagen-JFK service launching on February 9, 2023.

SAS to launch Copenhagen-New York JFK route

Commenting on the news Erik Westman, EVP and CCO, network and revenue management, said:

“As part of SAS’ strategy to strengthen the regional offering in Scandinavia, we are pleased to add intercontinental routes from Gothenburg and Aalborg. We see a demand from secondary cities and are delighted to connect even more parts of the world.

“The Airbus A321 Long Range is a slightly smaller long-distance aircraft and perfect in size for servicing the regional markets. Having a comfortable way of traveling with fewer stops to exciting cities such as New York, is something we believe will be highly valued by our travellers.”