Star Alliance member Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) will launch a new route to Bangkok from its Copenhagen hub.

The service will be flown three times a week onboard SAS Airbus A350-900 aircraft

The SAS A350s seat 300 passengers across a three-class configuration – business, premium economy and standard economy.

Business class has 40 seats in a 1-2-1 setup; premium is recliners in a 2-4-2 configuration and standard economy comes in a 3-3-3 layout.

The first flight will commence on October 30 from Copenhagen. For now, the new route is only scheduled for the winter season.

Flights will depart CPH on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 23:30 and arrive in the Thai Capital the following day at 17:05.

They return on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 23:45 and land back in Copenhagen at 06:35 the next morning.

SAS will compete on Bangkok-Copenhagen with Star Alliance partner Thai Airways (THAI), which also serves Stockholm and Oslo from its Suvarnabhumi base.

Oneworld member Finnair also serves Bangkok from both Copenhagen and Stockholm, as well as its Helsinki hub.

“Thailand and the Scandinavian countries have a long history of friendship and cooperation and returning with a direct route after nine years is a true pleasure. The Bangkok route will offer a perfect entry point for wider Thailand and be a great option for both business and leisure travelers.

Bangkok is a vibrant meeting point for international businesses and the country has topped several rankings as the world’s most popular tourist destination with its beautiful beaches, lush jungles and extraordinary Thai cuisine. Regardless of reason to travel, we are excited to once again offer a direct connection between Scandinavia and the Land of Smiles,” says Anko van der Werff, president and CEO of SAS.

Elsewhere in Asia, SAS also flies three-times weekly services to Tokyo Haneda (HND) and Shanghai (PVG).