Star Alliance member SAS Scandinavian Airlines has returned to Bangkok.

The inaugural Airbus A350-900 flight took off on 30 October, almost 75 years after SAS’ first flight between Copenhagen (CPH) and Bangkok.

Copenhagen-Bangkok will be a winter seasonal route.

Both legs of the route will operate as overnight flights enabling seamless connections to and from Scandinavia as well as other European destinations via CPH airport.

As part of the winter 2023/2024 schedule, SAS will also continue its three-times weekly services to Tokyo Haneda (HND) and Shanghai (PVG).

SAS operated its first flight between Copenhagen and Bangkok in 1949.

Back then, the flight “only” took 36 hours and had stops in Zurich, Rome, Damascus, Karachi, and Kolkata along the way.

SAS continued to fly to Thailand for the next 64 years, up until 2013.

The carrier’s new Bangkok flights now depart from Copenhagen every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 2335, arriving in the Thai capital at 1710 the following day.

The return flights leave Bangkok every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 2350, arriving back in Copenhagen the next morning at 0640.

SAS deploys its latest-technology Airbus A350-900 on the Bangkok route, with business class, premium economy and economy class options.

“Thailand and the Scandinavian countries have a long history of friendship and cooperation and returning with a direct route is a true pleasure. The Bangkok route will offer a perfect entry point for wider Thailand and Asia and be a great option for both business and leisure travelers. Thailand is a favorite destination among many passengers during the winter season and a lot of Scandinavians see Thailand as their home away from home,” says SAS chief commercial officer, Paul Verhagen.