SAS has announced plans to operate flights between Copenhagen and Atlanta this summer.

The nonstop route will launch on 17 June, and will be the carrier’s ninth North American destination for summer 2024, joining Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami (until 7 April), New York (Newark and JFK), San Francisco, Toronto and Washington DC.

It will operate daily during summer 2024, dropping to five flights per week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday) for the winter season.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International airport is a hub for SkyTeam member Delta – in October last year SAS announced restructuring plans which will see Air France-KLM take a stake in the Scandinavian carrier, with SAS ultimately switching from Star Alliance to SkyTeam.

SAS to switch from Star Alliance to SkyTeam

SAS said that “Cargo transportation is expected to play an important role for this route, partly because of its proximity to the Port of Savannah, the largest and fastest-growing container terminal in America”.

Meanwhile the airline will also increase frequencies on its Copenhagen-New York JFK routes to up to twice daily this summer, and the carrier’s Copenhagen-Boston service will increase from six flights per week to daily. Finally a fourth weekly flight is being added between Copenhagen and Toronto.

Commenting on the news SAS president and CEO, Anko van der Werff, said:

“Through an agreement with Delta Air Lines, passengers can continue their journey on other Delta-served destinations out of Atlanta.

“This development means an expanded offering for SAS passengers, who can look forward to reaching several new and exciting destinations across the Southern USA, Caribbean, and Latin America, all conveniently accessible from Atlanta.”