SAS says it will become the first ever carrier to launch direct Scandinavia-Dubai services.
The airline - which announced last week it was to suspend all Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 services following a series of landing gear incidents ” also says it will start Stockholm-Bangkok flights.
UK business travellers are particularly being targeted, especially those with a two-city itinerary and the services feature Airbus A340-300 aircraft configured with business, economy extra and economy seating.
”Dubai is a central hub for the middle east, which has led to an ever-growing demand for flights,” said SAS general manager UK & Ireland, Lars-Ove Filipson.
”Many of SAS” corporate customers already have well-established operations in the United Arab Emirates, [while] Dubai is increasingly popular with both British and Nordic travellers, searching for long-weekend leisure breaks.”
The flights from London to Dubai via Copenhagen, will run thrice-weekly on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, while those to Bangkok will operate on Monday, Thursday and Saturday.