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Expansion: SAS wants to carry transatlantic passengers in Berlin

Expansion: SAS wants to carry transatlantic passengers in Berlin

The Scandinavian airline is significantly expanding its Berlin program in the summer. SAS wants to fill its long-range aircraft this way. It is also an attack on the Lufthansa Group.

It is known that the capital's airport faces a problem with long flights. The repeated demands of Berlin politicians do not help either. “The demand and thus the possibility of utilizing long-haul flights in an economically reasonable way is not great enough in the metropolitan area,” Michael Engel, managing director of the German Federal Airlines Association (BDF), recently explained.

SAS realized the potential in this. The Scandinavian airline will significantly increase its capacity in Berlin next summer. The offer on the Copenhagen-Berlin route will increase from seven to 16 flights per week in the summer.

Short trip to Copenhagen

“We see increasing demand for flights from Berlin to our transatlantic routes, also because the range of non-stop intercontinental flights on BER is relatively limited,” an aeroTELEGRAPH spokeswoman said. “More and more travelers seem to be discovering that Copenhagen is a beautiful major airport, just a short flight from Berlin.”

In addition to Berlin-Copenhagen, Scandinavia is also increasing the route from Stockholm to Berlin. The airline said forecasts showed demand would continue to increase. The Stockholm-Arlanda route will be increased by one to ten flights per week. This is interesting because SAS is about to switch from Star Alliance with the Lufthansa Group to Skyteam with Air France and KLM.