SAS has has unveiled plans to launch direct
flights between Brussels and Tromsø, Norway.
The Scandinavian airline expects to fly almost 100,000 passengers
between Tromsø and Europe during the winter programme, which
extends from November 2019 to March 2020.
The airline will operate a Boeing 737 on the
route on Saturdays from January to March.
“Northern Norway, with Tromsø as the jewel in
the crown, is attracting more and more attention internationally
for its stunning scenery and exotic environment, so in response
SAS is improving its services further to meet demand,” said Karl Sandlund, EVP Commercial, SAS.
During the year, SAS brings several thousand
tourists from Asia and USA to the region and the airline says that that the direct routes from Copenhagen and
Stockholm to Tromsø are popular traffic arteries for people flying
from destinations across the Star Alliance network.
Mr Maarten Raes, CEO, Nordic & Xplore The
North, said, “Nordic breathes Norway, the country has been
our main destination since we started in 1980. We are delighted to
collaborate with national carrier Scandinavian Airlines on a
direct connection to Tromsø. With this connection, we enter a new
era. Not only does it open up professional opportunities, it also
allows us to provide an even better service to our customers. We
could not be more proud to partner with Scandinavian Airlines for