Irish Travel Trade News can reveal the winners of the third Friday ‘Banish the Winter Blues’ competition being run by Scandinavian Airlines, which also plans to launch 45 new routes in 2013.
The winner of the First Prize, a €200 One4All Voucher, is Peter Murphy of The Travel Department.
The winner of the Second Prize, a €100 Brown Sugar Salon Voucher, is Vivienne Hackett of Travelcare.
45 New Routes for 2013
Scandinavian Airlines plans to launch 45 new routes in 2013 – and will also increase the frequency of current flights on a number of domestic and European routes.
“Many of our customers choose SAS when traveling on business and leisure,” said Joakim Landholm, Executive Vice President Commercial. “They appreciate our time-saving services, and our award-winning punctuality. Therefore, we are proud to offer our customers 45 new routes to choose from in 2013. This means that we will continue to be the airline that has the largest selection of flights in the Nordic region.
“The introduction of these 45 new routes is completely in line with the SAS goal to meet our customers’ complete travel needs. These new routes will start being sold successively beginning Monday 26th November.”
New Routes from Sweden
From Stockholm to Innsbruck, Pula, Palermo, Cagliari, Thessaloniki, Tel Aviv, Pristina and Alanya
From Gothenburg to Nice, Pristina and Östersund
New Routes from Norway
From Oslo to Salzburg, Berlin, Budapest, Santorini, Cagliari, Palermo, Pristina, Valencia, Malta, Lisbon, Athens, Tenerife and Pula
From Bergen to Dubrovnik and Antalya
From Trondheim to Split
From Stavanger to Antalya
New Routes from Denmark
From Copenhagen to San Francisco, Budapest, Prague, Newcastle, Cagliari, Palermo, Alanya, Thessaloniki, Pula and Biarritz
New Routes from Finland
From Helsinki to Paris, Rome, Prague, Geneva and Östersund
From Turku to Kittilä
From Tampere to Kittilä
In combination with the 45 new routes, SAS will also increase frequencies on many of its existing domestic and European routes in 2013.
Pilots Approve Agreement
The Danish Pilot Union has now completed the ballot among its members and informed SAS that the new collective agreement that forms part of the airline’s 4Excellence NG plan has been approved.
The new revolving credit facility of SEK3.5 billion (€407 million) is therefore now only subject to parliamentary approval where required.