Airline SAS said on Wednesday it would resume flights on several domestic and international routes in June, over two months after the operator grounded most of its fleet over the new coronavirus’ impact on travel.
“This primarily includes domestic flights within and between the Scandinavian countries, but flights to New York, Chicago and Amsterdam from Copenhagen are also set to resume,” SAS said in a statement. In Sweden, SAS is adding four destinations from Arlanda; Malmö, Ängelholm, Kalmar and Skellefteå. It is also resuming flights from Stockholm to Helsinki and Turku, in Finland. In Norway, where SAS is already serving all domestic destinations, it will now be possible to fly from Bergen and Stavanger to Copenhagen and from Stavanger to Aberdeen. From Copenhagen, SAS is resuming international flights to Amsterdam, New York and Chicago. The Scandinavian airline announced in mid-March it was halting most of its traffic and furloughing around 90 percent of its staff. In late April the airline, whose two largest shareholders are the Swedish and Danish states, announced it was laying off about 5,000 people, representing 40 percent of the company’s workforce.