Airline SAS halves number of departures from Copenhagen

Airline SAS halves number of departures from Copenhagen
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Scandinavian airline SAS is to cut the number of flights operating from Copenhagen Airport from 44 to 22.

Having already significantly scaled back flights due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the airline will reduce from the 44 daily departures from the Danish capital which were offered during the Christmas period, industry media Check-in reports.

The company’s acting head of media relations Alexandra Lindgren Kaoukji cited travel restrictions caused by the coronavirus.

“The new restrictions naturally mean a further reduction in demand for travel to and from Denmark,” Kaoukji told Check-in.

Denmark currently requires all non-resident foreign nationals entering the country to provide a negative Covid-19 test and a valid reason for travel. Airline passengers must document a negative Covid-19 test taken within the last 24 hours at the time their flight departs.

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Current SAS services out of Copenhagen include flights to Aarhus, Aalborg and 20 other destinations including 15 in Europe, with the remainder in the United States and China.

“We now hope that the decisions that have been made to stop the spread of the virus, along with the introduction of vaccines, will soon enable us to see the light at the end of the tunnel and return to normal as soon as possible,” Kaoukji also said.

The head of media relations was unable to give a timeline for a return to more frequent services.

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