Just several months after resuming flights to Israel, Scandinavian airline SAS has decided to double the number of seats on the Copenhagen-Tel Aviv route.
In addition, the company will change its weekly flight schedule to accommodate to the Israeli passenger's needs, in a bid to allow better access to connecting flights to all of its destinations in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark.
SAS resumed its flights to Israel after a long absence. It started off with one weekly flight on an Airbus A319 plane featuring 141 seats, and within weeks began offering two flights a week – on Mondays and Thursdays.
In light of the line's success, the company decided to double the number of seats starting late October by switching to bigger Airbus A321 planes with 198 seats and adding a third weekly flight.
SAS has also changed its flight schedule to Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, mostly because Israelis prefer to leave on Sunday for meetings scheduled for Monday, and because in Israel the week begins on Sunday.
The company has moved up the time of its flight from Tel Aviv from 7 pm to 3:20 pm, allowing passengers to arrive in Copenhagen in time for connecting flights to a wide variety of destinations in Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway. The flights from Copenhagen to Tel Aviv take off at 9 am.
Ticket prices start at $456 to Copenhagen, $464 to Stockholm, $495 to Helsinki and $498 to Oslo and Bergen. Planes include three classes: Economy, premium economy and business.
"Expanding flights to additional countries and increasing the frequency and flight schedule will provide Israeli passengers with easier and more convenient access to many destinations across Scandinavia," said SAS Israel Manager Yaki Cohen.