SAS to restart flights from Oslo to seven major European cities
The Scandinavian airline SAS is to restart flights between Oslo and the UK, Ireland, Germany, and Switzerland, in a bet that restrictions will be lifted on the countries next week.
In a press release issued on Monday, the airline said it was restarting flights between Oslo and London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Dublin, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf and Zürich.
"As demand and interest in air travel across Europe returns, SAS is resuming flights on routes to many destinations," the airline wrote. "Restrictions are being relaxed on travel between Norway and England and elsewhere, and SAS is starting flights to London and Manchester."
The new routes will start operating from July 16th -- the day after July 15th, when Norway has said it will lift travel restrictions on European countries with an "acceptable" level of infection.
Although Norway's government only plans to publish its list of open countries on July 10th, SAS appears confident that the UK, Germany, Switzerland and Ireland will all be on the list.
The airline said it would reopen more routes in Europe as demand returns.
Here are the new routes, which will start from mid-July:
OSL-FRA: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from July 16th
OSL-DUS: Monday, Friday and Sunday from July 17th
OSL-ZRH: Saturday from 11 July, daily from July 16th
OSL-EDI: Thursday and Sunday from July 23rd
OSL-LHR: Daily from 15 July
OSL-MAN: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from July 16th
OSL-DUB: Wednesday and Sunday from July 15th
The airline is also launching flights between Stockholm and Ireland and Switzerland:
ARN-DUB: Thursday and Sunday from July 16th
ARN-ZRH: Daily except Tuesdays and Saturdays from July 17th
It is launching a route between Copenhagen and Manchester:
CPH-MAN: Monday and Friday from July 17th
It is also increasing the frequency of flights between London and Stockholm and Copenhagen:
ARN-LHR: Increases from 7 to 10 departures a week from July 17th
CPH-LHR: Increases from 7 to 13 departures a week from July 17th