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Heathrow welcomes SAS Airline

Heathrow welcomes SAS airline
11 Sep 2014

More passengers will get the opportunity to experience the wonders of Scandinavia, as airline SAS has moved into a new terminal at London’s Heathrow airport.

Passengers will now be able to fly to Norway, Sweden and Denmark from Queen’s Terminal in the UK capital.

The terminal building is now home to all 23 members of Star Alliance airlines that fly to Heathrow. It is hoped that by moving all the airlines to one terminal, passengers will experience faster and more convenient connections.

Other operators found in the Terminal 2 building include Lufthansa, Air China and TAP Portugal.

Snorre Andresen, vice president of SAS product and development, said the brand is “delighted” to be using the new terminal building to provide customers with “easier and faster” ways to make it through check-in gates and security.

“In the new terminal we also offer a choice of modern check-in methods and a variety of shopping and dining options in spacious, light and airy surroundings," he continued.

In the first day of SAS’s new home at the Queen’s Terminal, some 21 arrivals and 21 departures are expected, travelling between London Heathrow, Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen, as well as regional cities Gothenburg and Stavanger.

As SAS was one of the first airlines to fly from the original Terminal 2 building at Heathrow in 1955, the company’s arrival at the new space will be marked with a “retro celebration” throughout the day.

According to SAS, the company offers 136 weekly flights from London Heathrow to Scandinavia and 136 in the opposite direction.

Hans Dyforth, SAS regional general manager Western Europe, said: “With over 270 flights per week direct to Scandinavia, and onwards to many other destinations in Scandinavia and beyond, we’re pleased to offer world class facilities for our London passengers both on-ground and in-flight, making life easier for travellers to Scandinavia.”

Scandinavia is becoming an increasingly popular alternative destination, thanks to its natural beauty and rich history.ADNFCR-408-ID-801748014-ADNFCR

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