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SAS launches new direct Leeds Bradford to Copenhagen route

New direct service to start 31st March 2014

Scandinavian Airlines is expanding its regional network and launching a new direct route from Leeds Bradford International Airport to Copenhagen with operations scheduled to start 31st March 2014. The flights will operate two days a week – Monday and Friday. Flight time to Copenhagen is just 1 hour 50 minutes, and prices start from £92 one-way including all taxes and charges.

Hans Dyhrfort, SAS’ Regional General Manager Western Europe, commented: “With almost 3 million people living within reach of the airport, Leeds Bradford and the Yorkshire region is an important hub of development for SAS. With York having established itself as the ‘Viking’ capital of the UK and the Yorkshire area having already strong cultural connections with Scandinavia, this is the perfect time to also strengthen business and commercial links between Leeds and Scandinavia.

“By launching this new direct route to Copenhagen, we are pleased to offer passengers the choice and flexibility to fly direct from Leeds to Copenhagen and onwards to many other destinations in Scandinavia and beyond.”

Tony Hallwood, Leeds Bradford Airport's Aviation Development and Marketing Director, added: “Leeds Bradford International Airport is delighted to welcome SAS linking Copenhagen, Denmark's capital, with Leeds, the UK's third largest city and one of the major tourist centres in Yorkshire.

Regional businesses and tourism partners will also be pleased that this new direct service will offer a range of onward connections across Scandinavia to Sweden, Norway, Finland and Eastern Europe.''

Earlier this year, SAS opened two new routes from the UK; from both Newcastle and Humberside to Copenhagen, and is announcing today the launch of more routes from UK to Scandinavia starting in the spring of next year:
• Aberdeen – Oslo
• Edinburgh – Oslo (summer)
• Edinburgh – Stavanger (summer)
• Leeds Bradford – Copenhagen

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