SAS ”oil line” between Stavanger and Houston that opened last year has had a real uphill struggle and now the company chooses to think about and move the dedicated aircraft to a new evening flight between Copenhagen and New York. The line was opened in August 2015 and was a result of wishes the oil industry in the Stavanger area that had long lacked a direct connection with Houston, which is the oil center in the United States. But since then, the oil industry has been more or less in free fall and several other European operators have reduced or completely removed its flights to Houston. This meant that SAS’s former saw an opportunity to increase the number of passengers but now choose then to throw in the towel last departure 10.23 from Stavanger.
– The oil line was the result of a creative and constructive product development between SAS and our key customers in the oil industry and we have given the line a proper chance to develop in the past year. Unfortunately, we must note that the decline in the industry also affects us and therefore we are moving the flight to Copenhagen – New York where the market potential is much better right now.
– Eivind Roald, Commercial Director for SAS. We at Bonus Fever has previously questioned the line’s profitability as the campaigns have succeeded each other more or less since its inception. In some campaigns, has generated a round trip from Stockholm to Houston for around 10,000 kronor. Instead, SAS will use the specially decorated Boeing machine to introduce a new evening departure from Copenhagen during the winter months all days except Tuesday. Departure from Copenhagen the clock in 1855, returned from New York 2255th Tickets for the new departure will go on sale this Wednesday, the 16/9. According Eivind Roald, this is the best solution for the aircraft in which still has a contract on for another couple of years.
– SAS is the biggest and most dedicated airline market between Scandinavia and the United States, particularly to New York. We are pleased to offer an evening departure is particularly attractive for travelers who want to spend all day in Copenhagen or New York before departure.
Until the end of the year the aircraft will only have 44 business class seats and then rebuilt to have 20 seats in Business and 66 Go. As for service, it will be just like the other SAS departures in addition to entertainment system are replaced with iPads.