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SAS Launches Flights to Bangkok from Copenhagen on A350

SAS has launched a new flight route from Copenhagen, Denmark, to Bangkok, Thailand, in response to increasing leisure travel demand. The first flight took off on October 30, 2023, marking almost 75 years since SAS’ initial Copenhagen to Bangkok flight.

This new route will be available during the winter season, offering convenient overnight flights for seamless connections to and from Scandinavia and other European destinations through CPH airport. In addition, SAS will continue to operate three weekly flights to Tokyo Haneda (HND) and Shanghai (PVG) as part of their Winter 2023/2024 program.

What it Was Like Flying SAS To Bangkok in 1949

Back in 1949, SAS introduced the first flight between Copenhagen and Bangkok, which opened up a new air route connecting Scandinavia and Thailand. The journey then took around 36 hours, with stops in Zürich, Rome, Damascus, Karachi, and Calcutta. After a brief hiatus, SAS has reinstated the route, and the current flight duration is approximately 10 hours and 30 minutes, without any stopovers.

“Thailand and the Scandinavian countries have a long history of friendship and cooperation and returning with a direct route is a true pleasure. The Bangkok route will offer a perfect entry point for wider Thailand and Asia and be a great option for both business and leisure travelers. Thailand is a favorite destination among many passengers during the winter season, and a lot of Scandinavians see Thailand as their home away from home,” says SAS Chief Commercial Officer, Paul Verhagen.

SAS Bangkok Flight Schedule:


Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays CPH-BKKDepartureSTDArrivalSTA
Flight no.
SK973CPH23:35BKK17:10 (+1)
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays BKK-CPH
Flight no.
SK974BKK23:50CPH06:40 (+1)

Fly to Bangkok on SAS A350

SAS A350 jet airplane landing on runway at twilight.

SAS will fly to Bangkok using state-of-the-art Airbus A350 aircraft. With its advanced technology, this aircraft ensures a more eco-friendly journey, consuming less fuel and emitting up to 30% fewer CO2 emissions than similar models. The Airbus A350 accommodates 300 passengers across three travel classes: SAS Business, SAS Plus, and SAS Go.

Take a Look Inside the SAS A350 Experience

Hop on board for a unique and sustainable travel experience with SAS to explore the vibrant city of Bangkok.

About SAS

SAS, the leading airline in Scandinavia, operates flights to various destinations in Europe, the USA, and Asia. With a strong commitment to its Scandinavian heritage and sustainability values, SAS is dedicated to becoming a pioneer in sustainable aviation and achieving net zero emissions. Through initiatives such as increased usage of sustainable aviation fuel, investments in fuel-efficient aircraft, and technological innovation in collaboration with partners, SAS is actively working towards the industry’s goal of reaching net zero CO2 emissions by 2050. Besides passenger flights, SAS also offers ground handling services, technical maintenance, and air cargo services. As a founding member of the Star Alliance™, SAS provides travelers with an extensive global network of flights.

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