Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), the flag carrier of Sweden, Norway, and Denmark, has announced that it will introduce a new service to Cornwall Airport Newquay in 2019.
Starting 28 June 2019, the airline will operate its service linking Cornwall directly with Copenhagen, with flights operating Mondays and Fridays during the peak summer season.
The new service will open a direct link between Cornwall and Denmark, and also allows for passengers to connect onto a network of over 70 onward destinations in Europe, Asia and North America via transfer in Copenhagen, including other popular European cities such as Oslo and Stockholm.
Commenting on the announcement, Al Titterington, Managing Director, Cornwall Airport Newquay said, ‘This is a route not only for the many Scandinavians wanting to explore Cornwall and the South West of the UK, but also for our local catchment, which now have flights designed perfectly for an extended weekend break in one of Europe’s coolest capital cities.’
Carrying 28.5 million passengers in 2017, SAS will be the sixth airline to offer scheduled flights from the airport, joining the operations currently offered by Aer Lingus, Eurowings, Flybe, Skybus and Ryanair. Cornwall Airport Newquay is SAS’ sixth UK airport, and the only one in the South West of the country.
The new Cornwall Airport route is a part of SAS’ plan to introduce 17 direct routes from Scandinavia in summer 2019, including six new destinations. Besides Cornwall Newquay, the new destinations are Catania, Florence, Marseille, Szczecin and Antalya.