This week saw SAS inaugurate its Airbus A321LR service between Gothenburg Landvetter Airport and New York Newark.
The Inaugural Flight…
As per data from RadarBox.com, SE-DMO was the Airbus A321LR aircraft in question that operated the inaugural flight on April 28.
This service will operate on a thrice-weekly basis, which connects travelers even further to New York from Sweden.
SAS flight SK917 departed Gothenburg at 1947 local time on April 28 and arrived in New York Newark at 2145 local time.
SAS CEO: Gothenburg Connected to New York For The First Time in 40 Years…
Commenting on the route launch this week was SAS’ CEO Anko van der Werff, who emphasized the point that this is the first time in 40 years that Gothenburg and New York have been connected:
“We are happy that today, for the first time in 40 years, we can once again offer a direct line between Gothenburg and New York.”
“Our A321LR allows us to make the world even more accessible to cities other than our capitals and offers an equally comfortable way of traveling as in our larger long-haul aircraft while being an aircraft that contributes to reduced emissions”.
This service will operate over the course of the Summer 2023 season and will return again in Summer 2024, making this service seasonal.
SAS’ Airbus A321LRs offer 22 seats in Business, 12 in Plus, and 123 in Go, with Plus and Go being its Premium Economy and Standard Economy offerings.
It remains clear that the utilization of the Airbus A321LR is perfect for a route such as Gothenburg-New York Newark.
Gothenburg isn’t as busy as the capital Stockholm and its Arlanda airport, but for residents in this Swedish City, it will be a convenient route link to have in the Summer season.
All eyes will be on the carrier to see how the route performs and whether there could be potential to expand the route to a year-round service.