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SAS Increases Flights to Shanghai For Winter 2022

Scandinavian airline SAS is looking to take full advantage of China’s easing of covid restrictions. The airline is in fact set to start a second weekly flight to and from Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport. Let’s take a closer look at the news and how SAS’s operations will change.

About the SAS Second Weekly Flight to Shanghai

The Scandinavian airline is ready to double its weekly connections from its Copenhagen hub (CPH) to Shanghai Pudong (PVG) international airport. The airline was operating until now a single weekly flight which will now see its capacity doubled.

The schedule will see SAS connect twice a week Copenhagen and Shanghai on a regular basis, for the rest of the winter season, starting January 6th 2023.

Before then the airline will operated 2 weekly connections on the 13th and 16th on December. There will be a single weekly flight instead on the 20th and the 27th of December.

The flight will continue to operate under the identifying number SK997/SK998 with this schedule:


The schedule of arrival into Copenhagen (CPH) is such to optimise connecting passenger and cargo operations to the rest of the Scandinavian network.

Scandinavian SAS Airbus A330-300 Rotating

The Aircraft Chosen For Flight SK997

SAS has quite a small fleet of long range wide body aircraft, only 12 between A350-900s and A330-300. The airline is looking to operate as many flights as possibile, even transatlantic with its new A321neo planes.

In the case of SAS flight SK997 the Scandinavian carrier will operate it using one of its four Airbus A350-900s. These four planes (registered SE-RSA, SE-RSD, SE-RSE, SE-RSF) all feature a 3 class configuration with:

  • 40 Business Class Seats
  • 32 in Premium Economy
  • 228 Economy Class Seats

The Scandinavia A350-900s are extremely young planes. The average age of these 4 airliners is just over 2 years. So if you’re looking to travel from Europe to Shanghai you now have an extra option to choose from.

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