SAS to end services to Thailand on April 1

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.nationmultimedia.com/business/SAS-to-end-services-to-Thailand-on-April-1-30200802.html

    Global sales director, Elisabeth Milton Hemmingsen, confirms the shutdown to standby.dk.

    The internet-based news agency furthered that the Bangkok will be shut down, leading to the layoff of 30 employees.

    "It is a consequence of a traffic conversion, where we instead use the aircrafts on the new route to San Francisco and two daily flights from Copenhagen in the summer. We are seeking a solution with a GSA in Thailand for sales for winter traffic," Hemmingsen said.

    "We see it as something positive that we can also take advantage of the new opportunities in joint venture cooperation with Singapore Airlines between Scandinavia and Southeast Asia," she added. (http://scandasia.com/danish-airline-sas-shuts-down-in-bangkok/)

    In November 1949, SAS had its first flight to Bangkok, and it lasted for almost 64 years. As plans are now, SAS will resume the route for the winter.

    The decision to axe the service was first announced last year.

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    Sorry to say, but this has been known for a very long time and discussed earlier. SK will return to BKK in October/November, and hopefully make year around again when they get another 340.
     
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    I wonder if it makes sense to run a seasonal route to BKK, they will surely lose a lot of business contracts when going seasonal making it even harder to increase yield which has been a continuing challenge on this route for several years.

    When/if they pick up again in winter, Norwegian will have been present with their 787 flight for a while to ensure stiff competition among the more price sensitive tourist passengers.
     
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    I'm not sure they have that many business contracts on this route anyway. I hope they have done their homework and know whether the yields will be good enough with a winter only schedule.
     
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    Which way will be the best, pointwise, to get to BKK now? Lufthansa through Frankfurt or Singapore?
     
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    Thai Airways non-stop flight?
     
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