SAS has today launched its new four times weekly route from Oslo Airport to Florida’s seaport city, Miami.
Operated by its 266-seat Airbus A330s, the Star Alliance carrier will be serving one of Oslo’s largest unserved routes. Having recorded a two-way indirect traffic flow of 28,000 passengers per annum, Norway’s capital city airport experienced 15% growth in the city pair traffic last year, according to OAG Schedules Analyser.
“Today is a momentous day for all of us here at Oslo Airport. Marking the launch of one of our biggest carrier’s links to one of the airport’s largest ‘white spots’ is a major development. We’ve been working extremely hard to ensure our route map is filled with attractive and in-demand new services, and I have no doubt that SAS’ new route to Miami will be prove popular,” comments Jasper Spruit, VP Traffic Development, Oslo Airport.
Facing no direct competition on the airport pair, SAS’ new service means that North America will become more accessible than ever. As Scandinavia’s largest regional feeder airport, with more than 50 connecting markets from Denmark, Sweden, Finland, The Baltics, as well as Norway’s other airports, adding Miami to its route network allows Oslo to offer another important onward destination. The numbers connecting last year to the Floridian hot-spot tell their own story of this transfer success, as in addition to its own indirect traffic to Miami, the Scandinavian hub welcomed 15,000 passengers from other regional Avinor airports travelling to the US city.
“Almost 500,000 Norwegians travelled to the US last year, and with an 11% increase in US citizens visiting Norway, this new direct connection will only help in developing the market further,” added Spruit.
Miami will be SAS’ second intercontinental route from Oslo Airport.