31 March 2014
SAS (OTC: SASDY) said it is launching services between Stavanger and Houston on August 20.
This service fulfills the wishes of leading players in the oil industry for better connections between Norway, and the rest of Scandinavia, and Houston, Texas.
“The route we have established is a tailored product for a defined market with particular travel needs,” says Rickard Gustafson, President and CEO of SAS.
The route will be operated by a business version of the Boeing 737-700 and will have an SAS Long Haul Business Class concept on board, with just 44 comfortable business seats, along with a modern inflight entertainment system and full-service meals and service.
“The favorable timetable provides excellent connections throughout Scandinavia in both directions, while Houston is a hub for places to the south and west such as Mexico, Los Angeles, Dallas and Phoenix with the Star Alliance,” says Rickard Gustafson.
SAS has entered into a “wet lease” agreement with the company PrivatAir, which has this special version of the Boeing 737-700. The aircraft will carry SAS´s distinctive colors and logo.
SAS AB, together with its subsidiaries, provides air transportation services primarily in the Nordic region and international routes. The company operates passenger flights, as well as provides air cargo and other aviation, ground operations, and technical operations services. The company was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. Its website is at http://www.sasgroup.net.