21 August 2014
Scandinavian Airlines said it is now connecting Houston, Texas with Stavanger, Norway through nonstop air service, a move that´s expected to strengthen the economic and cultural ties that already exist between two leading players within the oil and gas industry.
Houston Mayor Annise Parker will be celebrating the arrival of SAS on August 22 by utilizing the new air service herself, flying to the Scandinavian region in order to take part in a major oil exhibition. Her departure comes just two days after the airline´s inaugural flight.
“Scandinavian Airlines is establishing a key route for the Houston market and they´re doing so in a unique manner,” Mayor Parker says. “This aircraft is specifically designed to accommodate the needs of the business traveler, a concept that should resonate well with passengers located throughout the Houston region.”
SAS will be the only airline with nonstop service between Scandinavia and Houston. SAS has entered into a “wet lease” agreement with the company PrivatAir, which has this special version of the BBJ. The aircraft will carry SAS´s distinctive colours and logo.