After a decade-long pause, Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) is once again connecting Copenhagen and Bangkok with direct flights. The airline has introduced a new thrice-weekly winter route, deploying its modern Airbus A350 aircraft for this service.

The outbound leg, Flight SK973, is scheduled to operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, while the return flight, SK974, will be available on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Both flights are set to depart at night, offering improved connections for travellers passing through Copenhagen.

This revived service is in response to a robust demand for a direct link between Copenhagen and Bangkok, providing a convenient escape for Scandinavians seeking to leave the chilly Nordic climate behind and bask in the warmth of Thailand’s beaches and islands.

Visitors on SAS’s inaugural flight to Bangkok receive “elephant pants” – a symbol of a laid-back and carefree Thai holiday.

“Thailand and the Scandinavian countries have a long history of friendship and cooperation, and returning with a direct route is a true pleasure. The Bangkok route will offer a perfect entry point for wider Thailand and Asia and be a great option for both business and leisure travellers. Thailand is a favourite destination among many passengers during the winter season, and a lot of Scandinavians see Thailand as their home away from home,” says Anko van der Werff, President & CEO of SAS.


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The seasonal service will be available until April 2, 2024, with flights lasting approximately 10 hours and 30 minutes. The flight schedule is as follows:

Copenhagen-Bangkok flights operates on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

Flight No.DepartureSTDArrivalSTA

Bangkok to Copenhagen flights are available on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays

Flight No.DepartureSTDArrivalSTA
SK974BKK23.45CPH06.35 (+1)

SAS has opted to use its Airbus A350-900 fleet for this route. With four A350 aircraft at its disposal, the airline introduced its first A350 in 2019. These modern jets offer a significant 30% reduction in emissions compared to previous wide bodies and accommodate up to 300 passengers across three cabin classes, with 40 seats in SAS Business, 32 in SAS Plus (premium economy), and 228 in SAS Go (economy). This strategic move is expected to cater to the needs of travellers while being mindful of environmental concerns.