New nonstop flight to Norway coming to Houston airport

April 1, 2014 8:58:06 AM PDT
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) is launching nonstop air service between Stavanger, Norway and George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) in Houston, beginning on August 20, 2014. City leaders say the additional is in response to requests from those in the oil and gas industry, asking for better connections between Houston and Norway, as well as the rest of Scandinavia.

"Houston enjoys a well-deserved reputation as the 'energy capital of the world,'" says Houston Mayor Annise Parker. "The arrival of Scandinavian Airlines to Houston will allow us to strengthen that role even more moving forward and we look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with our new partners."

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 business seats.

"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 favorable timetable provides excellent connections throughout Scandinavia in both directions, while Houston is a hub for connections to the south and west such as Mexico, Los Angeles, Dallas and Phoenix with the Star Alliance."

SAS will depart from Houston to Stavanger daily except Saturday at 9:35 pm arriving the next day in Stavanger at 2.20 pm. Departures from Stavanger will be daily, except Saturday, at 4:00 pm arriving Houston at 7:40 pm same day. SAS will be the only airline with nonstop service between Scandinavia and Houston.

The route will launch on August 20, just ahead of the major oil exhibition in Stavanger, Offshore Northern Seas (ONS). Tickets for route, which will operate daily except Saturdays, go on sale on April 29.

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