Scandinavian operator SAS is to open a new connection to New York JFK, from its hub in the Danish capital Copenhagen.

The Star Alliance carrier – which is currently restructuring under US Chapter 11 protection – says the route will open early next year.

SAS will serve the sector five-times weekly initially, from 9 February. It will increase the frequency to daily ahead of the summer season.

According to the carrier’s reservation system the flights will be operated by Airbus A321neo jets.

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Source: SAS

SAS’s booking engine indicates A321neos will be used on the route

The airline already operates to New York through services to Newark airport, and this link will continue.

But it states that the JFK route will enable passengers to “travel easily” from both the east and west sides of the city.

“SAS offers a solid product to Newark airport from Scandinavia,” says executive vice-president of network and revenue management Erik Westman.

“We believe that this addition to JFK from Copenhagen will strengthen the New York offer to our customers.”