The new livery from Scandinavian Airlines SAS will soon be back in the air between New York and … [+] Oslo, Norway.
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has announced the resumption of its New York to Oslo route after a break of more than 15 months. The direct route has been closed since mid-March last year, the day after Norwegian prime minister Erna Solberg introduced strict infection control measures in Norway.
From July 3, a 266-seat Airbus 330 will fly the route twice-weekly. Initial departures from Newark airport will take place on Thursdays and Sundays, returning from the Norwegian capital on Wednesdays and Saturdays. A potential increase in frequency will be assessed on a continuous basis.
However, don’t rush out and book tickets just yet.
Norway’s strict entry requirements remain in place, including a ban on non-essential arrivals from most international destinations. Most who can gain an exemption face a mandatory 10-day stay in a quarantine hotel upon arrival in Norway.
The recent announcement of a vaccine passport system raised hopes that a relaxation of the strict border controls would follow…