While Miami (MIA) has traditionally been a oneworld stronghold with American Airlines’ hub operations there, a new Star Alliance carrier has started new operations to the city, offering people based in the are a new option to Europe.
Scandinavian Air System (SAS) has commenced new services from Denmark and Norway to Miami – it is their first foray into the Florida market for them, and a very welcome addition for Star flyers in the region.
SAS (SK) will be operating the new flights to Europe in addition to fellow Star carriers Lufthansa and Swiss, SkyTeam airlines Delta, KLM, Alitalia and Air France and oneworld carriers American, British Airways and Iberia into Miami.
Today marks the first day of services into the city for the airline, with SK 955 from Oslo due in later this afternoon. Forward bookings for the flight look positive, with 254 passengers booked into today’s inaugural flight (97% load factor).
Flights will be 3x weekly from Copenhagen and 4x weekly from Oslo and will operate year round on SK’s new A330-200 aircraft.
This is great news for Florida based passengers, especially those aligned with Star Alliance – it’s yet another option to Europe and further connections to the continent, as well as a new option for our Northern European friends seeking out some sun and beach time from their cold winters. Let’s hope this is the beginning of further expansion of SAS in the Americas and into beach destinations.