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Miami’s first nonstop flights to Stockholm coming in October via Scandinavian airline SAS

SAS is launching a direct weekly flight from Miami to Stockholm beginning October 29.
SAS is launching a direct weekly flight from Miami to Stockholm beginning October 29. SAS

Following the success of flights between Oslo and Copenhagen and Miami, Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) is launching a direct flight to Stockholm.

Starting October 29, SAS will begin weekly flights on Sundays, Miami International Airport announced Tuesday.

“We are thrilled that SAS has chosen to expand its presence at Miami International Airport and launch first-ever non-stop service between Stockholm and Miami,” said Miami-Dade Aviation Director Emilio T. González, via release. “With SAS’s flights from MIA to Oslo and Copenhagen that began in 2016, as well as recently launched nonstop service to Helsinki and Reykjavík by other airlines, MIA will soon serve the five major countries in the Scandinavian region and 25 destinations throughout Europe – the most ever in our airport’s history.”

MIA has been on a large airline expansion program in recent years, this year adding six new international airlines, including Israeli Airline El Al, which announced its return to Miami on Wednesday, and low-cost carriers Volaris and WOW air. MIA is now serviced by 106 airlines, the most of any U.S. airport.

The new route brings SAS’ count of direct flights to the U.S. to 12, including existing routes to New York, Chicago, Boston and Los Angeles.

Chabeli Herrera: 305-376-3730, @ChabeliH

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