Scandinavian Airlines’ new direct route from Manchester to Aarhus, Denmark, launched on 1 April 2019.
The brand new route from Manchester Airport to Denmark’s second largest city will operate three times per week in each direction, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, with tickets starting from £72 one way, or from £131 return.
Offering a great alternative to Copenhagen and an exciting short break destination, Aarhus offers the best of all worlds – a beautiful city, set on the coast and surrounded by forest. With a vibrant mix of youthful energy and a living history, the city is home to great attractions including ‘Den Gamle By’, the Old Town Museum which offers a first hand experience for the whole family of Danish life in eras from times before 1900 up to the modern day, while the city’s ARoS Aarhus Art Museum is one of the largest in Northern Europe. For foodies, there’s everything from Michelin starred dining to exceptional street food, or opt to shop in international stores and local boutiques, explore the tropical houses at the Botanical Gardens or take in a concert at Musikhuset Aarhus, the largest concert hall in Scandinavia.
Niko Ek, General Manager for SAS Europe, comments “We are delighted to add Aarhus to our direct destinations from Manchester Airport, adding to our existing direct routes from Mancheser to Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo and Bergen. Aarhus is less known within the UK, but is already a popular city break for Scandinavian travellers, having held the title of European Capital of Culture in 2017, and we look forward to helping our passengers explore it”.
Julian Carr, Aviation Director at Manchester Airport, said, “It’s great to see SAS increasing its route network from Manchester. Aarhus is an exciting new destination for the airport and one that I’m sure our passengers will enjoy exploring”.
As Scandinavia’s flag carrier, SAS aims to offer travellers a Scandinavian experience from the moment they step on board, through their ‘Scandinavia Starts at Take Off’ offering, including for example the airline’s ‘New Nordic by SAS’ food concept, prepared with the focus on seasonal and locally produced high quality raw ingredients from small producers. Conveniently timed flights will operate three times per week in each direction on Mon/Weds/Fri, departing Manchester at 11.10 and arriving into Aarhus at 13.55, and returning from Aarhus at 09.45, arriving into Manchester at 10.35.
Tickets cost from £72 one way or from £131 return in SAS Go Light, the airline’s fare which includes a carry-on bag only, as well as several services to save time, including mobile check-in and seat selection.
SAS operates a three class system on its flights within Europe, SAS Go Light; SAS Go, which also includes a 23kg checked bag, newspapers, coffee and tea on board, and SAS Plus which offers additional premium benefits including complimentary lounges, Fast Travel security, premium check-in, complimentary food and drink and an additional piece of 23kg luggage and fully flexible tickets
SAS flies with a modern fleet, aiming to always offer the most sustainable way of flying, with the airline aiming to reduce emissions by 25% by 2030. Additional sustainable actions include SAS carbon offsetting all travel for its EuroBonus travellers, as well as those travelling on a youth ticket, with a simple and quick option offered to all passengers who also wish to carbon offet their journey.