Thursday, December 3, 2009

Save your Aussie dollars and keep your comforts with SAS Combination fares to Europe

With Scandinavia being the home of innovative design, Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) popular 'designed' Combination fares offer a range of alternatives to the savvy business or leisure traveller seeking value-for-money and the highest degree of comfort and service. With three classes of comfort to choose from, itineraries for journeys to Europe can be tailored to suit almost any budget, by combining Economy class flights with Business class or Premium Economy class flights. Combination fares start from $ 3469 including tax.

"The concept of combining service classes in this way, has wide appeal for those seeking more choice than your standard Economy or Business class options" Lars Olofsson, General Manager Scandinavian Airlines Australia and New Zealand said. "With the strengthening of the Australian dollar, it is an ideal time to consider heading to Europe, whether planning a business trip or holiday."

With a Business Combination fare, for instance, customers fly Economy class between Australia and Asia with SAS partner airlines then, for the longer sectors to and from Europe, fly SAS Business class in absolute comfort and style with all the additional benefits.

"The majority of the journey is in Business class but you don't pay the full Business class price, so it offers the combination of the best comfort plus incredible value," Olofsson said.

The Economy Extra Combination fare is another alternative for those seeking comfort, space and service at an affordable price. Customers again fly between Australia and Asia Economy Class, and then continue onwards in Economy Extra to their final European destination.

SAS Economy Extra has many benefits – 38 inch leg room, extra-large leg rest and footrest, video and audio on demand, greater baggage allowance, premium meal service, comfort kit, Business class check-in, Fast Track airport security and priority boarding. "All these little 'Economy Extras', make long haul travel a much more comfortable experience all round," Olofsson said.

SAS Business Combination fares to 40 European cities via Copenhagen start from $ 4289 and Economy Extra Combination Fares from $ 3469 and are available ex Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth to Europe via Bangkok, Tokyo or Beijing. Prices include taxes and surcharges and based on Sydney – Copenhagen and return.

For more information on the SAS Combination fares visit or call 1300 727 707.

Scandinavian Airlines offers daily connections from Australia in co-operation with selected Star Alliance™ partners THAI, Air China and frequent flyer partner Qantas. Services operate via Asia to Copenhagen and more than 75 destinations in Scandinavia, Finland, the Baltic's and Europe.

Scandinavian Airlines long haul fleet consists of Airbus A330s and A340s, serving 8 destinations: New York, Chicago, Washington, Bangkok, Beijing, Tokyo, Stockholm and Copenhagen. Three classes are offered on board:  Business, Economy Extra (premium economy) and Economy.

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