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SAS Flying To Atlanta in 2024 a SkyTeam Oriented Move?

It’s been an interesting few months for SAS. The Scandinavian carrier has secured vital investment by the Air France-KLM group and has also announced its plans to exit Star Alliance in favour of SkyTeam. Much has happened in this 2023 winter season and I’m sure the SAS management hopes that 2024 will be an exciting new chapter for the airline. What is certain is that the airline will be expanding its US from the next summer season with more flights across the Atlantic. SAS is ready to launch flight SK929 to Atlanta.

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Flying to Atlanta, A SkyTeam Oriented Move For SAS?

It is very interesting how SAS has decided to announce a flight to none other than Delta‘s number 1 hub in the US. This decision landed just months after the airline announced that it has intention to depart Star Alliance and enter the Air France-KLM and Delta centric SkyTeam.

It almost feels like Scandinavian is already aligning with its future likely ownership by serving one of the key airports of the new alliance it’ll join.

Another Copenhagen Flight, With Stockholm Left Behind

The new flight SAS flight SK929 will be serving Atlanta (ATL) from what is, and will be more and more, the airline’s main hub: Copenhagen. Copenhagen is destined to be by far the most important hub for Scandinavian. This is a result of the Swedish government not confirming its investment commitment during the negotiations with the new investo Air France-KLM.

Therefore we’ll see Stockholm become a secondary airport which is likely to feed much of its traffic into Copenhagen for long range services. On the flip side Copenhagen will centralise most of the new long range important services.

SAS launches new flight from Copenhagen to Atlanta in Summer of 2024 SK929

The Copenhagen to Atlanta SAS SK929 Flight Schedule

The flight will takeoff ahead of the summer season, in order to intercept as much of that precious Europe-bound US traffic. However it will continue to be present in the SAS route network throughout winter of 2024 with a reduced frequency.

The first SK929 flight will operate on June 17th 2024. From the launch date until the beginning of the winter season it’ll be a daily connections and then reduced to a 5 times weekly service.

During the winter months SK929 from Copenhagen to Atlanta will operate every:

  • Monday
  • Wednesday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

As for the timing of the flight that remains the same year round with SK929 operating flights from Copenhagen to Atlanta as follows:

FlightFromToDepartsArrives
SK929Copenhagen
(CPH)
Atlanta
(ATL)
13:1019:00
SK930Atlanta
(ATL)
Copenhagen
(CPH)
17:1010:20+1

2 Different Wide Bodies on The Route

What will differ between the summer and winter seasons will be the aircraft flying the route. While in the summer time passengers will be travelling on a quite dated Airbus A330-300, in the winter time SK929 Copenhagen to Atlanta route will see a much more modern Airbus A350-900.

The planes are fitted with similar cabin layouts. Both feature a 3 class layout offering Business Class, Premium Economy and Economy Class.

What differs is the number of seats per cabin that the two planes offer.

A330-300 (layout)A350-900 (layout)
Business Class32 (1-2-1)40 (1-2-1)
Premium Economy56 (2-3-2)32 (2-4-2)
Economy178 (2-4-2)228 (3-3-3)

Looking at the economy cabin, even better than a premium economy seat are 31C/31G and 41A which are not emergency exit rows however have no seat in front of them. So if you can get your hands on one of these without paying too much of a premium over your fare you will have an excellent travel experience.

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Ex Cabin Crew with Emirates, I've always loved travelling and other cultures. In this website I'll be sharing my experiences along with my reviews of the latest Korean Dramas and TV Series I've watched.

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