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SAS resumes Los Angeles (LAX) – Copenhagen (CPH) nonstop flights!

With the decision of SAS (Scandinavian Airlines) to resume nonstop flights between LAX and CPH, Los Angeles became one out of only two airports on the West Coast to provide nonstop service to Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark. Copenhagen is the largest Scandinavian hub for SAS.

SAS LAX – CPH nonstop flight schedule

The frequency of the SAS route is six times a week. The frequency will increase to daily service beginning March 31. 

Flight time between LAX and Copenhagen

Flight time from LAX to CPH is scheduled for 11 hours and 10 minutes.

Flying from CPH to LAX, “pushing” the jetstream headwinds, is scheduled for 11 hours and 40 minutes.

SAS LAX – CPH frequency and time schedule

  • The SAS flights between Los Angeles and Copenhagen operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

All times are local:

  • Departure from LAX at 2 p.m., arrive in CPH at 10:10 a.m. Departing CPH at 9:35 p.m., arriving at LAX at 12:15 p.m.
A SAS-flight above Norway (video). SAS.

What type of airplanes does SAS use between Los Angeles and Copenhagen?

The planes used for the flights are Airbus A330 and A340 airplanes.

Starting early June, SAS will also use an Airbus A350 for the route. The SAS A350 configuration can carry 300 passengers. There are 40 business-class seats and 32 SAS Plus seats on the aircraft.

Copenhagen, Denmark, a great feed to and from Los Angeles

CPH Airport is the top market in Denmark for passenger demand for flights to and from Los Angeles. In 2019, approximately 148,000 passengers flew between LAX and CPH.

SAS’ last nonstop service between LAX and CPH was in 1994. 

LAWA (Los Angeles World Airports)

SAS flights resumes service between Los Angeles (LAX) and Copenhagen (CPH), LAWAS welcome gathering.
(Second from left to right) Los Angeles City Council President Pro Tem and Chair of the Trade, Commerce & Tourism Committee Joe Buscaino;  Los Angeles World Airports Interim Chief Executive Officer, Justin Erbacci; Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) General Manager for the Americas, Max Knagge; Honorary Consul of Denmark in Los Angeles Torben Aaskov; Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Director of International Trade & Investment, Christine Peterson; Senior Vice President of Business Affairs for Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board Patti MacJennett, and two SAS pilots celebrate the return of nonstop service from Los Angeles International Airport to Copenhagen Airport. Photo: LAWA.

LAWA (Los Angeles World Airports) enthusiastically welcomed the decision to resume the LAX-CPH nonstop flights. The organization is the airport management at LAX.

“Los Angeles welcomes the world, and we are thrilled to welcome direct flights from and to a nation often considered as home to the happiest people on the planet. *Velkommen til Los Angeles, Scandinavian Airlines,”

said Joe Buscaino, President Pro Tem and Chair of the Trade, Commerce & Tourism Committee, Los Angeles City Council.

* Velkommen til Los Angeles Scandinavian Airlines means: Welcome to Los Angeles, Scandinavian Airlines in the Danish language.

Buscaino continued,

“With travel between Los Angeles and Copenhagen growing by an average of 10 percent annually over the last five years, it’s a great time for Scandinavian Airlines to relaunch nonstop flights from LAX to Copenhagen,” said Justin Erbacci, Interim Chief Executive Officer, LAWA. “This service will stimulate new opportunities for international travelers to visit L.A. and for Angelenos to experience the exceptional beauty, art, food, culture and vibrancy of Denmark’s capital city and other destinations in Scandinavia and Northern Europe.”

What do you think about the return of nonstop SAS flights between LAX and CPH? You can send your comments or questions here.

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