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SAS plans cargo route to Dubai

SAS Cargo has launched a direct connection between Scandinavia and Dubai.

SAS Cargo has launched a direct connection between Scandinavia and Dubai. The service will commence operations from October 2007, flying three times a week in both directions, using the Airbus A340.

"Dubai is one of the fastest growing cities on earth, making it highly attract for businesses," said Lars Sandahl, chief commercial officer, Scandinavian Airlines International. "It has truly established itself as one of the world's leading trading centres. The opening of this destination offers SAS Cargo's customers smooth and time efficient access to the expanding Dubai market."

The airlines decided to introduce the route following increasing levels of customer demand. The direct service will run until March 2008. "This service is part of SAS Cargo's new strategy, the aim of which is to become even better at meeting the needs of customers," added Sandahl.

"Dubai also offers excellent connection possibilities to destinations in the Middle East and Indian subcontinent."

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