SAS flies its longest flight ever to Lima

SAS A350-900

SAS flies its longest flight ever to Lima. The airline is flying from Stockholm to Lima using an A350. This route surpasses the record set by SAS last week for flying its longest route from Copenhagen to Lima for repatriating Scandinavian citizens. The flight sent from Stockholm is to repatriate another group of Scandinavian citizens.

SAS operates its longest flight

SAS flies its longest flight ever to Lima. The airline is flying from Stockholm to Lima. The aircraft is A350-900 registered as SE-RSA which is a 4 month old aircraft. The aircraft was stationed at Copenhagen and operated a ferry flight to Stockholm before flying to Lima.

SAS A350-900
SAS had flown its two longest flights in history to Lima from Copenhagen and Stockholm. Photo: SAS

The aircraft departed in the early hours at 01:00 local time and is estimated to arrive in Lima in the morning. SAS had repatriated another set of Scandinavians last week from Lima.

SAS SK7030 Stockholm to Lima
SAS A350-900 flight SK7030 flying from Stockholm to Lima. Photo: FlightRadar24

This comes days after the airline had operated its then longest flight from Copenhagen to Lima which is now replaced by this flight from Stockholm to Lima.

Map of SAS flight to Lima
SAS flew two non-stop flights to Lima from Copenhagen and Stockholm. Image: GC mapper

The airline flew 11,086km from Copenhagen to Lima and now the distance calculated amounts to 11,435km. The airline is now operating limited number of flights due to lower travel demands as well as repatriation flights to bring back Scandinavians.

Previous flight to Lima

SAS had previously operated to Lima last week from Copenhagen using an A350-900 registered as SE-RSB named ‘Hagbard Viking’ and is one of the latest additions to its fleet.

SAS A350-900 at Lima
SAS A350-900 registered as SE-RSB at Lima operating a repatriation flight to Copenhagen. Photo: SAS

The flight operated from Copenhagen to Lima and back. It had bought back 290 travellers back with it to Copenhagen. At that point it was the longest flight operated by SAS and is now replaced by SAS flight from Stockholm to Lima as the longest flight operated by the airline.

Conclusion

SAS has been breaking its own record of flying its longest flight. Airlines are operating repatriation flights to various destinations which they wouldn’t fly on normal basis.

SAS has created another record following last week by operating its longest flight recorded. With repatriation of Scandinavian citizens set to continue globally, we shouldn’t be surprised if SAS breaks this record once again.

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