SAS Launches New Stavanger to Houston Service

SAS is launching services between Stavanger and Houston on August 20, making it easier for leading players in the oil industry to connect Norway (and the rest of Scandinavia) and Houston, Texas.

"The route we have established is a tailored product for a defined market with particular travel needs," Rickard Gustafson, president and CEO of SAS, said in a statement. "The...timetable provides excellent connections throughout Scandinavia in both directions, while Houston is a hub for places to the south and west such as Mexico, Los Angeles, Dallas and Phoenix with the Star Alliance,"

The route will be operated by a business version of the Boeing 737-700 and will have an SAS Long Haul Business Class concept on board, which offers 44 business seats and full-service meals and service.

SAS has entered into a "wet lease" agreement with the company PrivatAir, which has this special version of the Boeing 737-700. The aircraft will carry SAS's distinctive colors and logo.

The route will launch on August 20, just ahead of the major oil exhibition in Stavanger, Offshore Northern Seas (ONS). Tickets for route, which will operate daily except Saturdays, go on sale on April 29.