Effective March 2023, the European Union (EU) will implement the Release 2 of its new “Import Control System” (EU-ICS2) regulations. As a result, all air cargo and mail shipments carried to or via EU Member States will need to comply with EU-ICS2. This means changes to electronic messages and to processes for many players in the air transport logistic chain; Shippers, Forwarding Agents, Ground Handlers and Carriers.
SAS Cargo plans for implementation on 01.07.2023, and will soon publish information about what we need from our customers and which effect the ICS2 will have on our processes in order to comply with the EU regulations.
Please see the following link for more explanation ICS2
On December 16th 2022, SAS started offering more frequent departures between Copenhagen Airport and Shanghai Pudong International Airport. After operating the second weekly flight for the first time on the 16th of December, SAS will fly from January 6th from Copenhagen to Shanghai every Tuesday and Friday and from Shanghai to Copenhagen every Thursday and Sunday, throughout the winter season.
The flights are conveniently timed with late evening departures from Copenhagen and early morning arrivals back in Copenhagen to ensure full connectivity for passengers and air cargo with the SAS network.
SAS operates the Shanghai route with the Airbus A350. Apart from offering passengers a unique travel experience, this aircraft has a much lower fuel consumption and up to 30 percent lower CO2 emissions than previous comparable aircraft.
SAS has expanded its customer and cargo offer to New York by starting a direct route to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, from Copenhagen.
On 9 February, SAS launched its new route between Copenhagen Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. With the new route, it will be possible for SAS' customers to travel easily to and from New York's west and east sides, as SAS continues to fly from Scandinavia to Newark. The first flight will take place with SAS' latest addition to the fleet, the A321 Long Range but as of the summer program which will start in late March 2023, the route will be flown daily with an Airbus A330 wide-body aircraft. This will improve our offering to SAS Cargo customers also
With the launch of its new route to JFK in New York, SAS offers frequent departures to this convenient and efficient airport, with easy access to and from New York, as well as many options for onward flights.
To start with, SAS will fly to JFK five times a week from Copenhagen. The frequency will be increased to daily departures when the summer traffic program comes into force. SAS Cargo uses WFS as Cargo Handler in building 151 at JFK. You can find more details under “Operations” > Handling by Station > JFK or click here.
"We are delighted to open our new route to JFK. SAS already offers a solid product to Newark from Scandinavia, and we believe that this addition of a route to JFK from Copenhagen will strengthen the New York offering for our customers. USA is a strategically important market for SAS and we will continue to develop new routes and destinations," says Anko van der Werff, President & CEO, SAS.
SAS is experiencing continued demand for more and more frequent departures to American destinations. In winter, SAS will offer approximately 130 weekly departures, on a total of 12 routes.