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Scandinavian Airlines

flag-carrier airline of Denmark, Norway and Sweden

Scandinavian Airlines (fd. Scandinavian Airlines System) (SAS) is the flag carrier of Sweden, Norway and Denmark. On August 1, 1946, the airline was founded. [1] The first flight was held on September 17, 1946. [2] In 1959, it bought its first jet aircraft. [3] The Boeing 747 and DC-10 wide-body airplanes were bought the early 70s [4] In 1976, SAS started a partnership with Thai Airways and in 1989, SAS started another partnership with Continental Airlines. [5] SAS launched its frequent-flyer program in 1992. [6] SAS helped start the Star Alliance in 1997. [7] Starting in 2012, SAS started having many financial troubles. In 2013, the airline introduced new classes on its planes to compete with budget airlines. [8] The airline currently operates many routes in Europe, Africa, Asia and North America.

Scandinavian Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
SK SAS SCANDINAVIAN
Founded1946
Hubs
Fleet size135
HeadquartersStockholm
Website[1]

FleetEdit

SAS Fleet
Type In
Service
Orders Passengers
(Business/Extra/Economy)
Routes Notes
Airbus A319 4 0 141(0/0/141) Europe, Scandinavia
Airbus A320 13 0 168 (0/0/168) Europe, Scandinavia
Airbus A321 8 0 187 (0/0/187) Europe, Scandinavia
Airbus A330-300 4 4 264 (34/35/195) North America
Airbus A340-300 8 0 245 (46/28/171) North America and Asia
Airbus A350 XWB 8 308 (36/32/240) international Deliveries in 2018
Boeing 717 5 0 115 (0/0/115) Scandinavia
Boeing 737-400 0 0 150 (0/0/150) retired
Boeing 737-500 0 0 120 (0/0/120) retired
Boeing 737-600 27 0 112-123 (0/0/112-123) Domestic, Scandinavia, Europe Largest operator of the Boeing 737-600
Boeing 737-700 29 0 131-141 (0/0/131-141) Norway domestic, Scandinavia, Europe
Boeing 737-800 29 0 186 (0/0/186) Domestic, Scandinavia, Europe
Bombardier CRJ900 12 3 + 17 options 88 (0/0/88) Domestic, Scandinavia, Europe Dash-8 replacement aircraft.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. "SAS Scandinavian Airlines Fleet Details and History". www.planespotters.net.
  2. "SAS Makes Your Travel Easier". www.flysas.com.
  3. "1960s: Welcome to the Jet Age - Scandinavian Traveler". Scandinavian Traveler - For the modern traveler from Scandinavian Airlines.
  4. "SAS : The United Nations of the Air". www.boeing.com.
  5. Burton, Richard M.; Obel, Borge (2012). Strategic Organizational Diagnosis and Design: Developing Theory for Application. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 134. ISBN 978-1-4684-0023-6.
  6. "SAS EuroBonus Members Can Now Easily Transfer EuroBonus Points to Friends and Family Through Points.com". Points International Ltd.
  7. https://www.flysas.com/upload/International/SKI/Media-center/Mediakit/Oct08/Star%20Alliance.pdf
  8. http://www.sas.com/content/dam/SAS/en_us/doc/other1/2013-annual-report.pdf