Airline operations

SAS transported more than 30 million passengers, including charter passengers, in 2017/2018. Revenue totaled approximately SEK 45 billion.

SAS is Scandinavia’s leading airline and has an attractive offering to frequent Travelers. SAS offered more than 800 daily flights in 2017/2018 to 125 destinations in Europe, the US and Asia. In addition, SAS offers an extended network through its partners and Star Alliance.

A key component of the current strategy is to offer the best product to meet the entire travel needs of frequent travelers in Scandinavia. To be able to compete effectively in the growing leisure market, SAS has expanded its network with a significantly increased number of leisure destinations. This has been made possible through new, enhanced operating conditions in terms of costs and flexibility.

Punctuality and regularity

Our punctuality was 77.7% during 2018 and SAS was the sixth most punctual airline in Europe. Regularity for SAS was 98.0% (98.9%).

Environmental activities

In FY 2018, we set a new target to reduce our total carbon emissions by 25% by 2030 compared with 2005. Around half of these reductions will be achieved through fleet renewal and other improvements, and half through the adoption of biofuels. By 2030, we aim to use 100% biofuel for domestic flights.

At the end of the fiscal year, we have reduced our total emissions by 2.8% compared with 2005, while increasing our production by around 20% (including both passengers and cargo). In the coming years we expect this trend to continue – by further reducing our total emissions, while increasing our production.SAS’s environmental work has been structured under the framework of a environmental management system, which is certified under ISO 14001.

Aircraft fleet

Scandinavian Airlines has an extensive network of destinations with large and smaller traffic flows, which requires a fleet with aircraft of varying size and range to make the customer offering attractive to more frequent travelers. In October 2017, Scandinavian Airlines had an aircraft fleet comprising 157 aircraft in service.