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SAS reports an increase of 3% in number of passengers compared to same period last year. Unit revenues increased with 4.4% and passenger yield with 5.4% which affirms the positive trend seen during the year.
Slovenian airline Adria Airways, headquartered in Ljubljana, has ceased to be a member of Star Alliance effective 02 October 2019.
SAS is continuing to strengthen its seasonal offering and will be launching 14 new direct routes and 5 totally new destinations from Scandinavia in summer 2020 – Bari, Rhodes, Tivat, Zadar and Valencia. Tickets for the summer additions will be available on 30 September.
A Nordic initiative to drive the development of electric aircraft is now being launched. Funded by Nordic Innovation (an organization under the Nordic Council of Ministers), a platform is created where SAS together with other Nordic players gather.
For the first time in 21 years, SAS has launched a brand new visual identity and revealed a new design for its aircraft exterior. The new livery is a modern take on classic Scandinavian design, and to highlight the future of SAS, the new Airbus A350 and A320neo, the market's most modern and fuel-efficient aircraft, will be the first to feature the new design.
Travelers flying with SAS can now voluntarily choose to buy biofuel and so help reduce climate-affecting CO2 emissions by up to 80 percent. The new non-profit service aims to pioneer a large-scale and competitive market for biofuel within aviation, in line with SAS’ sustainability strategy.
From 29th February 2020, SAS will fly to Seville, in Spain, from Stockholm, Arlanda. The new direct route to the Andalucian capital will be operated on Saturdays until 16th May.
Some 2.8 million passengers traveled with SAS during August, an increase of 0.4% compared to the same month last year. Also, operational performance remained at high levels and unit revenue and yield continues to develop favorably.
SAS is opening a year-round route to Los Angeles from Copenhagen. The first flight will be in January 2020. Big demand from leisure travelers in Denmark and a more attractive timetable with daily flights mean that the route will be part of the flight program from the new year.
MAY 2019–JULY 2019 Revenue: MSEK 13,552 (13,146) Income before tax (EBT): MSEK 1,490 (2,034) Income before tax and items affecting comparability: MSEK 1,495 (2,008) Net income for the period:...
SAS is starting its campaign Future Olympians today in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. The campaign is aimed at finding three Scandinavian youth teams for an exchange programme that will take them to Japan to meet local athletes in basketball, track and field, and karate in the run-up to the Summer Olympics in Tokyo in 2020.
SAS will publish the interim report for the third quarter of the fiscal year 2019 on Tuesday, 27th of August 2019, at approximately 08.00 AM (CET). A teleconference and webcast for investors,...
Brazilian airline Ocean Air Linhas Aéreas S/A, headquartered in São Paulo and formerly doing business as Avianca Brasil, will formally leave Star Alliance with effect from 1 September 2019. Star Alliance maintains a competitive network in the region.
SAS is responding to the great interest in English football by introducing a new direct service from Stavanger to Manchester. The service will be operating all year round, with two departures a week.
During the 2019-2020 winter season SAS is going to start direct flights from Copenhagen, Aalborg and London to Scandinavian Mountains Airport, the new airport in Sälen/Trysil. The new airport is only a short distance from around 250 ski slopes in Sweden and Norway. The new services will give snow lovers from Denmark, Southern Sweden and the United Kingdom a totally new way of enjoying Scandinavia’s leading winter sports area.
During July, more than 2.8 million passengers traveled with SAS, which is a record number for July and a slight increase compared to the same month last year. At the same time, SAS had a significant improvement in operational performance as well as a favorable development of yield.
The number of passengers traveling with SAS increased slightly compared to same month last year and reached the highest reported number for a single month. Unit revenue continues to develop favorably and increased with 4.8%.
For the fourth year running, Star Alliance has claimed the Best Airline Alliance title at the Skytrax World Airline Awards, with the Alliance’s prestigious Los Angeles Lounge retaining the Best Airline Alliance Lounge Award for the fifth year in a row.
From January 2020, travelers can look forward to exploring the world in the most fuel-efficient and comfortable long haul aircraft, the Airbus A350. The new aircraft is a key investment and part of the extensive renewal of the SAS fleet, tailored to reduce emissions, and in line with the Scandinavian outlook on travel.
The pilot strike had a negative impact also on May traffic figures as it affected nearly 100 000 customers. Underlying trend of positive unit revenue development continues with an increase of 1.6% compared to same period last year.
From June, SAS is expanding its award-winning concept ‘New Nordic by SAS’ with two vegetarian menus. The concept is based on seasonal dishes made from local produce. The vegetarian menus are prepared with refined ingredients of Nordic provenance, such as Vreta yellow peas, Slätte Gård field peas and Gotland lentils.
Every step on the way to sustainable travel is important. From this autumn, tax-free sales will therefore cease on SAS flights. This will reduce the overall weight of our aircraft, which in turn will save fuel and cut emissions.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Star Alliance have renewed their collaboration on traveller document verification to improve the passenger experience. Star Alliance and IATA, in a signing ceremony at IATA’s 75th Annual General Meeting in Seoul, agreed that IATA’s Timatic AutoCheck solution will continue to power Automated Document Check (ADC) for Star Alliance member carriers.
SAS has divested its 37.5% ownership in Air Greenland A/S to the Government of Greenland. The transaction is a result of several years of discussions and negotiations, ending an era of ownership...
FEBRUARY 2019–APRIL 2019 Revenue: MSEK 10,187 (9,916) Income before tax (EBT): MSEK -1,216 (-488) Income before tax and items affecting comparability: MSEK -1,211 (-309) Net income for the period:...
SAS and Airbus have signed a joint Memorandum of Understanding for hybrid and electric aircraft eco-system and infrastructure requirements research. This is a unique cooperation to establish the requirements for the next generation of sustainable aircraft. The project aims to gain an understanding of the introduction of hybrid-electric aircraft for large-scale commercial use.
SAS will publish the interim report for the second quarter of the fiscal year 2019 on Tuesday, 28th of May 2019, at approximately 08.00 AM (CET). A teleconference and webcast for investors, analysts...
The new winter schedule from SAS offers a new direct route between Copenhagen and Italy's fourth largest city, Turin, famous for Italian classics such as espresso, vermouth and FIAT, plus skiing and world renowned wine districts.
From early November, SAS will fly a new route from Stockholm to Luxembourg. The route will operate three times a week with departures on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. SAS is the only airline that offers a direct connection between Stockholm and one of the leading business destinations in Europe.
SAS AB has been informed that the Swedish government through the Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation has decided to make a change, which means that the current member Carl Rosén has...
Lars Sandahl Sørensen, Deputy President and COO, has decided to leave SAS to fill the position as new CEO of Dansk Industri.
Over 2 800 flights were canceled and nearly 270 000 customers were affected during the first five days of the pilot strike, resulting in weak traffic figures in April.
SAS reaches agreements with pilots’ unions and the pilot strike in Denmark, Norway and Sweden has ended
Negotiations between SAS and SPF (Svensk Pilotförening), NSF/NF (Norsk Flygerforbund*), SNF (SAS Norge Pilotforening*) and DPF (Dansk Pilotforening*) are now concluded. The parties have agreed on new collective bargaining agreements and all flights in Denmark, Norway and Sweden will be resumed as soon as possible.
We deeply regret that our customers are being affected by the ongoing pilot strike that has led to delays and cancellations. As a result of the ongoing conflict, SAS will cancel additional departures on Wednesday.
Members of the Scandinavian pilot unions in SAS Scandinavia have been called out on strike. As a consequence of the strike, domestic, European and long-haul flights have been canceled, and thousands of travelers will be affected. Flights operated by SAS Ireland and airlines that are subcontractors of SAS will not be affected by the strike.
Members of the Swedish pilot union (Svensk Pilotförening, SPF) in SAS Scandinavia have been called out on strike. As a consequence of the strike, domestic, European and long-haul flights have been canceled, and thousands of travelers will be affected. Flights operated by SAS Ireland and airlines that are subcontractors of SAS will not be affected by the strike.
SAS will operate a Boeing 737 on the route on Saturdays from January to March. The winter period is seen as a particularly attractive time to visit Northern Norway, so SAS has reached agreements with numerous companies in the tourism sector to attract tourists to the “Paris of the North”, Tromsø.
Over the past year, SAS has been CO2 offsetting all Youth Tickets, amounting to a total of almost 1.5 million tickets, an increase of five percent. The initiative is part of SAS' ambition to promote more sustainable travel.
2.5 million passengers travelled with SAS in March, an increase of some 70 000 compared to last year. Higher yield compensated for a lower passenger load factor, resulting in an improved unit revenue.
At the end of June, SAS will begin to fly from Stockholm to Beirut twice a week. The route will initially be operated on Wednesdays and Sundays and then from mid-August on Wednesdays and Saturdays until 7 September. SAS already flies to the Lebanese capital from Copenhagen during the summer months.
The March 13, 2019 Annual General Meeting in SAS (the “AGM”) resolved to adopt the proposal by the Nomination Committee to re-elect Carsten Dilling as Chairman of the Board and Dag...
In February, the number of passengers traveling with SAS was in line with last year. A slight decrease in passenger load factor was offset by a higher yield, resulting in an improved unit revenue.
Festival guests at SXSW can look forward to an unforgettable night at pop-up sustainable-gourmet restaurant “Lokal” featuring Scandinavian techniques and flavors added to Texan dishes and local ingredients by the Swedish chef Paul Svensson, Kamilla Seidler from Denmark, and Norwegian-Icelandic Atli Màr Yngvason.
On 6 February 2019, SAS AB published its notice convening the Annual General Meeting (AGM) to take place on 13 March 2019. In the notice the Nomination Committee nominated the seven current...
The new SAS campaign “Scandinavia Starts at Takeoff” is inspiring travelers from around the world to visit Scandinavia. Across four short films employees of SAS share what they love most about Scandinavia.
November 2018 - January 2019 Revenue: MSEK 9,534 (8,978) Earnings before tax and nonrecurring items: MSEK -724 (-385) EBT: MSEK -576 (-285) Net income for the period: MSEK -469 (-249) Earnings per...
SAS will publish the interim report for the first quarter of the fiscal year 2019 on Wednesday, 27th of February 2019, at approximately 08.00 AM (CET). A teleconference and webcast for investors, analysts and media will be held at 10.00 AM (CET).
Star Alliance, the world’s largest airline alliance, has partnered with Skyscanner, the world’s travel search engine, to allow travellers visiting the Star Alliance website to search for flights, view airfares and book them directly with its member airlines.
Meet, taste, test, and experience the best of the future together with some of Scandinavia’s most innovative organizations, companies, and profiles at House of Scandinavia, a creative hub hosted by SAS at the festival South by Southwest 2019. Held in Austin, Texas, SAS flies directly from Scandinavia to the city, with CO2 compensated tickets.
The number of passengers traveling with SAS's scheduled traffic increased slightly compared to January 2018. At the same time, the passenger load factor and unit revenue increased.
Shareholders in SAS AB (publ) (Company) are hereby invited to attend the Annual General Meeting on 13 March 2019. The Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at 15 p.m. at SAS head office, Frösundaviks allé 1, Solna.
Effective 1 February, SAS is going to offset the flight carbon footprint of all tickets booked using a EuroBonus number.
SAS becomes principal partner to the Scandinavian Olympic Committees for the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022
SAS is entering into a unique cross border partnership with the three national Scandinavian Olympic Committees (DIF, NIF and SOK)* as principal partner to the Scandinavian Olympic Committees in the run up to and during the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020 and Olympic Winter Games in Beijing 2022. With the initiative, SAS aims to support the Olympic competitors in the national teams of Denmark, Norway and Sweden on their journey towards the Olympic Games.
At a Board meeting of SAS AB, the November 2017-October 2018 annual report for the SAS Group and its parent company SAS AB was presented and approved. The annual report is now available on the...
SAS has signed a leasing agreement with ALC (Air Lease Corporation) which means SAS will expand its aircraft fleet with three Airbus A321LR. This gives SAS an opportunity to offer travelers more intercontinental routes, fewer stopovers and shorter travel times to and from Scandinavia. The first aircraft will enter into service in the first half of 2020.
SAS has appointed Michel Fischier as new Head of Investor Relations at SAS. He joins from Hoist Finance, where he has been Head of IR since 2016.
• SAS scheduled traffic compared to the same month last year: - Number of passengers decreased by 1.9% to just below 1.9 million. - Capacity (ASK) and traffic (RPK) decreased by 1.9% and 1.8%, respectively. - Passenger load factor increased by 0.1 p.p. to 68.9%. • Nominal yield and PASK increased by 4.4% and 4.5%, respectively. • Currency adjusted yield and PASK increased by 0.5% and 0.6%, respectively.