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December 2019

2.4 million passengers traveled with SAS in November

The number of travelers flying with SAS during November were in line with last year, whereas currency adjusted unit revenues and passenger yield increased with 1.4% and 0.8%, respectively.
November 2019

SAS launches sustainable packaging onboard

SAS is now launching a new packaging of the award-winning New Nordic by SAS food concept. The new design of the cube will save up to 51 tons of plastics per year. This is one of many important steps toward reaching SAS goal of having 100 percent sustainable materials in the customer offering no later than 2030.

First new A321LR to enter SAS fleet

The first of three new A321LRs, a narrow-bodied aircraft suited for longer distances, will enter service in the SAS fleet on September 18, 2020. The new aircraft is equipped with a service concept with three travel classes, like the rest of SAS’ long-haul fleet, and will increase SAS’ flexibility to meet Scandinavian travel patterns. The new aircraft, part of SAS’ ongoing fleet renewal will reduce climate-impacting emissions in comparison to previous generations of similar aircraft.

Expected earnings before tax better than previously communicated on the back of strong passenger figures

SAS’ outlook in the third quarter report was “that it will be challenging to reach a positive result before tax and items affecting comparability in fiscal year 2019”. As a result of strong passenger figures and an improved unit revenue, the outlook is revised as SAS’ earnings before tax and items affecting comparability is estimated to be in the range of SEK 700-800 million for the fiscal year 2019.
October 2019

National X-country team buys biofuel from SAS

The Swedish cross-country team has decided to invest in biofuel to reduce its climate affecting emissions. The team is buying biofuel from SAS at an amount equivalent to the fuel consumption of the skiers’ and trainers’ flights between Stockholm and Östersund in 2019.

Future Olympians will travel with SAS to Tokyo

The Swedish basketball club team Malbas P04 from Malmö, the Danish karate club AKD Karate from Allerød and the Norwegian athletics club IL Tyrving from Bærum will be traveling to Tokyo this November to train as well as exchange experiences with local Japanese sportsmen and women ahead of the 2020 summer Olympics.  

SAS back on Bardufoss

From February 1, 2020, SAS will reinstate year-round flights to Bardufoss after a 12-year gap, establishing three daily flights to and from Oslo, with connections to the SAS and Star Alliance global network.

SAS wins contract with the Norwegian Armed Forces

SAS has won a contract with the Armed Forces in Norway, in direct competition with Norwegian. The contract is worth a total value of ca. NOK 1 billion over four years. The Armed Forces contract is one of the biggest public sector contracts the airlines have competed for, with SAS outperforming its competitor on all criteria.

SAS increases flights to the Faroes

During winter season, SAS will expand capacity of its Faroe Islands route by 41 percent. At the same time RNP landings have led to more stable operation of the route despite difficult weather conditions. The Faroe Islands continue to be a central investment and venture for SAS, who are set to operate the route with the new Airbus A320neo, the market’s quietest and fuel-efficient aircraft. 

SAS becomes main partner for Sweden’s Paralympic Committee ahead of the Paralympics in Tokyo 2020

SAS has today signed an agreement with Sweden’s Paralympic Committee (SPK) regarding a partnership ahead of the upcoming Paralympic Games in Tokyo in August 2020. The partnership will mean that the Paralympic team will fly to Japan with SAS and that SPK, together with SAS, will be one of the hosts for the "House of Scandinavia", a meeting place for Scandinavian representatives, media and ambassadors during the Olympic and Paralympic Games. 


The SAS campaign ‘The Arrivals’, produced in close collaboration with & Co./NoA, has been awarded three Effie Awards Europe, which pay tribute to the most effective marketing initiatives in Europe.



During September 2.9 million passengers traveled with SAS

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.

Adria Airways leaves Star Alliance

Slovenian airline Adria Airways, headquartered in Ljubljana, has ceased to be a member of Star Alliance effective 02 October 2019.
September 2019

SAS joins Nordic initiative for electric aviation

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.

SAS travelers can now buy biofuel

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.

SAS opens new route to Seville from Stockholm

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.

Nearly 2.8 million passengers traveled with SAS in August

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 announces new route to Los Angeles from Copenhagen

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.
August 2019


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 seeks youth teams for exchange programme in new Olympic campaign

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.

Invitation to SAS’ Q3 2019 teleconference

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,...

Avianca Brasil to exit Star Alliance

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 introduces direct services to the new airport in Sälen/Trysil

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.

Stable production yields record number of passengers for July

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.  
July 2019

Nearly 3 million passengers traveled with SAS in June

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%.
June 2019

Star Alliance named best airline alliance

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.

SAS announces first A350 flights and features

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.

May traffic figures affected by two days of pilot strike

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.

New Nordic by SAS serves up two vegetarian menus

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.

Cutting weight – for more sustainable flying

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.

IATA and Star Alliance extend cooperation to improve passenger experience

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.
May 2019

Quarter negatively impacted by pilot strike

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 to research hybrid and electric aircraft

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.

Invitation to SAS Q2 2019 teleconference

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.

SAS opens a new direct route to Luxembourg

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.

Changes to Nomination Committee for SAS AB (publ)

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...

Weak April traffic figures due to pilot strike

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.
April 2019

Additional traffic disruptions due to pilot strike

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.

The pilot strike in SAS is expanded as the pilot unions in Denmark and Norway choose strike

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.

The Swedish pilot union, Svensk Pilotförening, choose to go on 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 launches new direct route from Brussels to Tromsø

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.

SAS has been CO2 offsetting 1.5 million Youth Tickets

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.

SAS launches new direct route to Beirut from Stockholm

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.
March 2019

SAS pop-up restaurant transforms SXSW food waste into 9-course gourmet dining

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.

Kay Kratky proposed as new Board member of SAS AB

  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...
February 2019

SAS launches new campaign – Scandinavia Starts at Takeoff

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.

Financial development in line with guidance

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...

Invitation to SAS Q1 2019 teleconference

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 partners with Skyscanner on multi-carrier itineraries

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.

SAS brings the best of Scandinavia to SXSW

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.

1.8 million flew with SAS during January

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.
January 2019

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.

SAS Annual Report – Fiscal Year 2018

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 expands its fleet – leases three A321 Long Range

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 traffic figures – December 2018

• 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.
flysas November 22, 2019
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flysas November 19, 2019
Las Palmas has more to offer than sun & beaches 🌄 Less than 40km into the interior lies the old village of Tejeda. Sitting on the edge of a volcanic crater surrounded by stunning rock formations, old rock carvings and great hiking trails #flysas #wearetravelers  #GranCanaria
flysas Las Palmas has more to offer than sun & beaches 🌄 Less than 40km into the interior lies the old village of Tejeda. Sitting on the edge of a volcanic crater surrounded by stunning rock formations, old rock carvings and great hiking trails #flysas #wearetravelers #GranCanaria
flysas November 14, 2019
flysas "When your backyard looks like a national park 🐎" - stunning place and picture by traveler @jdubcaptures #wearetravelers #flysas #faroeislands
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