At their board meeting held in Vienna 13 December, the Chief Executives of the Star Alliance member airlines decided unanimously to recommence the integration process with Air India.
Avianca’s Existing Membership to Include Avianca Brazil. On December 13, The Chief Executive Board of Star Alliance agreed to extend Avianca’s membership of the Alliance to include its partner Avianca Brazil. The unanimous decision marks the first step in Star Alliance’s strategy to secure its position in the Brazilian market following current member airline TAM’s decision to leave the Alliance as a consequence of its merger with LAN.
The Chief Executives of Star Alliance member airlines, representing one-third of the global aviation industry, met December 12 to 13 in Vienna to discuss the strategic development of the Alliance, including the benefits offered to its most loyal customers, its membership strategy and important projects and topics for 2014.
The total traffic (RPK) decreased by 0.9%. SAS total capacity (ASK) was up by 3.2% The SAS load factor decreased by 2.8 p.u. to 68.0%.
SAS today announces 34 new peak summer routes for the summer 2014 timetable. This means that SAS will offer direct flights to new and exciting leisure destinations from all main airports and a number of regional airports in Scandinavia.
SAS continues to improve its customer offering by launching new routes. From four Scandinavian airports SAS is opening seven new routes in the summer 2014 timetable.
SAS and Apollo continue their long working relationship, signing an agreement for the summer season once again. The agreement is for 2014 and involves SAS flying Apollo’s customers from 17 different locations in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. It is worth SEK 910 million.
Scandinavian Airlines traffic development. Traffic increased by 0.8% and capacity was up 4%. The load factor was 72.3%, down 2.3 p.u. Number of passengers decreased 1% to 2.4 million.
At the Annual Shareholders' Meeting in SAS AB on 20 March 2013, members for the SAS AB Nomination Committee were appointed. Information about the Nomination Committee's composition has previously...
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Swissport International Ltd. (“Swissport”) and Scandinavian Airline Systems (“SAS”) today announced they have signed an agreement by which Swissport acquires a 10% stake in each of SAS’ three ground handling companies. The acquisition which has insignificant impact on profitability and liquidity of the SAS Group is effective as of 1stNovember 2013.
SAS Group’s capacity (ASK) was up by 5.2%. The Group’s traffic (RPK) increased by 1.6%. The SAS Group’s load factor decreased by 2.6 p.u. to 73.9%. SAS Group carried 2.7 million passengers in September, up 1.1% vs last year.
On 25 June 2013, SAS and Airbus signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the order of 12 new long haul aircraft. Today, SAS and Airbus have signed the final long haul aircraft order agreement...
On 3 May 2013, SAS announced that an agreement had been signed to sell 80% of the shares in Widerøe's Flyveselskap AS (Widerøe) to an investment group consisting of Torghatten ASA, Fjord1 AS and...
SAS and Disney have teamed up around the Nordic launch of Disney’s new animated family movie Planes. As part of the collaboration, SAS has decorated on one of its airplanes with characters from the movie. The striped plane is now in traffic, helping to boost excitement for the coming release of Disney’s Planes in Nordic theaters in the upcoming weeks. It will fly until mid-May 2014.
The SAS Group’s parent company, SAS AB, issues an unsecured senior bond on the Nordic capital markets. The bond amounts to MSEK 1,500, pays a fixed coupon of 9.00% and has a tenor of approximately...
SAS and The Walt Disney Company Nordic have agreed to work together around the launch of Disney’s family movie Planes in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark. Planes in an action-packed animated comedy from the world above Cars. It premieres in Nordic theatres in September and October of this year.
SAS Group's August 2013 traffic figures. SAS Group’s capacity (ASK) was up by 11.7% as capacity was increased on leisure routes to southern Europe. The Group’s traffic (RPK) increased by 10.3%.
SAS Group’s capacity (ASK) was up by 15.1% as capacity was increased on leisure routes to southern Europe. The Group’s traffic (RPK) increased by 12.2%. The SAS Group’s load factor decreased by 2.1 p.u. to 83.9%.
As part of the recently launched plan to improve the financial position of SAS Group, 4 Excellence Next Generation, SAS has now finalized the sale and leaseback of six Boeing 737-600´s to...
SAS (Scandinavian Airlines System Denmark -Norway- Sweden) has on 30 July 2013 managed to accomplish a private placement of MEUR 35. The private placement is unsecured and has a 5 years term. The...
SAS Group's June 2013 traffic figures. SAS Group’s capacity (ASK) was up by 3.8% and the Group’s traffic (RPK) increased by 2.8%. The SAS Group’s load factor decreased by 0.8 p.u. to 79.5%.
New Airbus fleet will bring SAS into a new long haul future. SAS and Airbus have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the order of eight new A350-900 XWB and four A330-300 Enhanced. The...
SAS initiates long haul fleet renewal plan: Memorandum of Understanding signed with Airbus for 12 new aircraft
SAS and Airbus have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the order of 12 new aircraft. This marks the launch of SAS’ long haul renewal plan including eight new A350-900 XWB, four new A330-300 Enhanced and a total upgrade of passenger cabins on the A330/340-fleet.
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The SAS Group’s sale of Wideröe Flyveselskap AS has been approved by the Norwegian competition authority. The closing of the sale is expected to take place in September 2013. The cost reductions...
As part of the route launches for the winter timetable 2013/14, SAS customers will have direct access to the German city of Bremen and the oil region of Humberside in northern England. This brings the total number of new routes for SAS in 2013 up to 52. Furthermore, SAS’ direct route to Bangkok reopens in November.
SAS Group's May 2013 traffic figures. SAS Group’s capacity (ASK) was up by 4.7% and the Group’s traffic (RPK) increased by 1.5%. The SAS Group’s load factor decreased by 2.3 p.u. to 73.0%.
Sunday 9 June marks the launch of the new SAS service concept. SAS Go and SAS Plus will replace Business Class, Economy Extra and Economy Class. This change is a pro-active investment on SAS’ journey to create the most modern flight experience in Europe.
The SAS Group plans to release interim- and annual reports in 2014 as follows: Annual report 2012/13 January 27,...
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SAS Group’s capacity (ASK) was up by 10.4% and the Group’s traffic (RPK) increased by 1.5%. The SAS Group’s load factor decreased by 6.1 p.u. to 69.5%. SAS Group carried 2.5 million passengers in April, up 6.5%.
SAS Group (“SAS”) has today signed an agreement to sell 80% of its shares in Widerøe's Flyveselskap AS (“Widerøe”) to a group of investors consisting of Torghatten ASA, Fjord1 AS and Nordland Fylkeskommune (together referred to as the “Investor Group”). SAS will retain a 20% share in Widerøe but will have the intention to transfer full ownership of Widerøe in 2016.
SAS Group (“SAS”) has today signed an agreement to sell 80% of its shares in Widerøe's Flyveselskap AS (“Widerøe”) to a group of investors consisting of Torghatten ASA, Fjord1 AS and Nordland Fylkeskommune (together referred to as the “Investor Group”). SAS will retain a 20% share in Widerøe but will have an option to transfer full ownership of Widerøe in 2016.
On 1 June 2013, SAS and Lufthansa Group are ending the joint venture but will continue their code-share cooperation. No negative impact for the customers is expected.
On 8 August 2012, the SAS Group announced that it planned to publish its 2nd interim report on 11 June 2013 for the fiscal year 2012/13. Due to administrative reasons, the SAS Group has decided to...
On April 9, SAS launched its new app which can be used to book trips to all its destinations directly on a smart phone or tablet device. SAS customers can now easily book, check in, choose a seat on board and receive their mobile boarding pass on their phone or device. The SAS app has already been downloaded nearly 100,000 times and is ranked as the no 1 free app in Sweden, Denmark and Norway. This is just one of the ways in which SAS is continuing to create innovative solutions that make traveling easier for its customers.
SAS and Star Alliance partner Turkish Airlines are today entering into a code-share agreement that offers Scandinavian travelers easy access to six destinations in Turkey.
SAS Group's March 2013 traffic figures. SAS Group’s capacity (ASK) was up by 0.5% and the Group’s traffic (RPK) increased by 0.5%. The SAS Group’s load factor was unchanged at 72.3%
Today SAS begins flying six times a week from Copenhagen to San Francisco on the US West Coast.
SAS and Jet Time have signed a Letter of Intent to enter into an agreement on the wet lease of four factory-newATR72-600s. The intention is to enter into an agreement for 36 months, so that the new aircraft can be used on routes from Copenhagen and Stockholm in the SAS winter timetable 2013-14 and summer timetable 2014.
SAS is launching a new service concept, replacing the previous service classes with two brand new alternatives: SAS Go for customers who want to have a lot and SAS Plus for customers who want to have more. We have worked with our customers to develop these products, which meet the increasing demand for smoother and more time-efficient journeys for both leisure and business passengers.
The Annual General Shareholders’ Meeting on Wednesday, 20 March 2013, approved the motion put forward by the Nomination Committee regarding the re-election of the following Board members of SAS...
On 1 July Scandinavian Airlines launches a new route between Stockholm Arlanda and Madrid. This new route will complement the service that SAS already offers from Copenhagen to Madrid. SAS will now provide up to ten departures a week between Scandinavia and Madrid.
SAS Group's February 2013 traffic figures. SAS Group carried 2.0 million passengers in February, down 2.6%. SAS Group’s capacity (ASK) was up by 1.7% and the Group’s traffic (RPK) increased by 1.1%.
SAS has agreed a contract with SYKES to significantly extend cooperation and to transfer further elements of Customer Contact Center (CCC) operations to Sykes. Some parts of SAS support for corporate customers and agents will continue to be managed internally.
Swissport International Ltd. (Swissport) and Scandinavian Airline Systems (SAS) today announced they have signed a Letter of Intent. The letter creates the basis for continued negotiations between the two companies, aiming at an agreement to transfer full ownership of SAS´ Ground Handling in Denmark, Sweden and Norway to Swissport. As a first step, both parties intend to establish a joint venture company to which the business and operations of SAS ground handling and Spirit (cargo handling) will be transferred.
Effective April 8, Scandinavian Airlines and Star Alliance partner Thai Airways will expand their present code-share agreement to also cover Stockholm – Bangkok vv, Oslo – Bangkok vv and Copenhagen - Bangkok vv. This will be in addition to the present code-share destinations on Thai’s regional destinations in Asia and SAS’ Scandinavian and European destinations.
As part of the recently launched plan to improve the financial position of SAS Group, 4 Excellence Next Generation (4XNG), SAS has signed an agreement for the sale and leaseback of 19 spare engines....
Business travelers who take domestic flights in Norway will soon be able to gain the rewards and benefits that EuroBonus members in the rest of world can enjoy. SAS is now set to introduce its...
Scandinavian Airlines, SAS, continues to achieve world-class punctuality. According to independent source FlightStats, 87.91% of all SAS flights landed on time in 2012. This puts SAS in second place in the “Major European Airlines” category and in third place in “Major International Airlines”. StarAlliancewas also in second place in the new “AirlineAlliance” category.
Star Alliance is launching an enhanced Asia Airpass for travel across the Asian continent, which in addition to the 15 countries and territories already offered, now includes Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Its scope has further been extended to include all Star Alliance destinations in Japan and additional flights to India.
Scandinavian Airlines, SAS, is the first airline in the world to achieve IATA Fast Travel Award Platinum status. This means that SAS offers to over 80% of all its passengers, the self-service options that make up the IATA Fast Travel programme.
The Board of Directors of SAS AB has held a meeting where the annual report for 2012 (January – October) for SAS Group and the parent company SAS AB was presented and approved. The annual report...
Shareholders in SAS AB (publ) are hereby invited to attend the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 20 March 2013. The Annual General Meeting will be held at 2 p.m. at Clarion Hotel, Arlanda Airport,...
SAS Group's January 2013 traffic figures. SAS Group carried 1.9 million passengers in January, down 0.2%. SAS Group’s capacity (ASK) was up by 4.6% and the Group’s traffic (RPK) increased by 3.9%.
SAS and Singapore Airlines will be cooperating on flights between Scandinavia and Singapore from February 1st. During the summer of 2012, the CEOs of the two companies signed a joint venture agreement, which includes, among other things, the coordination of timetables and joint sales activities. The regulatory authorities have since then approved this joint venture.
Jens Lippestad, leader of the SAS Norwegian pilots Association, has on 16 January 2013, bought 10,397 SAS AB shares to an average price of NOK 8.68 corresponding to a value of NOK 90,243. His total...
SAS Group carried 1.8 million passengers in December, down 2.6%, reflecting different holiday pattern. SAS Group’s capacity (ASK) was up by 3% and the Group’s traffic (RPK) increased by 2.4%.