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December 2015

SAS’ financial calendar 2016

The SAS plans to release interim- and annual reports in 2016 as follows: Annual report 2014/15...

Millions of unique travel tips with SAS

SAS is now presenting Remap – a brand new feature of the SAS App – where SAS customers easily and visually can customize and share their personal travel guides with other travelers.

EU General Court annulles European Commission decision

On November 9, 2010, the European Commission decided to fine SAS Cargo and the SAS Group, alongside 11 other airlines, for participation in a global cartel in the air cargo sector. SAS was fined MEUR...

STAR ALLIANCE launches connecting partner model

To expand network reach via low-cost and hybrid airlines, Star Alliance launches a new model. South African Airline Mango to be first airline to implement.

Karin Nyman is the new Director of Communications at SAS

Karin Nyman has been appointed the new Director of Communications at Scandinavian Airlines (SAS). Nyman is currently the Marketing and Communications Director at health and social care company Ambea and she takes up her new post at SAS in March 2016.

SAS traffic figures – November 2015

• Scheduled traffic (RPK) increased 9.6% and the capacity (ASK) was up by 9.8%.• The load factor decreased by 0.2 p.u. to 69.3%.• SAS carried 2.2 million scheduled passengers in November, up 3.7%.• The preliminary currency adjusted yield and PASK were both down 7% and the nominal yield and PASK were down 8% in November 2015.
November 2015

Star Alliance launches fresh new look for website

Star Alliance, the way the Earth connects, has redesigned its website to offer a fresh, modern look and user friendly experience across both desktop and mobile devices, complementing the individual websites of its member airlines. Upgrades to its iPad and Android apps to improve usability and add new features will also be available shortly, as part of a wider initiative to meet the needs of today`s travellers for information at their fingertips.    

SAS is opening two new routes from Miami

Scandinavia’s largest and most influential airline Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) is opening for sales of tickets to two new Scandinavian destinations from Miami. The routes to Norway’s capital Oslo and to Denmark’s capital Copenhagen will be served four and three times a week respectively and thus offering 190,000 seats yearly to and from Miami and Scandinavia.

SAS traffic figures – October 2015

• Scheduled traffic (RPK) was up 3.9% and the capacity (ASK) was increased by 0.8%.• The load factor improved by 2.3 p.u. to 76.9%.• SAS carried 2.6 million scheduled passengers in October, down 0.8%.• The currency adjusted yield and PASK were down 1.1% and 0.3% respectively in September. The nominal yield and PASK were down 1% and 0.3% respectively.
October 2015

SAS launches eight new routes

SAS continues to open new direct routes, providing nearly 600,000 more seats from Scandinavian airports in its 2016 summer timetable. More departures are also being added on a number of popular routes.

SAS introduces new daily service Boston-Copenhagen

Starting with its summer 2016 program, SAS is launching yet another year round service between the US and Scandinavia. From late March 2016, SAS will operate daily nonstop flights between Copenhagen and Boston. As such, SAS will be the first carrier to fly directly to Boston from Scandinavia.

SAS traffic figures – September 2015

• Scheduled traffic (RPK) was up 0.6% and the capacity (ASK) was reduced by 0.1%. • The load factor improved by 0.6 p.u. to 77.2%. • SAS carried 2.6 million scheduled passengers in September, down 0.6%. • The currency adjusted yield and PASK were up 1.2% and 0.3% respectively in August. The nominal yield and PASK were up 3.3% and 2.5% respectively.
September 2015

SAS first in Europe to fly the new Airbus A330-300 Enhanced

SAS is the first European airline to fly the new long-haul Airbus A330-300 Enhanced. The first commercial flight leaves today from Copenhagen to Chicago. SAS continues to strengthen its intercontinental offering with new aircraft and the launch of new routes to destinations with high demand.

SAS and Apollo sign agreement worth 900 Million SEK

SAS and Apollo are extending their cooperation on charter flights and have signed an agreement for the 2016 summer season worth around MSEK 900. As a result, SAS will be flying Apollo’s customers from 18 locations in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark to 28 destinations across Europe.

SAS launches new Travel Cash service

From today, September 16, SAS is offering a brand new service via EuroBonus – Travel Cash. This will make travel easier for SAS’s frequent fliers and offers the ability to load 12 different currencies onto their EuroBonus card. They also earn EuroBonus points every time the card is used to make a purchase.

SAS introduces double daily departure to New York

SAS is boosting its offer to Scandinavian frequent flyers with more than 60,000 seats between Copenhagen and New York in 2016. The additional evening departure will be operated by PrivatAir with a reconfigured Boeing 737 that has most recently flown the Stavanger-Houston route.

Take off to Hong Kong for Scandinavian Airlines

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) first departure to Hong Kong takes off today, making it the only airline to fly direct between Scandinavia and Hong Kong. At the same time, SAS is reopening its lounge at Arlanda following extensive refurbishment, which will provide SAS customers with an even better experience when they fly with us.

SAS traffic figures – August 2015

SAS carried 2.4 million passengers in August, up 0.1%. Scheduled traffic (RPK) was down 1.1% and the capacity (ASK) was reduced by 0.3%.

SAS Interim Report November 2014 – July 2015

Commercial success improves earnings. May 2015 – July 2015: Income before tax: MSEK 1,031 (756). Income before tax and nonrecurring items: MSEK 996 (759). Revenue: MSEK 10,973 (10,697).
August 2015

SAS celebrates four million EuroBonus members

Since SAS launched a major new initiative to develop its loyalty program SAS EuroBonus two years ago, the number of members has rapidly grown. There are now four million EuroBonus members who can earn points when buying everything from flights, hotels and rental cars to banking services and food purchases and gain benefits and services that make their travel simpler and better. The new member who took SAS EuroBonus past this magical mark is Stig Christiansen from Norway. 

SAS expands with new direct routes to USA

SAS is expanding and opening three new direct routes to USA in 2016. The new routes being launched are Los Angeles from Stockholm, Miami from Oslo and Miami from Copenhagen. SAS is also increasing the number of departures from Stockholm to New York and Chicago and between Copenhagen and Shanghai. That means that SAS will now offer over 330,000 additional seats on its intercontinental routes in 2016.

Mattias Forsberg joins SAS Group Management

SAS is expanding its Group Management – Mattias Forsberg to take up position as new Executive Vice President and CIO responsible for IT and digital innovation.

SAS Go Light – for those who travel light

On 8 September, SAS will be introducing a new concept - SAS Go Light. This new offering is a supplement to the existing SAS Go and SAS Plus, and will be available on routes between Scandinavia and Europe. SAS Go Light is aimed at customers who want to travel only carrying hand luggage and secure their seats at the lowest possible price, and gives SAS’ customers an even greater choice to satisfy their travel needs.          

SAS traffic figures – July 2015

• SAS carried 2.6 million passengers totally in July. • Scheduled traffic (RPK) was unchanged and the capacity (ASK) was reduced by 0.5%. • The load factor increased by 0.4 p.u. to 86.9%, the highest recorded load factor in a single month for SAS. • The currency adjusted yield and PASK were up 4.8% and 1.0% respectively in June. The nominal yield and PASK were up 7.9% and 4.0% respectively.
July 2015

AVIANCA BRASIL JOINS STAR ALLIANCE NETWORK

SÃO PAULO, Brazil – July 22nd, 2015 – At a special ceremony held at Guarulhos International Airport today, the Star Alliance member carriers welcomed their newest member, Avianca Brasil....

Changes in the Nomination Committee for SAS AB

At the Annual Shareholders' Meeting inSASABon 19 February 2015, members for the SAS AB Nomination Committee were appointed. Information about the Nomination Committee's composition was published...

SAS traffic figures – June 2015

• SAS carried a total of 2.8 million passengers in June.• The total traffic (RPK) decreased by 5.2%.• The total capacity (ASK) was reduced by 2.2%.• The total load factor decreased by 2.6 p.u. to 81.6%.• The currency adjusted yield and PASK were up 5.6% and 0.6% respectively in May. The nominal yield and PASK were up 9.9% and 4.7% respectively.

Expansion: SAS increases flights to USA and Asia

To meet increased demand for flights to USA and Asia, SAS is increasing the number of departures to seven a week from Stockholm to Chicago and seven a week from Copenhagen to Shanghai. The new departures are part of the SAS plan to expand its long haul fleet network that also includes opening all-new routes.
June 2015

Changes in the Nomination Committee for SAS AB

At the Annual Shareholders' Meeting in SAS AB on 19 February 2015, members for the SAS AB Nomination Committee were appointed. Information about the Nomination Committee's composition was published...

SAS Interim report November 2014 – April 2015

SAS’s commercial initiatives deliver results. SAS posted an income before tax and nonrecurring items of MSEK -331 for the second quarter, representing a substantial year-on-year improvement in earnings. This improvement was primarily driven by a positive trend for unit revenue, which climbed 6.8%.

SAS traffic figures May 2015

• SAS carried a total of 2.4 million passengers in May.• The total traffic (RPK) decreased by 8.7%.• The total capacity (ASK) was reduced by 4.4%.• The total load factor decreased by 3.4 p.u. to 73.6%.• The currency adjusted yield and PASK were up 13.6% and 0.6% respectively in April. The nominal yield and PASK were up 18.7% and 5.1% respectively.

Winter program: Over half a million more SAS seats

SAS continues to open new direct routes from Scandinavian airports. In its 2015/2016 winter program, SAS is launching several all-new routes, continuing a number of its most attractive summer destinations and increasing the number of departures on popular routes.  SAS is also increasing the number of departures between Copenhagen and San Francisco with daily flights to San Francisco.
May 2015

Change in SAS Group Management and Organization

Joakim Landholm, Executive Vice President Transformation, is to leave SAS in August 2015. Joakim Landholm has decided to leave in association with the imminent dissolution of the Transformation Department he has successfully headed. The department will be integrated into the regular line organization.

SAS has entered into an agreement with the Swedish Pilot Union (SPF)

SAS has today signed a new modern collective bargain agreement with the Swedish pilot union SPF. The negotiations have reached the targets within set timeframe and thus there will be no industrial action by the pilots in Sweden. SAS has now reached agreements with three of the four pilot unions on new contracts, which means that most of the SAS pilots are now covered by the new Scandinavian collective bargain agreement.

Negotiations with the pilots’ unions in final phase

SAS is in the final negotiations with the Swedish pilot union SPF and the Norwegian pilot union NSF. SAS’ firm intention is to reach an agreement in the negotiations, but in case of a possible industrial action passengers will be mostly affected in Sweden from May 21.

SAS traffic figures – April 2015

• SAS carried a total of 2.2 million passengers in April, down 9.6%.• The total traffic (RPK) decreased by 11.7%.• The total capacity (ASK) was reduced by 0.1%.• The total load factor decreased by 9.2 p.u. to 70.1%.• The currency adjusted yield and PASK were up 8.1% and 13% respectively in March. The nominal yield and PASK were up 13.8% and 20% respectively.
April 2015

SAS partners with World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen

SAS has entered into a global partnership with World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen and the company Play Magnus AS. The partnership will help to realize his dream of bringing chess to the wider world. The partnership will give SAS customers the chance to play against Magnus Carlsen, the highest-rated chess player in history.

SAS app updated for Apple Watch

With the launch of the Apple Watch, SAS is updating its app to support Apple Watch functionality. This move will enable SAS customers to utilize the latest technology as soon as the Apple Watch becomes available on the market.  

SAS traffic figures – March 2015

• SAS carried a total of 2.5 million passengers in March, up 6.1%. • The total traffic (RPK) increased by 1.8%. • The total capacity (ASK) was reduced by 2.2%. • The total load factor increased by 3.0 p.u. to 74.3%. •The yield and PASK were up 8.3% and 11.3% respectively in February. The currency adjusted yield and PASK were up 2.8% and 5.7% respectively.  

Explore SAS’s new cabin using Google Street View

You can now take a close look around SAS’s new long-haul cabin using Google Street View. SAS is the first airline in Europe to offer a virtual tour onboard a long-haul aircraft, letting users experience what it is like to travel in SAS’s upgraded cabin.
March 2015

SAS launches its summer timetable

SAS is launching its summer timetable for 2015 with a number of new destinations from Scandinavia. Eleven new routes are being launched and many popular summer destinations are also returning.

SAS traffic figures – February 2015

According to plan, SAS continued to reduce the overall capacity during the winter program 2014/2015 and, as a result, total capacity was reduced by 3.5% in February 2015.

Interim Report November 2014 – January 2015

Market position strengthened in a seasonally weak quarter. Income before tax and nonrecurring items: MSEK -829 (-1,169). Revenue: MSEK 8,371 (7,871)

London Heathrow and Star Alliance take joint accolade

London Heathrow and Star Alliance have won the World’s Airport of the Year at Air Transport World’s (ATW) 41st Annual Airline Industry Achievement Awards, honoured jointly for their collaborative work on the new Terminal 2 at Heathrow.
February 2015

SAS transfers an additional landing and take-off right (”slot-pair”) at London Heathrow

SAS has entered into a slot transaction with Turkish Airlines that will take over one afternoon slot-pair at London Heathrow from SAS at the beginning of the winter traffic program on 25 October 2015. The transaction will generate a positive earnings impact of MUSD 22 for SAS to be accounted for during the second quarter with a corresponding cash effect during calendar year 2015.

The all-new SAS long haul cabin has lift off

The first SAS aircraft with the new long haul cabin took off today. Flight SK909 from Copenhagen bound for Newark has a new design, new seats, new infotainment system and onboard WiFi.

SAS onboard reading goes digital

SAS is increasing the number of digital newspapers available to download in the SAS app. A variety of national and international newspapers are available to download from the SAS Newsstand up to 22 hours before departure.

SAS traffic figures – January 2015

• SAS carried a total of 1.7 million passengers in January, unchanged versus last year. • The total traffic (RPK) decreased by 1.4%. • The total capacity (ASK) was reduced by 3.5%. • The total load factor increased by 1.4 p.u. to 67.2%. • The yield and PASK were up 9.9% and 12.9% respectively in December. The currency adjusted yield and PASK were up 7.6% and 10.7% respectively.

SAS completes acquisition of Cimber

SAS is completing the acquisition of Cimber after meeting all of the terms of the transaction, including approval from the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority.
January 2015

SAS delivers world class punctuality – again

SAS was the second most on time of all global airlines in 2014 - 0,04% behind the winner. And compared with other major European airlines, SAS was the third most punctual, with 88.62% of the company’s 300,000 flights on schedule last year.

Improved service concept on long haul flights in SAS Business

On 28 January, SAS is launching an improved service concept in SAS Business on all its long haul flights. Customers will enjoy a restaurant experience in the air with an even greater number of choices, even more personal service and high quality in every respect.

SAS launches Café Lounges

SAS will open its new Café Lounge concept at Trondheim and Tromsø Airport, Norway, during April and May. SAS Café Lounges will complement existing SAS lounges and are designed for SAS most frequent flyers.

SAS’s first new long haul cabin set to enter service

SAS is updating its long haul fleet with a new design, new seats, new entertainment system and WiFi onboard. The first updated aircraft will enter service in mid February 2015 offering SAS customers a totally new travel experience on long haul flights. For a behind the scenes look at progress, please go to scandinaviantraveler.com.

SAS’ Annual Report 2013/2014

The Board of Directors of SAS AB has held a meeting where the annual report for November 2013 – October 2014 for SAS and the parent company SAS AB was presented and approved. The annual report is...

Change in SAS Group Management

Senior Vice President and General Counsel Mats Lönnkvist will retire and leave SAS Group Management on March 1st 2015.

SAS traffic figures – December 2014

• SAS carried a total of 1.9 million passengers in December, up 7.1%. • The total traffic (RPK) increased by 0.2%. • The total capacity (ASK) was down by 1.5%. • The total load...

Changes in the Nomination Committee for SAS AB

At the Annual Shareholders' Meeting in SAS AB on 18 February 2014, members for the SAS AB Nomination Committee were appointed. Information about the Nomination Committee's composition was published...
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