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December 2016

Mats O. Eklund to join SAS and strengthen digital development

SAS, already a digital leader in Scandinavia, is taking the next step by building a new IT & Digital Innovation Organization. As a vital part in the new organization Mats O. Eklund has been appointed as Vice President and responsible for SAS Commercial IT & Digital Development.

SAS traffic figures – November 2016

• Scheduled traffic (RPK) increased 17.3% and the capacity (ASK) was up 10.4%.• The load factor improved by 4.4 p.u. versus last year to 73.7%, the highest recorded for November.• SAS carried 2.4 million scheduled passengers in November, up 7.1% vs. last year.• The preliminary currency adjusted yield and PASK were down 10% and 5% in November 2016. The nominal yield was down 6% and the PASK was unchanged in November 2016. The aviation tax in Norway has in effect been absorbed by the airlines and contributed to the weaker yield development.
November 2016

SAS finances eight aircraft

As part of SAS’s focus on optimizing the capital structure and reduce financing costs, SAS has agreed to refinance two Boeing 737 and four Airbus A319 with a credit facility of MUSD 75...

SAS traffic figures – October 2016

• Scheduled traffic (RPK) increased 13% and the capacity (ASK) was up 10.4%.• The scheduled load factor improved by 1.8 p.u. versus last year to 78.7%.• SAS carried 2.7 million scheduled passengers in October, up 3.3% vs. last year.• The preliminary currency adjusted yield and PASK were down 12% and 10% in October 2016. The nominal yield and PASK were down 10% and 8% in October 2016. The yield and PASK are affected by a one off increase in the EuroBonus liability, affecting the ratios negatively by almost 2 p.u..

Play chess with Magnus Carlsen up in the air

SAS has entered into a global partnership with World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen and the company Play Magnus AS. This partnership will help to realize Magnus Carlsens dream of bringing chess out to the wider world and give SAS travelers the unique opportunity to play against the highest-rated chess player in history.
October 2016

SAS’ financial calendar 2016/2017

The SAS plans to release interim- and annual reports during financial year 1 November 2016 to 31 October 2017 as follows: Interim Report Aug-Oct...

Summer Program: SAS opens 15 new routes

SAS is continuing to expand and strengthen its holiday destination offer to Scandinavian frequent flyers. When the 2017 summer program starts, SAS will open six new all year routes from Scandinavia. SAS is also increasing flights to Spain, Portugal and Croatia, adding over 330,000 seats in its summer program. Altogether, SAS will open 15 new routes in its summer program.

STAR ALLIANCE AND JUNEYAO SEAL PARTNERSHIP

Chinese airline becomes Connecting Partner of the world’s largest airline Alliance More choice for customers connecting via Shanghai

SAS traffic figures – September 2016

• Scheduled traffic (RPK) increased 7.6% and the capacity (ASK) was up 7%.• The scheduled load factor improved by 0.5 p.u. versus last year to 77.6%.• SAS carried 2.7 million scheduled passengers in September, up 3% vs. last year.• The preliminary currency adjusted and nominal yield and PASK were down 8% respective 7% in September 2016.
September 2016

SAS upgrades its short and medium haul fleet and invests in next-generation onboard WiFi

SAS, which celebrates its 70th anniversary this year, has been focused on bringing innovation to its passengers since 1946. With a passion and vision to ‘make life easier’ for Scandinavia's frequent flyers, SAS is making investments of MSEK 500 across its entire short and medium haul fleet – from installing the fastest WiFi in Europe to completing a full cabin upgrade. By partnering with ViaSat, SAS can offer onboard speeds of 12 Mbps and higher to each passenger, ensuring time spent onboard will be more productive and more enjoyable with streaming TV, music and movies. 

SAS traffic figures – August 2016

• Scheduled traffic (RPK) increased 12% and the capacity (ASK) was up 11%.• The scheduled load factor improved by 0.7 p.u. versus last year to 81.2%.• SAS carried 2.5 million scheduled passengers in August, up 4% vs. last year.• The preliminary currency adjusted yield and PASK were down 7% and 6% in August 2016. The nominal yield and PASK were down 8% and 7% in August 2016.
August 2016

SAS traffic figures – July 2016

• Scheduled traffic (RPK) increased 10.4% and the capacity (ASK) was up 8.8%.• The scheduled load factor improved by 1.2 p.u. versus last year to the highest load factor for a single month of 88.2%.• SAS carried 2.5 million scheduled passengers in July.• The preliminary currency adjusted yield was down 1% but the PASK was up 1% in July 2016. The nominal yield and PASK were down 4% and 3% in July 2016.
July 2016

SAS celebrates 70 years in the sky

Tomorrow, August 1st, SAS celebrates 70 years as pioneers in the sky. The first flight, Stockholm to New York, took place on September 17th the same year.

SAS and Samsung make flying simpler

SAS is continuing its focus on innovations, digitalization and producing new, smart solutions that make traveling easier. In yet another step in the evolution of portable technology, SAS’s innovation division, SAS Labs, has teamed up with Samsung to develop a solution that gives travelers access to the SAS app and Smart Pass via Samsung's Gear S2 smart watch.

STAR ALLIANCE TAKES BEST ALLIANCE TITLE ATSKYTRAX WORLD AIRLINE AWARDS

Star Alliance, the way the Earth connects, has claimed the Best Airline Alliance title at the Skytrax World Airline Awards. The Alliance also received the Best Airline Alliance Lounge Award for its prestigious Los Angeles Lounge for the second year in row.

SAS traffic figures – June 2016

• Scheduled traffic (RPK) increased 7.9% and the capacity (ASK) was up 6%.• The scheduled load factor improved by 1.5 p.u. versus last year to 81.5%.• SAS carried 2.6 million scheduled passengers in June. Adjusted for the industrial action in Sweden, the number of passengers would have increased by about 0.1 million vs. last year.• The preliminary currency adjusted yield and PASK were down 6% and 5% respectively in June 2016. The nominal yield and PASK were down 9% and 8% in June 2016.
June 2016

SAS sells minority holding in Widerøe

In September 2013, SAS sold 80% of the shares in Widerøe AS (Widerøe) to WF Holding AS (WF Holding), an investment company controlled by Torghatten ASA. At the same time SAS informed...

SAS cancels flights also on Tuesday due to continued pilot strike

Also on Tuesday, flights operated by SAS with Swedish pilots will be cancelled due to a continued pilot strike. The Swedish pilot union has turned down a second bid by the mediator, which SAS accepted. Flights, operated with Danish and Norwegian pilots, as well as with our partner airlines, are planned to operate as normal. Passengers are advised to go to flysas.com for more information. On Tuesday this affects another 240 flights and 25 500 passengers.

Swedish pilot strike continues with cancelled flights on Monday

Also on Monday, flights operated by SAS with Swedish pilots will be cancelled due to a continued pilot strike. The Swedish pilot union has turned down a second bid by the mediator, which SAS accepted. Flights, operated with Danish and Norwegian pilots, as well as with our partner airlines, are planned to operate as normal. Passengers are advised to go to flysas.com for more information. On Monday this affects another 230 flights and 27 000 passengers.

Swedish pilot strike continues

The Swedish Pilot Union SPF called 400 members on short haul routes out on strike, effective Friday, June 10. The majority of the flights operated by SAS with Swedish pilots will be cancelled. On Sunday this affects another 220 flights and 26a 000 passengers.

Swedish pilot strike continues

The Swedish Pilot Union SPF called 400 members on short haul routes out on strike, effective Friday, June 10. The majority of the flights operated by SAS with Swedish pilots will be cancelled. On Saturday this affects 159 flights and 20.000 passengers.

Swedish pilot union SPF choose to go on strike, thousands of passengers affected

The Swedish pilot union has called 400 members on short haul flights out on strike. Both domestic and European flights from Sweden are cancelled, affecting many thousand passengers. Long-haul flights from Sweden to the US will continue to proceed as planned. The strike breaks out after that the pilot association has rejected the mediators’ proposal for an agreement.

SAS has reached an agreement with the Norwegian pilots’ unions

The negotiations between SAS and the pilots' unions NSF and SNF in Norway have been concluded. The parties have agreed to new collective bargaining agreements and all SAS-flights to, from and in Norway will depart as scheduled.

SAS traffic figures – May 2016

• Scheduled traffic (RPK) increased 11.3% and the capacity (ASK) was up 9.5%.• The scheduled load factor improved by 1.2 p.u. versus last year to 73.4%.• SAS carried 2.5 million scheduled passengers in May, up 6.6%.• The preliminary currency adjusted yield and PASK were down 6% and 5% respectively in May 2016. The nominal yield and PASK were down 10% and 9% in May 2016. 

SAS Silent Morning Flights means quieter mornings onboard

SAS morning flights are set to become a quieter experience. SAS travelers who are regular morning flyers will now be able to enjoy a new service - SAS Silent Morning Flights. The crew will give their customary welcome on board, after which there will be no service communication between the safety briefing and just before landing.
May 2016

Traffic traffic figures – April 2016

• Scheduled traffic (RPK) increased 9.2% and the capacity (ASK) was up 9.1%.• The scheduled load factor was unchanged at 69.6%.• SAS carried 2.3 million scheduled passengers in April, up 5.4%.• The preliminary currency adjusted yield and PASK were both down 7% in April 2016. The nominal yield and PASK were both down 11% in April 2016. 

SAS to retain ground handling operations at the main airports

In line with the letter of intent signed in September 2015, SAS and Aviator Airport Alliance Europe AB (Aviator) have agreed to continue negotiations in respect of the transfer of SAS Ground Handling’s line stations in Gothenburg and Malmö to Aviator. However, SAS has decided not to outsource ground handling at the main airports of Copenhagen, Oslo, and Stockholm.
April 2016

Bid to upgrade your SAS flight

From April 25, it will be easy for SAS customers to bid for an upgrade to Plus or Business. This will give more customers a greater opportunity to enjoy SAS’s best products. 

SAS traffic figures – March 2016

• Scheduled traffic (RPK) increased 4% and the capacity (ASK) was up 6.8%.• The load factor decreased 2 p.u. to 71.4%.• SAS carried 2.3 million scheduled passengers in March, down 6.1%.• The preliminary currency adjusted yield and PASK were down 14% and 16% in March 2016. The nominal yield and PASK were down 17% and 19% in March 2016.
March 2016

SAS opens new Boston route today

Today, SAS will be opening its ninth direct route to the USA, taking the number of flights operated by the company each year between Scandinavia and the USA to 6,800, carrying some 1.6 million passengers. This new development further strengthens SAS’s position as the airline with the most robust offering from Scandinavia to North America.

SAS and Apollo agree contract worth SEK 1.1 billion

SAS has extended its contract with Apollo for charter flights within Europe. The contract is worth SEK 1.1 billion and covers the summer- and winter season 2016–2017. This partnership means that SAS will take care of Apollo’s customers from 17 locations in Sweden, Denmark, and Norway to 30 destinations in Europe.

SAS ready for take-off to Los Angeles

Today, SAS’ very first flight from Stockholm to Los Angeles takes off. It is SAS’ 5th direct route to the US and a part of the airline’s major long distance investment. The route Copenhagen – Boston will start up in the end of March and in September SAS will start operating to Miami from both Copenhagen and Oslo. SAS’ new long haul cabins have received excellent reviews from the customers, and include features such as a new entertainment system and Wi-Fi in all classes.

SAS launches Fresh Bites

SAS continues to develop and improve its’ on-board offering for frequent travelers, and is now launching “Fresh Bites” – fresh and light snacks for customers traveling in SAS Plus on routes within Scandinavia and short-haul within Europe.  Fresh Bites will be offered from the end of March to complement the existing on-board service. 

SAS lanserar färska smårätter ombord

SAS fortsätter att utveckla och förbättra erbjudandet ombord och lanserar nu ”Fresh Bites”, fräscha och lätta mellanmål till de kunder som reser med SAS Plus på linjer inom Skandinavien och kortare sträckor inom Europa. Fresh Bites är ett tillägg till det ordinarie sortimentet ombord och erbjuds från slutet av mars

SAS traffic figures – February 2016

Scheduled traffic (RPK) increased 11.5% and the capacity (ASK) was up by 17.8%. The load factor decreased by 3.6 p.u. to 63.1%. SAS carried 2.0 million scheduled passengers in February, up 7.4%. The preliminary currency adjusted yield and PASK were down 7% and 12% in February 2016. The nominal yield and PASK were also down 9% and 14% in February 2016.

STAR ALLIANCE INVITES LOUNGE GUESTS TO SHARE TIPS VIA #irecommend

Star Alliance is inviting all customers who visit the Alliance’s five own-branded lounges in the month of March to photograph and share their lounge tips and recommendations with fellow travellers via social media, using the #irecommend hashtag.
February 2016

STAR ALLIANCE IMPROVES CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE AT LOS ANGELES’ TOM BRADLEY INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL

SAS' first flight from Stockholm to Los Angeles will depart on March 14 Star Alliance is improving customer experience at Los Angeles’ Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) through a combination of co-locating the member airlines in a one single check-in zone in aisle “C” and the progressive introduction of more automation based on Heathrow Terminal 2 experience. The aim is to offer customers a wider choice of check-in options, giving them more control over this part of the travel process and creating time savings. 

SAS Annual Report 2014/2015

At a Board meeting of SAS AB, the November 2014 – October 2015 annual report for SAS and its parent company SAS AB was presented and approved.

SAS gives customers traveling light more choice

Since the fall of 2015, SAS has offered SAS Go Light on selected destinations in Europe and the response from SAS customers has been very positive. Therefore SAS now launches SAS Go Light on all European destinations. SAS Go Light is designed for customers who want to travel light with only carry-on bags, and who are also looking for a lower price. 

SAS traffic figures – January 2016

• Scheduled traffic (RPK) increased 11.4% and the capacity (ASK) was up by 14.8%.• The load factor decreased by 1.9 p.u. to 63.7%.• SAS carried 1.8 million scheduled passengers in January, up 5.2%.• The preliminary currency adjusted yield and PASK were down 7% and 10% in January 2016. The nominal yield and PASK were also down 10% and 13% in January 2016.
January 2016

Change of number of shares and votes in SAS AB

Holders of convertibles in SAS convertible bond (KV 2 2014/2019) are entitled to request conversion into issued common shares in SAS AB. As a result of conversions of SAS convertible bond during...

SAS takes off with biofuel in the tank

SAS is the only Scandinavian airline to be taking part in Avinor’s biofuel project at OSL, which from January 22 will ensure regular delivery of the most eco-friendly aircraft fuel. This will make OSL the first international airport where biofuel is available on a regular basis.

Pay for SAS flights with just one click

SAS is increasing the payment options available to its customers by offering PayPal One Touch as a payment solution. This allows SAS customers to choose the solution that suits them best: bank card, credit card, direct payment, invoice, or PayPal One Touch.

SAS traffic figures – December 2015

• Scheduled traffic (RPK) increased 7.9% and the capacity (ASK) was up by 12.7%. • The load factor decreased by 68.2 p.u. to 3.1%. • SAS carried 1.9 million scheduled passengers in December, up 2.1%. • The preliminary currency adjusted yield and PASK were down 9% and 13% in December 2015. The nominal yield and PASK were also down 9% and 13% in December 2015.
flysas January 17, 2019
Breathtaking ❄ What is your favourite winter spot? #TravelerFavorites #flysas 📸@wverbier .
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flysas Breathtaking ❄ What is your favourite winter spot? #TravelerFavorites #flysas 📸@wverbier . . . . . #wearetravelers #verbier #verbierlife #wintercity #wintervacation #wintertrees #wintervibes #winterparadise #chalet #chalets
flysas January 16, 2019
After taking a cable car to the top of Mont Fort in Verbier, you are surrounded by more than 50 four-thousand-metre peaks, including the spectacular Matterhorn and Mont Blanc. Could you have a more breathtaking view when skiing? 💙 #TravelerFavorites #flysas .
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flysas After taking a cable car to the top of Mont Fort in Verbier, you are surrounded by more than 50 four-thousand-metre peaks, including the spectacular Matterhorn and Mont Blanc. Could you have a more breathtaking view when skiing? 💙 #TravelerFavorites #flysas . . . . . #wearetravelers #verbier #verbierlife #verbier4vallees #visitswitzerland #switzerland🇨🇭 #switzerlandwonderland #myswitzerland #suisse #travelinspiration #travellist #bucketlist
flysas January 15, 2019
Fun Fact of the Day: With over 400km of piste, Verbier 4 Vallées ski resort is ca. 4 times the size of Åre - Scandinavias largest system. Basically meaning you can do alot of spectacular skiing 🚠 #TravelerFavorites #flysas 📸@levanterman .
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#4vallees #verbier #visitswitzerland #myswitzerland #wearetravelers #switzerland_vacations #switzerland🇨🇭 #verbier4vallees #verbierlife #swissalps #travelinspiration #travellist #travelgoals
flysas Fun Fact of the Day: With over 400km of piste, Verbier 4 Vallées ski resort is ca. 4 times the size of Åre - Scandinavias largest system. Basically meaning you can do alot of spectacular skiing 🚠 #TravelerFavorites #flysas 📸@levanterman . . . . . #4vallees #verbier #visitswitzerland #myswitzerland #wearetravelers #switzerland_vacations #switzerland🇨🇭 #verbier4vallees #verbierlife #swissalps #travelinspiration #travellist #travelgoals
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