SAS and Star Alliance sign unique travel agreement with Volvo Group
SAS and Star Alliance have signed a new global travel agreement with Volvo AB, which means that Volvo has selected SAS and the Star Alliance as its main supplier of air travel.
For SAS and Star Alliance, the agreement will result in increased revenue and for Volvo, which will have access to highly favorable prices, it will mean reduced travel costs. The air-travel agreement, which is for two years, is the largest that Volvo has signed with an airline alliance.
Twelve of Star Alliance’s total of sixteen members are included in the agreement and the travel possibilities for Volvo employees extend to hundreds of destinations in fourteen countries worldwide.
In addition to favorable ticket terms and conditions, Volvo travelers will also have access to a large number of lounges and express check-in.
“SAS and Star Alliance are extremely pleased and proud that Volvo has selected Star Alliance as its principal supplier of air travel,” says Ágústa Ólafsdóttir, Global Account Manager SAS.
“The negotiations continued for a year in strong competition with Sky Team before Volvo made its final choice. The agreement is strategically important for all parties and SAS and Star Alliance look forward to long-term, rewarding cooperation with Volvo.”
Star Alliance was formed in 1997. Its members are Air Canada, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, bmi, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Spanair, TAP Portugal, Thai Airways International, United, US Airways and VARIG Brazilian Airlines. South African Airways and SWISS will become members in 2006. The members of Star Alliance offer a combined total of more than 15,000 daily flights to 795 destinations in 139 countries.
For further information, please contact:
Ágústa Ólafsdóttir, Global Account Manager, SAS
Tel: +46 8-797 41 71
Mobile: +46 70-997 41 71
SAS Group Corporate Communications