Swedish government chose SAS
Following a procurement procedure, the Swedish government has chosen Scandinavian Airlines Sweden as the supplier for all 52 domestic routes for which SAS submitted a tender.
“The Government’s purchase confirms our success in the Swedish domestic market,” says Anders Ehrling, president of Scandinavian Airlines Sweden. “We fly to the greatest number of destinations and have the most departures. In addition, we have made it easier and less expensive to fly domestically with us and more and more people are choosing SAS.”
The procurement procedure was conducted by FM-LOG, the government authority responsible for the contracts, and covers all domestic travel. The contracts extend from September 1, 2005 through August 31, 2006, with an extension option. The exceptions are the routes from Stockholm to Gothenburg, Malmö and Umeå, for which the current contracts are being extended.
“The Swedish government is an important customer for us, and the new contracts are very significant,” states Anders Ehrling. “The total value on an annual basis is several hundred million Swedish krona. We are therefore pleased that we were chosen for all the routes for which we submitted tenders.”
For more information, please contact:
Ulrika Fager, telephone + 46 70 997 3451
Stefan Larsson, Director Passenger Sales STOAA, telephone + 46 70 626 5033
Scandinavian Airlines Sweden, press service, telephone + 46 8 797 3330