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SAS expands cooperation with SWISS

March 29, 2006 13:00

When SWISS joins Star Alliance at the beginning of April, this will benefit Scandinavian Airlines’ customers. As of April 6, the two airlines’ timetables between Scandinavia and Switzerland will be coordinated and all flights will have both of the companies’ route numbers, on a code-share basis.On March 26, cooperation with SWISS got off to an early start on the Bangkok-Singapore-Bangkok route. The timetable was optimized with good connections to Scandinavian Airlines’ departures to and from Bangkok.

Now when SWISS becomes an official member of Star Alliance, cooperation will be expanded to apply to all flights between the Scandinavian capitals and Geneva and Zurich in Switzerland. As a result, the companies’ customers will gain access to an increased number of departures. During weekdays, for example, there will be a total of six departures in each direction on the Copenhagen-Zurich route and four departures in each direction on the Stockholm-Zurich route.

Cooperation at more locations
The collaboration could eventually develop so that it also applies to other routes.

Within the SAS Group, Blue1 and Spanair will also enter into code-share cooperation with SWISS. This cooperation will commence during April.

Those with a good knowledge of history will undoubtedly remember that SAS and Swissair had earlier cooperated with each other within the framework of the European Quality Alliance, EQA, during the early 1990s. For further information, please contact
Ulf Ingnäs, Director Alliances & Corporate Partners, SAS Group, +46 8 797 1708

SAS Group Corporate Communications

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