Scandinavian Airlines

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Scandinavian Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
SK SAS SCANDINAVIAN
Founded1946
Hubs
Fleet size135
HeadquartersStockholm
Website[1]

Scandinavian Airlines (fd. Scandinavian Airlines System) (SAS) is the flag carrier of Sweden, Norway and Denmark. On August 1, 1946, the airline was founded. [1] The first flight was held on September 17, 1946. [2] In 1959, it bought its first jet aircraft. [3] The Boeing 747 and DC-10 wide-body airplanes were bought the early 70s [4] In 1976, SAS started a partnership with Thai Airways and in 1989, SAS started another partnership with Continental Airlines. [5] SAS launched its frequent-flyer program in 1992. [6] SAS helped start the Star Alliance in 1997. [7] Starting in 2012, SAS started having many financial troubles. In 2013, the airline introduced new classes on its planes to compete with budget airlines. [8] The airline currently operates many routes in Europe, Africa, Asia and North America.

Fleet[change | change source]

SAS Fleet
Type In
Service
Orders Passengers
(Business/Extra/Economy)
Routes Notes
Airbus A319 4 0 141(0/0/141) Europe, Scandinavia
Airbus A320 13 0 168 (0/0/168) Europe, Scandinavia
Airbus A321 8 0 187 (0/0/187) Europe, Scandinavia
Airbus A330-300 4 4 264 (34/35/195) North America
Airbus A340-300 8 0 245 (46/28/171) North America and Asia
Airbus A350 XWB 8 308 (36/32/240) international Deliveries in 2018
Boeing 717 5 0 115 (0/0/115) Scandinavia
Boeing 737-400 0 0 150 (0/0/150) retired
Boeing 737-500 0 0 120 (0/0/120) retired
Boeing 737-600 27 0 112-123 (0/0/112-123) Domestic, Scandinavia, Europe Largest operator of the Boeing 737-600
Boeing 737-700 29 0 131-141 (0/0/131-141) Norway domestic, Scandinavia, Europe
Boeing 737-800 29 0 186 (0/0/186) Domestic, Scandinavia, Europe
Bombardier CRJ900 12 3 + 17 options 88 (0/0/88) Domestic, Scandinavia, Europe Dash-8 replacement aircraft.

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References[change | change source]

  1. https://www.planespotters.net/airline/SAS
  2. https://www.flysas.com/en/ie/media/The-SAS-story/1946/
  3. https://scandinaviantraveler.com/en/aviation/1960s-welcome-to-the-jet-age
  4. http://www.boeing.com/commercial/aeromagazine/aero_01/textonly/a01txt.html
  5. Burton, Richard M.; Obel, Borge (2012). Strategic Organizational Diagnosis and Design: Developing Theory for Application. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 134. ISBN 978-1-4684-0023-6.
  6. http://investor.points.com/releasedetail.cfm?releaseid=710020
  7. https://www.flysas.com/upload/International/SKI/Media-center/Mediakit/Oct08/Star%20Alliance.pdf
  8. http://www.sas.com/content/dam/SAS/en_us/doc/other1/2013-annual-report.pdf