Scandinavian Airlines

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Scandinavian Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
SK SAS SCANDINAVIAN
Founded1946
Hubs
Frequent-flyer programEuroBonus
AllianceStar Alliance
Fleet size135
Destinations168
Parent companySAS Group
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.

Gallery[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "SAS Scandinavian Airlines Fleet Details and History". www.planespotters.net.
  2. "SAS Makes Your Travel Easier". www.flysas.com.
  3. "1960s: Welcome to the Jet Age - Scandinavian Traveler". Scandinavian Traveler - For the modern traveler from Scandinavian Airlines. Archived from the original on 2021-06-19. Retrieved 2016-04-30.
  4. "SAS : The United Nations of the Air". www.boeing.com.
  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. "SAS EuroBonus Members Can Now Easily Transfer EuroBonus Points to Friends and Family Through Points.com". Points International Ltd. Archived from the original on 2021-05-17. Retrieved 2019-02-13.
  7. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-11-25. Retrieved 2016-04-30.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-02-22. Retrieved 2016-04-30.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)