Scandinavian Airlines

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Scandinavian Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines logo.svg
IATA
SK
ICAO
SAS
Callsign
SCANDINAVIAN
Founded 1946
Hubs
Fleet size 135
Headquarters Stockholm
Website [1]

Scandinavian Airlines (fd. Scandinavian Airlines System) (SAS) is the flag carrier of Sweden, Norway and Denmark. On August 1, 1964, 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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