Scandinavian Airlines

Founded
1946
Type
Full Service Carrier
Fleet size
161
Destinations
150
Passengers per year
28,883,000

Scandinavian Airlines is the flag carrier of three Scandinavian countries: Denmark, Sweden and Norway. The airline operates flights from these countries to destinations all over the world. SAS has the vision to make life easier for its frequent fliers.

Organization

Scandinavian Airlines is part of SAS Group, an airline holding company based in Sweden. The airline is part of Star Alliance and it has one subsidiary, Scandinavian Airlines Ireland. Scandinavian Airlines has about 11,000 employees.

Parent company
SAS Group
Alliance
Star Alliance

History

Scandinavian Airlines was founded in 1946 when Swedish Intercontinental Airlines, Danish Air Lines and Norwegian Air Lines started a partnership to handle international travel together. The merge was fully completed in 1951, from then all flights were operated under the name Scandinavian Airlines (SAS).

Quick facts

  • Scandinavian Airlines was in 1954 the first airline that operated a polar route. The flight departed in Copenhagen, stopped in Greenland and Winnipeg, and eventually arrived in Los Angeles.
  • Claimcompass called Scandinavian Airlines the second-best airline in the world and a role-model in customer service (2019).

Passengers

2015
27,058,000
2016
28,093,000
2017
28,373,000
2018
28,883,000

Baggage

The permitted amount of cabin luggage for Economy Go-Light, Go and Plus passengers is 1 piece with a maximum weight of 8 kg. SAS Business passengers can bring 2 pieces of cabin luggage with each a maximum weight of 8 kg. In addition, every passenger can bring 1 personal item. The permitted amount of hold luggage depends on the travel class. Go-Light passengers need to pay an additional fee for hold baggage while Go passengers can bring 1 piece of 23 kg. SAS Plus passengers can bring 2 pieces of 23 kg and Business travellers can bring 2 pieces of 32 kg. Please consult website SAS for more information.

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In-flight Wi-Fi

SAS will launch its in-flight Wi-Fi service for European flights soon. Please consult website SAS for more information.

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