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SAS to sell holdings in 3 airlines

13 June 2007

Scandinavian travel group SAS AB said Wednesday it would sell its holdings in three airlines as it announced a savings package designed to cut costs by 2.8 billion kronor ($399 million).

SAS said it would sell its stakes in Spanair, bmi and Air Greenland and focus on its flagship carrier, Scandinavian Airlines, as well as its smaller airlines Blue 1, Wideroe, airBaltic and Estonian Air.

The package was initially planned to be presented on Thursday, but was moved forward because of market and media speculation on what it contained.

source: Chron

SAS Strike Continues

28 May 2007

With no end in the sight to the Scandinavian Airlines System cabin crew strike, the airline has decided to cancel flights to, from and within Sweden on Tuesday, making it the fifth day in a row.

Some 800 crew members walked off the job on Friday, after negotiators failed to reach an agreement over working conditions linked to the airline’s offer of a 10.2 per cent pay rise over 3 years.

source: SR International

Strike grounds Swedish airline

25 May 2007

Cabin staff at Scandinavian airlines SAS’s unit in Sweden began a strike Friday, grounding hundreds of European and domestic flights after talks between unions and management broke down.

Scandinavian Airlines Sweden, part of SAS AB, cancelled 300 flights, affecting 20,000 passengers, and said it would cancel up to 150 on Saturday.

source: The Star

SAS to move Danish operations to Swedish, Norwegian units

7 May 2007

Airline operator SAS AB said it will downscale its Danish operations by letting its Norwegian and Swedish units handle all flights between the three Scandinavian capitals, daily Boersen reported.

The decision comes after SAS’ Danish cabin crew launched a three-day wildcat strike two weeks ago, and implies 20 daily flights will be moved from SAS Denmark.

source: Forbes

SAS flights to resume today

27 April 2007

A three-day strike by Danish cabin crew members that forced Scandinavian air carrier SAS to cancel nearly 700 flights from its main hub in Copenhagen ended late Thursday, the airline said.

SAS said it aimed to resume services as soon as possible but estimated that at least 30 to 40 flights would be delayed or possibly cancelled on Friday. Late Thursday, the cabin crew union announced they would be returning for work Friday morning.

Passengers were advised to check company websites or the Copenhagen airport’s website for information on their respective flight.


Airline group SAS to let customers pay voluntary carbon emission fees

14 March 2007

Scandinavian airline group SAS AB introduced a voluntary greenhouse charge on Wednesday for passengers who want to offset the carbon dioxide emissions generated by their flights.

The plan, which follows a similar initiative by British Airways in 2005, lets SAS passengers give money to environmental projects that have helped reduce the release of greenhouse gases, the company said. The money will be funneled through The CarbonNeutral Co., which specializes in helping companies offset carbon dioxide emissions.

source: Herald Tribune

Scandinavian airline chooses Beijing as main hub

2 February 2007

Scandinavian Airlines announced yesterday it has chosen Beijing as a hub for its future expansion in China and that it will further strengthen ties with Air China Ltd.

Meanwhile, Scandinavian Airlines’ nonstop flights from Copenhagen to Shanghai will stop in April as part of the carrier’s new China strategy, SAS said.

The northern European carrier will have 10 direct flights to China after it opens a Beijing-Stockholm direct service four times a week starting on March 26, SAS said.

source: China Daily

New strategic partnership between Thai Airways International and SAS

30 November 2006

Thai Airways International and SAS Scandinavian Airlines recently held a code share agreement signing ceremony at thai’s head office in Bangkok. The code share agreement will include services to/from Bangkok-Singapore/Hong Kong/Kuala Lumpur/Sydney from December 15, 2006, and Bangkok-Melbourne/Brisbane/Auckland/Perth from January 15, 2007, as well as to/from Copenhagen-Oslo/Gothenburg/Aalborg/Aarhus from December 15, 2006.