AirlineGeeks Year in Review: 2021

Undoubtedly, 2021 was another historic year for the aviation industry. On a global scale, airlines continued to fly through turbulent times as the Covid-19 pandemic dragged on and new variants arose. With vaccine availability increasing around the world, the industry slowly blossomed: countries loosened restrictions, opened borders and once again…

SAS A321LR Completes First Long-Range Flight

SAS’ brand-new Airbus A321LR completed its first-ever long-haul flight on Dec. 22, flying from Copenhagen to Washington. The journey takes place ahead of the type's March 2022 launch on US routes.  The SE-DMR registered A321LR aircraft of Scandinavian Airlines took off from Copenhagen Airport (CPH) in Denmark at 13:20 local…

Scandinavian Airlines Increases Winter Operations and Strengthens Service to Spain

Scandinavian Airlines SAS expands its operations for the northern winter season from the three Scandinavian capitals to major corporate and holiday destinations, offering more than 150 routes in 90 destinations. Strengthening corporate demand in Europe SAS will strengthen its UK operations by operating more flights from Copenhagen, Stockholm, and Oslo…

Maskless Travel Is Returning on SAS. When Could the U.S.…

Scandinavian Airlines, known most commonly worldwide as SAS, made headlines this weekend as it announced that passengers traveling within Denmark, Sweden and Norway would no longer be required to wear a face mask onboard its aircraft. The move was followed by other local carriers Norwegian, Flyr, and Widerøe, the latter…

Wizz Air Drops All Norwegian Domestic Flying, Reduces Oslo Network

On Friday, Wizz Air announced that it would drop its entire Norwegian domestic network amid the successful restructuring of Norwegian Air Shuttle last week. Additionally, the airline will eliminate a significant portion of its Oslo Gardermoen offering, which leaves a small set of services to Central and Eastern Europe. Domestically,…

SAS Reports Further Passenger Traffic Reduction

Whether to continue enacting limitations and extending entry restrictions for international travel or to loosen and relax them remains a point of concern for many countries. As a result, the uncertainty has continued to affect major international airlines as their load factors have become increasingly dependent on these changes. Despite…

SAS, CFM Make Engine Agreement for Airbus A320neo Fleet

SAS has signed an engine purchase and services agreement with CFM. The agreement confirms the airline's use of LEAP-1A engines on its A320neo family. This comes as part of SAS' fleet upgrade program, which aims to improve efficiency and sustainability. The selection of CFM International's LEAP-1A covers the airline's fleet…

SAS Set to Operate Entire Network This Fall

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) is slated to boost the number of flights it will operate and reinstate more destinations in Europe, the U.S. and Asia throughout autumn as the airline continues to see a rise in demand for travel and transport to, from and within Scandinavia. Scandinavia’s "domestic" flights — those…

SAS Airlines Lays Off 560 Pilots Amid Pandemic

After letting go 350 cabin crew earlier this month, Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has terminated the contracts of 560 pilots in Sweden, Denmark and Norway in a bid to save costs amid pandemic. First reported by the Swedish national public television broadcaster SVT News, the affected crew will be notified by…