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At a Glance: European Airlines Response to COVID-19

As the effects of the global pandemic take full effect across the world, the bosses of major airlines across Europe have begun to announce what measures they will take to help protect their airlines for future operations. Some have decided to defer orders, others have decided to expedite the retirements of some airframes. Most have already announced job cuts, with many more expected in the near future. Last updated May 7. Air France/KLM The flag carriers representing France and the…

SAS Looks to Cut Workforce By Up to 5,000 Jobs

SAS has announced that it will look to remove up to 5,000 full-time positions of its future workforce as the airline "adapts the business to a lower demand environment." The flag carrier of Denmark, Norway and Sweden employs around 11,000 workers, albeit 10,000 are currently furloughed, but foresees the industry…

Interview: SAS Operates First A350 Flight to Chicago

The introduction of a new aircraft type into an airline’s fleet is a momentous occasion. Years of planning prelude to the actual first flight of the aircraft in an airline's fleet. Back in November 2019 AirlineGeeks attended the delivery ceremony for SAS Scandinavian Airlines' first Airbus A350 in Toulouse, France.…

SAS Receives Its First Airbus A350

SAS Scandinavian Airlines has received the first of eight Airbus A350-900 aircraft from the European manufacturer. SE-RSA, named Ingegerd Viking, took off from Toulouse, France, and flew to its new home in Copenhagen Kastrup, Denmark. AirlineGeeks received a tour of the carrier's newest aircraft last month, which also sports a…

SAS to Start Airbus A321neoLR Service in September 2020

Scandinavian Airlines, also known as SAS, has unveiled its initial plans for its Airbus A321neoLR, the second type in the A320neo family to join its fleet. The first aircraft will arrive from Airbus in mid-2020 with a start date of Sept. 18, 2020, debuting on the Copenhagen-Boston route. Though a…

A First Look at SAS’ New Airbus A350

On Tuesday, AirlineGeeks received a unique first look at Scandinavian Airlines' first Airbus A350-900 XWB and the first aircraft in the airline's new livery. The new aircraft, to be registered SE-RSA, is named Ingegerd Viking and will be delivered to SAS' Copenhagen hub in December where it will be based.…

SAS Planning for Summer A350 Routes, Replacing A330/A340

As more and more airlines release their schedules for the year to come, a clearer picture of what new services and changes are expected to be seen over the coming year and SAS Scandinavian Airlines has announced long-haul changes for its fleet’s summer 2020 schedule, according to Airlineroute. The carrier,…

SAS Scandinavian Airlines Debuts New Livery on Airbus A350 Aircraft

Scandinavian Airlines unveiled a new livery today for the first time in 21 years, with the design reflecting the carrier’s evolution into next-generation aircraft as it prepares to receive its first A350 XWB in the coming months. The new design aims to reflect SAS' brand and cultural heritage while signaling…

SAS Announces Plans To Eliminate In-Flight Duty Free Sales

In an effort to cut emissions and save on weight and fuel, Scandinavian carrier SAS has announced that it will no longer sell duty free items onboard its flights. The measure, which will go into effect later this year, will align with the carrier's strategy to remove emissions by 25%…

SAS Reaches Collective Agreement With Pilots After Week-long Flight Disruption

Scandinavian carrier SAS reached an agreement with its pilot group this week ending a strike which lasted seven days resulting in the cancellation of over 4,000 flights. The airline announced the end of the industrial action at a press conference on Thursday evening bringing relief to its customers, 360,000 of…