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An SAS A320 in Oslo. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

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 of 35 A320neos, ordered in 2018. The agreement also includes eight spare engines. SAS and CFM have also signed a Rate-Per-Flight-Hour (RPFH) support agreement to cover the new LEAP-1A engines,…

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…

Norwegian Air Sued in U.S. Over Unpaid Refunds

Bursor & Fisher, a New York-based law firm, is leading a class-action lawsuit against Norwegian Air Shuttle over its actions to refund customers whose flights have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is estimated that Norway’s largest airline owes customers a total of between $200 million and $400…

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…

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.…