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SAS brand new Airbus A350XWB awaiting it's first scheduled departure from Chicago O'Hare (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ben Suskind)

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

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 two of which have route networks that are much more heavily concentrated within the Nordic countries. Masks are still required on all of the carriers' flights to destinations outside those…

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 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…

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…

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…