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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…

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…

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…

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.…