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Scandinavian Airlines

Scandinavian Airlines System
AirlineScandinavian Airlines (SAS)
Airline hub
Focus cities
Frequent-flyer programEuroBonus
Member loungeScandinavian Lounge & Business Lounge
AllianceStar Alliance
Fleet size137 (+47 on order)
Destinations~ 90
Company sloganService and simplicity.
Parent companySAS Group
HeadquartersScandinavian Airlines head office
Solna, Sweden
Key people
* Fritz H. Schur (Chairman) * Rickard Gustafson (CEO)

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Scandinavian Airlines or SAS, previously Scandinavian Airlines System, is the flag carrier of Denmark, Norway and Sweden, and the largest airline in Scandinavia.

Part of the SAS Group and headquartered in the Scandinavian Airlines head office at the Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN), Sweden, the airline operates 198 aircraft to 176 destinations in more than 30 countries. The airline's main hub is Kastrup or Copenhagen Airport, which is the main European and intercontinental hub. Somewhat smaller hubs (whithout transfer check-ins facilities and fewer destinations) also exist at Oslo Airport, Gardermoen and Stockholm-Arlanda Airport.

In 2006, SAS carried 25.4 million passengers, making a revenue of SEK 42 billion. This makes it the ninth-largest airline in Europe. SAS' fleet consists of Airbus A319, A321, A330 and A340, Boeing 737 Classic and Next Generation, Bombardier CRJ900, McDonnell Douglas MD-80 and MD-87. It is a founding member of the Star Alliance. The company has its head office in Arlanda, near Stockholm, Sweden.

The airline was founded in 1946 as a consortium to pool Det Danske Luftfartselskab's, Svensk Interkontinental Lufttrafik's and Det Norske Luftfartselskap's transatlantic services. European and domestic cooperation started two years later, and in 1951 the airlines merged to create SAS.

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