The Scandinavian Airlines System, or SAS, was founded in 1946 when the flag carriers of Denmark, Sweden and Norway formed a partnership to handle intercontinental traffic to Scandinavia. The companies then started coordination of European operations in 1948 and finally merged to form the current SAS Consortium in 1951.
SAS Airbus A330-300.
SAS McDonnell Douglas MD-82.
SAS is currently the leading carrier in the Nordic countries, and is also a founding member of the Star Alliance. It operates out of two primary hubs, the Stockholm-Arlanda Airport and the Copenhagen Airport in Kastrup. In the SAS network, the Oslo Airport is serviced mainly with connections from the Swedish and Danish hubs. The consortium's fleet currently consists of 130 aircraft.
SAS has three fully owned subsidiaries, Braathens and Widerĝe in Norway and Blue1 in Finland. It also owns a 49% stake in Spanair, a Spanish carrier. In 2003, the Snowflake brand name, which operates a set of discount-fare routes, was launched. In 2001, SAS and its subsidiaries transported a total of 36 million passengers.
|Airbus A340-300||7||Long haul|
|Airbus A330-300||3||Long haul|
|Boeing 767-300ER||5||Long haul|
|Airbus A321-200||7||Short haul / domestic|
|Boeing 737-800||15||Short haul / domestic|
|Boeing 737-700||6||Short haul / domestic|
|Boeing 737-600||24||Short haul / domestic|
|McDonnell Douglas MD-81||7||Short haul / domestic|
|McDonnell Douglas MD-82||32||Short haul / domestic|
|McDonnell Douglas MD-90-30||8||Short haul / domestic|
|McDonnell Douglas MD-87||15||Short haul / domestic|
|De Havilland Q400||24||Short haul / domestic|
|Fokker 50||2||Short haul / domestic|