Vagn Sorenson, head of Scandinavian Airlines' (SAS) commercial division, has stepped down after the European Commission's (EC) decision to fine the Scandinavian flag carrier more than €39 million ($34 million) for its involvement in an illegal anti-competitive pact with Maersk Air. The Danish carrier's chairman Bjarne Hansen and managing director, Ole Dietz, have also resigned following the ruling, with a fine of €13 million imposed on Maersk by EC regulators. SAS has set a board meeting for 8 August at which a replacement could be appointed.

Source: Flight International