All SAS articles

  • Wideroe Ground Handling-c-Wideroe Ground Handling

    SAS drops Wideroe as handling partner at several Norwegian airports


    SAS is dropping regional operator Wideroe’s ground-handling arm from serving the Scandinavian carrier at several Norwegian airports. Wideroe says contracts for six of the 12 airports at which it provides ground services to SAS will be lost from February next year. But these six airports – Trondheim, Stavanger, Bodo, Haugesund, ...

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    SAS pushes back equity-solicitation deadline


    Scandinavian carrier SAS is extending by a few days the timeline for potential participants in its equity solicitation process. The new closing date for submission of final bids is 25 September – a delay of one week. SAS had already previously extended the timeframe, pushing it back by a month. ...

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    SAS introducing batch of leased E195s from Azorra


    Scandinavian carrier SAS is leasing a batch of Embraer 195 regional jets from Florida-based lessor Azorra Aviation. SAS is undergoing a restructuring programme – known as ‘SAS Forward’ – while under US Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Among the various aspects of this programme is an overhaul of the airline’s fleet ...

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    SAS recruits Seabury restructuring specialist as transformation officer


    Scandinavian carrier SAS has named strategy and restructuring specialist Ginger Hughes as the company’s new chief transformation officer. SAS filed for US Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in July last year, in order to undertake its ‘SAS Forward’ restructuring programme. Hughes was previously a senior manager at advisory firm Seabury Group ...

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    Airline Business performance tracker: Europe Q2 2023


    Key data from the most-recent European earnings period – the April-June 2023 quarter – and the equivalent periods stretching back to the last pre-Covid year, powered by Airline Business Insight

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    Restructuring SAS achieves first profitable quarter in four years


    SAS has turned in its first profitable quarter for four years, with a third-quarter pre-tax surplus of SKr457 million ($41.6 million). It also generated a net profit of SKr461 million for the period, the three months to 31 July 2023, as revenues reached SKr13.2 billion. SAS chief executive Anko van ...

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    SAS cleared to sell engineless A321s to US trading firm


    Scandinavian carrier SAS has been cleared to proceed with selling a batch of engineless Airbus A321s, for eventual part-out, to a US entity called Spectre Air Capital. SAS is undergoing a corporate restructuring – known as SAS Forward – through a US Chapter 11 bankruptcy process. Spectre had been one ...

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    Swedish consortium to ground test Heart ES-30


    Sweden’s Vinnova innovation agency has awarded a consortium led by Heart Aerospace almost SKr20 million ($1.8 million) to build and ground test a full-scale demonstrator of the developer’s hybrid-electric ES-30 regional aircraft.

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    SAS’s pandemic aid to undergo renewed European Commission scrutiny


    Scandinavian operator SAS’s recapitalisation by the Swedish and Danish governments, carried out during the pandemic, is to be scrutinised under an in-depth European Commission investigation. Although the measure – worth around SKr11 billion ($1 billion) – was previously approved by the Commission in August 2020, this approval was annulled by ...

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    SAS gives investors more time to prepare equity-injection bids


    Scandinavian carrier SAS has revised its timeline for equity solicitation, extending the deadlines for investors by four weeks. SAS, which is restructuring under US Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, also states that it aims to complete its court-supervised processes around the end of this year. The airline is looking to raise ...

  • Airline Business Insight web

    Airline Business performance tracker: Europe Q1 2023


    Key data from the most-recent European earnings period – the January-March 2023 quarter – and the equivalent periods stretching back to the last pre-Covid year, powered by Airline Business Insight

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    SAS positive over demand recovery despite persisting losses


    Scandinavian carrier SAS turned in a lower pre-tax loss of SKr3.8 billion ($350 million) for the first half of the year, including a SKr1.4 billion loss for the second quarter. While pre-tax losses reduced, SAS’s net loss for the three months to 30 April remained at SKr1.5 billion. SAS raised ...

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    SAS to offer seats on first ES-30 flights but dates and destinations remain unclear


    SAS is to offer passengers the chance of reserving seats on its inaugural commercial services of the Heart Aerospace ES-30 hybrid-electric aircraft, despite the milestone being five years away and with most of the important flight details still vague.

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    Court grants approval for SAS’s equity-raise solicitation


    Scandinavian carrier SAS has obtained court approval to commence solicitation procedures to raise equity as part of the airline’s ‘SAS Forward’ restructuring programme. The carrier, which is under US Chapter 11 protection, states that potential investors will have about 13 weeks to present final bids. “We will conduct a competitive ...

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    EU court annuls Lufthansa and SAS state aid approvals after Ryanair complaints


    The European General Court has annulled the European Commission’s approval of state aid provided to Lufthansa and SAS during the Covid-19 crisis.

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    SAS reinforces leisure network with new Asian route


    Star Alliance carrier SAS is to open a new Asian service, operating to the Thai capital Bangkok from the beginning of the winter season. SAS, which is currently under US Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, has been undergoing a restructuring programme to strengthen its financial position. It says it is aiming ...

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    SAS 737 pilots could not have foreseen severe turbulence upset: inquiry


    Norwegian investigators are reiterating the importance of fastening seat-belts, even if not instructed, after an SAS Boeing 737-800 encountered unexpected severe turbulence which injured cabin crew – one seriously – and a passenger. The aircraft was descending towards Oslo Gardermoen at 21,000ft in clear air, following a service from Stavanger ...

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    SAS defers access to remainder of $700m bridging loan


    Scandinavian carrier SAS is deferring its access to the second half of its $700 million debtor-in-possession term loan, after a stronger-than-forecast financial performance over the winter which improved its liquidity position. SAS remains under US Chapter 11 protection, and the debtor-in-possession loan – agreed with Apollo Global Management – provided ...

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    SAS initiates process seeking court approval to raise new equity


    Scandinavian carrier SAS has embarked on a planned equity-raising process, the latest stage of its restructuring programme under US Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. SAS has previously indicated that it wants to raise at least SKr9.5 billion ($911 million) through the process. But it points out: “The final amount of equity ...

  • SAS A321neo-c-Airbus

    SAS starts offering European fares with biofuel inclusion


    Scandinavian carrier SAS has started selling tickets which automatically include the cost of biofuel purchase for its flights. The airline, which has been offering biofuel as a travel extra, says it is aiming to make biofuel selection “even easier” for passengers. It will enable passengers buying its ‘Go Smart’ or ...