SAS and tour operator Apollo have extended their partnership for the 2024 summer season. This extension is part of a framework agreement they signed in 2021 and is valued at approximately SEK 1.4 billion.
As part of the agreement, SAS will transport Apollo customers from around 15 locations in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark to 20 scenic Mediterranean destinations. They include popular holiday locations in Greece, Croatia, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Spain, and Turkey. Apollo again chose SAS as its primary partner for charter flights from Scandinavia during the summer of 2024.
“We are proud of the longstanding partnership with Apollo and thrilled that SAS also next summer will welcome Apollo customers on board. SAS continues to add new and more sustainable aircraft to our fleet, providing passengers with a more comfortable and sustainable way of travel,” says Paul Verhagen, EVP and Chief Commercial Officer at SAS.
Strategic partnerships, such as the one with Apollo, play a crucial role in helping SAS cater to the seasonal needs of Scandinavian travelers. Moreover, this partnership allows Apollo to provide convenient direct flights from various cities and regional airports in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark.
“For Apollo, it’s natural to continue the partnership with SAS. With a long history of providing high customer satisfaction and emphasis on being a driving force within sustainable aviation, we are confident that the summer season of 2024 will deliver great travel experiences for our customers,” says Tobias Jönsson, CEO of DER Touristik Nordic AB.
The agreement between SAS and Apollo covers flights from 15 locations in Scandinavia to 22 destinations in Europe.
SAS is Scandinavia’s leading airline, with main hubs in Copenhagen, Oslo, and Stockholm. The airline flies to destinations in Europe, the USA, and Asia. Spurred by a Scandinavian heritage and sustainability values, SAS aims to be the driving force in sustainable aviation and in the transition toward net zero emissions. The airline reduces carbon emissions by using more sustainable aviation fuel, investing in new fuel-efficient aircraft, and technology innovation with partners. It contributes to the industry target of net zero CO2 emissions by 2050. In addition to flight operations, SAS offers ground handling services, technical maintenance and air cargo services. SAS is a founding member of the Star Alliance™, and its partner airlines offer a wide network worldwide.