SAS is celebrating its 70th anniversary. The airline began operations as a group on August 1, 1946 following the merger of the Norwegian, Danish and Swedish international airline operations.
SAS has introduced a new fare tier for business travellers looking for value who are willing to give up a little flexibility in return.
SAS announced late Tuesday that an agreement was reached with Swedish pilots union SPF putting an end to the strike which had been ongoing since last Friday.
The airline has not specified the terms of the agreement reached which finally led to the conclusion of the labour conflict, but it is retroactive to April 2016 and will be valid for one year. Having already reached agreement with Norwegian pilots, all the airline’s negotiations with pilots unions are concluded.
SAS has mobilised its full customer service capacity as it deals with the ongoing strike by Swedish Pilots which began on Friday when ongoing negotiations broke down.
SAS reports positive demand and passenger growth for April, compared to April of last year.
SAS has announced that it will not outsource ground handling at Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm, though it has agreed to finalise negotiations to transfer the Ground Handling line stations at Gothenburg and Malmö to Aviator Airport Alliance Europe AB (Aviator).
During the IATA Ops Conference in Copenhagen, Flight Chic asked SAS CEO Rickard Gustafson whether the airline would consider joining the newly founded A4E airline association which has recently added Norwegian and Finnair among its members, and in which SAS partner Lufthansa is already an active member.
SAS is making it easier for customers to fly Business by offering a chance to bid on a flight upgrade.
Customers set the value of their bid for flights to Asia, U.S., Europe, and within the Nordic region, and compete against fellow passengers for the upgrade slot. Winners can even pay for their upgrade on domestic and European flights with EuroBonus points.