•  Last updated on 5 Oct 2023


SAS (Scandinavian Airlines System) is a leading airline group headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, a flag carrier of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. 

SAS History

SAS traces its roots back to August 1946 when three national carriers - Svensk Interkontinental Lufttrafik (Swedish Intercontinental Airlines), Det Danske Luftfartselskab (Danish Air Lines), and Det Norske Luftfartselskap (Norwegian Air Lines) - decided to merge and form a joint airline. This collaboration aimed to provide efficient air travel services within Scandinavia and establish connections with the rest of the world.

On September 1, 1946, SAS officially commenced operations with a fleet of DC-3 aircraft. The airline's initial focus was on domestic routes, but it quickly expanded its network to include international destinations. Over the years, SAS has continuously evolved and adapted to meet the changing demands of the travel industry.

SAS Fleet

Today, SAS operates a modern fleet of over 120 aircraft, including Airbus A320neo, Airbus A330, and Boeing 737 and 787. By investing in newer planes equipped with advanced technology, SAS ensures a safe, comfortable, and environmentally friendly travel experience for its passengers.

SAS Staff and Services

SAS takes pride in its highly skilled and dedicated workforce, comprising over 10,000 employees from various backgrounds and cultures. The airline places great importance on customer service and strives to create a welcoming and personalized experience for each passenger.

SAS pilots undergo rigorous training programs and hold extensive experience in aviation. The cabin crew members are known for their warm hospitality and attentiveness, ensuring that passengers feel comfortable and well taken care of throughout their journey.

In 2022, SAS carried over 17 million passengers.

SAS Frequent Flyer Program

SAS operates a frequent flyer program called EuroBonus, offering members a range of benefits and rewards. As a EuroBonus member, passengers earn points for every flight they take with SAS or its partner airlines. These points can be redeemed for a variety of perks, including free flights, cabin upgrades, extra baggage allowance, and access to SAS lounges.

SAS Route Network

The airline has its main hubs at Copenhagen Airport (CPH) in Denmark, Oslo Airport (OSL) in Norway, and Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) in Sweden, and flies to more than 100 destinations in 30 countries, connecting Scandinavia with major cities in Europe, Asia, and North America. Some of the main European destinations served by SAS include:

  • London Heathrow Airport (LHR) in the United Kingdom
  • Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) in France
  • Frankfurt Airport (FRA) in Germany
  • Riga Airport (RIX) in Latvia

SAS Compensation

Our recent data indicates that 16 passengers of SAS cancelled or delayed flights submitted their flight compensation claims for the amount of 5750 EUR for the last 7 days.

Data shown are estimates, based on internal databases.

SAS adheres to the regulations set by the European Union, which provides rights and protections to passengers in cases of flight delays, flight cancellations, and denied boarding. Under this regulation, passengers may be entitled to compensation, assistance, and reimbursement of expenses, depending on the circumstances of the flight disruption.

In case you have experienced a SAS flight delay, cancellation or another disruption, you can easily check your flight compensation using the flight compensation calculator below.

This article relies on information from open sources for informational purposes only. While we have taken care to ensure accuracy, we cannot guarantee the completeness or timeliness of the information. We are not liable for any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies in the information presented.

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