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SAS, Saudi Arabian airlines place orders with Airbus

SAS has signed a firm order for 30 A320neo Family aircraft, as part of its strategy to streamline its fleet with more fuel-efficient new aircraft.

Insurance man appointed new CEO of troubled SAS airline

The Board of Directors of SAS has appointed Rickard Gustafson as the new President and CEO of the Scandinavian airline.

SAS dumps its stake in regional airline Skyways

Scandinavian airline SAS on Monday sold its remaining 19.9 percent stake in regional airline Skyways for a capital loss of about 40 million crowns ($5.54 million).

Swedish airline to host first-ever in-flight gay wedding

When officials at Scandinavian airlines say that love is in the air, they're being literal.

SAS reports loss, says volcano ash to blame

STOCKHOLM — Beleaguered Scandinavian airline SAS on Wednesday said it narrowed its losses in the second quarter but remained deep in the red due to the flight chaos caused by a cloud of volcanic ash

Aviation news: SAS chief executive to resign this fall

Scandinavian airline group SAS AB Tuesday said its CEO, Mats Jansson, will step down in the autumn after four years in which he cut costs sharply at the loss-making carrier.

Stronger demand on Asian routes boosts European air traffic

STOCKHOLM - Stronger demand on Asian routes boosted air traffic in June, three European airlines said on Wednesday, noting a rise in sales of business class tickets as economies begin to recover from

Airline SAS expects $138M first quarter loss

STOCKHOLM — Scandinavian airline group SAS AB says it expects a loss before tax of 1 billion kronor ($138 million) in the first quarter due to weak demand and negative effects from currency exchange

SAS asks for cash, plans job cuts

STOCKHOLM - Scandinavian airline SAS asked shareholders for 5 billion Swedish crowns ($672 million) to keep it flying and reported a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss, sending its shares diving to a

SAS sells 18 MD-80 jets to Allegiant Travel

STOCKHOLM - Scandinavian airline SAS said on Monday it had contracted to sell 18 MD-80 aircraft to U.S.-based firm Allegiant Travel Company for an undisclosed amount.

Lufthansa takes over bmi shares from SAS

With effect from November 1, 2009, Lufthansa-related UK holding company, LHBD Holding Limited (LHBD), will take over a further 20 percent stake in British Midland PLC (bmi).

SAS cuts more jobs

STOCKHOLM — Scandinavian airline group SAS AB on Wednesday said it will cut between 1,000 and 1,500 more jobs to reduce costs after posting another large loss for the second quarter amid falling dem

Airline SAS and Danish union hit savings deal

COPENHAGEN - Scandinavian airline SAS and its Danish Cabin Attendants Union (CAU) said on Monday they had reached an agreement on cost cuts for the troubled airline after months of negotiations.

Lufthansa resumes talks to buy SAS stake

FRANKFURT - Deutsche Lufthansa has resumed talks on buying a stake in Scandinavian airline SAS, according to the industry sources. Talks could be concluded in 2009.

SAS falls after newspaper says Lufthansa won’t bid

SAS Group, owner of Scandinavia's largest airline, fell for a fifth day in Stockholm trading after a German newspaper said Deutsche Lufthansa AG won't make a bid.

Finnair could buy SAS long distance routes

Will the SAS long distance network be taken over by Finnair?

Executive Talk: Martin Porsgaard Nielsen

SAS Scandinavian Airlines has been for long an advocate of sustainable development in relation to the environment. A position that reflects Scandinavia society’s general relation to nature.

Boeing and SAS Technical Services sign contract

Boeing and SAS Technical Services (STS) have signed an Integrated Materials Management (IMM) maintenance agreement that will significantly reduce operating costs as well as improve service to STS airline customers.

SAS airline says Swedish prosecutor closes turboprop investigation

Stockholm, Sweden - Scandinavian airline operator SAS AB said Thursday that a Swedish prosecutor has decided to close an investigation into whether the company put its passengers at risk during turboprop accidents in Denmark and in Lithuania.

Bigger loss for Scandinavian airline SAS

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Scandinavian airline group SAS AB on Tuesday posted a first-quarter net loss of 1.08 billion kronor (euro115 million; US$181 million ), citing higher fuel costs and growing competition, and said it would slash 1,000 jobs to reduce costs.The result was down from a net loss of 18 million kronor in the first quarter of last year.

Airline SAS gets 1 billion kronor in compensation from Bombardier

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Airline group SAS AB said Monday it ordered 27 new Bombardier aircraft in a deal that includes about 1 billion kronor (US$164 million; €106 million) in compensation to SAS for a series of crash landings that grounded its fleet of turboprops last year.

Swedish airline offers fingerprint check-In

No ID? No problem. In Sweden, all the identification you need to board an airplane is now at your fingertips—literally.Scandinavian Airlines Sweden (SAS) now allows travelers with luggage to board domestic flights by providing a scan of their index fingerprint.