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SAS to cut 300 additional jobs as its losses widen

Scandinavian Airlines-SAS (Stockholm) is again back in a financial crisis mode. After reporting a net loss of over $120 million in its fiscal second quarter ending on April 30, the airline has announced it is again tightening its efforts to reduce costs. This time it will include another 300 jobs being axed. The airline is coming under intense pressure from lower cost airlines like Norwegian and Ryanair.

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Read the analysis from the Wall Street Journal: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Stefan Sjogren/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-783 LN-RNU (msn 34548) arrives back at the Stockholm (Arlanda) hub.

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Scandinavian Airlines changes its cabin service strategy for Europe

Scandinavian Airlines-SAS (Stockholm) is planing to introduce SAS Go and SAS Plus on June 9. The new services will replace SAS’s Business Class, Economy Extra and Economy Class. The airline issued this statement:

June 9 marks the launch of the new SAS service concept. SAS Go and SAS Plus will replace Business Class, Economy Extra and Economy Class. This change is a pro-active investment on SAS’ journey to create the most modern flight experience in Europe.

This new service concept was developed in close dialogue with SAS customers and employees. Ideas have also been posted in the My SAS Idea forum.

“The service classes that were created 30 years ago do not reflect the needs of the modern traveller. Time is now in short supply for most people, and our customers want time efficiency and attractive prices, without any hidden charges. SAS Go and SAS Plus meet both of these needs,” says Rickard Gustafson, CEO and Group President of SAS.

Developed for people who fly regularly

The number of passengers who travel more than five times a year is increasing. Traditionally, flying used to be divided into business trips and leisure trips, but passengers now want the same convenience and comfort whether they are travelling on business or for leisure.

“SAS’ most important job is to get customers where they want to go, when they want to go, and to do this as simply as possible. Modern travellers want simplicity and convenience on their journeys, both when they are travelling for business or pleasure. The new service concept gives these passengers exactly what they want,” says Rickard Gustafson.

The prices for SAS Go are similar to the prices of the old Economy tickets. With SAS Plus passengers get better value for money as the “from price” is on average around 30 percent lower than the ‘from price’ of today’s flexible products. And they include more services.

What you need is included

The price of the new service concept includes more than before. SAS Go always includes a checked bag at no extra charge, newspapers, coffee or tea on board, as well as several services to save time, including mobile check-in, and seat selection. SAS Plus includes two checked bags at no extra cost, SAS Fast Track, lounge access, meals and drinks onboard, as well as double the number of EuroBonus points; all of this is on top of the benefits offered by SAS Go. Breakfast is served to all passengers on domestic flights in Sweden, Norway and Denmark.

This change to SAS Go and SAS Plus also includes a brand new concept on board, with the traditional airplane tray being replaced by an airborne cafe. The launch of Our Cafe will see all passengers on board being offered the same range of food and drink.

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Copyright Photo: Paul Denton/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-783 WL LN-RNU (msn 34548) taxies to the runway at Geneva.

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SAS promotes its on-time record:

SAS Relax We're On Time

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Scandinavian-SAS ARN 6:2013 Route Map

SAS to start Stockholm-Madrid flights on July 1

Scandinavian Airlines-SAS (Stockholm) on July 1 will launch a new route from Stockholm (Arlanda) to Madrid on a twice-weekly basis. This new route will complement the current service that SAS already offers from Copenhagen to Madrid. SAS will now provide up to ten departures a week between Scandinavia and Madrid.

Flights will leave from Arlanda on Mondays at 9.15 a.m. (0915) returning from Madrid at 2.05 p.m. (1405). Flights on Fridays will leave at 07.10 a.m. (0710) in the morning from Arlanda, returning from Madrid at 3.50 p.m. (1550). SAS is planning to use a Boeing 737 on this route, with a flight time of approximately 3 hours and 50 minutes.

SAS has so far launched 47 new routes in 2013. The new routes from Stockholm Arlanda fly to Vilnius, Innsbruck, Pula, Palermo, Cagliari, Thessaloniki, Tel Aviv, Pristina and Alanya. The new routes from Gothenburg are to Nice and Pristina.

Copyright Photo: Stefan Sjogren. Boeing 737-783 WL LN-RNU (msn 34548) arrives at the Stockholm (Arlanda) hub.

Scandinavian Airlines-SAS: AG Slide Show

Scandinavian Airlines blames Icelandic volcanic ash for 2Q loss of $68 million

Scandinavian Airlines-SAS (Stockholm) has blamed the airspace closures due the recent Icelandic volcanic ash as the main reason for the second quarter loss of $68 million.

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Copyright Photo: Stefan Sjogren. Boeing 737-783 LN-RNU (msn 34548) climbs away from runway 08 at Stockholm (Arlanda).