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SAS increases the number of flights to the US as demand for travel rises

New York City as seen from above

SAS made this announcement:

As a direct result of the US now opening to more visitors, demand for travel is rising sharply. SAS is now updating its traffic program and increasing the number of flights to and from the US.

Flight bookings with SAS to the US over Christmas and New Year have increased significantly. SAS is offering up to 100 flights per week during the Christmas and New Year period to and from Scandinavia.

SAS resumed the route from Stockholm to Miami on November 8 and will resume the route from Copenhagen on November 10 and from Oslo on November 11. This means that SAS will have daily flights to Miami from Scandinavia during the winter.

SAS is also increasing the number of departures to New York and will fly twice daily from Copenhagen, Oslo, and Stockholm, starting November.

SAS flies daily from Copenhagen to Chicago and will start flights from Stockholm to Chicago from mid-December.

SAS will increase the number of flights to Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington DC from Copenhagen over Christmas and New Year.

SAS flies to the US with modern Airbus aircraft with fuel-efficient engines. The new aircraft have 15-30 % lower fuel consumption compared to the aircraft they are replacing. The new, state-of-the-art aircraft offer SAS’ customers a more comfortable, pleasant, and sustainable way of traveling.

SAS’ routes and departures to the US this winter
Copenhagen New York 7 times a week
Copenhagen Chicago 7 times a week
Copenhagen Los Angeles Up to 7 times a week
Copenhagen San Francisco Up to 5 times a week
Copenhagen Washington DC Up to 5 times a week
Copenhagen Miami Up to 4 times a week
Oslo New York Twice a week
Oslo Miami Once a week
Stockholm New York 5 times a week
Stockholm Miami Up to 4 times a week
Stockholm Chicago Up to 3 times a week

 

SAS reports a 130% passenger increase in October over last year

Scandinavian Airlines-SAS has issued this traffic report:

In October 1.4 million passengers flew with SAS, an increase of more than 130% compared to the same month last year. Customer demand continues to increase and so does SAS’ capacity, which was 100% higher than the same month last year. The load factor for October was 62%, an improvement of 23 percentage points compared to October last year.

“It’s positive to see that the increase in travelers continues also after the summer season, and that the ticket sales are going up. In October, passengers flying with SAS increased with more than 250.000, compared to September. The ramp-up continues and both capacity and load factor are higher this month. We still face challenges and an unpredictable future, which makes it very important to stay competitive. We have to be agile to be able to respond to changes in customer demand going forward,” says Anko van der Werff, President & CEO of SAS.

SAS scheduled traffic Oct21 Change1 Nov20- Oct21 Change1
ASK (Mill.) 2,369 93.5% 16,585 -25.8%
RPK (Mill.) 1,426 212.1% 7,748 –41.6%
Passenger load factor 60.2% 22.9 pp 46.7% -12.6 pp
No. of passengers (000) 1,349 127.6% 7,380 -40.1%

 

Geographical development, schedule Oct21           vs.          Oct20 Nov20- Oct21   vs.   Nov19-Oct20
RPK ASK RPK ASK
Intercontinental 266.5% 101.8% -73.9% -31.2%
Europe/Intrascandinavia 420.7% 188.5% -28.0% -27.3%
Domestic 43.5% 2.1% -26.2% -16.8%

 

SAS charter traffic Oct21 Change1 Nov20- Oct21 Change1
ASK (Mill.) 140 379.0% 667 -33.8%
RPK (Mill.) 121 399.5% 508 -41.4%
Load factor 86.3% 3.6 pp 76.2% -9.9 pp
No. of passengers (000) 45 371.5% 205 -30.6%

 

SAS total traffic (scheduled and charter) Oct21 Change1 Nov20- Oct21 Change1
ASK (Mill.) 2,509 100.2% 17,253 -26.2%
RPK (Mill.) 1,547 221.5% 8,256 -41.6%
Load factor 61.6% 23.3 pp 47.9% -12.6 pp
No. of passengers (000) 1,394 131.5% 7,585 -39.9%

1 Change compared to same period last year, p p = percentage points

Preliminary yield and PASK Oct21 Nominal change1 FX adjusted change
Yield, SEK 1.11 -8.2% -9.6%
PASK, SEK 0.67 48.1% 45.7%
Oct21
Punctuality (arrival 15 min) 81.1%
Regularity 98.4%
Change in total COemissions -34.3%
Change in COemissions per available seat kilometer, -11.9%
Carbon offsetting of passenger related emissions 53.7%

Definitions:

RPK – Revenue passenger kilometers

ASK – Available seat kilometers
Load factor – RPK/ASK
Yield – Passenger revenues/RPK (scheduled)

PASK – Passenger revenues/ASK (scheduled)

Change in COemissions per available seat kilometers – SAS passenger related carbon emissions divided with total available seat kilometers (incl non-revenue and EuroBonus tickets), rolling 12 months vs rolling 12 months previous year

Carbon offsetting of passenger related emissions – Share of SAS passenger related carbon emissions compensated by SAS (EuroBonus members, youth tickets and SAS’ staff travel) during the month

From fiscal year 2020 we report change in CO2 emissions in total and per Available Seat Kilometers (ASK) to align with our overall goal to reduce our total CO2 emissions by 25% by 2025, compared to 2005.

SAS, Vattenfall, Shell and LanzaTech to explore synthetic sustainable aviation fuel production

Scandinavian Airlines-SAS released this statement:

Vattenfall, SAS, Shell and LanzaTech will together investigate the production of the world’s first synthetic sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) using the LanzaJetTM “Alcohol to Jet” technology on a large scale in Sweden. Instead of using virgin fossil material in the production process, the synthetic SAF will be produced from fossil free electricity and recycled carbon dioxide from district heating.

The goal is that a new production facility will produce up to 50,000 tonnes of synthetic SAF annually, provided that an investment decision is made at a later stage. The synthetic SAF, also known as electrofuel, will be produced from fossil free electricity and recovered carbon dioxide using the  LanzaJet “Alcohol to Jet” technology, developed by LanzaTech and the U.S Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). When full production is up and running it could provide SAS with up to 25 per cent of its global demand for sustainable aviation fuel in the 2030s.

A joint study has shown promising conditions for the project, and all partner companies now agree to carry out in-depth analyses. The ambition is to commission the new production facility sometime between 2026 and 2027 near Forsmark on Sweden’s east coast.

The aim of the project is to get the production of electrofuel started in Sweden. The companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding and agreed that Vattenfall will investigate fossil free electricity supply, hydrogen production and carbon dioxide recovery. Shell will investigate fuel production, logistics and be the electrofuel buyer. LanzaTech will provide its gas fermentation expertise to make ethanol from the input gas streams and parties will license the LanzaJet “Alcohol to Jet” technology to convert the ethanol to electrofuel. SAS will participate as a potential buyer of the electrofuel.

Facts:

  • Electrofuel is one type of SAF (Sustainable Aviation Fuel).
  • In contrast to fossil feedstock, fossil free electricity, recycled carbon dioxide and water will be the only inputs to the process of making electrofuel. Electricity will mainly be used to make hydrogen via electrolysis. Carbon dioxide plus hydrogen can be converted by LanzaTech’s process into ethanol which is then converted via the LanzaJet Alcohol to Jet process to the aviation electrofuel.
  • Rather than be released, the carbon dioxide from a district heating facility will be captured and used for electrofuel production. When electrofuel is combusted by aircraft engines, the captured carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere after being  utilized a second time. The raw materials planned to be used are fossil free electricity from the Swedish electricity grid and carbon dioxide collected from Vattenfall’s combined heat and power plant in Uppsala, where approximately 200,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide can be recovered per year.
  • Today’s aircraft are certified to fly with a maximum of 50% SAF  depending on production pathway and the remainder with traditional aviation fuel.
  • Our annual planned SAF production of 50,000 ton would strongly contribute to the Swedish national targets of a fossil free domestic air travel and corresponds to about 30% of the needed Jet fuel to reach that target.

SAS CEO: Airline ‘Fighting To Survive’

Scandinavian Airlines-SAS “is “fighting to survive” with mounting debts, falling demand from business customers and disgruntled employees among its issues” according to a report by Forbes.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidnikel/2021/10/25/sas-ceo-airline-fighting-to-survive/?sh=7cf7459632ba

SAS will fly more than 150 routes to 90 destinations during winter 2021-2022

Scandinavian Airlines-SAS

As demand for travel increases, SAS continues to open up new destinations and more frequent flights. SAS will fly more than 150 routes to 90 destinations during winter 2021-2022.

SAS is also increasing the number of flights between the Scandinavian capitals and to other important destinations in its network to further improve connectivity as travel increases. This includes more flights to the UK from the three Scandinavian capitals – to London, where SAS flies three daily round trips from each capital, and to Manchester.

To meet the growing demand for business and leisure trips, SAS is also increasing the number of flights to other major European cities such as Brussels, Dublin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Helsinki, Munich, Oslo and Paris.

The SAS winter program offers skiers attractive timetables to a total of nine winter destinations – Sälen/Trysil and Östersund in Sweden, Salzburg and Innsbruck in Austria, Milan and Venice in Italy, Munich in Germany and Geneva and Zurich in Switzerland.

This winter, SAS will resume several routes from Denmark and Copenhagen to eastern and central Europe to cities such as Stuttgart, Tallinn, Poznan, and Wroclaw.

In Norway, the demand for domestic travel is rising and SAS is therefore increasing the number of flights to Bergen, Stavanger, Bardufoss and Haugesund, as well in Western Norway. SAS is also resuming direct flights between Trondheim and Tromsø and between Oslo and Manchester.

SAS is introducing new routes from Sweden for its winter program. The new routes that are now opening are Stockholm-Kyiv, Stockholm-Tenerife, and Gothenburg-Gran Canaria. The route from Stockholm to Madeira is also resuming.

Full list of SAS destinations for winter 2021-2022:

Copenhagen Oslo Stockholm Bergen
Aalborg Aalborg Aarhus Ålesund
Aarhus Ålesund Alicante Alicante
Aberdeen Aarhus Amsterdam Copenhagen
Alicante Aberdeen Antalya Oslo
Amsterdam Alicante Athens Stavanger
Antalya Alta Barcelona Stockholm
Athens Amsterdam Beirut Trondheim
Barcelona Antalya Bergen
Beirut Barcelona Berlin Stavanger
Bergen Bardufoss Billund Aberdeen
Berlin Bergen Brussels Alicante
Billund Berlin Chicago Bergen
Birmingham Billund Copenhagen Copenhagen
Bologna Bodø Dublin London
Boston Brussels Dusseldorf Oslo
Brussels Copenhagen Edinburgh Trondheim
Chania Dublin Faro
Chicago Dusseldorf Frankfurt Trondheim
Dublin Evenes Funchal Ålesund
Dusseldorf Faro Geneva Bergen
Faro Frankfurt Gothenburg Bodø
Faroe Islands Gdansk Gran Canaria Copenhagen
Frankfurt Geneva Hamburg Oslo
Gdansk Gran Canaria Helsingborg Stavanger
Geneva Hamburg Helsinki Stockholm
Gothenburg Haugesund Innsbruck Tromsø
Gran Canaria Helsinki Kalmar
Hamburg Kyiv Kyiv Gothenburg
Hanover Kirkenes Kiruna Alicante
Helsinki Kristiansand Krakow Copenhagen
Krakow Kristiansund Larnaca Faro
Larnaca Lakselv London Gran Canaria
London London Luleå Malaga
Los Angeles Longyearbyen Malaga Palma de Mallorca
Malaga Malaga Malmö Stockholm
Manchester Manchester Malta
Miami Miami Manchester
Milan Milan Miami
Munich Molde Milan
New York Munich Munich
Nice New York New York
Oslo Nice Nice
Palanga Palanga Oslo
Palma de Mallorca Paris Östersund
Paris Reykjavik Palma de Mallorca
Poznan Stavanger Paris
Reykjavik Stockholm Prague
Rome Tromsø Rome
Sälen/Trysil Trondheim Ronneby
Salzburg Zurich Seville
San Francisco Skellefteå
Shanghai St. Petersburg
Stavanger Stavanger
Stockholm Sundsvall
Stuttgart Tallinn
Tallinn Tampere
Tenerife Tenerife
Tokyo Thessaloniki
Tromsø Tromsø
Trondheim Trondheim
Turin Turku
Warsaw Umeå
Washington D.C. Vaasa
Venice Vilnius
Vilnius Visby
Wroclaw Zurich
Zurich

For more information, please contact: 
SAS Press Office, phn +46 8 797 2944

SAS, Scandinavia’s leading airline, with main hubs in Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm, flies to destinations in Europe, USA and Asia. Spurred by a Scandinavian heritage and sustainability values, SAS aims to be the global leader in sustainable aviation. We will reduce total carbon emissions by 25 percent by 2025, by using more sustainable aviation fuel and our modern fleet with fuel-efficient aircraft. 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 together with its partner airlines offers a wide network worldwide.

SAS reports an increase of almost 90% in September over the same month last year

Scandinavian Airlines-SAS Airbus A350-941 SE-RSD (msn 418) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 955425.

Scandinavian Airlines-SAS reported its traffic figures for September 2021:

Customer demand has increased further and 1.1 million passengers flew with SAS in September. This is an increase of almost 90% compared to the same month last year. Capacity increased and was 74% higher compared with September last year. The load factor for September ended at 54%, which was 17 percentage points higher than the same month last year but is impacted by longhaul, which currently is driven primarily by cargo operations.

“Travel restrictions are easing up and we instantly see higher demand. We are very pleased we transported more than a million passengers for the third consecutive month and we increase capacity accordingly. Uncertainty regarding the pandemic and future demand remains. SAS has to stay agile and flexible to be able to quickly respond to customers’ willingness to travel,” says Anko van der Werff, President & CEO of SAS.

SAS scheduled traffic Sep21 Change1 Nov20- Sep21 Change1
ASK (Mill.) 2,137 70.3% 14,216 -32.7%
RPK (Mill.) 1,127 151.4% 6,322 –50.6%
Passenger load factor 52.8% 17.0 pp 44.5% -16.1 pp
No. of passengers (000) 1,102 85.3% 6,032 -48.5%
Geographical development, schedule Sep21           vs.          Sep20 Nov20- Sep21   vs. Nov19-Sep20
RPK ASK RPK ASK
Intercontinental 356.0% 136.9% -77.0% -37.1%
Europe/Intrascandinavia 273.4% 110.1% -42.4% -37.5%
Domestic 30.0% -0.5% -31.5% -18.6%
SAS charter traffic Sep21 Change1 Nov20- Sep21 Change1
ASK (Mill.) 144 149.1% 527 -46.2%
RPK (Mill.) 108 136.2% 387 -54.1%
Load factor 75.1% -4.1 pp 73.4% -12.7 pp
No. of passengers (000) 46 133.6% 159 -44.2%
SAS total traffic (scheduled and charter) Sep21 Change1 Nov20- Sep21 Change1
ASK (Mill.) 2,281 73.8% 14,743 -33.3%
RPK (Mill.) 1,236 150.0% 6,709 -50.8%
Load factor 54.2% 16.5 pp 45.5% -16.2 pp
No. of passengers (000) 1,148 86.9% 6,191 -48.4%

1 Change compared to same period last year. pp = percentage points

Preliminary yield and PASK Sep21 Nominal change1 FX adjusted change
Yield, SEK 1.10 -12.5% -12.9%
PASK, SEK 0.58 29.1% 28.6%
Sep21
Punctuality (arrival 15 min) 88.1%
Regularity 98.4%
Change in total COemissions, rolling 12 months -47.4%
Change in COemissions per available seat kilometer -12.4%
Carbon offsetting of passenger related emissions 52%

Definitions:

RPK – Revenue passenger kilometers

ASK – Available seat kilometers
Load factor – RPK/ASK
Yield – Passenger revenues/RPK (scheduled)

PASK – Passenger revenues/ASK (scheduled)

Change in COemissions per available seat kilometers – SAS passenger related carbon emissions divided with total available seat kilometers (incl. non-revenue and EuroBonus), rolling 12 months

Carbon offsetting of passenger related emissions – Share of SAS passenger related carbon emissions compensated by SAS (EuroBonus members, youth tickets and SAS’ staff travel)

From fiscal year 2020 we report change in CO2 emissions in total and per Available Seat Kilometers (ASK) to align with our overall goal to reduce our total CO2 emissions by 25% by 2025, compared to 2005.

Top Copyright Photo: Scandinavian Airlines-SAS Airbus A350-941 SE-RSD (msn 418) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 955425.

SAS aircraft slide show:

SAS increases flights to New York and other U.S. destinations

Scandinavian Airlines-SAS has made this announcement:

As demand for both leisure and business travel to the United States increases, SAS expands the number of flights from Stockholm and Oslo to New York.

New York will be served with daily flights from Stockholm as well as with 4 weekly flights from Oslo, in addition to existing daily flights from Copenhagen. SAS will in total be flying 12 direct routes to the United States this fall and winter.

SAS’ US routes and departures Fall/Winter 2021:

  • Copenhagen-New York – 7 weekly
  • Copenhagen-Chicago – 7 weekly
  • Copenhagen-Los Angeles – 4 weekly
  • Copenhagen-San Francisco – 3 weekly
  • Copenhagen-Washington DC – 3 weekly
  • Copenhagen-Boston –  3 weekly
  • Copenhagen-Miami – 3 weekly
  • Oslo-New York – 4 weekly
  • Oslo-Miami – 1 weekly
  • Stockholm-New York – 7 weekly
  • Stockholm-Chicago – 3 weekly
  • Stockholm-Miami – 3 weekly

SAS reports its August traffic was up 52% compared to 2020 but level with July

During the summer season the customer demand has increased, and more than one million passengers flew with SAS in August. This is about the same level as in July, but an increase of almost 52% compared to the same month last year. Capacity was marginally lower than last month, but 65% higher than the same month last year. The total load factor for August ended at 61%, which is in line with July.

“Imposed travel restrictions remain and everybody at SAS are doing everything possible to make traveling easier for the customers. We continue to open new routes when travel restrictions and demand allow. However, there are still major uncertainties regarding the development of the pandemic, affecting the whole airline industry negatively. Flexibility during the ramp up phase to be able to respond quickly to changes in demand remains key,” says Anko van der Werff, President and CEO at SAS.

SAS scheduled traffic Aug21 Change1 Nov20- Aug21 Change1
ASK (Mill.) 2,068 58.7% 12,080 -39.2%
RPK (Mill.) 1,239 103.7% 5,195 –58.0%
Passenger load factor 59.9% 13.3 pp 43.0% -19.1 pp
No. of passengers (000) 1,038 48.4% 4,929 -55.7%
Geographical development, schedule Aug21           vs.          Aug20 Nov20- Aug21   vs.   Nov19-Aug20
RPK ASK RPK ASK
Intercontinental 429.9% 154.5% -80.7% -43.4%
Europe/Intrascandinavia 128.9% 72.4% -52.6% -46.1%
Domestic 16.7% -0.8% -36.7% -20.5%
SAS charter traffic Aug21 Change1 Nov20- Aug21 Change1
ASK (Mill.) 168 211.4% 383 -58.5%
RPK (Mill.) 122 183.3% 279 -65.0%
Load factor 72.5% -7.2 pp 72.8% -13.7 pp
No. of passengers (000) 49 172.2% 113 -57,4%
SAS total traffic (scheduled and charter) Aug21 Change1 Nov20- Aug21 Change1
ASK (Mill.) 2,236 64.7% 12,462 -40.1%
RPK (Mill.) 1,361 108.9% 5,473 -58.4%
Load factor 60.9% 12.9 pp 43.9% -19.3 pp
No. of passengers (000) 1,087 51.5% 5,043 -55.7%

1 Change compared to same period last year. pp = percentage points

Preliminary yield and PASK Aug21 Nominal change1 FX adjusted change
Yield, SEK 0.96 -17.0% -17.5%
PASK, SEK 0.57 6.5% 5.9%
Aug21
Punctuality (arrival 15 min) 87.4%
Regularity 98.8%
Change in total COemissions, rolling 12 months -56,7%
Change in COemissions per available seat kilometer -13,1%
Carbon offsetting of passenger related emissions 54%

Definitions:

RPK – Revenue passenger kilometers

ASK – Available seat kilometers
Load factor – RPK/ASK
Yield – Passenger revenues/RPK (scheduled)

PASK – Passenger revenues/ASK (scheduled)

Change in COemissions per available seat kilometers – SAS passenger related carbon emissions divided with total available seat kilometers (incl. non-revenue and EuroBonus), rolling 12 months

Carbon offsetting of passenger related emissions – Share of SAS passenger related carbon emissions compensated by SAS (EuroBonus members, youth tickets and SAS’ staff travel)

From fiscal year 2020 we report change in CO2 emissions in total and per Available Seat Kilometers (ASK) to align with our overall goal to reduce our total CO2 emissions by 25% by 2025, compared to 2005.

SAS reports continued headwinds from the pandemic

Scandinavian Airlines has issued this statement:

MAY 2021–JULY 2021

  • Revenue: MSEK 3,982 (2,507)
  • Income before tax (EBT): MSEK -1,358 (-2,071)
  • Income before tax and items affecting comparability:
    MSEK -1,237 (-784)
  • Net income for the period: MSEK -1,355 (-2,365)
  • Earnings per common share: SEK -0.19 (-6.18)

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS DURING THE QUARTER

  • SAS arranged a credit line of SEK 3 billion
  • Anko van der Werff joined as President and CEO

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS AFTER THE QUARTER

  • SAS has signed an additional pre-delivery payments financing of c. USD 100 million, covering 10 x A320neo aircraft with deliveries into Q2 FY2023
  • SAS has operated 22 flights on behalf of the Scandinavian authorities contributing to evacuation operations from Afghanistan

NOVEMBER 2020–JULY 2021

  • Revenue: MSEK 8,196 (17,478)
  • Income before tax (EBT): MSEK -5,655 (-6,880)
  • Income before tax and items affecting comparability:
    MSEK -5,546 (-5,576)
  • Net income for the period: MSEK -5,838 (-6,696)
  • Earnings per common share: SEK -0.82 (-17.66)

COMMENTS BY THE CEO

We noted encouraging signs during the summer season with demand slowly increasing. Vaccination rates are also rising, but significant challenges remain ahead as new cases of the Delta variant are multiplying and delaying ramp-up. The imposed travel restrictions remain in force and continue to adversely affect demand for air travel.

QUARTER NEGATIVELY IMPACTED BY THE ONGOING PANDEMIC

Demand continued to gradually increase during the important summer season, and we increased our capacity 94% compared with the second quarter. Passenger numbers increased 144% compared with the last quarter and the load factor reached 52%, up almost 23 percentage points in comparison with the earlier quarter. However, the uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic are far from over. Efforts to transform SAS’ entire business must continue to offset lower demand with lower costs. Earnings before tax ended at negative SEK 1.4 billion, which is still an improvement of SEK 0.7 billion compared with last year.

Total revenue increased 106% compared with the second quarter. Compared with last year this is an improvement of approximately SEK 1.5 billion, but still 70% below the third quarter of 2019, which was unaffected by COVID-19.

REDUCING COSTS AND MANAGING LIQUIDITY

SAS is celebrating 75 years of operations with a proven track record of successfully adapting to changing market conditions necessitated once again due to the pandemic. Cost reduction initiatives, such as reduced personnel expenses and streamlined operational functions, continue to deliver and total operating expenses were controlled during the quarter and landed at SEK 4.9 billion. We also continue to develop our operational platforms to increase competitiveness further.

The work to safeguard liquidity continues and at the end of the quarter the cash position was SEK 4.4 billion, which corresponds to the liquidity position at the end of the second quarter. Moreover, during the quarter a credit line was signed with major shareholders, the Danish and Swedish governments, thereby making an additional SEK 3.0 billion of liquidity available if necessary. The facility can be utilized until the end of 2022 and ensures that SAS has a liquidity buffer during the recovery phase following the COVID-19 pandemic. The facility complements the ongoing cost reduction activities.

MAKING TRAVELING EASIER AND OPENING ROUTES

The imposed travel restrictions make traveling difficult, and SAS is doing everything possible to facilitate a smooth travel experience for passengers. Our digital tool, SAS Travel Ready Center, allows passengers to track updates to travel restrictions and prepare their trip online, thus ensuring everything is ready when they arrive at the airport. We are also offering more flexible ticket rules and generous rebooking alternatives.

In parallel with adapting to a new market reality, we continue to open new routes. SAS increases the flights between the Scandinavian capitals and important destinations in its network to further improve connectivity for travelers. Meanwhile, more of our new, fuel-efficient aircraft are planned to be delivered during the year, making our fleet one of the most modern in Europe. We also proudly flew Scandinavian athletes to the Olympic games in Tokyo during the quarter.

LOOKING AHEAD

The recovery of the aviation industry depends greatly on the uncertain development of the pandemic. We are expecting travel to increase gradually as more and more people are vaccinated worldwide, but we are also aware that demand has changed during the pandemic. SAS expects a greater number of leisure travelers and even more intense competition in the future. In addition, customers are booking their tickets closer to their travel dates, which means that flexibility to ramp up and down, will be a success factor in the airline industry going forward.

I am very happy to be part of SAS’ future and I feel honored to assume the role as President and CEO of Scandinavia’s leading airline, which I take on with great enthusiasm. These are of course difficult times, both for customers and for employees, having to adjust to ever-changing rules and restrictions. In this regard, I would like to recognize the hard work performed by my SAS colleagues, to maintain our performance at a high level and to help customers as much as possible.

Together with a strong team of dedicated colleagues, we are striving to become the global leader in sustainable aviation, in parallel with navigating our way through the post-pandemic recovery period. It will take time and a lot of hard work, and we will need to make adjustments along the way, but with our great team, strong brand and operational excellence, we will make it happen.

On behalf of all of us at SAS, we look forward to welcoming you on board our flights!

Anko van der Werff,

President and CEO

Stockholm, September 1, 2021

Top Copyright Photo:

SAS aircraft slide show:

SAS announces its fall schedule

SAS increases the flights between the Scandinavian capitals and important destinations in its network to further improve connectivity for travelers. SAS will now be serving all its domestic destinations in Norway and Sweden when the Arlanda-Sundsvall route is reopened in September.

In addition, the number of flights to important destinations for travelers in Europe will increase.

The rising interest in weekend trips and city breaks to European cities makes SAS resume its routes to AmsterdamDublin, Florence, Krakow and Prague. There is also an increasing number of flights to warmer Mediterranean destinations in southern Europe and the Canary Islands to meet the growing demand from holiday makers.

SAS will be flying more direct routes from the Scandinavian capitals to several US destinations from September onwards and will also be present in Asia on routes from Copenhagen to Tokyo and Shanghai.

SAS Route offering Fall 2021

Stockholm

Copenhagen

Oslo

Bergen

Gothenburg

Aalborg

Alta

Alicante

Kalmar

Aarhus

Aalborg

Copenhagen

Kiruna

Faroe Islands

Aarhus

Oslo

Luleå

Bergen

Bardufoss

Stavanger

Malmö

Gothenburg

Bergen

Stockholm

Ronneby

Oslo

Billund

Trondheim

Skellefteå

Stavanger

Bodø

Ålesund

Sundsvall

Stockholm

Copenhagen

Umeå

Trondheim

Harstad/Narvik

Kristiansand

Visby

Aberdeen

Haugesund

Alicante

Ängelholm

Alicante

Kirkenes

Oslo

Östersund

Amsterdam

Kristiansand

Alicante

Athens

Lakselv

Stavanger

Amsterdam

Barcelona

Longyearbyen

Aberdeen

Athens

Berlin

Molde

Alicante

Barcelona

Bologna

Stavanger

Bergen

Bergen

Boston

Stockholm

Copenhagen

Berlin

Brussels

Tromsø

Oslo

Billund

Chania

Trondheim

Trondheim

Brussels

Chicago

Ålesund

Ålesund

Copenhagen

Dublin

Alicante

Dublin

Dusseldorf

Amsterdam

Trondheim

Dusseldorf

Faro

Athens

Alicante

Edinburgh

Florence

Barcelona

Bergen

Faro

Frankfurt

Berlin

Bodø

Frankfurt

Gazipasa

Brussels

Copenhagen

Gazipasa

Gdansk

Chania

Oslo

Helsinki

Geneva

Dublin

Stockholm

Krakow

Hamburg

Dusseldorf

Tromsø

Larnaca

Helsinki

Faro

Ålesund

Las Palmas

Krakow

Frankfurt

Lisbon

Larnaca

Gazipasa

London

Las Palmas

Gdansk

Malaga

London

Kyiv

Malta

Los Angeles

Las Palmas

Manchester

Malaga

London

Miami

Manchester

Malaga

Milan

Miami

Manchester

Napels

Milan

Miami

New York

Munich

Milan

Nice

Napels

New York

Oslo

New York

Nice

Palma de Mallorca

Nice

Palma de Mallorca

Paris

Palma de Mallorca

Paris

Prague

Paris

Reykjavik

Rome

Reykjavik

Rome

Split

Rome

Split

Tallinn

San Francisco

Tenerife

Shanghai

Thessaloniki

Split

Trondheim

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