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SAS introduces premium dining for SAS Go travelers

Scandinavian Airlines-SAS has made this announcement:

SAS now gives SAS Go travelers the chance to upgrade their dining experience by pre-ordering premium menus on long haul flights. Aiming to further enhance the personalisation of the airlines’ on-board experience, the initiative is also in line with the development of the next generation of traveling and a part of SAS’s environmental and sustainability work.

We believe true travelers wish to add that little extra element to their flying experience. Therefore, SAS now introduces the possibility to enhance the dining experience on board, also when traveling in SAS Go.

Starting from November 2018, SAS Go travelers on long haul flights can pre-order a premium menu to upgrade and enhance their dining experience.

Karl Sandlund, Executive Vice President Commercial comments, “Our new tailored pre-order concept is part of our strategy to strengthen our on board service, delivering innovative and personalised services that we know our customer value. SAS always strive to be at the forefront of innovation and to pioneer the next generation of travelling, and we are glad to introduce carefully selected and brand new premium dining experiences for our passengers on our long haul flights”.

Travelers will be able to choose from four freshly prepared menus. Each is a ‘Premium set menu’, featuring original, fresh dishes, including a seasonal starter, main course and dessert, as well as a choice of two drinks from a listed selection. In addition, the cutlery and glasses offered alongside our menus are exclusively designed for SAS, in partnership with top Scandinavian designers.

New travel trend

Trend analysis and forecasts currently show that the demand for tailor made travel experiences and pre-ordering has grown and is predicted to increase still further going forward. In response to this trend, SAS’s pre-order concept is being introduced onto long haul flights, following its successful introduction onto short haul flights.

As well as delivering a personalised service, pre-ordering is also a part of SAS’ environmental and sustainability work, helping the loading of fresh food to be more accurate, minimizing food waste and weight on board.

Karl Sandlund comments, “Our new premium pre-order concept has been introduced in response to trend data and customer feedback. A pioneering concept in the travel industry, our vision is to continuously develop and explore new ways to make life easier for our travelers, by offering innovative and desired services”.

SAS introduced pre-order on short haul flights in 2016 and the concept’s popularity has grown since launch. In 2017, day and evening options for pre-order in SAS Go was extended to include a choice of 11 meals, leading to demand growing by 25%, totalling 120,000 meals served per year.

In 2018 SAS extended the option to pre-order from day and evening menus on flights in Scandinavia and Europe, extending the service to all flights with a minimum of 80 minutes, reduced from previously flights of 120 minutes or longer, doubling the number or European flights with pre-order options. Pre-order is now offered on a total of approximately 80,000 SAS flights per year, with SAS expecting demand to grow as it works to further improve and expand the offer.

General facts

Prices for the new “Premium set menus” start from SEK 190 / NOK 190 /DKK 150 / EUR 19 / USD 23

Pre-ordering your meals when traveling with SAS is easy. Travelers can easily arrange it when booking a flight, or choose to do so at a later stage by logging in to the “My bookings” page at the SAS website.

If travelers choose to pre-order, the ordinary included meal on SAS Go will be replaced by the selected premium meal. The second meal served before landing is not affected by the order.

All photos by SAS.

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SAS presents its 2019 summer schedule – 6 new destinations and 17 new nonstop routes

SAS' 2018 "Netflix - The Rain" promotional livery

SAS has made this announcement:

SAS is continuing to strengthen its offer by opening 17 new direct routes from Scandinavia in summer 2019 and 6 totally new destinations – Catania, Florence, Marseille, Cornwall Newquay, Szczecin and Antalya.

Demand for summer travel is increasing. SAS is therefore offering a number of new direct flights and destinations in summer 2019 and increasing frequency to several of the most popular travel hot spots. New destinations from Stockholm Arlanda are Catania Sicily, Marseille, Naples and Reykjavik while Gothenburg Landvetter will gain a direct flight to Faro in Portugal.

“Interest in travel continues to grow and I am delighted that we can not only offer a number of new destinations next summer but also increase our presence at some of the most popular designations for Scandinavians. We want more people to fly with us and discover the world, but with a smaller carbon footprint. To this end, SAS is striving to create sustainable travel, in the form of various initiatives such as biofuel, new aircraft with lower fuel consumption and emissions, and by reducing food waste and the use of plastics onboard,” says Rickard Gustafson, President and CEO, SAS.

Other exciting summer news is direct flights from Copenhagen to Cornwall Newquay. Poland also continues to attract visitors from Scandinavia and SAS is launching a direct route to Szczecin from Copenhagen.

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SAS summer news – new destinations and direct flights:

SAS summer news 2019 Sweden
From Stockholm: Marseille, Catania, Naples, Reykjavik. From Gothenburg: Faro

SAS summer news 2019 Norway
From Oslo: Faro and Antalya From Bergen: Nice, Alanya From Stavanger: Alanya

SAS summer news 2019 Denmark
From Copenhagen: Szczecin, Florence, Marseille, Catania, Cornwall Newquay. From Aarhus: Rome, Faro

Top Copyright Photo (all others by SAS): Scandinavian Airlines-SAS Airbus A320-251N WL SE-ROA (msn 7602) (Netflix – The Rain) FRA (Bernhard Ross). Image: 943787.

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SAS doubles the number of flights with pre-order dining

Scandinavian Airlines-SAS Airbus A321-232 OY-KBB (msn 1642) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 943592.

Scandinavian Airlines – SAS has made this announcement:

By extending the pre-order concept to more travelers on short haul flights from October 2018, SAS now takes new steps to reduce food waste and to personalize the on board experience. Furthermore, the initiative is in line with the vision of the next generation of traveling.

Starting from flights departing on October 1, 2018, it will now be possible to pre-order from the full day and evening menus on SAS Scandinavian and European flights from 80 minutes flight time, instead of 120 minutes as today, and thereby doubling the number of flights where pre-order is available. The initiative entails that pre-order options are now offered at a total number of approximately 80.000 SAS flights a year.Travelers have the possibility to choose from an assortment of 11 fresh food selections, including the well-received New Nordic by SAS salad cubes launched in spring 2017.

“Pre-ordering meals are popular and appreciated among our passengers. It is a modern, premium and innovative service concept, which allows travelers to customize their journey and order precisely that kind of food they wish to enjoy on board, for example vegan, gluten free, or specific types of meat-dishes. This is why we have chosen to double the number of flights where the pre-order concept is available. SAS always strives to be at the forefront of innovation and pioneering the next generation of traveling. Pre-ordering meals when traveling with SAS is easy. Travelers can do it during the booking process, or choose to do so at a later stage by logging in to the “My bookings” page at the SAS website. Here they will find a wide variety of food, satisfying all taste pallets”, says Thérèse Lorenius, VP Product and Services.

Extending the pre-order concept is a part of SAS’s environmental and sustainability work. Pre-order is an evident tool to reduce food waste, as it ensures the right amount and type of meals are loaded to match customer demands on each specific flight. While ensuring that the food SAS offers is tasty, inspiring and of highest quality, it is also a way to ensure low food waste. As ingredients and tastes change throughout the year, the New Nordic by SAS menus are optimized and customized based on the selected and fresh ingredients of the season.

On European routes with a flight time on 3 hours or above, SAS continues to load a wide assortment of fresh food on board, including the New Nordic by SAS salad cubes during the day. Salad cubes will no longer automatically be loaded on European and Scandinavian flights shorter than 3 hours.

Breakfast boxes, sandwiches, pizza and snacks will still be available to travelers in SAS Go without pre-ordering and SAS continues to offer travelers numerous food and snack options from the café menu which are continuously upgraded, latest by September 30, 2018.

Copyright Photo (all others by SAS): Scandinavian Airlines-SAS Airbus A321-232 OY-KBB (msn 1642) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 943592.

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SAS may sell its 37.5% share in Air Greenland

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SAS issued this statement:

 

The Government of Denmark and the Government of Greenland have on September 10, 2018 come to a political agreement in which it is mentioned that the Government of Greenland will look into acquiring the shares in Air Greenland owned by the Danish State.

The acquisition is conditional on the two parties reaching satisfying agreements on a number of issues, including a satisfying agreement on the valuation of the shares.

Furthermore, the acquisition of the shares owned by the Danish State is conditional on getting the necessary approvals from the relevant authorities.

Following the political agreement mentioned above, SAS and the Government of Greenland also announce that the Government of Greenland will consider buying the 37.5% stake in Air Greenland owned by SAS.

This potential acquisition is subject to the same terms and conditions as outlined above, and conditional on SAS AB board approval.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Air Greenland): Air Greenland Airbus A330-223 OY-GRN (msn 230) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 922693.

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Video: SAS A330 Business Class Hong Kong – Stockholm

New video from Just Planes: During the Cockpit Filming of SAS Airbus A330-300 from Hong Kong to Stockholm Arlanda, JustPlanes takes a look at the Business Class service offered by the airline on this route.

SAS reports strong earnings in peak seasons

Scandinavian Airlines-SAS Airbus A320-251N WL SE-DOZ (msn 7565) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 943344.

Scandinavian Airlines-SAS has issued its financial report, ending on July 31, 2018:

MAY 2018 – JULY 2018

  • Revenue: MSEK 13,146 (12,210)
  • Earnings before tax and nonrecurring items: MSEK 1,978 (1,863)
  • EBT: MSEK 2,004 (1,973)
  • Net income for the period: MSEK 1,546 (1,535)
  • Return on invested capital (ROIC), LTM: 13% (13%)
  • Earnings per common share SEK 3.97 (4.39)
  • Outlook for 2017/2018 is upgraded to around SEK 2 billion (page 10)

Top Copyright Photo: Scandinavian Airlines-SAS Airbus A320-251N WL SE-DOZ (msn 7565) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 943344.

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SAS upgrades Boston to daily departures

Scandinavian Airlines-SAS Airbus A330-343 LN-RKU (msn 1715) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 937556.

Starting with the 2019 summer program, SAS will offer departures every day to Boston from Copenhagen. From four departures a week, SAS will fly daily.

More SAS flights to Boston. To meet growing demand from both business travelers and holidaymakers, SAS will operate daily flights starting with the 2019 summer program.

SAS will have daily departures from May 6 to September 27, 2019.

Following a short break in the winter program, the route will re-open in the summer program when demand is particularly strong.

The route re-opens on March 31, 2019 with four weekly departures. From May 6 to September 27, 2019 SAS will have daily departures from Copenhagen and Boston.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by SAS): Scandinavian Airlines-SAS Airbus A330-343 LN-RKU (msn 1715) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 937556.

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