Scandinavian Airlines facts for kids
Scandinavian Airlines (fd. Scandinavian Airlines System) (SAS) is the flag carrier of Sweden, Norway and Denmark. On August 1, 1964, the airline was founded. The first flight was held on September 17, 1946. In 1959, it bought its first jet aircraft. The Boeing 747 and DC-10 wide-body airplanes were bought the early 70s In 1976, SAS started a partnership with Thai Airways and in 1989, SAS started another partnership with Continental Airlines. SAS launched its frequent-flyer program in 1992. SAS helped start the Star Alliance in 1997. Starting in 2012, SAS started having many financial troubles. In 2013, the airline introduced new classes on its planes to compete with budget airlines. The airline currently operates many routes in Europe, Africa, Asia and North America.
|Airbus A319||4||0||141(0/0/141)||Europe, Scandinavia|
|Airbus A320||13||0||168 (0/0/168)||Europe, Scandinavia|
|Airbus A321||8||0||187 (0/0/187)||Europe, Scandinavia|
|Airbus A330-300||4||4||264 (34/35/195)||North America|
|Airbus A340-300||8||0||245 (46/28/171)||North America and Asia|
|Airbus A350 XWB||8||308 (36/32/240)||international||Deliveries in 2018|
|Boeing 717||5||0||115 (0/0/115)||Scandinavia|
|Boeing 737-400||0||0||150 (0/0/150)||retired|
|Boeing 737-500||0||0||120 (0/0/120)||retired|
|Boeing 737-600||27||0||112-123 (0/0/112-123)||Domestic, Scandinavia, Europe||Largest operator of the Boeing 737-600|
|Boeing 737-700||29||0||131-141 (0/0/131-141)||Norway domestic, Scandinavia, Europe|
|Boeing 737-800||29||0||186 (0/0/186)||Domestic, Scandinavia, Europe|
|Bombardier CRJ900||12||3 + 17 options||88 (0/0/88)||Domestic, Scandinavia, Europe||Dash-8 replacement aircraft.|
Images for kids
A privately preserved Douglas DC-3 wearing SAS' late 1940s-style markings
SAS operated flights to Greenland for more than 50 years until March 2003. The route reopened in spring 2007 until January 2009. Pictured: a Boeing 767-300ER at Kangerlussuaq Airport (2001).
A SAS Airbus A320neo in 2017
In Spanish: Scandinavian Airlines System para niños
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