Cheap Scandinavian Airlines Flights

Scandinavian Airlines System, or SAS, is an airline representing (as the name suggests) more than one country in Scandinavia. It is headquartered in both Stockholm, Sweden and Copenhagen, Denmark. There is also a division in Norway, called SAS Braathens. The airline was formed when the national carriers of Sweden, Denmark and Norway got together to form a partnership in 1946. SAS is now the largest carrier in the Nordic countries. Its three hubs are Stockholm-Arlanda Airport, Copenhagen Airport and Oslo Airport.

The airline flies to more than 100 destinations in Asia (Beijing, Tokyo and Bangkok), the Middle East (Dubai), Greenland (seasonal flights only), North America (Chicago, New Jersey, Seattle and Washington, D.C.) and cities throughout Europe. SAS continues to add to its current flight schedule.

SAS is not just a member of the Star Alliance airline alliance, it is also a founding member. It is also the founder of Spanish airline Spanair. The airline was the first to operate a trans-polar route, back in 1954, from Copenhagen to Los Angeles. In 2006 SAS Sweden introduced a new security system that is now in use throughout the country – it matches a passenger’s fingerprints biometrically with their checked baggage.

In addition to the agreements SAS has with its Star Alliance partners, the airline also have code sharing agreements with Lufthansa, Swiss International Airlines, Austrian Airlines and United Airlines.

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