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Getting to know SAS

Scandinavian Airlines, also known as SAS is the flagcarrier of Sweden, Norway and Denmark and the largest airline in Scandinavia.

Founded in 1946 as a consortium of of 6 airlines, namely Transatlantic operations, Svensk Interkontinental, Lufttrafik, Det Norske Luftfartselskap and Det Danske Luftfartselskab decided it would be best to consolidate routes and operates and merged to create SAS. It's domestic dominance further increased with the aquisition of Braathens and Widerøe in Norway, Linjeflyg and Skyways Express in Sweden and Cimber Air in 1989.

Since then SAS have not looked back racking up 25.9 million passngers bu 2012 and is the 9th largest airline in all of Europe.

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Why fly with SAS

  • SAS is one of the founding members of Star Alliance.
  • SAS has been in operation for 70 years since its inception in 1946
  • SAS's frequent flyer program EuroBonus was named winner in the category Best Airline Redemption Ability for Europe/Africa in 2011's Frequent Traveler Award

Baggage policy

SAS always allows you to take at least one cabin baggage item up to 8 kg/18 lbs. completely free.You can bring more baggage depending on your ticket type and your EuroBonus level.

SAS Go Light 0 piece
SAS Go 1 piece = 23kgs
SAS Plus 2 pieces - 23kgs
SAS Business 2 pieces = 32kgs

Check in

SAS offers its clients 4 ways of checking in for an international or domestic flight, traditionally over the counter, which requires passengers to complete check in 1 hour before the departure for domestic and 2 hours prior to an international flight.

Online check-in

Passengers are able to check in 1 - 22 hours prior to departure by visting the flysas website and clicking on their online check-in portal.

Mobile check-in

Passengers are able to use their mobile phones to check in on SAS flights between 1 - 22 hours before your departure, with either the SAS app available iPhone, Android and Windows phones, SAS mobile site web portal at or the SAS SMS service, which allows you to simply text "Yes" to check in.

Self service Kiosk

Simply visit the self service kiosk available at certain airports, to check in a minimum of 1 hour before the time. You may also check in with baggage and receive your baggage tags and leave them at the bag drop once tags are attached.

Cabin Classes

Business class

SAS Business, is offered for long haul flights on selected routes.

SAS Plus

Plus is SAS premium economy class and is available primarily for intercontinental flights.


SAS Go, or economy is available for domestic, regional and international travel

SAS Go Light

Serves as the low cost carrier for the carrier and is available on all European routes (excluding intra-Scandinavia)

Operating out of Stockholm in Sweden SAS has an extensive domestic and international network travelling to and from 166 destinations worldwide. SAS focuses primarily on European travel with over 50 cities in its network and over a 100 destinations from its multiple hubs in Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo and Gardemoen.

The list of domestic destintions are:


Ålesund, Alta, Bergen, Bodø, Haugesund, Kirkenes, Kristiansand, Kristiansund, Lakselv, Longyearbyen/Svalbard, Molde, Narvik, Oslo, Stavanger, Tromsø, Trondheim


Ängelholm, Gothenburg, Kalmar, Kiruna, Linköping, Luleå, Malmö, Östersund, Ronneby, Skellefteå, Stockholm, Sundsvall, Umeå, Visby


Aalborg, Aarhus, Billund, Copenhagen,


Helsinki, Kittilä, Tampere, Turku, Vaasa,

Fleet information

Scandinavian Airlines holds a massive fleet of 137 aircraft made up primarily of Airbus and Boeing manufactured aircrafts. This is not to say that this large fleet isn't being put to good use, with over 30 000 flights in 2015 alone, SAS is definitely making the most of its armory.

IATA code: Hub Airport: Alliance: Loyalty program: Inflight magazine:
SK Stockholm-Arlanda Airport Star Alliance EuroBonus Scandinavian Traveler

The information on this page is correct as of October 2015. While every effort is made to keep information as fresh as possible, takes no responsibility for any of the information being out of date or incorrectly noted.

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