Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) with its distinctive blue and grey livery is the national flag carrier of Scandinavia. It is a multi-award winning airline with an especially strong presence in the field of technology and innovation as well as its commitment to ‘green approaches’. It was also the most punctual airline in Europe 2010 and has been the world`s most punctual airline in July and August 2011 (source; Flightstats).
Founded in 1946, and flying for over 60 years as SAS when European and domestic operations merged, it is the multi-national airline of the owning countries of Denmark, Norway and Sweden. SAS is the largest airline in Scandinavia, the fourth largest airline group in Europe and a founding member of Star Alliance. As a founding member of Star Alliance, SAS is well-positioned to commend the benefits of Star Alliance Company Plus (SCAP). Airlines can avail of many benefits and opportunities. SAS is dedicated to its customers and keen for them to exploit their air travel, something easily achievable through this incentive loyalty programme that is ideal for the small and medium sized company.
Members` rewards can be redeemed by simply converting PlusPoints into free flights, upgrades, cashback or WorldShop products. Managing your SACP PlusPoints is readily done through tracking your secure account online. A dedicated help desk is also available.
Sweden`s Stockholm-Arlanda Airport, Denmark`s Copenhagen Airport and Norway`s Oslo Airport, Gardermoen are the three primary operational hubs of SAS and from these airports they offer onward connections to the rest of the world with the opportunity to reach over 100 cities in Scandinavia, Europe, North America and Asia.
On SAS flights, passengers have the option to travel Business, Economy Extra or Economy Class. As part of an innovative European pricing structure, SAS gives travellers full flexibility with class combinations. Passengers can choose to travel one-way in Economy and return in Economy Extra or Business Class. The SAS one-way fare structure is an essential element in the current evolution of the SAS service, permitting travellers increased options and flexibility with fewer rules, fewer restrictions and increased transparency on all fares. SAS believe passengers have the right to informed, independent choices so they can have the journey they desire that will convey them in comfort, in budget and on time as they choose.
Travellers who wish to avail of the SAS premium economy product, Economy Extra, can expect business class check-in facilities and fully flexible fares without any restrictions. This is a particularly attractive option for many small businesses. Economy Extra passenger seating is in a designated area between the business and economy sections where passengers will receive a complimentary meal along with drinks as well as having the opportunity to earn extra frequent flyer points – always an attractive bonus for either business or leisure travel when economy is important.
SAS has invested in technology designed to make travel more convenient and its administration more efficient. Through the SAS Mobile Portal customers can easily access their flight details and remotely check-in remotely for their flight. With this facility they can also check flight times, destination weather forecasts and even download city guides on SAS` destinations worldwide. Having this type of information can make a trip smoother, especially if you need to plan ahead and connect with associates at the other end of your journey. Communication is an essential tool whether for business or leisure.
SAS has plans to improve and increase its fleet, using more Airbus A320 next generation aircraft and Boeing 737 Next Generations and already has orders in place for the new aircraft.