Articles tagged “sas”

Brexit’s Ripple Effects Worry Scandinavian Airline SAS

Brexit’s Ripple Effects Worry Scandinavian Airline SAS

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It's not just UK airlines that are concerned about Brexit. An acrimonious departure could create uncertainty all over Europe.

1 month ago

Ryanair Plans to Capitalize on Norwegian’s Problems

Ryanair Plans to Capitalize on Norwegian’s Problems

Patrick Whyte, Skift

With Norwegian and others out of the way, Ryanair would have access to more pilots and probably be able to reduce its aircraft costs.

6 months ago

Higher Fuel Prices Will Put a Profit Squeeze on Airlines

Higher Fuel Prices Will Put a Profit Squeeze on Airlines

Angus Whitley and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Weak and unprofitable airlines can muddle along when fuel doesn't cost much, but it's a very different story when the price starts to rise. The International Air Transport Association thinks tougher times lie ahead.

8 months ago

Ryanair Finds One Benefit to Union Recognition

Ryanair Finds One Benefit to Union Recognition

Skift, Patrick Whyte

Ryanair might not have wanted to accept unionization, but one of the consequences could be growth at airports it had previously shunned.

11 months ago

SAS Strives to Fulfill Passenger Dreams and Its Own With Experiences Program for Elite Flyers

SAS Strives to Fulfill Passenger Dreams and Its Own With Experiences Program for Elite Flyers

Brian Sumers, Skift

We're not surprised SAS frequent flyers love to take trips with the airline's head chef, though we're impressed the airline found 20 takers willing to spend $5,000 a piece (plus 100,000 points) for a five-day trip to Japan.

1 year ago

Why Scandinavia’s SAS Is Creating a New Airline With the Same Name in Ireland

Why Scandinavia’s SAS Is Creating a New Airline With the Same Name in Ireland

Brian Sumers, Skift

To the average flyer this makes little sense. Why would a Scandinavian airline build a new airline with the same name in Ireland? But many consumers expect to pay 30 or 35 Euros to fly from Copenhagen to London. If an airline is going to offer those prices, it needs to control costs.

2 years ago

Foreign Airline CEOs Say They See No Trump Slump on U.S. Routes

Foreign Airline CEOs Say They See No Trump Slump on U.S. Routes

Brian Sumers, Skift

It's amazing how resilient U.S. tourism is. Europeans flock to America during the summer, and while anecdotal evidence suggests some travelers may be altering their plans because of politics, many airlines say they're having no trouble filling seats.

2 years ago

SAS Will Create an Irish Base as It Seeks to Counter Norwegian Air

SAS Will Create an Irish Base as It Seeks to Counter Norwegian Air

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Perhaps SAS had no choice but to copy Norwegian Air and set up an entity outside Scandinavia. But this move is probably at least three years too late. SAS will be playing catch-up to a bunch of other airlines, many of which still will have far lower cost than it will.

2 years ago

Nordic Airline SAS to Eliminate 1,000 Jobs as it Prepares for a Tough 2017

Nordic Airline SAS to Eliminate 1,000 Jobs as it Prepares for a Tough 2017

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Tough competition from discount carriers and an expected rise in oil prices will make things tough for legacy airlines like SAS. Cutting costs is seemingly the only way the carrier can hope to compete.

2 years ago

Lufthansa Looks at SAS in Move to Accelerate Airline Consolidation in Europe

Lufthansa Looks at SAS in Move to Accelerate Airline Consolidation in Europe

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Lufthansa's CEO on airline consolidation in Europe: “So we are speaking with everyone, and everyone is speaking to us.” Enough said.

3 years ago

SAS CEO Says He Wants Real Digital Change at Airlines, Not ‘Lipstick on a Pig’

SAS CEO Says He Wants Real Digital Change at Airlines, Not ‘Lipstick on a Pig’

Marisa Garcia, Skift

Gustafson believes Danes and Swedes will need to catch up with their automation-loving Norwegian counterparts, but, in our experience, all of Europe is reaping the benefits of a strong focus on digital.

3 years ago

Scandinavian Airlines’ Focus on Cheap Fuel and Business Travel Brings It Profits

Scandinavian Airlines’ Focus on Cheap Fuel and Business Travel Brings It Profits

Kari Lundgren, Bloomberg

It's success building loyalty is one of the best signs here.

3 years ago