Planet Airlines; Travel and More
History: On the 1st of August, 1946, Det Danske Luftfartselskab A/S, Svensk Interkontinental Lufttrafik AB, and Det Norske Luftfartselskap AS, the flag carriers of Denmark, Sweden and Norway respectively, established a partnership to handle the own intercontinental air traffic of their own countries. Operations started in mid-September, 1946, and the companies merged in 1951, forming the SAS Consortium, Scandinavian Airline System. SAS was the first airline in the world to operate a trans-polar route, connecting Copenhagen to Los Angeles in 1954 via Søndre Strømfjord, Greenland and Winnipeg, Canada.
  • Only three years later, SAS became world's first airline to provided "round the world service over the North Pole" via the North Pole shortcut Copenhagen-Anchorage-Tokyo. SAS' first jet, the Sud Aviation Caravelle, entered service in 1959. The first Boeing 747 joined the SAS fleet 12 years later.In 1993, SAS tried to merge with KLM, Austrian, and the now defunct carrier, Swissair. Unfortunately, that project, called Alcazar, failed.In May, 1997, SAS and Air Canada, Lufthansa, Thai Airways International and United Airlines formed the global Star Alliance network.
In 2004, Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) was divided into four companies: SAS Scandinavian Airlines Sverige AB, SAS Scandinavian Airlines Danmark AS, SAS Braathens AS and SAS Scandinavian International AS, with SAS Braathens being re-branded SAS Scandinavian Airlines Norge AS in 2007.
In late 2007, SAS removed all Dash 8 Q400 aircraft from service after 3 landing gear incidents that, fortunately, did not cause any victims.
In January, 2009, SAS Group signed Norway's largest air-travel agreement. SAS and Wideroe will handle StatoilHydro's domestic travel through their major route network in Norway comprising 3,000 domestic departures weekly. In 2009, SAS was the world's third most punctual major airline. SAS also kept its position as Europe's most punctual major airline.

In December, 2011, Scandinavian Airlines launched Internet and GSM onboard, being one of the first airlines in the world to offer its customers wireless Internet onboard their flights.
In November 2012, SAS announced the launch of 45 new routes in 2013. SAS started to offer direct flights to new destinations from all of the main airports and a number of regional airports in the Nordic countries. In addition to these new routes, SAS increased the frequency of flights on a number of domestic and European routes.
In 2013, SAS replaced the previous service classes when it launched a new service concept: SAS Go, for passengers who want to have a lot, and SAS Plus, for passengers who want to have more. In June, 2013, SAS initiated long-haul fleet renewal plan with a Memorandum of Understanding signed with Airbus for 12 new aircraft, four new A330-300 Enhanced and eight new A350-900 XWB, and a total upgrade of cabins on the A330/340-fleet.
In 2014, SAS launched advance seat reservation on short-haul flights. Now, all passengers with SAS Go tickets to European destinations have the opportunity to choose their seat when they book their flight.
In March, 2014, SAS announced it will launch services between Stavanger and Houston on August 20, 2014.
SAS has always been an airline for innovation and leadership and so is trying to continue in the current markets with increased competition from low cost airlines. It continues to attract important business between USA and Asia where it has a strong position. As it modernises it's fleet and rolls out WiFi on board it's aircraft it's looking forward for many more years of bright success. 

Operations: It's main operating bases are Copenhagen where it flies most routes, Stockholm and Oslo. SAS flies to over 280 destinations in Scandinavia, Finland, Europe USA & Asia. It's presence in Scandinavia makes it the airline of choice where it flies to every corner of the country with SAS and partner airlne, Widerøe. In Europe it flies to most major cities, and as far as Tel Aviv. In the USA it flies to Boston, New York, Washington, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, Miami and San Francisco. In Asia you can reach Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Tokyo with SAS.
Fleet: The fleet comprises a mix of Boeing and Airbus aircraft. Boeing aircraft used are the short and medium haul B737-600/700/800 versions. For other medium routes it uses Airbus A319, A320 and A321. It's long haul operations are used with Airbus A330 and A340-300. The domestic and regional arm comprises CRJ900 and it's partner Widerøe with Q400 and Q300 turboprop. 
Aircraft on order and soon to be delivered are Airbus A350-800. 

Personal Reference:

          
 Best airline for Scandinavia and trans-polar routes.  Limited coverage of long haul routes
 Effective for connecting flights in Copenhagen airport. Expensive long-haul routes
 Member of the Star Alliance for millage redemption. 
 Inclusive in the ticket: Baggage and meals (tea/coffee only on short and medium routes in Economy).
 Free online check-in and Seat selection 24h before the flight. 
 Reliable airline during the Winter months, operating during snowing and sub-zero conditions.
 Good punctuality record. 
 Good on board service

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