|Fax:||+46 08 797 1603|
|Address:||Frosundaviks Alle 1, 195 87 Stockholm, Sweden|
|Subsidiaries:||SAS AB, SAS Braathens, Widerøe, Blue1, Snowflake|
|Affiliates:||Spanair, Estonian Air|
|Partners:||Star Alliance members|
The SAS Group owns the Scandinavian Airlines System, now SAS AB, and was founded in 1946 when the flag carriers of Denmark, Sweden and Norway formed a partnership to handle intercontinental air traffic to Scandinavia.
The companies then started coordination of European operations in 1948 and finally merged in 1951 to form the SAS Group.
SAS is currently the leading carrier in the Nordic countries, and is also a founding member of the Star Alliance.
SAS operates out of two primary hubs, the Stockholm-Arlanda Airport and the Copenhagen Airport in Kastrup.
Oslo Airport is serviced mainly with connections from the Swedish and Danish SAS hubs. The SAS fleet has 130 aircraft.
In 2003, the Snowflake subsidiary, which operates discount-fare routes, was launched.