Scandinavian Airlines (SAS)
Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden and Denmark)
Scandinavian Airlines or SAS (Scandinavian Airlines System), is the flag carrier of Denmark, Norway and Sweden.
The airline was founded in 1946, when Svensk Interkontinental Lufttrafik AB, Det Danske Luftfartselskab A/S and Det Norske Luftfartselskap AS, formed a partnership to handle the intercontinental air traffic of these three Scandinavian countries.
In 1948 the swedish flag carrier AB Aerotransport joined SAS and the companies coordinated European operations and finally merged to form the SAS Consortium in 1951.
SAS gradually acquired control of the domestic markets in all three countries by acquiring full or partial control of local airlines, including:
Braathens and Widerĝe in Norway, Linjeflyg and Skyways Express in Sweden and Cimber Air in Denmark.
Scandinavian Airlines - 1 (S0062)
Scandinavian Airlines - 2 (S0178)
Scandinavian Airlines - 3 (S0282)
Scandinavian Airlines - 4 (S0328)