Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) is the national airline of the Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway, and Denmark). Operations covering Asia, Europe and North America. Based in Copenhagen International Airport, Oslo Airport Gardemoen, and Arlanda International Airport. The airline is one of the founders of the Star Alliance airline alliance.
SAS AB is an airline that was founded on August 1, 1946 when the DDL national airlines of Denmark, Sweden and DNL SILA Norway formed a consortium to control air traffic in Scandinavia. Only began operations on September 17, 1946, with the addition of Swedish airline ABA SILA instead. The companies began coordinating operations in 1948 and eventually led to the current way of managing the SAS Consortium in 1951.
Intercontinental began operations August 1, 1946. The first plane joins fleet of SAS is a DC-4, which will allow operations to New York and South America, and from this year. The SAS Consortium, as is known today, it is February 8, 1950. The agreement is initially valid for the next 25 years, but has been renewed until 2020. Already in the early fifties SAS includes points on their routes as diverse as Tokyo, Bangkok and Nairobi.