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Scandinavia is a name applied collectively to three countries of northern Europe-Norway and Sweden (which together form the Scandinavian Peninsula), and Denmark. The three countries are so grouped because of their historical, cultural, and linguistic affinities

Airline

Status Operating Dates

ESAS (European Scandinavian Airlines System)   

Renamed 1948 - 1951

^ Comments : ESAS (European Scandinavian Airlines System) was formed in 1948 [SAS was formed by merger of ABA (AEROTRANSPORT), DDL (DET DANSKE LUFTFARTSELSKAB) of Denmark and DNL (DET NORSKE LUFTFARTSELSKAP) of Norway. Iniatially it was known as OSAS was concerned only with trans-atlantic operations. The partners then created ESAS in 1948 with the merger of SVENSK INTERKONTINENTAL LUFTTRAFIK to handle the european operations and in 1941 the airlines were merged to form the current airline. The intercontinental routes of Braathens SAFE were added just before the merger. Absorbed LINJEFLYG in 1993 and BRAATHENS IN 2001]

^ Genealogy : OSAS >ESAS >SAS

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OSAS (Overseas Scandinavian Airlines System)   

Renamed 1946* - 1948

^ Comments : No further information at this time

^ Genealogy : DNL (Norway) + DDL (Denmark) + SILA (Sweden) =>OSAS > ESAS >SAS

^ Airline Code :  

SAS (Scandinavian Airline System)   

Active 1951 - date

^ Comments : SAS was founded on 01Aug1946 by the merger of DNL & DDL & SILA as OSAS & operations started on 17Sep1946

^ Genealogy : DNL (Norway) + DDL (Denmark) + SILA (Sweden) =>OSAS > ESAS >SAS

^ Airline Code : SK : SAS

SAS Cargo   

Active 2001 - date

^ Comments : No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : SK : SAS

SAS Commuter   

Renamed 1989 - 2004

^ Comments : No further information at this time

^ Genealogy : SAS Commuter >>SAS

^ Airline Code : SK : SAS

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