SAS was formed by merger of ABA (AEROTRANSPORT), DDL (DET DANSKE LUFTFARTSELSKAB) of Denmark and DNL (DET NORSKE LUFTFARTSELSKAP) of Norway on on 01Aug1946. Initially it was known as OSAS was concerned only with trans-atlantic operations. operations started on 17Sep1946. The partners then created ESAS in 1948 with the merger of SILA (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. Integrated SAS NORGE into mainline in Oct2009
< international and regional passenger and cargo airline and is the flag carrier for Norway, Sweden & Denmark >
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