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January 22, 1999
Scandinavian Airlines System, a Boeing Co. customer for three decades, said it is considering spending up to $2.4 billion on Airbus Industrie planes in what would be its first order to the European consortium. SAS has been in talks with both Airbus and archrival Boeing for months about an aircraft purchase.
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BUSINESS
May 12, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
SAS to End Alliance With 2 Airlines: Scandinavian Airlines System said its newly announced cooperative agreement with Deutsche Lufthansa means it will end its current agreement with Swissair and Austrian Airlines. SAS Chief Executive Jan Stenberg told a news conference in Copenhagen that dissolution of the European Quality Alliance is necessary.
BUSINESS
January 22, 1999
Scandinavian Airlines System, a Boeing Co. customer for three decades, said it is considering spending up to $2.4 billion on Airbus Industrie planes in what would be its first order to the European consortium. SAS has been in talks with both Airbus and archrival Boeing for months about an aircraft purchase.
NEWS
August 21, 1986
One engine of an SAS airline Boeing 747 bound for New York caught fire shortly after takeoff from Copenhagen, but the plane managed to turn back and make a safe emergency landing at Kastrup international airport on its remaining three engines, authorities said. No one was injured. The Scandinavian Airlines System jumbo jet carried 337 passengers and a crew of 19.
BUSINESS
June 13, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Faltering Talks Ground SAS Flights: Scandinavian Airlines System flights were strikebound for the fourth time in 10 days, and there is the prospect of another stoppage Wednesday if pilots and management fail to break a pay deadlock. An SAS spokeswoman said about 800 flights were canceled and that 55,000 passengers were likely to be affected by the strike and reciprocal management lockout, which ran from midnight Sunday to midnight Monday. She said near-normal service was to resume today.
BUSINESS
June 9, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
SAS Pilot Strike Halts Flights: Scandinavian Airlines System canceled all domestic and international flights for 24 hours from midnight Stockholm time Thursday after last-ditch pay talks with pilots broke down, Swedish radio and television said. Swedish news agency TT earlier quoted a SAS spokesman as saying that a threatened management lockout of all company pilots would go ahead, partly to avoid confusion about who was striking and who was not.
BUSINESS
May 11, 1995 | From Reuters
Lufthansa of Germany and Scandinavian Airlines System are expected to announce a strategic alliance today that would make them the largest network in Europe and a powerful contender for lucrative long-haul traffic. SAS, half-owned by the governments of Denmark, Norway and Sweden and half by private investors, said its president, Jan Stenberg, and Lufthansa Chairman Jurgen Weber would hold a joint news conference in Copenhagen on the progress of cooperation talks started several months ago.
BUSINESS
October 6, 1992 | From Associated Press
Scandinavian Air Systems announced Monday that it will team up with a Houston businessman who is among five bidders for Continental Airlines. SAS, which owns nearly 18% of Continental's stock, said it will work with Houston Air Inc. to acquire the Houston-based carrier, which is in the midst of bankruptcy reorganization. Four other bids have been submitted, with Houston Air's $385-million offer the second lowest.
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