Scandinavian Airlines or SAS, is the flag carrier of Denmark, Norway and Sweden, and the largest airline in Scandinavia.
Part of the SAS Group and headquartered in the Scandinavian Airlines head office at the Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN), Sweden. The airline operates 198 aircraft to 176 destinations in more than 30 countries. The airline's main hub is Kastrup or Copenhagen Airport.
In 2006, SAS carried 25.4 million passengers, making a revenue of SEK 42 billion. This makes it the ninth-largest airline in Europe. SAS' fleet consists of Airbus A319, A321, A330 and A340, Boeing 737 Classic and Next Generation, Bombardier CRJ900, McDonnell Douglas MD-82 and MD-87.
The airline was founded in 1946 as a consortium to pool Det Danske Luftfartselskab's, Svensk Interkontinental Lufttrafik's and Det Norske Luftfartselskap's transatlantic services. European and domestic cooperation started two years later, and in 1951 the airlines merged to create SAS.