SAS and Apollo renew partnership agreement
SAS and tour operator Apollo are extending their partnership for the 2020 summer and winter season. The agreement is worth around SEK 1.4 billion for charter flights within Europe. SAS will fly Apollo customers to and from 23 locations in Sweden, Denmark and Norway to 26 destinations around Europe.
Apollo has once again chosen to extend its agreement with SAS as its main partner for its charter flights from Scandinavia in summer and winter 2020.
“We are absolutely delighted with the agreement and our longstanding partnership with Apollo. Tour operator partnerships are an important part of our strategy to seasonally adjust our capacity. SAS is now continuing to phase new and more sustainable aircraft into our fleet, and we are upgrading both cabins and the exterior of the aircraft in line with the new SAS design. We are very proud to continue to welcome Apollo customers onboard,” says Markus Ek, Vice President Global Sales at SAS.
The SAS airline fleet enables Apollo to offer direct flights from both big city and regional airports in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. SAS is Apollo’s largest external partner other than its own airline, Novair.
“For Apollo, it's natural to extend the partnership with SAS. A Scandinavian company that is a secure and solid partner for Apollo and that puts great emphasis on sustainable travel. Our customers appreciate the service and reliability that SAS offers with direct flights to our destinations,” says Leif Vase Larsen, Nordic CEO of DER Touristik Nordic AB.
The agreement between SAS and Apollo covers fights from 23 locations in Scandinavia to 26 destinations in Europe.
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SAS, Scandinavia's leading airline, flies over 30 million passengers to, from and within Scandinavia each year. The airline has three main hubs – Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm – with 125 destinations in Europe, USA and Asia. Supported by its Scandinavian Cultural Heritage and sustainable values, SAS is striving it reduce its total carbon dioxide emissions by 25 percent and operate with biofuels corresponding to the total consumption of aviation fuel used in all SAS domestic flights, by the year 2030.
In addition to flight operations, SAS offers ground handling services, technical maintenance and air cargo services. SAS is a founder member of the Star Alliance™, and together with its partner airlines offers around 19,000 daily flights to over 1,300 destinations worldwide.