SAS Moves into ‘No Frills’ Travel Sector

03 January 2003

Scandinavian Airline Systems, seen as a somewhat staid and high ticket carrier, announced Thursday it will debut a new low-cost airline toward the end of March.

As yet unnamed, the startup will fly in new livery and branding, offering travellers a number of European destinations and adding to the welter of el cheapo carriers plying for trade across the continent.

Sun-starved Scandinavians will have a choice of warm climates at cool prices: Alicante, Athens, Barcelona, Bologna, Budapest, Lisbon, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca, Prague, Pristina, Rome and Sarajevo are among the planned destinations.

Lowe Brindfors is expected to add advertising duties for the new brand to its global SAS remit.

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