2013-02-15

SAS is the first airline in the world to achieve IATA Fast Travel Award platinum status


Scandinavian Airlines, SAS, is the first airline in the world to achieve IATA Fast Travel Award Platinum status. This means that SAS offers to over 80% of all its passengers, the self-service options that make up the IATA Fast Travel programme.

In order to achieve Platinum status, at least 80% of an airline's passengers must have access to various kinds of self-service options which passengers are invited to use during their flight. SAS satisfies this requirement by a clear margin, making it the first airline in the world to be given this award.

"We are very proud of this IATA award. We are actively working to constantly improve and develop solutions that make it easier and more convenient for our passengers throughout their journey. This award is a clear acknowledgment that we are an airline at the forefront of time-saving solutions," says Philip Wågnert, Head of Product and Development at SAS.

IATA has a target of 80% of all the world's air travelers having the opportunity to choose self-service options during their trip by the year 2020. This means that passengers will be offered a range of options in order to create a simpler and faster flow through the processes involved in taking a flight. For information about the IATA Fast Travel Award see www.IATA.org.

For further information, please contact:

Malin Selander
SAS Press Officer,Sweden
Telephone: +46 70997 4065
E-mail: malin.selander@sas.se

SAS is Scandinavia's leading airline with daily flights to destinations in Europe, USA and Asia. SAS is a member of Star Alliance ™ (http://www.staralliance.com/en/) and, together with 26 partners we offer over 1300 destinations worldwide inmore than 190 countries. For more information, visit www.flysas.com




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