The agreement is for 2014 and involves SAS flying Apollo's customers from 17 different locations in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. It is worth SEK 910 million.
It has been confirmed that SAS and Apollo will continue their partnership, which goes back many years. Apollo has chosen SAS as their main external airline partner, alongside their own airline company Novair. Important factors for Apollo during the procurement process included the fact that SAS provides a flexible fleet and has safe and reliable production with good punctuality.
"We're extremely proud that Apollo has chosen us to be their partner again. Our fleet enables Apollo to offer their customers direct flights from many different Scandinavian destinations. We are looking forward to welcoming their customers on board with us at SAS," says Annelie Nässén, VP Global Agent Sales, SAS.
"We have cooperated with SAS for many years. The flexibility it gives us, apart from our own airline Novair, to use external airlines is important, especially in turbulent times. Our partnership with SAS allows us to quickly redirect capacity. A recent example is the transfer of capacity from Egypt to new destinations such as Morocco that we just performed", says Mats Dahlquist, CEO of Kuoni Nordic.
This partnership allows Apollo to offer summer departures from 17 different locations in Sweden, Norway and Denmark to more than 20 destinations in the world. The cities where flights will depart from in Sweden are Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö.