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Scandinavia is a name applied collectively to three countries of northern Europe-Norway and Sweden (which together form the Scandinavian Peninsula), and Denmark. The three countries are so grouped because of their historical, cultural, and linguistic affinities

>renamed to : >>merged in or absorbed : +> assets taken over : =>> merger resulted in new airline

ESAS (European Scandinavian Airlines System)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1948 - 1951
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : OSAS >ESAS >SAS
Comments : ESAS (European Scandinavian Airlines System) was formed in 1948 [SAS was formed by merger of ABA (AEROTRANSPORT), DDL (DET DANSKE LUFTFARTSELSKAB) of Denmark and DNL (DET NORSKE LUFTFARTSELSKAP) of Norway. Iniatially it was known as OSAS was concerned only with trans-atlantic operations. The partners then created ESAS in 1948 with the merger of SVENSK INTERKONTINENTAL LUFTTRAFIK to handle the european operations and in 1941 the airlines were merged to form the current airline. The intercontinental routes of Braathens SAFE were added just before the merger. Absorbed LINJEFLYG in 1993 and BRAATHENS IN 2001]

OSAS (Overseas Scandinavian Airlines System)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1946* - 1948
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : DNL (Norway) + DDL (Denmark) + SILA (Sweden) =>OSAS > ESAS >SAS
Comments : No further information at this time

SAS (Scandinavian Airline System)   

Status : Active

Dates :

1951 - date
Airline Code : SK : SAS
Genealogy : DNL (Norway) + DDL (Denmark) + SILA (Sweden) =>OSAS > ESAS >SAS
Comments : SAS was founded on 01Aug1946 by the merger of DNL & DDL & SILA as OSAS & operations started on 17Sep1946

SAS Cargo   

Status : Active

Dates :

2001 - date
Airline Code : SK : SAS
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

SAS Commuter   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1989 - 2004
Airline Code : SK : SAS
Genealogy : SAS Commuter >>SAS
Comments : No further information at this time
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