SAS has secured a contract to provide domestic
travel for Swedish government employees. The contract applies to
all government agencies, departments, institutes of higher
education and universities. For SAS, the agreement is valued at
SEK 250 M, with a potential for twice this amount.
secured the contract with the government for all Swedish domestic
routes operated by the carrier, from Kiruna in the north to Malmö
in the south.
"SAS has the highest
number of destinations and departures. Given that we are one of
the most punctual airlines in Europe, much valuable time can be
saved for government employees," said Peter Viinapuu, COO of SAS
The agreement is valid from October 1, 2009 to
September 30, 2010, with the option of a one-year extension. The
Swedish government is the single largest and most important
customer for SAS in Sweden.
Government employees mostly travel
on the routes between Stockholm and Luleĺ, Malmö and Ronneby.
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