Scandinavian Airlines, SAS, has become the first airline in the world to achieve IATA Fast Travel
Award Platinum status.
IATA Fast Travel Award Platinum status means
that SAS offers over 80% of the IATA's selected self-service
options to its passengers throughout the journey.
In order to achieve Platinum status, at least
80% of the airline's products must have 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," said 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.