SAS has won a contract with the Armed Forces in
The deal is worth a total value of ca. NOK 1
billion over four years.
The contract with the Norwegian Armed
Forces covers over 350,000 flights per year, a significant
contribution to the number of passengers transported by SAS in
This also means that SAS will return to
Bardufoss Airport with three daily departures from the civilian
sector of the Royal Norwegian Air Force’s Bardufoss Air Station in
“We are delighted that the Norwegian Armed
Forces have chosen SAS as their carrier of choice for the proud
men and women in the military service. We are particularly pleased
that the decision was made based on SAS delivering the best
proposal on all criteria,” said Torbjørn Wist, Chief Financial
Officer of SAS.
The contract has a four-year duration, which
will also lead to additional SAS flights to routes such as Oslo to
Bergen, Trondheim, Bodø and Evenes, which will help boost
The contract comes into force on 1 February
2020, and SAS will start to phase in the Airbus A320neo into the Norwegian
route network in the autumn.