May 18, 2024

SAS confirms Star Alliance departure date

SAS has confirmed it will leave the Star Alliance at the end of August.

From September 1, its SAS EuroBonus members can start enjoying benefits with “most SkyTeam airlines”.

The move comes after SkyTeam member Air France-KLM took a stake in SAS.

SAS indicated that it would eventually join the SkyTeam officially but didn’t say when.

In a statement, the airline it was “in advanced negotiations with SkyTeam and many of its member carriers to develop and grow extensive commercial relationships”.

“Our focus now is to guide customers and our EuroBonus members on each step during this transition,” said Chief Commercial Officer at SAS, Paul Verhagen.

“We look forward to sharing more details as our journey progresses, with the aim to create a smooth transition to an exciting travel future with us.”