SAS: glamour, nostalgia and a fantastic fleet


A 2-4-2 economy cabin layout in SAS’s Boeing 747. The passengers are smartly dressed but rather male-heavy

Maintenance and overhaul work being done at Arlanda airport in 1963

Momentoes being given out during an inaugural flight over the Nordkalotten (Cap of the North) region

The ‘Metropolitan’ service on board an SAS Convair

Subdued glamour and fancy curtains on board an SAS Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle

SAS’s Airbus A321-232 short-haul cabin

Crew training at SAS’s facility in Bromma

In the 1980s new uniforms were designed for crew on the Scandinavian Commuter fleet. This aircraft is the SAS Fokker F-50, named Hans Viking

This cabin crew uniform was designed by Calvin Klein and ran from 1983-1999

SAS’s head office in Stockholm, Sweden, used from 1988 to 1992

An SAS Fokker, F-12, FXII Värmland SE-ACZ in 1932. The aircraft’s life ended with a fire at Bromma Airport in 1947

The inauguration of the SAS Terminal at Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport (ARN) in October 1990. This is the check-in zone at Domestic Terminal 2

A narrow-body SAS cabin converted for cargo in 2000

The cockpit of an SAS Airbus A340

In 1969 Turi Wideroe, Flight Officer, became the first female pilot employed by a commercial airline

An SAS Boeing 767 interior from the 1980s

First class service on board an SAS Boeing 747B in the 1970s

Relaxing on board Magnus Viking (LN-RNA), an SAS Boeing 747 Combi

Christian Dior designed this cabin crew uniform for SAS, which was used from 1971-1983

The inauguration of SAS’s North Pole Route, from Copenhagen to Tokyo, in February 1957. This is the DC-7 (Guttorm Viking) arriving in Anchorage

A happy crew in front of the Sverre Viking DC-6 in 1955

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Ever since his first flight on a TriStar, Adam has loved air travel, and since becoming editor of the Aircraft Interiors International brand he has really enjoyed the opportunity to be involved with the latest aircraft and airline products before they are even launched. Adam co-ordinates the running of the magazine, from commissioning articles and artwork, to ensuring that high standards of quality are maintained, as well as managing online content. Adam is proud to sit on the jury of the Crystal Cabin Awards and to have laid on the bed in Etihad's Residence.

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