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SAS’ restructuring plan approved by European Commission


The European Commission has approved Denmark and Sweden’s involvement in SAS’ restructuring, aligning with EU State aid rules and advancing SAS’ transformation plan.

The European Commission has declared the Kingdom of Denmark’s and the Kingdom of Sweden’s participation in SAS’ restructuring process compatible with applicable EU State aid rules. The approval marks another important step forward for SAS in its transformation plan and in the on-going restructuring proceedings.

The effectiveness of airline’s chapter 11 plan of reorganization remains subject to various conditions precedent, including approvals from various regulatory authorities and a successful completion of SAS AB’s company reorganization proceeding in Sweden.


Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP is serving as global legal counsel and Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyrå AB is serving as Swedish legal counsel to SAS. Seabury Securities LLC and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB are serving as investment bankers, and Seabury Securities LLC is also serving as restructuring advisor to the airline.

SAS, Scandinavia’s leading airline, with main hubs in Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm, flies to destinations in Europe, USA and Asia. Spurred by a Scandinavian heritage and sustainability values, the airline aims to be the driving force in sustainable aviation and in the transition toward net zero emissions. We are continuously reducing our carbon emissions through using more sustainable aviation fuel, investing in new fuel-efficient aircraft and technology innovation together with partners – thereby contributing towards the industry target of net zero CO2 emissions by 2050. In addition to flight operations, SAS offers ground handling services, technical maintenance and air cargo services.

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