EU Commission Grants Approval for SAS Restructuring Plan

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Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has achieved a significant milestone in its financial restructuring journey.

The European Commission has greenlit the participation of Denmark and Sweden in the airline’s turnaround plan.

This key approval has confirmed that their involvement complies with EU state aid regulations.

It signifies a crucial step forward for SAS, paving the way for continued progress in its transformation and ongoing restructuring efforts.

However, the effectiveness of SAS’s Chapter 11 reorganization plan in the United States remains contingent on fulfilling specific requirements.

These include securing approvals from various regulatory bodies and the successful completion of SAS AB’s company reorganization proceedings in Sweden.

Understanding SAS’ Restructuring Path

U.S. Chapter 11 Filing

In March 2024, SAS received confirmation from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York regarding its Chapter 11 plan. This plan outlines the airline’s strategy for financial reorganization.

Swedish Company Reorganization

SAS AB, the parent company of the SAS Group, filed for company reorganization in Sweden in March 2024. This process focuses on restructuring SAS AB’s finances, separate from the airline’s operations.

Photo Credit: SAS

Staying Informed on SAS Restructuring

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) is a major international airline consortium serving destinations across Europe, North America, and Asia.

Established in 1946 through a merger between airlines from Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, SAS operates as a multi-hub carrier with its primary hubs situated in Copenhagen Airport (Denmark), Oslo Airport Gardermoen (Norway), and Stockholm Arlanda Airport (Sweden).

The airline carries a rich history in Scandinavian aviation and is renowned for its commitment to safety, service, and sustainability.

SAS plays a significant role in connecting these Nordic nations to the rest of the world and facilitating trade and tourism within the region.

Closeup of a Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) jet engine in flight.
Photo Credit: SAS

For those seeking more detailed information on SAS’s restructuring efforts, several resources are readily available:

  • SAS Restructuring Website: A dedicated website established by SAS provides comprehensive updates on the transformation plan, including details on both the U.S. Chapter 11 cases and the Swedish company reorganization proceedings: SAS Transformation Plan
  • U.S. Chapter 11 Case Documents: Kroll Restructuring Administration LLC, appointed as SAS’s claims agent, maintains a separate website hosting U.S. court filings and relevant documents: SAS Chapter 11 Case Documents
  • Contact Information: For further inquiries, you can contact Kroll Restructuring Administration LLC. They can be reached via phone at (844) 242-7491 (U.S./Canada) or +1 (347) 338-6450 (International).
  • Swedish Court Filings: Documents related to SAS AB’s company reorganization proceedings in Sweden can be obtained upon request from the Stockholm District Court.

Looking Ahead for SAS

The EU’s approval represents a positive development for SAS, signifying progress towards financial stability.

As the airline navigates the remaining steps in its restructuring process, access to the information resources outlined above can keep interested parties informed of the latest updates.


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