Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has launched its new operation under an Irish air operator’s certificate (AOC), as it seeks to lower costs by basing aircraft outside its expensive home territories. The Scandinavian flag carrier said Dec. 21 it had obtained the AOC last week, following a delay in receiving its new Airbus A320neo. SAS plans to operate nine A320neos under the new AOC five will be based at London Heathrow—the airline’s first base outside Scandinavia—while ...

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