Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has confirmed that London Heathrow Airport will be the first base outside Scandinavia to be used by its new, Ireland-based operating unit. SAS is seeking new bases that have lower overheads than in Scandinavia, where labor costs are notoriously high. Its Irish unit also plans to open a second base in Malaga, southern Spain. An SAS spokesman said Heathrow had been its first choice from the outset, partly because of the carrier’s long association with the ...

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