Business expansion
European Union
Location of affected unit(s)
Norway (Oslo), Sweden (Arlanda), Denmark (Copenhagen)
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Air Transport
51.10 - Passenger air transport

500 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
3 December 2015
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2016
Foreseen end date
31 December 2016


Airline company SAS Group is recruiting 500 cabin crew employees during 2016 to be stationed at Arlanda in Sweden (300 positions) but also in Copenhagen (100 positions) and in Oslo (100 positions). The company is expanding after 15 years of internal restructuring and job cuts and will launch a number of new long distance flights during 2016. The new long distance routes are part of the airline strategy to counterbalance losses on short term flights caused by the low-cost airlines' competition. SAS has recently recruited 150 employees in Ireland.


  • 10 November 2015: Dagens Nyheter
  • 3 December 2015: Scandinavian Traveler


Eurofound (2015), SAS, Business expansion in European Union, factsheet number 86027, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/86027.