*Royal Vikings

The Saga of Scandinavian Airlines and Predecessors

kr. 395

Book Details

Author:

Günter Endres

Pages:

262 pages, 319 photographs, 37 color profiles and numerous logos and tables.

Format:

Letterformat, 216 x 279 mm, fullcolour, hardback

Language:

English

Publisher:

European Airlines Rob Mulder

ISBN:

978-82-93450-09-2

Price:

NOK 395 + pp
(Local VAT or local custom charges not included)

About The Author

Günter Endres

Günter Endres

Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, many published books and articles on civil aviation, editor for Flight World Airline Directory and for Jane’s IDEX, DSEi, Eurosatory and SOFEX show daily magazines, desk editor for Aviation International News magazines at air shows. Contributor to leading aviation magazines Awards: Aerospace Journalist of the Year 2000 and 2006.

He has written numerous books, among them books about the Junkers F 13, W33/W34, and G24/G31 together with Rob J. M. Mulder and Lennart Andersson.

One of the great books to come out at EUROPEAN AIRLINES this year will be about the Scandinavian Airlines System and its predecessors. One hundred years ago, a small Danish company, DDL, began a scheduled passenger service from a naval station in Copenhagen. Sweden with ABA, and later DNL in Norway, also developed significant air links with the rest of Europe. The occupation of Denmark and Norway, during the Second World War disrupted services for a time, but soon after peace returned, putting cultural, geographic and economic issues aside, the three airlines combined their resources to establish the world’s first cross-border alliance under the name of Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS). It was a great day for Scandinavia. SAS remained true to the pioneering spirit of its ancestors and went on to establish a global network, ready for the next century.

The professional aviation journalist Günter Endres has made a beautiful book in full color about the history of the airline. It is highly recommended.