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SAS to buy Danish-owned airline Climber

SAS to buy Danish-owned airline Climber

COPENHAGEN: SAS is all set to purchase the Danish-owned airline Climber which announced in September it would close down by April 1 next year due to the termination of its leasing deal with its new owner.

The 20 million kroner deal will see Cimber’s smaller planes cater to regional flights to Copenhagen like they currently do from Billund and Aarhus under the terms of the leasing deal.

However, it remains to be seen if the airline reintroduces the routes offered before its first stay-of-execution in 2012, which included services to Karup, Bornholm and Sønderborg. A rival, Norwegian, also offers flights from Karup as well as from Aalborg.

”With the purchase of Cimber, SAS will gain access to a specialist in regional flight with a very competitive production platform” The CEO of SAS, said in a press release.