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SAS Appoints Markus Ek as Chief Executive Officer of SAS Cargo

SAS has today announced the appointment of Markus Ek, currently VP of Global Sales and Acting Head of the Transformation Office, as CEO of Cargo effective August 1st, 2023.

SAS CArgo's New CEO, Markus Ek - Courtesy SAS/Cision

On Thursday (May 4, 2023), SAS announced the appointment of Marcus Ek as CEO of SAS Cargo effective August 1st, 2023. Mr. Ek has been with the carrier since 2008 and has held a number of positions, mainly within purchasing and sales. He currently serves as Vice President of Global Sales and Acting Head of SAS’ Transformation Office, leading the important work of transforming the company post-pandemic. SAS Cargo has developed into a key player within Scandinavian infrastructure over the last decade, and has taken a leading role within digital transformation.

In Thursday’s announcement, SAS’ EVP – Airline Services, Kjetil Håbjørg, said,

“I am very pleased that Markus Ek has accepted the role as CEO of SAS Cargo. Markus has a long experience of the aviation industry and has a strong track record at SAS. He has been an important part of implementing the SAS Forward plan successfully while remaining SAS’ main contact towards SAS’ key corporate, agent and charter customers. I am confident Markus will make a great leader for this business unit and continue developing its role as an important provider of critical transport infrastructure, globally as well as within Scandinavia.”

Also commenting on his upcoming role as CEO of SAS Cargo, Markus Ek said,

“I am very excited and pleased to continue my journey at SAS – now taking on a new department which is very important to our company. The cargo division played a vital role during the pandemic and has continued to demonstrate resilience through the most difficult times our industry has ever experienced. I very much look forward to this new role and to be part of the SAS Cargo team.”

SAS is the leading airline in Scandinavia, typically carrying over 30 million passengers annually from its main hubs in Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm to destinations in Europe, the U.S. and Asia. The company has targeted a reduction in carbon emissions by 25 percent by 2025, compared to 2005 levels, and hopes to transition to 100% biofuel for domestic flights by 2030. SAS also offers ground handling services, technical maintenance and cargo services. The carrier is a founding member of the Star Alliance, which celebrated their 25th anniversary in 2022.

Source: SAS/Cision


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