• Joe Breitfeller

SAS Appoints Max Knagge as New CEO of SAS Cargo, Effective January 1, 2021

Max Knagge, formerly the Head of Sales for the U.S. market, has been appointed CEO of SAS Cargo. Mr. Knagge succeeds Leif Rasmussen who is leaving the position after 38 years of service with SAS.


Max Knagge Appointed New CEO of SAS Cargo - Photo Credit: SAS, Inset Photo Credit: The Norwegian American

On Wednesday (December 9, 2020), SAS announced the appointment of Max Knagge as the new CEO of SAS Cargo. Mr. Knagge previously served at the airline’s Head of Sales for the U.S. market and he succeeds Leif Rasmussen in the position, who is leaving after 38 years of service. Over the last decade, SAS Cargo has developed into a key player within Scandinavian infrastructure and has taken a leading industry role in digital transformation. Since the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic, SAS Cargo has played a critical role in the transport of medical equipment and cargo across borders, helping to support society throughout the crisis. In Wednesday’s announcement, SAS’ EVP & Chief Services Officer, Kjetil Håbjørg, said,


“I am confident Max will build on SAS Cargo’s history and continue developing its role as an important provider of critical transport infrastructure, globally as well as within Scandinavia. His strong track record at SAS and international experience makes him an ideal candidate to successfully take over the reins at SAS Cargo. I am impressed by and immensely grateful for the work Leif Rasmussen has done for SAS Cargo.”


SAS Cargo A/S is the cargo and logistics division of SAS Scandinavian Airlines. SAS Cargo has managed the cargo capacity for the entire SAS network since 1946 and became an independent wholly-owned subsidiary of the airline in 2001. SAS Cargo is the leading cargo carrier to/from and within Scandinavia, offering capacity between the airline’s Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm hubs and 125 destinations in Europe, the U.S. and Asia. SAS Cargo also operates an extensive trucking network. Headquartered at Copenhagen Airport, in the heart of the Medicon Valley (one of Europe’s leading life science centers), SAS Cargo is fully CEIV Pharma certified and is rated in the top of IATA’s iQ quality ratings.



Source: SAS

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