S.A.S. Latest News
October 4th, 2021
Ben to the Rescue!
Sending a mahalo nui loa to Ben Utrera from the Kona International Airport’s S.A.S. Services team. On Friday, a passenger collapsed in the KOA lobby. Ben immediately started compressions and was eventually able to get the guest breathing again. Ben's fast action and mālama saved a life! We appreciate you.
Here is the official release from the airport authorities:
Recently a traveler had a heart attack at the Kona airport – quick thinking by Ben Utrera of SAS and Helen Kia of Hawaiian Airlines saved this traveler’s life
Assisting Ben and Helen’s effort was Adam McMahon of Allied Security – these three when then supported by a team of Airport Firefighters
In a debrief with medical professionals reviewing the data recorded by the AED device used during this event – according to the analyst things went very well
The stats shared – if you experience a heart attack similar to this case your chances for survival at the airport is 70% - if you were at the beach – your chances of survival is 10%
Hats off, hi5, fist bumps, double handshakes, hugs to these awesome human beings!
July 14th, 2020
S.A.S. continues working with our service partners to ensure that air travel is safe and clean for every customer! Our reputation for the best International Cabin Turn Cleans continues to expand our partnerships with airlines around the globe. S.A.S. is pleased to announce our new partnership with Air Tahiti at Los Angeles LAX! The Pacific airline flies the state of the art 787-9 in regular service to and from Tahiti as well as seasonal service to Paris. Welcome Air Tahiti!
October 1st, 2019
S.A.S. is pleased to announce the successful start of services with Southwest Airlines at LAS! S.A.S. is providing multiple services including wheelchairs, security, and porter services. We look forward to our continued partnership with Southwest!
August 1st, 2019
S.A.S. is pleased to announce the successful start of services with China Southern Airlines for Cabin Cleaning! Our team is providing daily international turn cleaning and cabin security searches for China Southern's multiple daily flights - including the world's biggest commercial aircraft, the Airbus A380! We are excited to being working with one of Asia's most important airlines!
June 20th, 2019
S.A.S. is pleased to announce the successful opening of services with Spirit Airlines and new services to Sacramento International Airport (SMF)! Spirit is starting with three flights a day to the largest airport in the Central Valley. Our team is providing Wheelchair and portering services, and we are excited to be using S.A.S. Alpha technology in our newest operation. We look forward to more growth at SMF!
April & May 2019
S.A.S. is pleased to announce the successful start of services with United Airlines at two of our current operations: Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS) and Maui's Kahului International Airport (OGG)! S.A.S. is currently the largest porter provider in the Hawaiian Islands and one of the largest at McCarran, so we are pleased to add to our partnership with United! For both operations we will be providing skycaps, porter services, and wheelchair services, and at McCarran we will be accepting baggage at the counter.
S.A.S. is pleased to announce the successful start of Hawaii services for Southwest Airline's new services to the Hawaiian Islands! S.A.S. is providing multiple services for Hawaii's newest airline including wheelchairs, porter services, aircraft cleaning, and janitorial. We are providing services for Southwest at Honolulu (HNL), Kahului Maui (OGG), Kona (KOA) with more frequencies and services expanding as the year progresses. Aloha Southwest and Mahalo for choosing S.A.S. for an expanded partnership!
September 20th, 2018
S.A.S. is pleased to announce the successful start of services with Scandinavian Airlines' (SAS) once-daily service to LAX. Our team is doing both security search and international turn cleans for the Carrier.
September 19th, 2018
S.A.S. is pleased to announce the start of services with Southwest Airlines at LAX! S.A.S. launched wheelchair, baggage porter, ACAMS, and other services at Terminal 1 with a new team of over 100 dedicated employees. We were grateful to hire previous Terminal 1 vendor employees and add them to our growing team in Los Angeles! We were also excited to launch the new partnership with our S.A.S. Alpha technology with a live-link to Southwest's SSR system and electronic logging of more than 100 customers on day 1!
September 15th, 2018
S.A.S. is pleased to announce new services with Turkish Airlines! Our LAX team is performing the full International cabin clean and security search for TK's daily service from Istanbul.
September 5th, 2018
S.A.S. is pleased to announce new services with JetBlue at Ontario International Airport! Our ONT team is providing wheelchair services, turn assistance, and janitorial for JetBlue's daily east coast service.
August 23rd, 2018
S.A.S. is pleased to announce new services with Southwest Airlines at Los Angeles International Airport and Honolulu and Kahului (Maui) International Airports! At LAX, S.A.S. will be providing a full suite of services from wheelchairs to ACAMS monitoring to baggage portering and security. In Hawaii, S.A.S. will be providing janitorial and daily Remain Overnight (RON) cleaning and security search.
August 17th, 2018
S.A.S. is pleased to announce new services with Edelweiss Airlines! Our SAN team is providing wheelchair and security services for Edelweiss's daily European Services.
June 1, 2018
S.A.S. is pleased to announce new services with Asiana Airlines! Our LAX team is providing international turn clean and security search services for Asiana's 2-3 times daily services.
April 1, 2018
S.A.S. is pleased to announce the opening of our 11th Airport: San Jose International Airport! Our SJC team is providing wheelchair services and security services at one of the Bay Area's 3 busiest airports.
March 30, 2018
S.A.S. is pleased to announce the appointment of the Hawaii Regional Director, Antonio Ruvalcaba. Antonio has an extensive aviation background having worked with AeroMexico, Interjet and most recently in the capacity of Regional Manager for Virgin America in Mexico. He will be based in Honolulu.
March 25, 2018
S.A.S. is pleased to announce the opening of our 11th Airport: Ontario International Airport! Our ONT team is providing wheelchair services, line management, international turn clean/security search for China Airlines.