SAS Takes Delivery of First Airbus A350XWB

SAS A350-900

SAS has taken delivery of its first A350-900, one of eight of this aircraft type that the airline has on order.

The aircraft will go into operation on 28 January 2020, on SAS’s Copenhagen-Chicago route, followed by other international destinations in North America and Asia.

The SAS A350-900 sports the airline’s new silver livery and features a three-class cabin layout with room for 300 passengers: 40 SAS Business class, 32 SAS Plus class, and 228 SAS Go class seats.

SAS A350-900
SAS’s new A350-900, sporting the new silver livery, at the Airbus delivery centre in Toulouse, France. Image: Airbus

Along with various passenger experience benefits of the A350, the aircraft also offers better operational efficiencies and an improved environmental footprint with a 25% reduction in fuel burn and corresponding emissions.

SAS operates an Airbus fleet of 68 aircraft (51 A320 Family, 17 A330 and A340 Family aircraft). In the coming years, as part of an extensive fleet modernisation, SAS will take delivery of 54 additional A320neo Family aircraft and the remaining seven A350-900s through direct purchase and lease contracts.

Marisa Garcia

After working for sixteen years in aviation, specializing in aircraft interiors design and aviation safety equipment, and getting hands-on with aircraft cabins in hangars around the world, Marisa Garcia turned her expertise into industry insight. She has been reporting on aviation matters since 2014. Every day, she's putting words to work.

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