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,
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.