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Inside SAS’ New A350 Experience

You can now take an interactive tour around the SAS A350 cabin.

From 28 January 2020, travelers will be able to enjoy flights onboard the first of eight Airbus A350s planned for the SAS’ fleet. Ingegerd Viking will be based at the SAS hub at Copenhagen Airport and will operate on seven routes during the first year, including Chicago, Beijing, New York, Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong and San Francisco.

Showcasing innovative technologies and design, it offers a new and more sustainable way of travelling long haul, to and from Scandinavia. The new aircraft’s aerodynamic design and technology make it more efficient, reducing the carbon footprint of each flight.

“The A350 is a milestone in the extensive renewal of the SAS fleet which will consist of the market’s most advanced and fuel-efficient aircraft. With this aircraft, we reduce the fuel consumption compared with the aircraft it replaces, which means reduced carbon emissions by up to 30%. Also, the external noise footprint will be reduced by 40%. Along with the new livery, the A350 is a symbol of a more sustainable and competitive future for SAS,” says Rickard Gustafson, President & CEO, SAS.

SAS designers and engineers have designed an interior to match and enhance comfort, while also minimizing weight and thereby reducing carbon emissions.

The SAS A350 cabin introduces new seat models and unique, customized SAS passenger experience solutions responding to customer feedback.

“The aircraft is one of our biggest investments, enabling us to provide an outstanding travel experience. We look forward to welcoming our passengers on board this state-of-the-art aircraft,” says Gustafson.

On each flight, a total of 300 passengers and crew can expect a quieter cabin, with optimized cabin altitude, fresher air, and advanced temperature and humidity controls.

SAS A350 unique features

The cabin of the A350 feels roomier with a high ceiling and vertical sidewalls that increase shoulder room. The overhead bins also have greater capacity for storage.

A high definition tail camera offers views of the aircraft during the flight at every seat-back screen.

SAS A350 Business:

  • 40 lay-flat seats
  • In-flight entertainment screen 18,5” with higher resolution
  • PC-power and high-power USB,
  • better articulation of the seat, separate control for backrest recline,
  • a new bi-fold tray table including a personal device holder and more durable seat padding.
  • The business class beds measure a minimum of 196cm, with some even longer,
  • SAS has installed a durable threshold that can also give a light foot massage.

SAS also introduced a new welcoming area at the entrance door, featuring inlaid lights and other unique design features, which transforms into a refreshment bar for SAS Business travelers during the flight.

SAS A350 Plus:

  • 32 seats of a new type to SAS, the innovative Collins MIQ seat
  • They include a leg rest with a foot support feature and an armrest which can be pushed down flush to the bottom.
  • 13.3” high-resolution IFE screens,
  • PC-power and high-power USB

A cabin divider distinctly separates the SAS Plus cabin from the rest of the plane.

Passengers in SAS Plus and SAS Go can stretch their legs to grab something sweet or salty from the special snack shop located in the galley at the back of the plane.


  • 228 seats
  • 11.6” IFE screens with high resolution,
  • high-power USB,
  • a bi-fold meal table and a water bottle holder.

The plane also features a “cross-aisle” passageway midway through SAS Go, for the benefit of passengers and crew.

An improved working environment for crew

The SAS A350 also offers the crew an enhanced work environment.

In addition to eight spacious beds for cabin crew and pilots, galleys have been redesigned to provide better, larger work surfaces for cabin crew.

SAS crew on the A350 are equipped with iPads to help personalize passenger service, make it easier for them to automatically report faults to maintenance, and other helpful functions.

SAS A350 by the numbers

  • Number of aircraft planned: 8
  • Number of seats: 300 (40 SAS Business / 32 SAS Plus / 228 SAS Go) –
  • Max. takeoff weight: 268 metric tons
  • Max. load: 50 tons
  • Length: 66.9 m
  • Wingspan: 64.8 m
  • Cruising speed: 910 kmph / 570 mph
  • Range: 13 800 km
  • Fuel consumption: 0.028 liters/seat km
  • Engine: RR Trent XWB TAKE A

Interactive A350 tour available

You can now take an interactive tour around the SAS A350 cabin. Scroll down on the airline’s A350 dedicated page to “Explore our new A350” and click on the link to enter an interactive 360º map.

Or enjoy this video tour of the SAS A350 cabin.

SAS plans for a modern fleet

In total, as a part the modernization of the short and long-haul fleet, SAS will take delivery of new Airbus A320neo (80), Airbus A330 Enhanced (5), Airbus A350 (8), and Airbus A321LR (3) aircraft before the end of 2023.


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