SAS has signed a firm order for 35 Airbus
SAS will also lease 15 additional A320neos
from leasing companies.
The new A320neos will join the airline’s
existing Airbus fleet of 56 aircraft (eight A340s, eight A330s and
40 A320 Family aircraft).
“Just over one year ago, we started to phase into
service brand new Airbus A320neos, and since then we have received
a very positive response from our customers,” said Rickard
Gustafson, President and CEO of SAS. “I’m therefore
delighted that, through this order, we can continue improving and
investing in our customer offering, and thereby SAS’s future. We
are also creating a single-type and more efficient fleet for the
first time. Ordering 50 Airbus A320neos gives us access to the
market’s most efficient aircraft thereby enabling us to further
improve our operational efficiency and to continue to reduce our
SAS has not yet revealed its engine selection
for the new aircraft.
Eric Schulz, Chief Commercial Officer, Airbus Commercial Aircraft,
said, “We are proud with this repeat commitment by
SAS. The A320neo will complement SAS’s existing Airbus fleet, with
unbeatable fuel efficiency, the lowest operating costs and
environmental footprint. It is the perfect choice for SAS, for
replacing its older generation aircraft. This means more of SAS’s
passengers will keep enjoying the best comfort in the skies.”
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