SAS has signed an order for one additional
Airbus A330-300 with delivery scheduled for spring 2019. The
aircraft will replace an Airbus A340.
SASís long haul fleet consists of 16 Airbus
A330/A340, of which one Airbus A340 mostly has functioned as a
With the investment in one new Airbus A330E, SAS
will improve its customer offering as SASís entire long haul fleet
will have an identical cabin interior.
In addition, the Airbus
A330E has approximately 15-20% lower jet fuel consumption per seat
kilometer compared to the Airbus A340 that will be replaced.
The list price of one A330E aircraft, including
engines, ordered from Airbus amounts to US$ 264 million at list
prices. The new Airbus A330E will be
financed through a sale/leaseback.
In accordance with the other A330E, SAS has
chosen Rolls-Royce Trent 772B engines to power the aircraft.