SAS has signed a leasing agreement with ALC for
three Airbus A321LR.
The first aircraft will enter into service in
the first half of 2020.
The aircraft type Airbus A321LR is a narrow-body
specially configured to fly longer distances than a standard
A321neo. The aircraft has sufficient range to reach Northeast US
one of the most important intercontinental markets for SAS. The
A321LR can also reach destinations in Canada, the Middle East and
India from Scandinavia.
“This is an entirely new aircraft
type for SAS that is incredibly well suited to the Scandinavian
market and our travel patterns. We are looking forward to
launching new routes and to evaluate the A321LR in production,”
said Rickard Gustafson, President and CEO, SAS.
current flies wide-body aircraft that seat up to 266 passengers on
its intercontinental routes. By using the A321LR, a smaller aircraft, SAS
can be more flexible in the routes and seating capacity it
currently flies intercontinental services from the three
Scandinavian capital cities.
SAS is now in the process of deciding on the first routes and
cabin configuration of the aircraft. The new routes will gradually
be communicated from spring 2019. The first A321LR will enter into
service in the first half of 2020.