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Scandinavian Airlines Takes Delivery of First Airbus A320neo

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Scandinavian Airlines Takes Delivery of First Airbus A320neo

Scandinavian Airlines Takes Delivery of First Airbus A320neo
October 27
05:50 2016

MIAMI — Scandinavian Airlines has taken delivery of the first A320neo aircraft ordered, becoming the first airline in Scandinavia to operate the new Airbus narrowbody variant.

Back in 2011, the SAS Group placed an order for 30 Airbus A320neo with options for additional 11 aircraft, with deliveries set from 2016 to 2019. In 2013, the airline harmonized its short-and medium haul fleet with the retirement of its MD-80s, and relying only on two aircraft types: the Airbus A320 family based in Copenhagen, and the Boeing 737NG based in Stockholm and Oslo.

To date, Scandinavian Airlines has a fleet of 160 aircraft, including 25 A320 family aircraft, eight A330s and eight A340s. The carrier’s A320neo fleet will be configured in a single-class layout with 174 seats, featuring a new cabin interior, which in addition to extra leg room and new seats, a lighting mood system and individual USB outlets.

The interior design is in line with the new cabin offered on SAS long haul routes, introduced in 2015.

In addition to the Airbus A320 neo, the airline will invest approximately $52.5 million between 2017 and 2019 to upgrade 70 passenger cabins, including 12 Mbps Wi-Fi connectivity via a partnership with ViaSat.

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  1. BC
    BC October 28, 04:10

    Why is the German flag on the tail of the SAS aircraft?
    Just curious.

  2. Roberto Leiro
    Roberto Leiro October 28, 09:11

    It’s because at the time the picture was taken, the aircraft, built in Germany, was in possession of Airbus, hence the temporary German registration and the German flag on the tail.

  3. BC
    BC October 29, 20:13

    Ah, thanks for that.
    I wondered if Lufthansa had taken over SAS while I wasn’t looking.

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