SAS takes first Airbus A350 forward of January debut

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Scandinavian Airways has taken supply of its first Airbus A350-900 with plans to debut the brand new widebody on flights to Chicago in January.

SAS took the primary of eight A350s in a ceremony at Airbus’ facility in Toulouse, France, on Thursday, in accordance with the aircraft maker. The jet, which options the airline’s new look, is configured with 40 lie-flat enterprise class seats, 32 premium economic system seats, and 228 economic system seats.

SAS will introduce the A350 on flights between Copenhagen (CPH) and Chicago O’Hare (ORD) on Jan. 28, 2020. The plane will start flying from the Danish hub to Beijing Capital (PEK), Hong Kong (HKG), Newark (EWR), San Francisco (SFO), Shanghai Pudong (PVG), and Tokyo Narita (NRT) later in 2020.

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Scandinavian Airways first Airbus A350-900. (Photograph courtesy of Airbus)

The A350 joins SAS’ fleet of Airbus A330 and A340 widebody jets on long-haul routes from its Copenhagen, Oslo (OSL) and Stockholm (ARN) hubs.

Along with the A350s, SAS has agency orders for 53 Airbus A320neo jets due over the following few years. This contains commitments for the long-range A321LR that the airline plans to fly to Boston Logan (BOS) as soon as deliveries start subsequent September.

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Featured picture courtesy of Airbus.




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