Airport & Airline
SAS continues to streamline aircraft fleet
- Category: Airport & Airline
- Created on Monday, 18 April 2011 14:52
SAS continues to streamline aircraft fleetSAS has just announced its decision to replace the MD80 and Boeing 737 Classic situated at bases in Stockholm and Oslo with Boeing 737 NG (New Generation). SAS has also signed an agreement to lease in 5 new 737-800 NG from GECAS and signed a MoU for the lease of 12 Boeing 737- 700's from GECAS.
SAS has today 87 short haul jet aircraft situated at bases in Oslo and Stockholm, 67 Boeing 737NG, 11 Boeing 737 Classic and 9 MD80.
In line with its strategy to streamline the fleet, SAS has also decided to replace the MD80 situated at its Copenhagen base with Airbus A320. The replacement will start in 2012 and is expected to be completed by 2016. In Copenhagen today, SAS operates 29 short haul jet aircraft, 12 A320 and 17 MD80s.
SAS President & CEO Rickard Gustafson comments: "We are very pleased that we now can continue the process of renewing our fleet. This will reduce complexity and dramatically improve our environmental performance."
With more than 270 flights a week from the UK and Ireland to Scandinavia and Finland, SAS has double the amount of flights than any other carrier to the region.
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