The SAS Group has signed a firm order for 35 A320neo aircraft. The airline will also lease 15 additional A320neos from leasing companies. This new commitment will result in SAS becoming an all Airbus operator with the A320 family used for its mainline European operations, as well as for its extensive domestic services in Scandinavia.
The new A320neos will join the airline’s existing Airbus fleet of 56 aircraft (eight A340s, eight A330s and 40 A320 Family aircraft). The engine selection will be announced by the airline at a later date.
“Just over one year ago, we started to phase into service brand new Airbus A320neos, and since then we have received a very positive response from our customers. I’m therefore delighted that, through this order, we can continue improving and investing in our customer offering, and thereby SAS’s future. We are also creating a single-type and more efficient fleet for the first time. Ordering 50 Airbus A320neos gives us access to the market’s most efficient aircraft thereby enabling us to further improve our operational efficiency and to continue to reduce our climate-impacting emissions,” said Rickard Gustafson, President and CEO of SAS.