Industry SAS orders an additional A330-300

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Airbus and Scandinavian Airlines Systems (SAS) have announced, that the airline has ordered an additional A330-300.

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SAS seeks to further standardize its future long-haul fleet. The aircraft will be equipped with Rolls Royce Trent 772B engines and is set to replace the aging A340-300s.

262 passengers fit in SAS´s A330-300. The aircraft is configured in a three-class version. 32 seats in Business Class feature 180 degree recline and the option for a flat bed. 56 passengers can be seated in SAS plus, while the aircraft is equipped with 174 economy seats.

The Scandinavian carrier expects to take delivery of its A330 in the second Quarter of 2019.

Eric Schulz, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer, said: “We are thankful that SAS has selected the Airbus Family for the second time this week. This further commitment by SAS to the A330 demonstrates the unmatched operating economics and operational versatility of this aircraft [...] We are delighted to be continuing our long-standing partnership with SAS.”

On Tuesday, the Scandinavian carrier announced, that it plans to add another 50 A320neo aircraft to its fleet. 35 of them will be directly delivered by Airbus. By that, the carrier aims to standardize its aircraft types in the fleet. Aging Boeing 737 will be phased out successively.

SAS currently operates with 56 Airbus aircraft, including 4 Airbus A319s, 28 A320(Neo)s, 8 A321s, 8 A330-300s and 8 A340-300s. The operator also flies with ATR 72, Boeing 737s and Canadair CRJ 900s.

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