Scandinavian airline SAS has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350-900, becoming the newest operator of the widebody aircraft.
The airline’s new A350-900 features a three-class cabin layout with 300 seats, split into 40 ‘SAS Business’ class, 32 ‘SAS Plus’ class and 228 ‘SAS Go’ class seats.
On 28 January the airline will launch operations of the new aircraft on its Copenhagen-Chicago long-haul routes, followed by other international destinations including North America and Asia.
The airline has a total of eight A350-900 aircraft on order and as part of a fleet modernisation project over the coming years, SAS will take delivery of 54 additional A320neo Family aircraft, as well as the remaining seven A350-900s through direct purchase and lease contracts.
SAS operates an Airbus fleet of 68 aircraft (51 A320 Family, 17 A330 and A440 Family aircraft)