Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) plans to start commercial service with its first Airbus A321LR aircraft in September 2020. To begin, the modern, fuel-efficient aircraft will service its Copenhagen-Boston route; it currently deploys the A330 on that seasonal route. The flag carrier of Sweden, Norway and Denmark will equip the plane with 22 business class, twelve premium economy class, and 123 economy class seats.
“This is an entirely new aircraft type for SAS, which is incredibly well suited to the Scandinavian market and emerging travel patterns to and from the region. It gives SAS an opportunity to offer travelers more intercontinental routes, fewer stopovers and shorter travel times to and from Scandinavia.”Karl Sandlund, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of the SAS Group
In June, the operator also released details about the planned addition of the A350 to its fleet. It anticipates that deliveries of its eight on-order aircraft of that model will commence in January 2020.