SAS Group has signed a firm order for 35 Airbus A320neo aircraft. SAS will also lease 15 additional A320neos from leasing companies. This new strategic commitment will result in SAS becoming an all-Airbus operator with the A320 family for its mainline European operations, as well as for its extensive domestic services in Scandinavia.
These 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 later. SAS has been an Airbus customer since 1980.
“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. 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,” says Rickard Gustafson, President and CEO of SAS.
“We are proud with this repeat commitment by SAS. The A320neo will complement SAS’s existing Airbus fleet,” said Eric Schulz, chief commercial officer, Airbus Commercial Aircraft.
The A320neo family incorporates new generation engines and Sharklets for fuel savings. More than 6,000 A320neo family orders have been received from 99 customers.