Posted: Tue 10th Apr 2018

Scandinavian Airlines strikes deal to buy an additional 50 Airbus A320neo jets

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Apr 10th, 2018

Swedish based Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has said it is to order an additional 50 Airbus A320neo aircraft.

SAS already operates 17 Airbus A320neos from a previous order for 30, today’s order will see the airline operate a single-type fleet from 2023 when it will have at least 80 Airbus A320neos in service. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

35 of the A320neo aircraft, including engines, will be bought directly from Airbus for £2.8bn at list price and before any discounts. The other 15 aircraft will be leased. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Eric Schulz, Chief Commercial Officer, Airbus Commercial Aircraft said; ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“We are proud with this repeat commitment by SAS. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The A320neo will complement SAS’s existing Airbus fleet, with unbeatable fuel efficiency and the lowest operating costs and environmental footprint. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

It is the perfect choice for SAS, for replacing its older generation aircraft. This means more of SAS’s passengers will keep enjoying the best comfort in the skies.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Rickard Gustafson, President and CEO of SAS said; ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“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.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

SAS say it has not yet selected the engines that will be used on the new aircraft. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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