Scandinavian airline, SAS Group Today, announced to order 50 Airbus A320neo aircraft to replace Boeing 737s and older A320 jets.
This order means SAS for the first time will have a single-type fleet by 2023. SAS has already 17 Airbus A320neos in service from a previous order of 30 Airbus A320neos. With this addition, SAS will have at least 80 Airbus A320neos in service by 2023.
The order for 50 Airbus A320neos is split into two parts. The first 15 new A320neos, will be delivered from the spring of 2019 through 2021, and the remaining 35 A320neos are planned to be delivered directly by Airbus up to 2023.
“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…..We are also creating a single-type and more efficient fleet for the first time” says Rickard Gustafson, President and CEO of SAS.