First SAS Airbus A350 enters service

Photo: © Clément Alloing

SAS Scandinavian Airlines has inaugurated Airbus A350-900 operations on Tuesday. The airline’s first A350 entered service on the route from Copenhagen to Chicago.

In addition to Chicago, the brand new aircraft type will be introduced on SAS flights to Beijing, New York, Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong and San Francisco in 2020.

The Scandinavian airline will receive an additional seven Airbus A350-900s. The carrier’s first A350 was delivered in November. All A350s are expected to be delivered until 2021. The aircraft type will replace A340-300 jets that are currently deployed on long-haul flights. Therefore, SAS plans to operate a wide-body fleet of Airbus A330 and A350 airplanes. Furthermore, SAS has Airbus A320neo, A321LR and A330-300 “Enhanced” aircraft on order. The A320neo jets will replace older generation Boeing 737 and A320ceo family planes, as the carrier will become an all-Airbus operator.

Read more: The SAS A350 also became the first aircraft to wear the airline’s new livery.