SAS receives its first Airbus A350

SAS Airbus A350
The brand new A350 already wears the airline's new livery. Photo: © Clément Alloing

SAS Scandinavian Airlines has taken delivery of its first of eight Airbus A350-900 aircraft.

The brand new A350 will be based at Copenhagen Airport and operate on flights to Asia and North America. On January 28, 2020, the airline will start to deploy the new aircraft on its Copenhagen to Chicago route.

The carrier’s A350-900 features a three-class cabin layout with 300 seats; 40 “SAS Business” class seats, 32 in “SAS Plus” class and 228 in “SAS Go” economy class.

Besides the airline’s hub at Copenhagen airport, its other hubs are located in the two Scandinavian capital cities Stockholm and Oslo. Its long-haul flights are currently operated by a fleet of Airbus A330 and A340 aircraft. The latter aircraft type will be retired and replaced by the newer Airbus A350 jets. In addition to the A350, SAS has Airbus A320neo and A321LR aircraft on order.

Earlier this year, SAS presented a new livery. The brand new A350 is the first wide body aircraft to wear the new colour scheme.