SAS takes first Airbus A350 ahead of January debut
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SAS took the first of eight A350s in a ceremony at Airbus’ facility in Toulouse, France, on Thursday, according to the plane maker. The jet, which features the airline’s new look, is configured with 40 lie-flat business class seats, 32 premium economy seats, and 228 economy seats.
SAS will introduce the A350 on flights between Copenhagen (CPH) and Chicago O’Hare (ORD) on Jan. 28, 2020. The aircraft will begin flying from the Danish hub to Beijing Capital (PEK), Hong Kong (HKG), Newark (EWR), San Francisco (SFO), Shanghai Pudong (PVG), and Tokyo Narita (NRT) later in 2020.
The A350 joins SAS’ fleet of Airbus A330 and A340 widebody jets on long-haul routes from its Copenhagen, Oslo (OSL) and Stockholm (ARN) hubs.
In addition to the A350s, SAS has firm orders for 53 Airbus A320neo jets due over the next few years. This includes commitments for the long-range A321LR that the airline plans to fly to Boston Logan (BOS) once deliveries begin next September.
Featured image courtesy of Airbus.
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