The primary of the three new A321LRs, a narrow-body plane appropriate for longer distances, will enter the SAS fleet in September subsequent 12 months.
The brand new plane is provided with a service idea with three sorts of journey, much like the remainder of the SAS long-haul fleet, and can enhance SAS's flexibility to satisfy Scandinavian journey patterns.
The brand new plane, a part of the renovation of the continued SAS fleet, is anticipated to scale back emissions that have an effect on the climate by 15-18 % in comparison with earlier generations of comparable plane.
The Airbus A321LR is a slender aisle and single aisle plane, specifically configured to fly longer distances than a normal A321neo.
The smaller airplane provides the provider the chance to fill the airplane on new routes and will probably be a welcome addition to the SAS long-haul fleet.
Karl Sandlund, industrial director, mentioned: “It is a fully new kind of plane for SAS, which is extremely appropriate for the Scandinavian market and rising journey patterns to and from the area.
“It provides SAS the chance to supply vacationers extra intercontinental routes, fewer stops and shorter journey instances to and from Scandinavia.
"The brand new airplane is provided with a service idea on par with the remainder of the SAS long-haul fleet, which provides passengers all the advantages, consolation stage and choices of our journey courses."
The airplane has 22 Enterprise seats, 12 Plus and 123 Go, which suggests a complete of 157 in a single aisle airplane.
Sandlund continues: “Decreasing the carbon footprint within the airline trade is essential and SAS goals to paved the way in the direction of a sustainable journey.
“Now we have set the objective of decreasing carbon dioxide emissions by 25 % by 2030.
"The continual renewal of the fleet, together with the brand new long-haul plane, is an funding in the direction of a extra sustainable aviation."
The primary A321LR will function on the Copenhagen-Boston route.
Because of this the route will turn into a vacation spot all year long with a excessive frequency and can additional strengthen SAS's supply to North America.