SAS continues to streamline fleet

Airline to phase in Boeing 737 NG (New Generation) aircraft

Following an earlier decision to phase out its MD80s and Boeing 737 Classic aircraft at its bases in Stockholm and Oslo and replace them with Boeing 737 NG (New Generation) aircraft, the airline SAS has now signed an agreement to lease in five factory-new 737-800 NGs from the aircraft leasing company GECAS. It has also signed an MoU with the same company on the lease of 12 previously used Boeing 737-700s.
Today, SAS has 87 short-haul jets in Oslo and Stockholm, 67 Boeing 737NGs, 11 Boeing 737 Classics and nine MD80s. In line with the carrier’s strategy to streamline its fleet, SAS will phase out the MD80s at its Copenhagen base and replace them with new Airbus A320s. The replacement will start in 2012 and is expected to be completed by 2016. At the moment, SAS operates 29 short-haul jets in Copenhagen, 12 A320s and 17 MD80s.
The overall aim is a continuous process of fleet renewal that will reduce complexity and improve the airline’s environmental performance.
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