SAS unveils new cabin, seats, IFE

First plane with new cabin to fly in early 2015

SAS says it is updating the interior of its long-haul fleet with new seats, a new entertainment system and WiFi access.

Seven SAS Airbus A330s and A340s are getting cabin upgrades. The new cabin will also be installed on four new Airbus A330-300s to be delivered in 2015 and 2016 and eight Airbus A350-900s to be delivered from 2018 onwards with an option on an additional six.

The interior design is described as “ultra-modern with greater cabin comfort in the shape of new seats in all classes.” The materials and colour scheme in the new cabins have been chosen to create “a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere.”

The seating in the new classes SAS Go and SAS Plus is designed with “good storage to create extra space”. All seats in SAS Business have direct access to aisles and can be folded flat. The bedding comes from Hästens, the oldest bed manufacturer in Sweden.

A new on-demand entertainment system with HD screens is being installed along with WiFi access in all classes.

The first plane with the new cabin is expected to go into service in early 2015 and the majority of the long-haul fleet will have the new interior within 12 months. SAS currently flies long-haul to New York, Chicago, Washington, San Francisco, Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo and, from August, Houston.

SAS initially announced in June 2013 that its long-haul fleet would be renewed. Here are the details:



Seat configuration: 2-4-2

Pitch: 31″/32″

Entertainment system with 9″ HD screens

One power outlet per pair of seats plus individual USB port


SAS Plus

Seat configuration: 2-3-2

Pitch: 37″/38″

Entertainment system with 12″ HD screens

Individual power outlet and USB port


SAS Business

Seat configuration: 1-2-1

Fully flat seats minimum 196 cm length

Massage seats

Entertainment system with 15″ HD screens

Individual power outlet and USB port


TTG Nordic

[pictured: SAS Plus seat]


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