Toulouse – SAS Scandinavian Airlines will acquire one more A330-300 to replace one of its A340s and standardize its long-haul fleet. The new A330 will join the fleet in the second quarter of 2019.
SAS is an "all Airbus" carrier with 57 aircraft in the fleet: eight A340, eight A330, and 41 A320 Family aircraft).
We are thankful that SAS has selected the Airbus Family for the second time this week. This further commitment by SAS to the A330 demonstrates the unmatched operating economics, and operational versatility of this aircraft,said Eric Schulz, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer. We are delighted to be continuing our long-standing partnership with SAS.
The order comes just a few days after SAS's agreement with Airbus for 50 A320neos to renew its short-haul fleet.
The A330 is an ideal widebody aircraft for growing low-cost long-haul operations business model. With its operational reliability of 99.4 percent and numerous product improvements, the A330 Family is the most cost-efficient widebody aircraft in its class.
To date, the A330 Family has received over 1,700 orders, making it the world’s best-selling wide-body aircraft in its market segment.
More than 1,350 A330 Family aircraft are in service 110 worldwide.