SAS expects its last Airbus A321LR one year later than initially planned

Copenhagen, Denmark - According to Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer Torbjørn Wist, SAS Scandinavian Airlines will be able to receive its last A321LR on order one year later than expected.

The announcement came during the quarterly earnings call of the airline. Wist explained that it is a manufacturer-induced delay. The Scandinavian carrier will take the delivery of three long-range A320neo variants through the American lessor Air Lease Corporation.

The first aircraft will enter into service this year in September service on Copenhagen Kastrup - Boston route. One of the two jets, which were initially set for delivery in November 2021, will be delivered in October 2022.

Three A321LR is relatively a small order for an airline in SAS' scale. The Scandinavian carrier is planning to operate its A321LRs on seasonal routes with limited frequency, or on routes where deploying widebody jets is not feasible.