SAS Scandinavian takes delivery of its first Airbus A350-900

Copenhagen, Denmark - First Airbus A350-900 named 'Ingegerd Viking' has joined the SAS Scandinavian's fleet.

The aircraft with registration SE-RSA (MSN358) is powered by Rolls-Royce's Trent XWB engines and configured to accommodate up to 300 passengers, including 40 in the Business Class and 32 in Premium Economy.

The widebody jet comes with the new corporate livery of the Nordic carrier. SAS presented its new livery to the public in September.

The airline has seven more A350-900 on order waiting to be delivered. The aircraft is the first new-generation long-haul aircraft to join the Scandinavian carrier's fleet.

SAS currently operates nine Airbus A330-300 and seven Airbus A340-300 on its long-haul routes.

Transatlantic routes on narrowbody jets

The operator has recently announced that it was planning to launch transatlantic flights with its upcoming three Airbus A321LR (LR for long-range) narrowbody jets.

The carrier expects to receive its first A321LR jet next year in September. That aircraft will be deployed on routes between Copenhagen, Denmark, and Boston, Massachusetts.

Scandinavian Airlines, usually known as SAS, is the flag carrier of Scandinavian countries, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. SAS is an abbreviation of the company's full name, Scandinavian Airlines System or legally Scandinavian Airlines System Denmark-Norway-Sweden.

The airline is headquartered in Solna, Sweden. Its main hub is at Copenhagen-Kastrup Airport, with connections to 109 destinations across the globe.