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SAS to renew plane fleet in a new strategic plan
Friday, 11 May 2012
The Scandinavian airliner, SAS will over the next six to seven years,
be replacing most of the fleet. In total, SAS will buy nearly 70
aircraft worth a total of Nkr40 to Nkr45 billion, according to media
reports in Norwegian Stavanger Aftenblad and Norwegian newspaper Dagens
In the short and medium range flights, SAS will continue to use a mix
of the latest models of Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 aircraft. They will
replace all the 26 MD-80-plane and the ten oldest Boeing 737-aircraft,
which came in when SAS bought Braathens ten years ago.
President of Sales and Market Eivind Roald, emphasizes that the 60
aircraft which SAS will buy in short and medium range flights,
corresponds to the entire current fleet of rival Norwegian.
Also the long distance fleet faces replacement. It currently consists
of 11 Airbus A330 and Airbus A340 aircraft, but stand to be renewed
from 2014 with new Airbus A330, Airbus A350 or Boeing 787 reports the
Danish news agency, Ritzau.
By Scancomark.se Team
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