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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 Næringsliv.

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.

Executive Vice 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.
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