SAS green lights 737 options

SAS Scandinavian Airlines has exercised options for
two Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft.The airplanes will strengthen the 737
fleet of SAS Scandinavian Airlines to support growth on domestic and
intra-European routes. The airline will equip the airplanes with
fuel-saving Blended Winglets.

“SAS has ambitious targets to strengthen its position on the Northern
European market. With these additional airplanes we can increase
frequencies and add routes to our network, thereby serving our customers
even better,” said Mats Jansson, president and CEO of SAS Group. “We have a
long history of being environmentally conscious, so we are delighted with
the significant emission-reducing improvements of the 737 family.”

The SAS group has a fleet of 88 Boeing 737s. Two new B-737-700s were
delivered to SAS Norway earlier this year.

“The 737 has undergone continuous improvements to meet evolving market
demands. As well as being the most high-tech, most reliable single-aisle
aircraft available, the Next-Generation 737 has environmentally progressive
features such as fuel-saving Blended Winglets and lighter-weight carbon
brakes,” said Marlin Dailey, vice president Sales, Europe, Russia & Central
Asia, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. The lighter-weight carbon brakes are
available on all Next-Generation 737 models from 2008 as a no-charge
optional feature.

The two B-737-800s will be delivered in 2009.