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Paris Air Show: SAS orders 30 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft

Paris Air Show: SAS orders 30 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft

SAS has signed a firm order for 30 A320neo Family aircraft, as part of its strategy to streamline its fleet with more fuel-efficient new aircraft. 

These new A320neos will join the airline’s existing fleet of eight A321s and four A319s, and enable SAS to transition to an all-Airbus fleet at its prime Copenhagen base.

The engine decision will be announced by the airline at a later date.

“This aircraft order, on the newest Airbus A320, is a significant and important step in our renewal and harmonisation of our aircraft fleet,” said says Göran Jansson, SAS chief financial officer.

“Through this, we will operate with the market’s most efficient and environmental friendly short- and medium distance aircraft,”

SAS has been a customer of Airbus since 1980 and today operates 23 Airbus aircraft, including: 7 A340s; 4 A330s and 12 A320 Family aircraft.

“Airbus salutes SAS’ decision to streamline its fleet with our eco-efficient A320neo aircraft,” said John Leahy, Airbus chief operating officer, customers.

“As an evolution of the highly successful A320, the latest in fuel saving technologies, the A320neo is a natural choice for SAS.  It will fit seamlessly into their existing A320 family fleet.”