"Pilots take no special joy in walking. Pilots like flying." - Neil Armstrong
SAS takes delivery of its first A321LR
Written by Ivo Gračanin.
Scandinavian carrier SAS has taken delivery of its first of three A321LR on lease from Air Lease Corporation. The A321LR is powered by CFM Leap-1A engines.
The delivery flight from Airbus Hamburg to its home base in Copenhagen uses a 10 percent sustainable jet fuel blend.
SAS’s A321 features a modern and highly comfortable three-class cabin layout with 157 seats (22 “SAS Business” class, 12 “SAS Plus” class and 123 “SAS Go” class seats). The airline plans to deploy the aircraft from the Nordic countries on transatlantic routes.
In September, the total number of passengers ended at 0.6 million, a decrease by 2.3 million, and total capacity was down by 72.7% compared to the same period last year. Demand for domestic travel continues be stronger than for European and Intercontinental traffic and SAS has adapted its network accordingly.