The first aircraft with the all new SAS long haul cabin has taken off today. Flight SK909 from Copenhagen bound for Newark has a new design, new seats, new infotainment system and onboard WiFi for its passengers.
The SAS Airbus A330 Erik Viking departed at 12.20 today for Newark. This aircraft heralds the launch of SAS’s investment in its long haul fleet. In June 2013, SAS announced that its entire long haul fleet would be renewed over the next few years. Along with this Airbus there are currently seven A330 and A340 aircraft in the fleet that are being updated. Four new A330-300 jets (delivered by 2016) and eight A350-900 aircraft, due to be delivered from 2018 will enter service with the new cabin layouts.
This SAS Airbus A330, Erik Viking, will fly the majority of the time between Copenhagen and USA cities. The next updated aircraft is set to enter service in late March and will mainly fly between Stockholm/Oslo and USA.
“We are delighted to now be able to present our ultramodern cabin. It is a huge boost for SAS and will give our customers a totally new in flight experience. The new interior is designed to meet the needs of our frequent flyers and substantially strengthens our customer offer,” says Rickard Gustafson, President and CEO of SAS.
The materials and colour scheme in the new cabins have been chosen to create a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere for passengers. For the seating in SAS Go and SAS Plus the designers have looked at providing extra space for storage. There is also WiFi access available in all classes of cabin.
All the seats in SAS Business have direct access to aisles and fold flat as sleeper seats.
The bedding comes from Hästens, the oldest bed manufacturer in Sweden, to ensure passengers enjoy a high class sleeping experience. The aircraft has a new on-demand entertainment system with HD screens and WiFi in all classes.
You can book tickets for the new all SAS long haul service now.