The first of three SAS Airbus A321LRs will enter service on September 18, 2020 from Copenhagen to Boston (year-round route). It will offer 157 seats: 22 Business Class, 12 Plus (Premium Eco) and 123 Go (Economy). Ticket sales will start on November 20, 2019.
The seats are especially chosen for the A321LR to optimize the comfort in all 3 travel classes to meet the expectations of frequent travelers. Seats in SAS Business are fully flat beds and there are different mood light scenarios in the cabins, as well as high-speed Wi-Fi. Every seat is equipped with IFE screens, PC-power and/or Hi-power USB. The reduced noise level inside the cabin will further enhance the travel experience onboard. New A321LR routes will gradually be communicated later in 2020. The aircraft has enough range to reach northeast US, but it can also reach destinations in Canada, the Middle East and India from Scandinavia.
“This is an entirely new aircraft type for SAS, which is incredibly well suited to the Scandinavian market and emerging travel patterns to and from the region. It gives SAS an opportunity to offer travelers more intercontinental routes, fewer stopovers and shorter travel times to and from Scandinavia. The new aircraft is equipped with a service concept at par with the rest of SAS’ long-haul fleet, offering passengers all the benefits, level of comfort and choices of our traveling classes”, says Karl Sandlund, EVP & Chief Commercial Officer.
“Reducing the carbon footprint in the airline industry is crucial and SAS aims to lead the way toward sustainable travel. We have set a target of reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 25 percent by 2030. The ongoing fleet renewal, including new long-haul aircraft, is an investment toward more sustainable aviation”, continues Sandlund.