01 September, 2018

SAS mulls over A321LR order

The chief executive of SAS, one of the leading Scandinavian airlines has confirmed the airline is currently evaluating an order for the long range Airbus A321LR aircraft.

The SAS chief executive Rickard Gustafson, was speaking during press briefing regarding the airlines better than expected third-quarter results, when he advised the company was “running the numbers” on a potential order for the A321LR.

Rickard Gustafson, stated “I believe the A321LR could be an attractive aircraft that can unlock new markets in the long-haul space,” confirming  “That’s something we’re looking into.”

The ceo confirmed the airline had not yet made any firm decisions nor would he be drawn on whether the airline would make an extra order for the A321LR aircraft, or convert its existing order for the smaller A320neo aircraft or indeed source the frames elsewhere. 

So far the company has taken almost twenty new Airbus A320ne's from an order backlog of more than sixty of the type it has.