Asiaflyer From Singapore, joined May 2007, 1030 posts, RR: 1 Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3522 times:
As far as I can see, SAS currently has 9 MD 87s. The rest of their MD fleet seems to be MD 81-82s.
Whatever the number is, the oldest are soon reaching an age of 20, so its about time to let them move on.
With the more fuel efficient B737s n A320 series in their fleet, I guess with todays fuel price, SAS are interested to keep switching into new planes.
With the new CEO, who seems to be more enthusiastic than the previous one, I doubt that they are planning to close routes and shrink their fleet size.
With some A319 and B737 still to be delivered, I guess that they will let some MDs be replaced by those new planes.
Maybe time for SAS to add more narrowbody orders soon???
BTW, Hope that SAS soon will overcome the damage that they got from the last strike.
NewSwissair From Switzerland, joined Nov 2001, 282 posts, RR: 2 Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3287 times:
Isn't Spanair 100% owned by SAS? I read that sometime ago, but can't remember where.
The plan was that Spanair gets all SAS MD-87 in the future. The other will be kept for some more years and maybe fitted with Stage IV Hushkits.
Tango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3728 posts, RR: 31 Reply 9, posted (6 years 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2642 times:
Quoting CPHGuard (Thread starter): If it is true, it means that SK will get rid of 15 out of its 49 aircraft MD fleet.
What will replace these aircraft, as i am sure they will not close a lot of routes.
It would seem that upcoming A319 deliveries would be the most logical choice to replace the MD-87s apparently rumored to be leaving the SAS fleet soon. It seems I vaguely recall reading somehwere that SAS plans to take no further 737 deliveries after two -700s (with winglets) that are/were scheduled to arrive at SAS Braathens/SAS Norway in the near future, which leaves the A319s SAS has on order as the only foreseeable replacement for their MD-87s. By the way, does someone know the number of A319s SAS has on order?
COEI2007 From Vanuatu, joined Jan 2007, 1912 posts, RR: 6 Reply 12, posted (6 years 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2359 times:
I think SK's diverse array of aircraft types seriously needs to be reduced! Industrial relations arent exactly great at the moment either, and costs at SK are supposed to be high. Also add in the added threat of continued expansion by FR and other european LCC's, EK and the continued focus of US carries to expand to every city in Europe! A single A319/320/321 and 330/340 fleet would be ideal!
LHSTR From Germany, joined Mar 2001, 226 posts, RR: 1 Reply 18, posted (6 years 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1895 times:
Quoting FD728 (Reply 17): That is if SAS is still flying independently in ten years, which I doubt.
I have a hard time seeing anybody buy SAS.
Number one reason for that seems the mess with SK unions. If you take over SAS some things have to change, and I dont see some 30 unions being in favor of that...