PanAm_DC10 From Australia, joined Aug 2000, 3999 posts, RR: 92 Posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2339 times:
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Looking for some assistance from our friends who know more about SAS than I. According to a report in the Norwegian Newspaper Finansavisen SAS is seeking to replace 16 MD-80s with new 737NGs. These will be for the Norwegian Division of SAS arccording to the report.
The report also states that SAS Group Management will unveil a new fleet strategy for the Group in H1 2008.
Any clarification of the report would be appreciated and which model 737NGs would they require?
CRJ900 From Norway, joined Jun 2004, 2081 posts, RR: 1 Reply 1, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2294 times:
If they are for SAS Norway, I think they will go for the B737-800. They have 5 of those on order now, and with competitor Norwegian's order for 42 B738, they'll need the capacity to offer low fares without losing too much money. OSL is also packed during peak hours, so they need to replace 120-seaters with 180-seaters.
I think they sold 4 aircraft to FlyGlobespan, so they won't buy more, I'd say. From what I have heard, the B736 has great climb performance from short-ish runways, but the aircraft is too small (pax-wise) and too heavy compared to the B73G. I think the ex-Braathens B735s are more economical than the B736, but there are 1000's of different opinions regarding that
SAS Sweden will modernize the fleet. That means 16 new Boeing-aircrafts with a listprice of seven billion kroners.
SAS Swedens managerment can, according to Finansavisen, be conducting a decision of a replacement for 16 old planes MD-80 with new Boeing 737 aircrafts.
Smaller regional aircrafts will be leased on long term contracts. After what the newspaper experiences, the SAS-corporation new fleetstrategy will be decided in the board and published during the first half of 2008.
16 new Boeing 737-aircrafts have a listprice of around severn billion kroner, but the airlines enjoy big discounts from large orders. The discounts can amount to between 30 and 50 percent.
This will be interesting to see; fleet commonality has not been SK's best fields in recent years; I still can't get over the fact that they ordered just four A319s. There is talk of A318s for LCY operations and CRJ-7/900s as Q400 replacements, but I suspect the latter will be part of a settlement with Bombardier, which will presumably take back the Q400 fleet.
SAS330GOT From Sweden, joined May 2004, 252 posts, RR: 1 Reply 7, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1914 times:
I think it will be a mix of -700 and -800. The -800 is a bit too much capacity for SAS as it looks right now. Right now they only fill the -800s during peak and the rest of the time they use them mainly for charter-ops. And while SAS Denmark has the Airbus in their fleet they might keep building on that while SAS Sweden and Norway will build their new fleet with the 737-700 with a few -800 to top up capacity.
I also expect quite a big order for CRJ:s for SK to replace the Q400.