funny
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SAS Airbus Options

Sun Apr 28, 2002 11:17 pm

Has SAS got any options open for additional airbus aircraft?

What is the possibility that more Airbus aircraft are added to the the existing Airbus fleet?

Jason
 
transswede
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RE: SAS Airbus Options

Sun Apr 28, 2002 11:58 pm

Yes, they have options for more A330's/A340's.

They were planning to convert them into real orders to replace their remaining 767's, but due to their economic situation that has been put off a few years.

Once the current deliveries are made, their long-haul fleet will consist of 7 A340-300's (the last one should have arrived by now) and 4 A330-300's (the first one arriving in August) plus a handful of 767-300ER's.
 
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RE: SAS Airbus Options

Mon Apr 29, 2002 12:08 am



A video at scandinavian.net about the new long haul aircraft of SAS says that SAS only ordered 6 a340.
Have they ordered yet another a340?

About the 763, how many will stay in the SAS fleet?

Regards, sas a340.

 
transswede
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RE: SAS Airbus Options

Mon Apr 29, 2002 12:18 am

SAS A340,

Go to http://www.sasflightops.com, there you can see pictures of the 6th and 7th SAS A340 at Toulouse.

The reg's for the 7 A340's are:

No. Reg. Viking name MSN. Delivery Old reg.
1 LN-RKF Godfred 413 20JUL01 SE-REA
2 LN-RKG Gudrod 424 26SEP01 SE-REB
3 OY-KBI Rurik 430 15NOV01
4 OY-KBA Adalstein 435 16NOV01
5 OY-KBM Astrid 450 01FEB02
6 OY-KBC Freydis 467 10APR02
7 OY-KBD Toste 470 APR02

As for how many 767's they will keep for now - I'm not sure, but they shouldn't need more than 2 or 3 unless they plan to open up some new routes.
 
GOT
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RE: SAS Airbus Options

Mon Apr 29, 2002 12:51 am

The first order from november -99 concisted of 6 A340, 4 A330 and 7 options. One of the options have so far been converted in to an A340.

GOT
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ariegel
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RE: SAS Airbus Options

Mon Apr 29, 2002 2:08 am

Does anyone know which bird SAS is using to fly the new 2nd daily EWR-CPH run (the 11:55PM EWR departure?) I will be flying this route on Thursday and was just curious as to the age of the aircraft.

A
 
transswede
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RE: SAS Airbus Options

Mon Apr 29, 2002 4:24 am

Ariegel, I think it will be an A340.
 
Zander
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RE: SAS Airbus Options

Mon Apr 29, 2002 4:37 am

Yes, they are both operated by Airbus A340!

Alex
 
ariegel
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RE: SAS Airbus Options

Mon Apr 29, 2002 11:26 pm

Right, but is it a new A340? Are they expanding the route to 2X due to recent delivery of another 340? Anyone know the Reg? I know, I'm difficult!  Smile
 
transswede
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RE: SAS Airbus Options

Mon Apr 29, 2002 11:35 pm

BTW, the 7th A340 (OY-KBD) is being delivered today!

Ariegel,
All SAS A340's are new, they are all less than 9 months old. That's "new" any way you slice it!  Smile

The CPH-EWR seems to be 2x daily on a seasonal basis, since it was flown that way last summer and it has now been reintroduced again. Or perhaps it was temporarily shut down due to 9/11.
 
ariegel
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RE: SAS Airbus Options

Tue Apr 30, 2002 12:03 am

And the 2nd EWR-CPH flight starts tomorrow? Coincidence??  Smile
 
GOT
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RE: SAS Airbus Options

Tue Apr 30, 2002 1:03 am

The second daily CPH-EWR was cut together with other flights after 9/11 and is now being re-introduced.

GOT
Just like birdwatching - without having to be so damned quiet!

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