eta unknown wrote:A300's were short lived- far too big for any of SK's European flights- they could never fill them. Yes they were then transferred to Scanair.
The777Man wrote:I think the A300s flew ARN-LHR and CPH-LHR before they were transferred to Scanair. Most likely other routes too but can't recall.
JetBuddy wrote:The DC-8s were never upgraded to Super 70s versions. But they were transfered to Scanair in the mid/late 80s and flew at least until '89 on typical sun & fun routes from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean.
First SAS got a new CEO - Jan Carlzon - with a different philosophy. To compete against other carriers, such as BA, he wanted high frequency rather than big planes. So he bought huge loads of additional DC-9s.
eta unknown wrote:. I believe there was one infamous 747 in the fleet that was underpowered and later caused considerable strife for it's new operator when converted to a freighter.
oldannyboy wrote:3) Finally the DC-8: I remember they lasted for a long time, and I remember seeing the -62 and -63 in the new livery. Were they operated also intra-Europe? What configurations were they operated in? Last flights??
prebennorholm wrote:They were the only PW powered A300s in the world. SAS had demanded PW power instead of GE to have commonality with the 747s. But soon after delivery the 747s were replaced by GE powered DC-10s.
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