First route: ORD on 28/01/2020. Other routes announced: PEK, EWR, NRT, PVG, HKG and SFO (not necessarily in that order)
Configuration: 40 SAS Business / 32 SAS Plus / 228 SAS Go
First aircraft: SE-RSA "Ingegerd Viking"
It appears the aircraft will initially be based at CPH. Between delivery and the first long haul flight it will be used within Scandinavia for crew training flights. No news as to whether a new or updated cabin product will be introduced other than being "equipped with unique SAS features, carefully developed from feedback given from travellers. SAS will announce these new features during 2019."
The full press release can be found here: https://www.sasgroup.net/en/sas-announc ... -features/
From January 2020, travelers can look forward to exploring the world in the most fuel-efficient and comfortable long haul aircraft, the Airbus A350. The new aircraft is a key investment and part of the extensive renewal of the SAS fleet, tailored to reduce emissions, and in line with the Scandinavian outlook on travel.
SAS travelers can soon experience the world’s most modern and fuel-efficient long-haul aircraft. On January 28, 2020, the first of eight new SAS Airbus A350 will officially enter into long-haul service between Copenhagen and Chicago, one of the most popular SAS routes. The A350 will be based at the SAS hub at Copenhagen Airport and will operate on seven routes during the first year, including Chicago, Beijing, New York, Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong and San Francisco.