SAS A340 wrote:
Ok, don't know the cost of repainting an aircraft, but wouldn't be financially smart to take this kind of decision before the A320N and A350 were ordered? A bit waste of money to repaint newly painted aircraft...?
It probably fits better to do it now. The 737's are going out and more A320Neos are comming in over the next 5 years. The A320Neos were ordered in two "batches". The first batch was ordered 2 years before they ordered the A350s.
Some of the newly delivered A320Neos will be some of the last to be repainted into the new livery, so they won't be that new by then. All aircraft will be painted while undergoing heavy maintainance anyway.
SAS took the decision of a new livery years ago and are using the A350s as added attention
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