The delivery flight from Airbus Hamburg to its home base in Copenhagen uses a 10 percent sustainable jet fuel blend. The initiative is part of SAS’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and Airbus’ objective to contributing to the aviation sector’s ambitious decarbonisation targets. Airbus is offering customers the option of receiving new jetliners with sustainable fuel.
SAS’s A321 features a modern and comfortable three-class cabin layout with 157 seats (22 “SAS Business” class, 12 “SAS Plus” class and 123 “SAS Go” class seats). The airline plans to deploy the aircraft from the Nordic countries on transatlantic routes.
The A321LR, a member of the A320neo Family, delivers fuel savings and a reduction in noise footprint. With a range of up to 4,000nm (7,400km) the A321LR is a single-aisle-long-range route opener, featuring transatlantic capability. The airline operates an Airbus fleet of 76 aircraft comprising 63 A320 Family, 9 A330 Family aircraft, and four new generation aircraft A350 XWB.
At the end of September 2020, the A320neo Family had received 7,450 firm orders from over 110 customers worldwide.