SAS narrowbody fleet: ARN and OSL: 737NG, CPH: A320

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  1. Someone
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    It's been clear for a while that the strategy for SAS' ARN and OSL bases is to phase out the remaining 737-400/500 and MD-80s with more 737-700/800. But know its clear that the MD-80s in CPH will be replaced by more A320s, joining their current fleet of 4 319 and 8 321

    Press relaese from SAS:

    SAS has earlier communicated the decision to phase out the MD80 and Boeing 737 Classic on the bases in Stockholm and Oslo and replace them with Boeing 737 NG (New Generation). As a consequence SAS has signed an agreement to lease in 5 new 737-800 NG from GECAS. In addition SAS has signed an MoU regarding the lease of 12 Boeing 737- 700's from GECAS. The lease arrangements implicate that there will be limited aircraft investments (CAPEX) in 2011.

    SAS has today 87 short haul jet on the bases in Oslo and Stockholm, 67 Boeing 737NG, 11 Boeing 737 Classic and 9 MD80

    In line with SAS strategy to streamline its fleet, a decision has been made to also phase out MD80 in its Copenhagen base and replace it with Airbus A320. The replacement will start in 2012 and is expected to be completed by 2016. SAS today operates 29 Short haul jets in Copenhagen, 12 A320 and 17 MD80s.

    SAS President & CEO Rickard Gustafson comments. "We are very pleased that we now can continue the process of renewing our fleet. This will reduce complexity and improve our environmental performance."
     
  2. OY-JFS
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    It is a bit nostalgic to say farewell to the MadDog's, but I think they have deserved their retirement. I am really looking forward to the A320's!
     
  3. Redcap
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    Great news. I really look forward to this.
     
  4. LN-MOW
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    I beleive Tommy777 has plans for a MadDog DO when the type retires ....
     
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    5 years until the MadDog DO - a lot can happen during that time MOW.
     

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