After obtaining their first Airbus A350-900, Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has unveiled the interiors of it.
SAS Business will have 40 seats in a staggered 1-2-1 formation. The seat features an 18,5” IFE screen, PC and “high-power USB”, with controls for the seat. The seat will feature a new bi-fold tray and folds out to 196cm (77″). There’s also a foot massage feature too.
At the welcome area/door entrance, there is an area with inlaid lights and other unique design features. During the flight, this area will serve as a refreshment bar for SAS Business travellers.
SAS Plus is new the airline – introducing a full premium economy product. It will feature 32 seats in 4 rows in a 2-4-2 formation.
The seats will include a leg rest with a foot support feature, 13.3” IFE screens, PC-power and high-power USB and a cabin divider distinctly separating the cabin from the rest of the plane.
SAS Go is the economy product, laid out in a 3-3-3 formation and 228 seats. Seats will have 11.6” IFE screens, high-power USB, a bi-fold meal table and a water bottle holder. The cabin will feature The plane also features a “cross-aisle” passageway midway through SAS Go, for the benefit of passengers and crew.
Also, it seems SAS is intent on pumping up sales, with the airline having “a special snack shop” aboard, and quoting directly from the PR
designed to encourage passengers to take a walk to boost health onboard.
Make of that what you will.
The aircraft will feature tail cameras and all the other features you’d expect of the Airbus A350.
The crew aren’t left out too – with 8 bunks in the crew rest, redesigned galleys for the crew to work in with larger work surfaces. Personalisation will come to fore too with iPads being deployed for passenger information, as well as maintenance logging and so on.
Rickard Gustafson, President & CEO, SAS says
“The A350 is a milestone in the extensive renewal of the SAS fleet which will consist of the market’s most advanced and fuel-efficient aircraft. With this aircraft we reduce the fuel consumption compared with the aircraft it replaces, which means reduced carbon emissions by up to 30 percent. Also, the external noise foot print will be reduced by 40 percent. Along with the new livery, the A350 is a symbol of a more sustainable and competitive future for SAS, “says .
“The aircraft is one of our biggest investments, enabling us to provide an outstanding travel experience. We look forward to welcoming our passengers on board this state-of the-art aircraft,”
The first A350 – Ingegerd Viking – will enter long-haul service on the 28th of January. It 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.
Chicago O’Hare will be the first route the type is due to operate on
With the airline taking delivery of a major fleet modernisation (with 80 Airbus A32neo, 5 Airbus A330, 8 Airbus A350 and 3 Airbus A321XLR air, there is room for further passenger experance enhancment.
But an onboard snack shop “designed to encourage passengers to take a walk to boost health onboard…
I’m sorry. I can’t type what I even think about that idea.
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