SAS retires final Boeing 737 aircraft – Business Traveller

SAS no longer has any Boeing aircraft in its fleet, following the retirement of its final 737 aircraft.

The final commercial service flew from Stcokholm to Oslo, taking time to “draw” 700 in the air with its flight path in a nod to the aircraft’s -700 variant.

Over the years SAS has operated just over 100 Boeing 737 aircraft, across -400, -500, -600, -700 and -800 variants.

But the A320 and A320 neo now make up the backbone of the carrier’s short-haul fleet, with deliveries of the neo (new engine option) continuing until 2025.

The airline has also taken delivery of three A321LR aircraft in recent years, enabling it to operate long-haul services with the single-aisle planes.

Last month SAS announced restructuring plans as part of its Chapter 11 process in the US, which will see Air France-KLM take a 19.9 per cent stake in the Scandinavian carrier.

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