Ultramodern New Cabins for SAS Long Haul Aircraft

May 28, 2014 - SAS is updating the interior of its long haul fleet with new seats, new entertainment system and WiFi access. Seven SAS Airbus A330/A340s will be getting cabin upgrades. The interior design is ultra modern with greater cabin comfort in the shape of new seats for all classes. To make flights even more comfortable, a new on-demand entertainment system with HD large screens is being installed along with WiFi access. The materials and color scheme in the new cabins have been chosen to create a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere. The seating in SAS Go and SAS Plus is designed with good storage to create extra space. All seats in SAS Business have direct access to aisles and can be folded flat for maximum comfort. The bedding comes from Hästens, the oldest bed manufacturer in Sweden, to ensure passengers enjoy a high class sleeping experience.

“SAS customers will enjoy a totally new travel experience in our upgraded cabins. The new interior is designed to meet the needs of frequent flyers and substantially enhances our customer offer,” says Stefan Larsson, General Manager The Americas. The first plane with the new cabin is expected to go into service in early 2015 and the majority of the SAS long haul fleet will have the new interior within 12 months. SAS currently flies long haul to New York, Chicago, Washington, San Francisco, Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo and Houston (from August 2014).

Investment in long haul fleet

In June 2013, SAS announced that its entire long haul fleet would be renewed in the next few years. Certain aircraft in the current fleet would be upgraded and joined by new aircraft that would come into service from fall 2015. The changes are as follows:

- Cabin upgrade on seven Airbus A330/A340s
- Four new Airbus A330-300s to be delivered in 2015 and 2016
- Eight Airbus A350-900s to be delivered from 2018 onwards with an option on an additional six

About the new cabin

WiFi access will be available in all classes.

Configuration: 2-4-2
Pitch: 31”/32”
On-demand entertainment system with 9” HD screens
One power outlet per pair of seats plus individual USB port.

SAS Plus
Configuration: 2-3-2
Pitch: 37”/38”
On-demand entertainment system with 12” HD screens
Individual power outlet and USB port.

SAS Business
Configuration: 1-2-1
Direct access to aisles from all seats
Fully flat seats min 196cm / 6’5”
Massage seats
On-demand entertainment system with 15” HD screens
Individual power outlet and USB port.

SAS operates non-stop service from New York (Newark) to Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm, from Chicago to Copenhagen and Stockholm, from Washington, D.C. and San Francisco to Copenhagen, and Houston (from August 2014).

From its hubs at Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm, SAS serves cities throughout Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and the rest of Europe.