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Toulouse, France - Scandinavia's flag carrier SAS has agreed with the European aircraft manufacturer Airbus to delay the delivery of four A320neo jets.
The announcement came during the presentation of the airline's quarterly figures. According to the agreement, the delivery of the A320neo jets was pushed back to 2024 from 2022.

 “We continue our discussion on additional solutions,”

said Chief financial officer Torbjorn Wist.

SAS Scandinavian has 40 A320neo family jets on order, including three A321LRs, and holds options on a further 16. Additionally, the Scandinavian carrier has five A350-900s on order and holds six options.

SAS has also accelerated the retirement of older aircraft to shrink the fleet size in a lower-demand environment for air travel.

“We might be able to reach a one-type fleet faster than previously anticipated before the crisis,” 

Wist said.

The Scandinavian operator already decided to phase out its remaining Boeing 737s and older A320-family in an effort to become an all-Airbus operator.

The airline is currently operating A320neos on domestic routes in Norway and Sweden. They will also be deployed on selected European routes, while long-haul flights will “primarily” be operated with A330s and A350.

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