SAS Scandinavian Airlines Unveils New Long Haul Cabins

SAS Scandinavian Airlines has placed its next-generation long-haul products, comprising new cabins, on-demand inflight entertainment and onboard Wi-Fi, into service. The first aircraft to feature the airline’s new-look interior, an Airbus A330-300 named “Erik Viking”, flew between Copenhagen and New York (Newark) yesterday.


SAS Business

Configured in a 1-2-1 layout and offering direct aisle access to every seat, the new SAS Business cabin features fixed-shell seats that convert into a full-flat bed with bedding from Hästens of Sweden, a massage function, 15-inch personal monitor, individual power outlet, USB connectivity and a side console for added storage space.


The smart colour scheme of wooden veneer, dark charcoal fabrics with topstitching and electric blue details create a sleek and contemporary-looking cabin, which is a significant improvement over the airline’s current Business offering that has become dated as competitors introduce increasingly modern interiors.


SAS Plus and SAS Go

The SAS Plus premium economy cabin gains new recliner seats offering a seat pitch of 37/38 inches and a 2-3-2 configuration. A 12-inch screen delivers inflight entertainment content, complemented by an individual power outlet and USB port. Further back, passengers in SAS Go economy class can look forward to new ergonomic seats laid out in a 2-4-2 configuration with a 31-/32-inch seat pitch. Each seat will have a 9-inch personal screen and a USB port built into the seatback, with 1 power outlet shared between a pair of seats.


In keeping with its Scandinavian roots, the airline has retained the use of wood veneers in the design of both cabins. Dark upholstery and contrasting blue curtains work together to create a smart-looking cabin interior with clean lines.


SAS is progressively upgrading the cabins on its long-haul fleet of 7 Airbus A330 and A340 jets, with the next refitted aircraft entering service in late March 2015 and will primarily operating between Stockholm, Oslo and the USA. The Star Alliance member will add another 4 A330-300s and 8 A350-900s, which will be delivered with the new products.


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