Boeing strengthens SAS

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SAS Scandinavian Airlines has exercised options for two Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 jetliners. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

Mats Jansson, president and CEO of SAS Group, said: ‘SAS has ambitious targets to strengthen its position on the Northern European market. With these additional airplanes we can increase frequencies and add routes to our network, thereby serving our customers even better.’

At present, SAS Airlines has 88 Boeing 737s; an aircraft family that Boeing says is constantly being upgraded.

‘The 737 has undergone continuous improvements to meet evolving market demands. As well as being the most high-tech, most reliable single-aisle aircraft available, the Next-Generation 737 has environmentally progressive features such as fuel-saving blended winglets and lighter-weight carbon brakes,’ said Marlin Dailey, vice-president Sales, Europe, Russia & Central Asia, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.