The first SAS A350 has landed at the carrier’s Copenhagen base.

The Scandinavian airline’s A350-900 is configured with 40 business class seats, 32 premium economy seats and 228 economy seats.

‘Ingegerd Viking’ flew from Toulouse to Copenhagen Airport today, and will enter service between Copenhagen and Chicago on January 28, 2020.

SAS has eight A350s on order, which will join its fleet of 51 A320 family aircraft and 17 A330s/A340s.

The A350 is also set to serve Beijing, New York, Shanghai, Hong Kong, San Francisco and Tokyo.

It will receive 54 new A320neo family aircraft in the coming years as part of a fleet modernization, with the first of three A321LR aircraft arriving in September next year.

SAS to operate A321LR on Copenhagen-Boston route

The A350 is among the first aircraft to feature the new SAS livery, which was unveiled in September.

It features the word ‘Scandinavian’ prominently across the aircraft belly, and has a dark blue, white and silver colour scheme.

The big picture: SAS unveils new livery

Airbus says the widebody A350 is the most fuel-efficient aircraft of its kind.

Airlines to receive variants of the A350 this year have included British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Air France. See some of our previous coverage: