So, after rumours back and forth, SAS has confirmed an order for eight new A350-900 XWB and four new A330-300 Enhanced. Furthermore, a mix of seven current A330/340 will be completely upgraded with new interiors.
The A350 will be delivered starting 2018
The A330 Enhanced in 2015
The refresh to be completed by 2015
There is an option available for an additional six A350.
Assuming no retirement of the re-furbished A330/A340s before 2025, this is a net addition to the current fleet of 11 SAS configured + 1 leased LAN configured airframes. This would mean a fleet of
7 A330/340 “Old”
Hopefully, this means that SAS can once again be expansive and not only scaling back.