On June 25th, 2013, SAS and Airbus signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the order of 12 new long haul aircraft. On October 3rd, SAS and Airbus have signed the final long haul aircraft order agreement, comprising 4 A330-300 Enhanced and 8 A350-900 plus 6 options for A350-900. The Airbus A330 will be delivered 2015/16 and the Airbus A350 will be delivered from 2018. The aircraft order has the flexibility to include considerable growth and will be financed inter alia by export credit financing and sale & leaseback.
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