Well, as you read the title, SAS Scandinavia will open reservations for inaugural flights on its electric aircraft in 2028.
Book SAS Inaugural Flight In Electric Aircraft
Scandivia’s SAS announced a somewhat interesting reservation for its upcoming inaugural flight – its first-ever commercial electric flight in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark.
On June 2, 2023, at 12 PM CET, the airline will accept a reservation for its electric flight for 30 passengers for its inaugural flight. Each of the three countries will be launching one inaugural flight.
While the actual flight will be flown in 2028, here are the details of the reservation and pricing:
- You can reserve a seat at flysas.com/electric with a maximum of two seats per reservation and person
- The reservations will be made available on June 2 at 12:00 CET in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark
- It will cost 1946 kr. including fees and taxes which are to be paid 30 days prior to the date of the flight once communicated
- Departure day will be communicated to travelers by email when decided
- The place of departure will also be communicated to travelers by email when decided
The reason SAS is introducing is to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. Therefore, it is an important part to achieve this goal by developing and using technological innovations such as electric aircraft on shorter trips.
Anko van der Werff, President & CEO of SAS said:
“Since its inception in 1946, SAS has been one of the pioneers in the airline industry, being for instance the first commercial airline operator to fly over the North Pole to significantly shorten flight time between continents. A groundbreaking activity for which SAS received the Columbus Prize. The fact that we can now invite our passengers to the next major milestone in the future of aviation is a natural continuation of that pioneering spirit and a significant step on our journey towards more sustainable aviation.”Anko van der Werff, President & CEO of SAS
Which Electric Aircraft SAS Will Be Using?
Specifically, SAS has signed a letter of support for Heart Aerospace’s ES-30 aircraft which is expected to enter into service in 2028. Other than that, we have limited details about the flight or the schedules.
The ES-30 will feature 30 seats with up to 800km(~500 miles) in range and a maximum altitude of 20,000ft. However, there are some factors the aircraft need to consider such as extra battery capacity in the event of an emergency, etc.
On June 2, 2023, SAS Scandinavian will open registration for its inaugural electric aircraft that will take place sometime in 2028. The inaugural flight will take place from three different countries – Sweden, Norway, and Denmark.
It is quite doubtful that SAS has announced ticket reservations on an electric aircraft that is five years out without further details. But I can see that the airline is keeping its promises to reach net zero by 2050.