Scandinavian carrier SAS carried out a symbolic farewell flight for the 737-700 jet, the last Boeing aircraft in its fleet.
Flight SK737, carried out by 737-700 registration LN-RRB, took place on Sunday, November 19 between Stockholm and Oslo and even had a “signature” in the air, forming the number 700.
Despite the farewell flight, SAS had scheduled another 737-700 (LN-RPJ) for flight SK7181 between Oslo and Rzeszow, in Poland.
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SAS was a major operator of the Boeing 737 in the past, having received more than 120 aircraft of the type since the early 1990s, including models 737-400, -500, -600, -700 and -800.
The airline that serves Sweden, Denmark and Norway also had 747, 767 jets in its fleet and also several planes from McDonnell Douglas, which in 1997 was absorbed by Boeing itself.
In recent years, however, the carrier has started to invest in Airbus planes, which now form its fleet, especially the A320neo, of which it has 36 aircraft.
In addition to them, SAS operates 17 CRJ 900s through wet-leasing with CityJet and 10 leased Embraer E195s that are flying with the subsidiary SAS Link.
The option for Airbus should gain strength with the company’s new owners, a consortium whose partners include Air France-KLM. The Franco-Dutch group has invested in aircraft from the European manufacturer to update and expand its fleet.