Good news for travelers bound for Scandinavia: SAS is updating the interior of its long haul fleet with new seats, new entertainment system and (perhaps best of all) Wi-Fi access.
The details: We hear that seven SAS Airbus A330/A340s will get cabin upgrades for all classes. A new on-demand entertainment system with large HD screens is being installed along with Wi-Fi access.
The seating in SAS Go and SAS Plus has expanded its storage space, and all seats in SAS Business have direct access to aisles and can be folded flat for overnight flights. (Cool touch: The bedding comes from Hästens, the oldest bed manufacturer in Sweden.)
The first plane with the new cabin is expected to go into service in early 2015 and the majority of the SAS long haul fleet will have the new interior within 12 months. SAS currently flies long haul to New York, Chicago, Washington, San Francisco, Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo and Houston (from August 2014).
SAS operates non-stop service from New York (Newark) to Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm, from Chicago to Copenhagen and Stockholm, from Washington, D.C. and San Francisco to Copenhagen, and Houston (from August 2014).
From its hubs at Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm, SAS serves cities throughout Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and the rest of Europe.