SAS will soon begin online booking for 2,028 flights on electric aircraft

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Scandinavian Airlines said Wednesday travelers will soon be able to reserve seats on the carrier’s first commercial flights scheduled to begin in Sweden, Norway and Denmark in five years on electric planes.

Stockholm-based airline group SAS said there will be 30 seats available on each of the three flights and the day and place of departure will be communicated to travelers by email once decided. Reservations will open online on Saturday.

The airline added that the price will be the same in all three Scandinavian currencies – 1,946 – meaning the year SAS started flying.

“The fact that we can now invite our passengers to the next major step in the future of aviation is a natural continuation of this pioneering spirit and an important milestone on our journey towards more sustainable aviation,” said Anko van der Werff, CEO of SAS.

He referred to the fact that Scandinavian Airlines began flying over the North Pole in 1957 to dramatically shorten flight time between continents when it launched the Copenhagen-Tokyo trade route.

In September, SAS signed “a letter of support” with Swedish company Heart Aerospace to produce electric planes. The company plans to add Heart Aerospace’s ES-30 aircraft to its regional fleet.

Several airlines plan to use electric-powered passenger planes on short-haul commercial flights.

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