Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has delayed the launch of its new Ireland-based operating unit until December 2017, citing aircraft delivery delays. SAS is planning to operate nine Airbus A320neos from a new Irish air operator’s certificate (AOC) in a bid to lower costs. Five of the aircraft on the Irish AOC will be based at London Heathrow—the airline’s first base outside Scandinavia—while the remaining four will operate from a second new base in Malaga. “There ...

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