Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has announced plans to “reboot” its Blue1 subsidiary by replacing its nine Boeing 717s, most likely with 737-600s, and using it as a wet-lease provider. Speaking during a phone briefing on Thursday, SAS CEO Rickard Gustafson said the 717s would be divested by the end of 2015. “The 717 is a bit of an odd bird, creating unnecessary complexity,” Gustafson said. The 717 also has high unit costs and, under the current plan, the last five 717s ...

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