SAS unveils new livery

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has unveiled a new livery ahead of the arrival of its first Airbus A350-900.

The airline has opted for a sleek and modern style based on its signature blue colouring, with the ‘Scandinavian Airlines’ writing across the fuselage being replaced by a larger silver ‘SAS.’

The name ‘Scandinavian’ appears in bold on the underside of the fuselage, with an extended blue design featuring on the fin. The previously red engines are now grey with a blue stripe, displaying the word ‘Scandinavian.’

SAS says that the new blue, dark grey and silver grey livery will “flirt with the SAS interior design colour scheme.” The design includes a coating material from AkzoNobel, which the airline added reduces weight by allowing fewer layers of colour.

The carrier plans to paint its A350s and A320neos initially, with the A330s also set to receive the new design. By 2021 it expects for the whole fleet to have received the new theme.