SAS says to lease MD-90 aircraft to U.S. airline

STOCKHOLM, Aug 26 (BestGrowthStock) – Scandinavian carrier SAS
(SAS.ST: ) said on Thursday it had signed a deal to lease its
entire fleet of MD-90 aircraft to an unidentified U.S. airline.

SAS, half-owned by the governments of Sweden, Denmark and
Norway, said in a statement the eight aircraft would be
delivered in a period from the third quarter of this year to the
end of the second quarter of 2011.

“The MD-90 has, in terms of number of aircraft, been a niche
aircraft in the SAS Group fleet and this transaction fits very
well in to the SAS initiative to simplify and standardize its
fleet and thereby reduce the number of aircraft types used in
its total fleet,” it said.

SAS says to lease MD-90 aircraft to U.S. airline