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SAS (Scandinavian Airlines) has introduced the next generation of aircraft to its fleet, the CRJ900.

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Scheduled to make regular trips from Birmingham Airport to the Danish capital of Copenhagen, the CRJ900, engineered by Bombardier, is revolutionary in its fuel efficiency, guaranteeing benefits for both the economy and environment. In addition, the aircraft is four times quieter than standard aircrafts, thus reducing noise pollution.

Designed to offer enhanced levels of comfort for its passengers, the CRJ900 also boasts greater storage, bigger windows and a new LED lighting system.

Lars-Ove Filipson, general manager of SAS for the UK and Ireland, said: "Birmingham International is the premier gateway between the Midlands and Scandinavia and is a key airport for SAS in the UK. The introduction of the NextGen CRJ900 shows our commitment to the route and will help us maintain the high standards of punctuality that SAS is known for. At a time when competition in the airline industry is tough, it is very satisfying that SAS is now in a position to improve the quality and range on offer to our customers."

Paul Kehoe, CEO of Birmingham International Airport Limited, said: "We already have one of the greenest fleets at Birmingham. However, airports are continually working to reduce noise and lower emissions so we're pleased to welcome SAS' next generation CRJ900 aircraft, which will further improve the local climate for our neighbours whilst providing better quality for passengers travelling to Copenhagen from Birmingham."

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