SAS Scandinavian Airlines (SK, Copenhagen Kastrup) expects the delivery of the last of three A321-200neo(LR)s to be delayed from FY2021 to FY2022 due to production delays at Airbus, Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer Torbjørn Wist said during a quarterly earnings call.

The Scandinavian carrier has three long-range-capable narrowbodies due from Air Lease Corporation the first of which should enter service on the Copenhagen Kastrup-Boston route in mid-September this year.

The other two aircraft were initially due to deliver during FY2021, extending from November 2021 through October 2022. According to the updated schedule, one is still due in FY2021 while the other is due in FY2022.

SAS has previously said that its relatively small order for three A321neo(LR)s will allow it to trial long-range narrowbody services. The airline expects to use the aircraft to operate on thinner routes, which are operated seasonally, with limited frequency, or where widebodies cannot be deployed.