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SAS introduces CRJ900 aircraft on Birmingham-Copenhagen flight

SAS has started using fuel-efficient CRJ900 aircraft on its Birmingham to Copenhagen flight

SAS has started using fuel-efficient CRJ900 aircraft on its Birmingham to Copenhagen flight, Birmingham International Airport has announced.

The aircraft, which is manufactured by Bombardier, will drastically reduce noise pollution levels by being four times quieter than its forerunner. It is also the most fuel-efficient type of aircraft in its class.

Commenting on the utilisation of the NextGen CRJ900, Lars-Ove Filipson, Scandinavian Airlines’ general manager in the UK and Ireland, said that Birmingham International Airport represented the "premier gateway" for flights between Scandinavia and the Midlands.

"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," he said.

Mr Filipson added that it was "very satisfying" that SAS would be able to offer an improved service to its customers, with the new aircraft featuring new-generation seats, larger storage facilities and bigger windows.

Birmingham Airport announced last week that its passenger turnover in 2008 was 4.4 percent higher than in 2007.

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