SAS now taking bookings for its 1st electric flight

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Scandinavian Airlines is opening reservations Friday for its first electric flights.

The open-seat reservations are for flights in Sweden, Norway and Denmark, with departures set for some time in 2028. There will be 30 seats available on each flight, and flights will be operated by Heart Aeropace’s ES-30 aircraft.

While specific details such as the dates of the flights and routes have yet to be specified, AvGeeks and other enthusiasts wishing to witness history can register to book an open seat on the SAS website. Registration will open at 6 a.m. EDT.

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There will be 30 seats available on each flight, and tickets will cost 1,946 Swedish kronor/Norwegian kroner/Danish kroner (around $187), including taxes and fees. The price is a tribute to the year SAS was founded.

Considering how far away the departure date is, you’ll be thankful to know that you won’t have to pay any money until 30 days before the flight date, and you won’t have to pay any fees for registering. The airline will contact successful applicants with the dates and routes closer to the travel date.

If successful, the flights will see SAS continue its heritage as a pioneer in aviation. In 1957, it became the first commercial airline to fly over the North Pole. This achievement drastically shortened the length of time it took to fly between Copenhagen and Tokyo.

“The fact that we can now invite our passengers to the next major milestone in the future of aviation is a natural continuation of that pioneering spirit and a significant step on our journey toward more sustainable aviation,” Anko van der Werff, president and CEO of SAS, said in reference to the airline’s history.

The 2028 electric flight target is a step toward SAS achieving its sustainability goal of reaching net-zero emissions by 2050.

The planned SAS flights are not the first to be powered entirely by electricity. This title was taken by Eviation Aircraft in 2022 when the company’s first fully electric commuter plane, nicknamed Alice, successfully carried two pilots and nine passengers (along with a ton of cargo) for eight minutes on its maiden flight.

Eviation hopes to roll out its planes to buyers by 2026 for regular takeoffs by 2027.