AS has bid farewell to its last Boeing 737-600. The airline held a special farewell flight for the aircraft at the weekend where it visited each country for which SAS is a flag carrier.
SAS is in the midst of a fleet transformation as it looks to usher in a new generation of cleaner, more fuel-efficient aircraft. In fact, the airline took delivery of its first Airbus A350 this weekend for that very reason. The Boeing 737-600’s retirement flight saw the aircraft visit each of SAS’s main hubs, before drawing a huge 600 in the sky.
The aircraft took off at 13:49 local time from Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport (ARN). Following its departure from Stockholm, the aircraft climbed to 32,000 feet and flew towards Copenhagen. The aircraft then started its descent, making a low pass directly overhead Copenhagen at around 14:40, 50 minutes after departing from Stockholm.
Following its low pass at Copenhagen Airport, the aircraft began to climb again until it reached the slightly lower cruise height of 29,000 feet. At around 15:04, the aircraft began to draw a 600 in the sky taking around 23 minutes to complete the pattern. Once the aircraft completed the pattern, it continued on to its destination, Oslo (OSL). The aircraft landed at 15:57, giving a total flight time of just over two hours.