Scandinavian airline SAS has deployed the next-generation of Bombardier CRJ900 plane on its flights between Birmingham Airport and Copenhagen. The CRJ900 aircraft is the most fuel-efficient plane in its class and is four times quieter than the previous aircraft operating between Birmingham Airport and Copenhagen. There will be more spacious seats, larger storage facilities, bigger windows and a new LED lighting system for the benefit of all passengers on the route. SAS general manager in the UK and Ireland, Lars-Ove Filipson, 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. ' Paul Kehoe, chief executive of Birmingham Airport said that the use of the new plane would 'improve the local climate' for residents while providing a better quality service for travellers from the West Midlands to Copenhagen. SAS currently offers flights from a number of UK airports including Birmingham Airport, Heathrow Airport, Manchester Airport and Edinburgh Airport, to Scandinavian destinations including Oslo, Stockholm and Stavanger.