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Norwegian adds two additional Dreamliners to its fleet
Norwegian has signed an agreement to lease two new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners to be delivered in spring 2018. With this new agreement, the company’s long-haul fleet will consist of 42 Dreamliners by 2020. Norwegian also exercises 8 of its 100 Boeing 737 MAX8 purchase options.
Norwegian continues to expand its long-haul fleet and international presence by signing an agreement with CIT Aerospace to lease two new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.
Norwegian CEO Bjørn Kjos said: “In order to offer customers more routes and make our intercontinental operation even more competitive, we need more brand new, cost-efficient aircraft. Our intercontinental operation is crucial to the company’s global growth and the creation of new jobs. The Dreamliner is a great airplane with high passenger comfort, long range, low fuel burn and reduced emissions.”
Norwegian currently operates eight 787-8 Dreamliners and two 787-9 Dreamliners. The company’s long-haul fleet will consist of 42 Dreamliners by 2020. In 2015, Norwegian was voted the most fuel-efficient transatlantic airline by renowned International Council on Clean Transportation.
More 737 MAX8 entering the fleet
Norwegian is also exercising 8 of its 100 Boeing 737 MAX8 purchase options. The Group already has 100 such aircraft on firm order and is the European launch customer. The Boeing 737 MAX8 is Boeing's next generation short- to medium-haul aircraft with longer range, enabling intercontinental flights.
Norwegian was founded in 1993 but began operating as a low-cost carrier with Boeing 737 aircraft in 2002. Since then, our mission has been to offer affordable fares for all and to allow customers to travel the smart way by offering value and choice throughout their journey.
Norwegian has been voted Europe’s Best Low-Cost airline by Skytrax for six consecutive years and won Airline Program of the Year Europe & Africa at the Freddie Awards for four consecutive years. Since 2012, Norwegian has won over 55 awards for our service, product, and innovation in the industry.
We were the first airline in the world to join the UN Climate Secretariat’s climate action-initiative in 2019, pledging to work systematically to become carbon neutral by 2050.
Norwegian operates a short haul network across the Nordics and to key European destinations providing customers with excellent quality at affordable fares.