Posted on: 24 May 2016 by Mark Howells
With the addition of two new leased Boeing 787-9s to Norwegian’s fleet, the airline’s long-haul fleet will consist of 42 Dreamliners by 2020.
The 787-9s, which have been leased from CIT Aerospace, are scheduled to be delivered in spring 2018.Elsewhere, the carrier has exercised eight of its 100 Boeing 737 MAX8 purchase options. Norwegian already has 100 such aircraft on firm order and is the European launch customer.
The airline’s CEO, Bjørn Kjos, commented, “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.”