Posted on: 24 February 2016 by Mark Howells
Norwegian has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, the aircraft being on lease from MG Aviation, the aviation leasing arm of Jordache Enterprises which has three additional 787s on order.
“The 787-9 Dreamliner will provide Norwegian with unrivalled operational advantages, large improvements in fuel efficiency and much lower costs,” declared Norwegian's CEO Bjørn Kjos. “In addition, it is an aeroplane that offers an exceptional inflight experience.”
Norwegian already operates eight 787-8s and will use its 787-9s to open up new routes across North America, South America and Southeast Asia with its increased range and capacity.
“The Dreamliner is an excellent addition to our leasing portfolio that sets customers like Norwegian apart from the competition,” said Nir Dagan, speaking for MG Aviation. “We are proud to place our 787-9s with Norwegian. We believe this aeroplane is a perfect fit and will deliver the airline with significant operational benefits and customer value."
With the fuselage stretched by 20 feet (6 metres) over the 787-8, the 787-9 will fly more passengers and more cargo farther with the same environmental performance.