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Published on : Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Norwegian, the world’s best low-cost long-haul airline, continues to expand it long-haul fleet and international presence by signing an agreement with CIT Aerospace to lease two new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, which will be delivered in spring 2018. With this new agreement, the company’s long-haul fleet will consist of 42 Dreamliners by 2020. Additionally, Norwegian will exercise eight of its 100 Boeing 737 MAX8 purchase options.
“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,” said Norwegian’s CEO Bjørn Kjos.
More 737 MAX8 Entering the Fleet
Norwegian is also exercising eight 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 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 named the most fuel-efficient airline on transatlantic routes by the International Council on Clean Transportation.