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Norwegian adds two more Dreamliners to its fleet

Press release   •   Mar 22, 2016 03:00 EDT

Norwegian has signed an agreement to lease an additional two new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, enabling the company to launch even more intercontinental routes. Both aircraft are scheduled to be delivered in 2018. With this new agreement, the company’s long-haul fleet will consist of 40 Dreamliners by 2020.

Norwegian continues to expand its international presence by signing an agreement with AerCap to lease two new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. Both aircraft are scheduled to enter service in 2018.

“In order to offer customers more routes and make our intercontinental operation even more competitive, we are dependent on more brand new cost-efficient aircraft. Our intercontinental operation is crucial to the company’s global growth and the creation of new jobs. The Dreamliners is a great airplane with high passenger comfort, long range and low fuel burn and reduced emissions,” said Norwegian’s CEO Bjørn Kjos.

Norwegian currently operates eight 787-8 Dreamliners and one 787-9 Dreamliner The company’s long-haul fleet will consist of 40 Dreamliners by 2020. In 2015, Norwegian was voted the most fuel-efficient transatlantic airline by renowned International Council on Clean Transportation.

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About Norwegian

Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Oslo, Norway, award-winning Norwegian Air Shuttle is the third largest low-cost carrier in Europe and the world’s seventh largest. Norwegian offers more nonstop European destinations from the United States than any other European airline with seamless connections across the continent. Norwegian offers 38 nonstop routes from the U.S. to London, Paris and Scandinavia, as well as six routes from the U.S. to the Caribbean. Onboard features include more legroom than most competitors and free in-flight Wi-Fi on short-haul routes. The airline carried 26 million passengers in 2015 on the world’s most modern and eco-friendly fleet to its network that stretches across Europe into North Africa and the Middle East, as well as long-haul flights to the U.S. and Southeast Asia – a total of more than 440 routes to 132 destinations. Over 5,500 people in Scandinavia, Europe, Asia, and the U.S. work for Norwegian. Follow @Fly_Norwegian on Twitter, join the discussion on Facebook and keep up with our adventures on Instagram. For more information on Norwegian and its network, visit norwegian.com