FORNEBU, NORWAY (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.
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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 sixth largest. Norwegian offers more nonstop European destinations from the United States than any other European airline with seamless connections across the continent. Norwegian offers 40 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 over 130 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.