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Norwegian adds two more Boeing Dreamliners to its fleet

Norwegian adds two more Boeing Dreamliners to its fleet

Norwegian has signed an agreement to lease an additional two new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, which it says enables it to launch 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 are scheduled to enter service in 2018.

Norwegian chief executive officer, Bjørn Kjos says: “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 Dreamliner is a great airplane with high passenger comfort, long range, low fuel burn and reduced emissions.”

Norwegian now operates eight 787-8 Dreamliners and one 787-9 Dreamliner. The company’s long-haul fleet will consist of 40 Dreamliners by 2020.

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James Graham

James Graham is an award-winning transport media journalist with a long background in the commercial freight sector, including commercial aviation and the aviation supply chain. He was the initial Air Cargo Week journalist and retuned later for a stint as editor. He continues his association as editor of the monthly supplements. He has reported for the newspaper from global locations as well as the UK.

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