Norwegian to buy two new long-haul Dreamliners

Long-haul fleet will consist of 19 Dreamliners by 2018
Norwegian has signed a deal to buy two additional Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, enabling it to launch more long-haul routes. Both aircraft are scheduled to enter service in summer 2017.
The 787-9 is larger than the eight 787-8s that Norwegian currently operates on its long-haul routes. With the new agreement, the carrier’s long-haul fleet will consist of 19 Dreamliners by 2018.
Norwegian now has 11 787-9s on order, four to be delivered in 2016, five in 2017, two in 2018.
The 787-9 has 344 seats, including 35 in premium and 309 in economy. Six meters longer than the 787-8, yet with 8% lower fuel consumption per seat, the 787-9 can fly longer distances. The new aircraft will be leased by Norwegian’s asset company, Arctic Aviation Assets.
“In order to make our long-haul operation even more competitive, we are dependent on more brand new cost-efficient aircraft,” said Norwegian CEO Bjørn Kjos. “This will enable us to launch even more routes to exiting destinations all over the world.”
TTG Nordic


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