Norwegian has signed a deal for 19 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners with purchase options for ten more.
It is the largest single order of the ultra modern aircraft by a European airline, and it worth in excess of 33.4 billion kroner.
Affordable long-haul flights
Norwegian opted to expand its fleet with the state-of-the-art Boeing 787-9 that will allow the low-cost carrier to operate more long-haul routes.
“This order of 19 new Dreamliners is a major milestone and enables Norwegian to offer a wide range of new routes to travellers worldwide,” said Bjorn Kjos, Norwegian’s CEO.
“After two years of operating low-cost long-haul flights, our load factors have averaged over 90 percent, which proves the demand for affordable flights between Europe and the US and Europe and Asia.”
Boeing 787-9 has 344 seats and was designed to be 20 percent more fuel-efficient than the previous type 767.
With this new order, the carrier will expand its total 787 fleet to nearly 40 planes.