Norwegian to receive 25 Boeing single-aisle and widebody aircraft this year


Oslo - In order to continue its growth, the low-cost Norwegian will take delivery of 25 single-aisle and wide-body aircraft in 2018.

On January 30, the Oslo-based low-cost airline operator Norwegian said that it would receive 11, 787-9, 12 737 MAX and 2, 737-800 NG this year.

The 787-9s to be deployed on routes between Northern Europe and the Eastern United States. They will have a larger Premium cabin with 56 seats, 60% more than the current configuration. By the end of the year, broadband Internet access will be available on long-haul flights.

At the end of 2017, Norwegian celebrated the arrival of its 150th aircraft in its fleet. The company received 32 new aircraft last year, including seven 787 Dreamliners and six 737 MAX 8. The network now has more than 500 routes to more than 150 destinations, including 65 intercontinental routes linking Europe to the
United States, South America, and Asia.

Last year was particularly marked by a major recruitment campaign. Nearly 700 pilots have joined Norwegian.