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Norwegian Air Shuttle recently announced that they will add two more 787-9s to their fleet. The two new 787 Dreamliners will be leased from AerCap and will join the fleet in 2018. Norwegian currently have 9 Dreamliners in their fleet which they operate on long haul flights from their bases in Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm, and London in addition to the Norwegian city of Bergen on a seasonal basis.
In the press release on Norwegian Air Shuttle’s website, Norwegian’s CEO Bjørn Kjos said “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 will continue to grow their fleet in the coming years, and the long-haul fleet will consist of 40 787-8 and -9 Dreamliners by 2020.