Norwegian to Begin Bergen-New York 787-8 Dreamliner Service, Acquire 2 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners
Norwegian Air Shuttle announced it will launch new 787-8 Dreamliner service between Bergen, Norway, and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on May 9 of next year. In addition, the airline announced that it will acquire two new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners in the first quarter of 2016.
Norwegian Air Shuttle currently has three 787-8 Dreamliners in its long-haul fleet. The airline has five more on order, four of which will be delivered next year.
The new Bergen-New York route will be operated once a week by one of the airline’s 787-8s. The service will be seasonal, running from May 9 through September 27, 2014.
The airline’s two new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners are expected to be in operation by the first quarter of 2016.
At 20 feet (6 meters) longer than the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, the 787-9 will be able to accommodate up to 20% more passengers than the 787-8. The aircraft will also have a larger cargo carrying capacity, and will feature an 8% reduction in fuel consumption per seat.
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