Norwegian to Add 3 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners
Norwegian Air Shuttle announced plans to add three new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft to its fleet. Two of the three aircraft will be delivered and placed in operation in 2016, while the third will be delivered and begin service in 2017.
The 787-9 Dreamliner belongs to Boeing’s 787 family of aircraft, which also includes the 787-8 and the 787-10 models. The 787-9 Dreamliner is 20 feet (6 meters) longer than the older 787-8 version, is capable of accommodating up to 20% more passengers, and has a larger cargo capacity. The 787-9 also consumes 8% less fuel per seat than the older model, and has a greater range.
Norwegian currently owns five 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft, and has three 787-8 and six 787-9 models on order. The three additional 787-9 leases will bring the carrier’s long-haul fleet to 17 such aircraft by 2018.
Founded in 1993, Norwegian Air Shuttle is the second largest airline in Scandinavia, with a current fleet of 93 aircraft. The carrier serves 126 destinations worldwide, including long-haul flights to the United States and Southeast Asia.
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