Norwegian Takes Delivery of Its First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
Boeing and Norwegian Air Shuttle announced Wednesday the delivery of the airline’s first 787-9 Dreamliner.
The Scandinavian low-cost carrier currently operates eight Boeing 787-8 aircraft as well as 90 Boeing 737-800s. It also has 18 additional 787-9s more on order, the company said.
Norwegian plans to use its 787-9s to support new routes to North America, South America, and Southeast Asia. The aircraft it took delivery of today was leased from MG Aviation, the aviation leasing arm of Jordache Enterprises
The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is the second member of the Dreamliner family to be produced. Similar to the 787-8, the lengthened variant of the high-tech jet uses 20% less fuel and produces 20% fewer emissions than similar-sized airplanes.
Compared to the original, the 787-9 is 20’ (six meters) longer, has greater capacity, and has a range of 8,300 nautical miles (15,372 kilometers), while the 787-8 is limited to 7,850 nautical miles (14,500 kilometers).
Norwegian offers service to over 130 destinations throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and the United States of America.
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