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Airline Norwegian orders 42 new Boeing 737-800 airliners, option for 42 more

Airline Norwegian orders 42 new Boeing 737-800 airliners, option for 42 more

Norwegian Air Shuttle AS on Thursday announced a deal to buy 42 new Boeing 737-800 airliners worth US$3.1 billion dollars (euro2.3 billion), with an option to buy 42 more.
The low-cost airline, which operates under the name Norwegian, said the order is the biggest received by Boeing Corp. in Europe this year.
"These new aircraft will strengthen Norwegian's position in the Norwegian, Nordic and European markets," said the airline's managing director Bjoern Kjos. "These aircraft are also significantly more environmentally friendly than the ones we use today."
The aircraft have 189 seats, and Norwegian said they cut fuel consumption by 33 percent compared to the oldest aircraft in the airline's fleet.
A news release said the planes will be delivered at the rate of up to 10 per year between 2009 and 2014.
Norwegian has been rapidly expanded after changing its business model from being a domestic commuter airline to a low-cost airline with destinations in Norway and abroad. Last year, it carried 5.1 million passengers.
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Updated : 2021-04-23 20:33 GMT+08:00