Norwegian Air Shuttle Orders 15 Boeing Next-Generation 737-800s

Next-Generation 737-800

Norwegian Air Shuttle, Europe’s third largest low-cost carrier, today with Boeing announced an order for 15 Next-Generation 737-800 airplanes.  Valued at $1.2 billion at list prices, the order increased to 78 the total number of 737-800s Norwegian has ordered from Boeing.

“At Norwegian, we are committed to being progressive and thinking long term,” said Norwegian’s CEO Bjørn Kjos. “This order gives us an opportunity to secure and invest in the company's future. These new Boeing 737-800s aircraft will give us a tremendous competitive advantage, enabling us to reduce our overall costs even more.”

“At Norwegian, we are committed to being progressive and thinking long term,” said Norwegian’s CEO Bjørn Kjos. “This order gives us an opportunity to secure and invest in the company's future. These new Boeing 737-800s aircraft will give us a tremendous competitive advantage, enabling us to reduce our overall costs even more.”

The Oslo-based carrier has also finalised its contract to purchase three 787 Dreamliners, an agreement announced in May. That brings the total number of Boeing 787s it will operate to five, including two to be leased from International Lease Finance Corp.

“Norwegian continues to be a leader in the industry by providing its passengers with both the new Boeing Sky Interior and Wi-Fi on its new 737-800s,” said Marlin Dailey, Boeing Commercial Airplanes vice president of Sales & Marketing. “This is a terrific combination for passengers on the most fuel efficient single-aisle airplane operating in today’s market. Norwegian has achieved great success and we take pride in the 737’s contribution to its achievements.”

Norwegian operates 238 routes to 97 destinations across Europe into North Africa and the Middle East.  More than 13 million passengers flew with it last year.