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Norwegian takes delivery of first 787

by Matt Falcus

Norwegian Air takeoff Boeing 787s are coming thick and fast. Today, Norwegian took delivery of its first example, EI-LNA.

This aircraft  is actually leased from ILFC, so it is simultaneously the first Boeing 787 to be delivered to that company.

Norwegian Chief Executive Officer Bjorn Kjos said, “Today marks a major milestone in Norwegian’s history. It’s with great pleasure we eventually take delivery of our first 787 Dreamliner. Both our many customers and we at Norwegian have been looking forward to this for several months. I’m convinced that our customers will love flying this brand new aircraft with its many customer friendly features. Our goal is to operate the most environmentally friendly and cost efficient fleet, something to which the Dreamliner will significantly contribute.”

Norwegian currently has eight 787s on order through lease agreements and direct deliveries. The carrier will use the 787s to service its new long-haul routes from Oslo and Stockholm to New York and Bangkok. In November, the airline also will operate the 787 to Fort Lauderdale from Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen.

See the 787 routes Norwegian will fly on our 787 Routes page.

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