Norwegian has celebrated taking delivery of its 150th aircraft from Boeing since 2008. In 2017 Norwegian has taken delivery of 32 new aircraft.
Norwegian’s 150th brand new aircraft from Boeing, a 787-9 Dreamliner adorned with the Jonathan Swift tailfin hero, a celebrated Irish author, arrived at Oslo airport last week, closely followed by a brand new Boeing 737-800 aircraft. This is the last brand new aircraft the company will take delivery of this year. Norwegian has introduced 32 new aircraft to its fleet during 2017; six Boeing 737 MAX, 17 Boeing 737-800 and nine Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.
One of the world’s youngest and “greenest” fleets
Norwegian has one of the youngest and modern aircraft fleets, with an average aircraft age of 3.6 years. These new aircraft are fuel-efficient and not only good for the environment, but also for customers’ wallets.
The airline has an all-Boeing fleet with three aircraft types – the 787 Dreamliner for all long-haul flights from London Gatwick, the 737-800 for all European flights and this year, Norwegian was the European launch customer of the 737 MAX-8, which operates flights between Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and the U.S.
Today, Norwegian’s fleet comprises of 145 aircraft. Several aircraft have already been phased out to accommodate newer, more fuel efficient and environmentally friendly aircraft. Norwegian will continue to renew its fleet in 2018.
Norwegian is actively engaged in reducing emissions
Norwegian’s global expansion and new routes boost local tourism, creates new jobs, drives economic growth and social progress. At the same time Norwegian acknowledges its responsibilities as a significant market player and takes action to reduce emissions per passenger and make aviation more environmentally friendly. The single most important action an airline can take to reduce its environmental footprint is to invest in new aircraft, consequently reducing emissions considerably.
In late 2015, Norwegian was named the Most Fuel-Efficient Airline on Transatlantic Routes by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), a unique study that compared the fuel efficiency, and therefore also carbon intensity, of the top 20 airlines operating transatlantic routes between Europe and North America 2014.