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Norwegian adds two more based Boeing 737s in Copenhagen, passenger traffic grows by 11% in April

Norwegian Air Shuttle (Oslo) is basing two additional Boeing 737s at Copenhagen and adding additional flights to holiday destination in the wake of the Cimber Sterling (Copenhagen) collapse.

The Norwegian carrier saw its traffic grow to over 1.3 million passengers in April, which is 137,400 (11 percent) more passengers in April than the same month last year. However Norwegian’s traffic figures for April were affected by Easter, the biggest travel weekend. Easter occurred in the last weekend in March 2011.

Copyright Photo: Paul Denton.

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Norwegian finalizes large Boeing order, becomes a new Airbus customer with another large order

Norwegian Air Shuttle (Oslo) has announced a firm order for 100 fuel-efficient 737-800 MAX airplanes and 22 Next-Generation 737-800s. The total order is valued at $11.4 billion at list prices and represents the largest-ever Boeing order from a European airline.

Norwegian is the first European carrier to finalize an order for the 737 MAX. The order supports Norwegian’s plans to build on the success provided by its fleet of Next-Generation 737-800s for its rapidly expanding operations.

The 737 MAX is the new-engine variant of the world’s best-selling airplane and builds on the strengths of today’s Next-Generation 737. The airplane will be powered by CFM International LEAP-1B engines which will reduce fuel burn and CO2 emissions by an additional 10-12 percent over today’s most fuel-efficient single-aisle airplane. The 737 MAX will have the lowest operating costs in the single-aisle segment with a 7 percent advantage per seat over tomorrow’s competition.

This order continues the momentum for the 737 MAX. With the Norwegian order, the 737 MAX has orders and commitments for more than 1,000 airplanes from 15 customers and the Next-Generation 737 family has orders for more than 6,300 airplanes.

Norwegian becomes first in Europe to receive the new Boeing 737 MAX8 delivered and thus becomes the launch customer for Boeing in Europe. The aircraft has been including a redesigned engine that produces 10-12 percent less fuel than today’s 737-800. Compared to a 737-800 from 2001 is 15-20 percent fuel savings, a huge environmental benefit and a significant cost reduction for the company.

Norwegian now has 150 purchase rights, and a total of 277 aircraft on order that have not yet been delivered. Included in the 277’s 55 previous purchases of the Boeing 737-800. In addition, Norwegian has secured delivery of six Boeing 787 Dreamliner for its long-range effort.

Norwegian has also signed an agreement with Airbus to purchase 100 Airbus A320neo aircraft. Norwegian has also secured purchase rights for an additional 150 aircraft from the two aircraft manufacturers.

Norwegian’s agreement to purchase 222 aircraft is the largest aircraft order ever made in Europe. The order is also the single largest investment a company in mainland Norway has done and is on par with the biggest Norwegian investments in the oil and gas.

Airbus A320neo is a completely new aircraft for the Norwegian.

Top Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems.

Bottom Image: Airbus.


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Boeing delivers the 200th Sky Interior to Norwegian

Boeing (Chicago) delivered brand new 737-8JP LN-DYW (msn 39010) to Norwegian Air Shuttle (Oslo). This delivery of the Boeing Sky Interior marked its 200th milestone.

Since the first 737 Boeing Sky Interior was delivered in October 2010, 65 airlines and leasing companies have ordered the new interior. Norwegian Air Shuttle was one of the launch customers and the first airline in Europe to introduce the Boeing Sky Interior to its passengers.

Top Copyright Photo: Joe G. Walker. LN-DYW departs from an overcast Boeing Field in Seattle on its delivery flight minus the tail image which will be added later by the carrier.

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Bottom Copyright Photo: Boeing. This photo shows Norwegian Air Shuttle’s Boeing Sky Interior. This is the airline’s 18th Next-Generation 737-800 with the new interior, making it the largest operating fleet.

Norwegian to launch four new routes from the Oslo hub

Norwegian Air Shuttle (Oslo) will introduce four new routes from the Oslo (Gardermoen) hub in the summer season: Cologne (March 25), Kefallinia (June 28), Mahon (June 27) and Preveza (June 24) according to Airline Route.

The airline has hubs at Oslo-Gardermoen, Copenhagen, Stockholm-Arlanda, Helsinki-Vantaa, Bergen, Trondheim, Stavanger and Sandefjord.

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems.

Norwegian Slide Show: CLICK HERE

Route from the Gardermoen hub (click map for larger view):

Norwegian to open 34 new routes in the summer

Norwegian Air Shuttle (Oslo) is launching 34 new routes from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden to destinations all over Europe. The new routes will commence with the summer schedule starting in March 2012.

New routes from Norway:

Oslo: Ajaccio/Corsica, Andøya, Bratislava, Kiev, Reykjavik, Skiathos
Bergen: Edinburgh
Sandefjord/Torp: Antalya, Bergen, Berlin, Evenes, Las Palmas, Nice, Palma/Mallorca, Trondheim
Trondheim: Berlin

New routes from Sweden:

Stockholm: Amsterdam, Corfu, Krakow, Riga, Vaasa
Gothenburg: London Gatwick

New routes from Denmark:

Copenhagen:, Belgrade, Bratislava, Burgas, Marseille, Milan, Riga, Szczecin
Aalborg: Berlin

New routes from Finland:

Helsinki: Corfu, Palma/Mallorca, Paris, Rhodes,

Copyright Photo: Stefan Sjogren.

Norwegian Slide Show: CLICK HERE

Norwegian opens a new base at Torp Airport

Norwegian Air Shuttle (Norwegian.com) (Oslo) has announced it will open a new base at Sandefjord Airport, Torp, located south of Oslo in Norway. Three new domestic routes and five international routes will be developed from Torp.

Starting in late March 2012 Norwegian will base a Boeing 737-800 at Torp. Norwegian will begin flights to Antalya, Berlin, Bergen, Las Palmas, Palma de Mallorca, Nice and Trondheim from Torp.

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems.

Norwegian Slide Show: CLICK HERE

Norwegian introduces this “Wireless Internet on Board” logojet

Norwegian Air Shuttle (Oslo) has introduced this special “Wireless Internet on Board” on its Boeing 737-8JP LN-DYU (msn 39008). On the side of the fuselage the airline has inscribed all of the things you can do with this new onboard service. In February 2011 Norwegian became the first European airline to offer this service.

Copyright Photo: Stefan Sjogren. Please click on the photo for additional detail.

Norwegian orders 15 additional Boeing 737-800s, will operate the 787

Boeing (Chicago) and Norwegian Air Shuttle (Oslo) today (June 21) announced an order for 15 Next-Generation 737-800 airplanes at the international 2011 Paris Air Show. The order, valued at $1.2 billion at list prices, brings the total number of 737-800s Norwegian has ordered direct from Boeing to 78.

The carrier also has finalized its contract to purchase three Boeing 787 Dreamliners, an agreement the Oslo based operator announced in May, which brings the total number of Boeing 787s it will operate to five including two to be leased from ILFC.

Norwegian is the third largest low-cost airline in Europe. It operates 238 routes to 97 destinations acrossEurope into North Africa and the Middle East. More than 13 million passengers flew with the airline in 2010.

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Copyright Photo: Joe G. Walker. Brand new Boeing 737-8JP LN-DYS  (msn 39007) departs from Seattle (Boeing Field) on delivery on June 8 minus any tail image.

Norwegian Air Shuttle adds its first Boeing 737-800 with the Sky Interior

Norwegian Air Shuttle LN-DYF, originally uploaded by Rick Schlamp.

Norwegian Air Shuttle (Norwegian.com) (Oslo) on December 9 celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first Next-Generation 737-800 with the new Boeing Sky Interior. Norwegian has scheduled this 737-8JP registered LN-DYF (msn 39004) to its inaugural flight almost immediately following its delivery in mid-December.

Norwegian is the second-largest airline in Scandinavia.

The 737 Boeing Sky Interior features new, modern-sculpted sidewalls and window reveals, larger stow bins and more headroom around the aisle seats. Other features include a quieter cabin, intuitive placement of switches and call buttons, improved sound quality and different interior lighting schemes.

To date, a total of 60 airlines and leasing companies have ordered the 737 Boeing Sky Interior for more than 1,400 airplanes.

Copyright Photo: Rick Schlamp. LN-DYF is pictured at Boeing Field in Seattle on December 6 devoid of a tail image.

Norwegian Air Shuttle swings to a second quarter loss

Norwegian Air Shuttle (Norwegian.com) (Oslo) reported a second quarter net loss of $21 million (NOK134 million). This reverses a gain in the same quarter a year ago.

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Copyright Photo: Richard Vandervord. A beautiful climb-out of Boeing 737-86N LN-NOQ (msn 32658) at London (Gatwick). Norwegian is now speeding up the replacement of its older Boeing 737-300 fleet with the brand new 737-800s.