LONDON – Norwegian has a long-standing relationship with AerCap, one of the world’s biggest aviation leasing companies, and they have therefore decided to lease 10 new aircraft from AerCap.
The deal includes 7 Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft. With this deal, Norwegian will have a fleet of 80 aircraft by the summer of 2023.
CEO of Norwegian, Geir Karlsen said: “The addition of these aircraft will help us achieve our target of building a larger, modern, and more fuel-efficient fleet. This will, in turn, enable us to deliver our products and services in a wide network of routes in the Nordics and to European destinations,”
The Boeing 737 MAX has an increased fuel efficiency of 14% compared to the previous generation, contributing to Norwegian’s ambitious target to reduce their carbon emissions by 45% in 2030 compared to 2010.
Norwegian has previously announced that they have made several new lease agreements that will increase their fleet from 51 aircraft to 70, and for some of the aircraft under the new lease agreements, Norwegian has the option to substitute some aircraft with the equivalent Airbus narrowbodies.