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Norwegian today unveiled plans for world-famous author Roald Dahl to become its first ever British ‘tail fin hero’, with the author’s portrait set to appear on a Norwegian aircraft. Dahl was also a U.S. citizen. The announcement comes on ‘Roald Dahl Day’ as part of celebrations to mark Roald Dahl 100.
Three million passengers in three years shows solid demand for and success of low-cost, long-haul flights.
Norwegian today announced it will launch flights from four cities in the United States – Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, New York City/Newark and Oakland/San Francisco - to Barcelona, Spain, in June 2017. Norwegian will also add service from Oakland/San Francisco to Copenhagen, Denmark, offering five nonstop routes to Europe from the Bay Area by next spring.
Norwegian carried almost 2.9 million passengers in August, an increase of 12 percent compared to the same month previous year. The load factor was unchanged at 90 percent. The load factor on the company’s intercontinental operation was 96 percent.
Norwegian carried more than 2.9 million passengers in July, an increase of nine percent compared to the same month previous year. The load factor was 94.6 percent, up 0.8 percentage points.
Norwegian today launches its first flight from the United States to Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport. The airline’s first-ever nonstop flight to Paris from the U.S. departs from New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport this evening, followed by service from Los Angeles International Airport starting July 30 and from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on August 4.
Norwegian (NAS) today reported its second quarter results for 2016. The pre-tax result (EBT) was NOK 930 million (£83million); doubling the profit from last year’s result of NOK 456 million. The load factor for this period was 88 percent. In two years, the load factor has increased with eight percentage points. The overall performance was positive in all main markets during the second quarter.
Norwegian’s subsidiary, Arctic Aviation Assets Ltd (AAA), has placed a new order of 30 Airbus 321LongRange aircraft. Norwegian will operate the A321LR once the aircraft enters service in 2019. The aircraft has a size and range that makes it suitable for many more long-haul destinations in the future.
In 2012, Norwegian signed an order for 100 A320neo aircraft with Airbus, as well as a large order with Boeing. Now, the airline’s asset company AAA has converted the order from 30 A320neo aircraft to 30 A321LR aircraft, which is an even bigger aircraft type. Norwegian will operate the new aircraft type. Eight of the aircraft are scheduled to be delivered in 2019, and the remaining 22 the following two years.
The new aircraft type has a longer range than the A320neo, is even more fuel efficient and has a single aisle cabin, seating approximately 220 passengers. The A321LR is suitable for many more routes, i.e. between the U.S. East Coast and Europe, between Scandinavia and parts of Asia, as well as South America and Europe.
“I am very pleased with this new Airbus order. The new medium-range aircraft available from 2019 fits really well with our global expansion plans and future long-haul network, both in terms of size, range and fuel efficiency. Airbus 321LR is the newest narrow body long-haul aircraft on the market and with this order we will have a significant cost advantage and increased competitiveness, which means that we can offer our customers low prices on board brand new aircraft to a wide range of new destinations,ʺ said Norwegian CEO Bjørn Kjos.
“We are very pleased that Norwegian has selected the A321LR, the longest range of any single aisle airliner in the world. We are delighted that Norwegian will be the first low-cost transatlantic operator with the A321LR. “The A321LR sets new industry standards for eco-efficiency in terms of fuel saving and passenger appeal” said John Leahy, COO Customers.
COO of Arctic Aviation Assets Ltd, Tore Jenssen, tel + 353 87 946 1070
Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Oslo, Norway, award-winning Norwegian Air Shuttle is the third largest low-cost carrier in Europe and the world’s sixth largest. Norwegian offers more nonstop European destinations from the United States than any other European airline with seamless connections across the continent. Norwegian offers 40 nonstop routes from the U.S. to London, Paris and Scandinavia, as well as six routes from the U.S. to the Caribbean. Onboard features include more legroom than most competitors and free in-flight Wi-Fi on short-haul routes. The airline carried 26 million passengers in 2015 on the world’s most modern and eco-friendly fleet to its network that stretches across Europe into North Africa and the Middle East, as well as long-haul flights to the U.S. and Southeast Asia – a total of more than 440 routes to over 130 destinations. Over 5,500 people in Scandinavia, Europe, Asia, and the U.S. work for Norwegian. Follow @Fly_Norwegian on Twitter, join the discussion on Facebook and keep up with our adventures on Instagram. For more information on Norwegian and its network, visit norwegian.com.
Norwegian’s subsidiary, Arctic Aviation Assets Ltd (AAA), has placed a new order of 30 Airbus 321LongRange aircraft.
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Norwegian is the world’s sixth largest low-cost airline and carried 26 million passengers in 2015. The airline operates more than 400 routes to over 130 destinations in Europe, North Africa, Middle East, Thailand, Caribbean and the U.S. Norwegian has a fleet of more than 100 aircraft, with an average age of 3.6 years, making it one of... Show more
Norwegian is the world’s sixth largest low-cost airline and carried 26 million passengers in 2015. The airline operates more than 400 routes to over 130 destinations in Europe, North Africa, Middle East, Thailand, Caribbean and the U.S. Norwegian has a fleet of more than 100 aircraft, with an average age of 3.6 years, making it one of the world’s youngest fleets. Norwegian was named the Most Fuel-Efficient Airline on Transatlantic Routes by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). Norwegian was named the World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline by the renowned SkyTrax World Airline Awards in 2015 and 2016, and for the fourth consecutive year, named Europe’s Best Low-Cost Airline. Norwegian employs 5,500 people.