Norse Atlantic Airways Takes Delivery of First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
Norse Atlantic Airways celebrated the delivery of their first aircraft in Oslo on Monday, a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on lease from BOC Aviation. The flight from Warsaw was operated by Norse’s own Captains, Kjetil Risan, Derek Spicer, Dean Kitchen and Ulf Heikmann.
On Monday (December 20, 2021), Norse Atlantic Airways announced the delivery of their first aircraft, a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The aircraft was operated by Norse’s own Captains, Kjetil Risan, Derek Spicer, Dean Kitchen and Ulf Heikmann, for the ferry flight between Warsaw and Oslo. The state-of-the art Boeing 787-9 was leased from BOC Aviation, one of the world’s largest leasing companies, on a ‘power by the hour’ basis at the outset, and will be named Rondane after one of Norway’s largest national parks. Norse's planned fleet will include 12 Boeing 787-9s and three Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners. Deliveries will continue through April 2022, with all aircraft initially parked at Oslo Airport.
In Monday’s announcement, Norse Atlantic Airways’ Founder and CEO, Bjørn Tore Larsen, said,
“The delivery of our first Dreamliner marks an important milestone for us at Team Norse as it brings us one step closer to the launch of attractive and affordable transatlantic flights. We believe transatlantic travel will resume with full force once the pandemic is behind us. People will want to explore new destinations, visit friends and family and travel for business. Norse will be there to offer attractive and affordable flights on our more environmentally friendly Dreamliners to both the leisure and cost-conscious business traveler.”
Norse plans on launching commercial operations in spring 2022, with the first flights connecting Oslo to select U.S. cities.
Norse Atlantic Airways’ vision is to be ‘The Explorer Airline’, offering affordable transatlantic flights. The carrier is building a high performance culture where diversity is valued and all team members feel a sense of belonging. Norse plans on working smarter, better and faster than their competitors, while leveraging their unique Team Norse culture to deliver an exceptional guest experience. The company’s head office is located in Arendal, Norway and Norse also has an office in London. Once all 15 Boeing 787 Dreamliners are delivered, the company expects to employ a dedicated group of 1,600 team members, both on the ground and in the air.
Singapore-based BOC Aviation Limited (HKEX Code: 2588) is a leading global aircraft operating leasing company with a fleet of 533 owned, managed or ordered aircraft. As of September 30, 2021, the company’s owned and managed fleet was leased to 88 airlines in 38 countries and territories. In addition to their Singapore headquarters, BOC maintains offices in Dublin, London, New York and Tianjin. BOC Aviation Limited is a Member of The Bank of China Group.
Source(s): Norse Atlantic Airways, BOC Aviation Limited