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  • Joe Breitfeller

Norwegian to Lease Six Additional Boeing 737-8 MAX Aircraft From Air Lease Corporation

Norwegian Air Shuttle has signed a letter-of-intent with Air Lease Corporation (ALC) for the lease of six Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft. This is in addition to three of the aircraft type the carrier has already agreed to lease from ALC, one of which has already been delivered.

Norwegian Boeing 737-8 MAX 'Elsa Beskow' - Courtesy Norwegian Air Shuttle/Mynewsdesk

On Monday (February 6, 2023), Norwegian Air Shuttle announced that they have signed a letter-of-intent with Air Lease Corporation (ALC) for the lease of six Boeing 737-8 MAX Aircraft. This is in addition to three previously leased 737-8s from ALC, one of which has already been delivered. The remaining jets are scheduled to be delivered to Norwegian well before the summer 2023 season. The Boeing 737-8 MAX is approximately 14 percent more fuel efficient compared to previous generation aircraft, and will contribute to the airline’s ambitious goal of reducing carbon emissions by 45 percent by 2030.

In Monday’s announcement, Norwegian’s CEO, Geir Karlsen, said,

“These modern and fuel-efficient aircraft fit well into our fleet strategy. They will also compensate for the delayed aircraft delivery from Boeing this spring.”

Based in Los Angeles, California, Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL) is a leading global aircraft leasing company. The ALC team is principally involved in the purchase of commercial aircraft and leasing them to airlines worldwide with customized leasing and financing solutions.

Norwegian Air Shuttle was founded in 1993, but the low-cost airline with Boeing 737 aircraft began flying in 2002, offering smart and pleasant travel experiences at low prices. The airline has been voted ‘Europe’s Best Low-Cost Airline’ by Skytrax for the last six years. Norwegian’s loyalty program, Norwegian Rewards, has also been voted ‘The Airline Industry’s Best Loyalty Program in Europe/Africa’ at the Freddie Awards four years in a row. In 2019, Norwegian became the first airline to sign the UN Climate Action Programme, committing to becoming climate neutral by 2050. The carrier currently offers affordable flights on a short-haul network of destinations in the Nordic countries and to key European destinations.

Source: Norwegian Air Shuttle/Mynewsdesk

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