Norwegian’s first 787 Dreamliner touched down at Oslo Airport Gardermoen (OSL) on Sunday morning. See pictures from the landing and arrival here.
“It’s fantastic that we have taken delivery of ourvery first Dreamliner and that it can finally enter into service,” said Norwegian’s CEO Bjørn Kjos. Director of Flight Operations Norwegian Long Haul, Torstein Hoås, and one of Norwegian’s new 787 captains, Fredrik Lambeck, brought the Dreamliner back to Oslo from Seattle – a journey that took 8 hours and 20 minutes.
“Oslo Airport Gardermoen is proud to wish Norwegian’s first 787 Dreamliner welcome to Norway and Europe. We would like to congratulate Norwegian with this fantastic new aircraft, which already has led to several new routes overseas from OSL. We are looking forward to working together with Norwegian so we can get even more new routes with the Dreamliner from OSL,” says Oslo Airport Gardermoen’s Managing Director Nic. Nilsen.
Will operate on European routes this summer
Before the aircraft enters into long-haul service to New York and Bangkok, the Dreamliner will operate on several European routes this summer. This means that scores of passengers will be able to enjoy the comfort of this brand new aircraft. The selected routes are between Oslo and London, Alicante, Malaga, Nice and Barcelona from July 4 to August 4.
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Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA, commercially branded “Norwegian”, is a low-cost airline listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Norwegian is the second largest airline in Scandinavia and third largest low cost carrier in Europe. Close to 18 million passengers chose to fly on its network in 2012. Norwegian has a route portfolio that stretches across Europe into North Africa and the Middle East, as well as long-haul flights to the US and Southeast Asia. The company has a total of 382 routes to 121 destinations on sale and employs approximately 3,000 people in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, UK, Spain and Thailand. The company has 275 undelivered aircraft on firm order. Norwegian was founded in 1993 and its headquarter is in Fornebu, Norway. In June 2013, Norwegian was voted Europe’s best low-cost carrier of the year by the renowned SkyTrax World Airline Awards. Norwegian offers better leg room than most competitors, in-flight WiFi, world-class punctuality and a fleet of 75 aircraft with an average age of only 4.6 years.