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Norwegian will operate the 787 Dreamliner on European routes this summer

Press Release   •   Jun 05, 2013 08:03 BST

Norwegian will operate its brand new Boeing 787 Dreamliner on several European routes this summer, including London - Oslo. Norwegian’s passengers will also have the opportunity to experience the state-of-the-art 787 Dreamliner on selected routes from Oslo to Alicante, Malaga, Nice and Barcelona.

Norwegian is scheduled to take delivery of its first 787 Dreamliner at the end of June. Before the aircraft enters long-haul service, it will operate selected European routes out of Oslo. Scores of passengers will be able to enjoy the comfort of the new aircraft.

787 Dreamliner summer schedule:
Oslo – Malaga - Oslo: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Oslo – Alicante - Oslo: Monday and Friday
Oslo – Barcelona - Oslo: Monday and Friday
Oslo – London - Oslo: Thursday and Sunday
Oslo – Nice - Oslo: Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday

(Look for the 787 symbol when booking your flight)

Customers that have already booked tickets on these flights will receive information from Norwegian on e-mail about the Dreamliner replacing the Boeing 737. Many more seats will be available for sale on these flights, making it possible to be among the first to experience the Dreamliner. The Dreamliner is scheduled to operate on European routes from July 4 to August 4.

Facts about the 787 Dreamliner
The 787 Dreamliner will reduce the company's costs and enable Norwegian to offer competitive airfare. Not least, the Dreamliner is the most environmentally friendly option available today, with 20 percent less emissions than comparable aircraft. In addition to these operational benefits, the aircraft features a number of innovations that will benefit the passengers. The cabin is pressurized at a lower level, making the air more similar to ground level, reducing the typical "jet lag" - symptoms such as headaches and muscle pain. The humidity will be higher, reducing the symptoms of dry eyes and dry skin. The aircraft is fitted with the Dreamliner interior which passengers have already enjoyed on many of Norwegian's newest Boeing 737-800s.

Norwegian currently has eight 787 Dreamliners on order, three of which will be delivered in 2013, four in 2014 and one in 2015.

Norwegian has signed an agreement to lease two Airbus A340-300 long-haul aircraft that will be used on intercontinental flights until the Dreamliner enters service.

Media Contact:
Norwegian’s Press Office: + 47 815 11 816

Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA, commercially branded “Norwegian,” is a public low-cost airline noted on the Oslo Stock Exchange. The company is the second largest airline in Scandinavia, and has a route portfolio that stretches across Europe into North Africa and the Middle East. In May 2013 it will even commence long-haul flights from Scandinavia to the US and Asia.  With competitive prices and customer friendly solutions and service, the company has experienced significant growth over the previous years. With 17.7million passengers in 2012, Norwegian is the 3rd largest low-cost airline in Europe. Norwegian currently operates 73 aircraft on 330 routes to 120 destinations and employs approximately 3,000 people. Norwegian's fleet has an average age of 4,6 years and the company currently has 280 aircraft on order.