Norwegian continues to selectively grow its aircraft fleet, and the company has announced that it has entered into agreement to lease two Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft.
“This agreement is an important step in Norwegian’s plan to build an efficient and modern fleet for the future,” said Geir Karlsen, CEO of Norwegian.
“The flexibility of ‘power-by-the-hour’ will allow us to manage our capacity through the low season adjusting for variations in seasonal demand”.
Delivery will begin shortly to enable Norwegian to fulfil the announced Summer 2022 flying programme with approximately 270 routes.
The lease term for each aircraft is for nine years.
The agreement includes ‘power-by-the-hour’ (PBH) arrangements for both the IATA Winter Seasons 2021/22 and 2022/23, giving Norwegian necessary flexibility to manage capacity through the low season.
Finally, Norwegian has the option, under the agreement, to substitute the subject 737 MAX 8 aircraft for new technology narrow-body aircraft from Airbus.
The lessor is well reputed and has a longstanding relationship with Norwegian.