Norwegian Air Shuttle Receives Boeing 737 MAX 8

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Norwegian Air Shuttle Receives Boeing 737 MAX 8

Norwegian Air Shuttle Receives Boeing 737 MAX 8. Oslo-based carrier received its first two Boeing 737 Max 8s with the aircraft to enter service through the liner in July.

"Today is an incredible milestone for us," says Bjorn Kjos, executive director of the company based in Oslo, at the ceremony of delivery of his first Max. "The Max 8 opens the door to a whole new concept for us."

The aircraft (MSNs 42826 and 42830) are equipped with CFM International Leap-1B engines. They will be operated by the Norwegian subsidiary of Norway, Norwegian Air International.

The 737 is Boeing's fifth and sixth installment since Malindo Air took the first plane in May.

Norwegian takes his first 737 Max after a wait of almost a month. The delay was due to defects previously reported on the low-pressure turbine rotor blade on some of the Leap-1B engines, says Kjos.

The airline will test the 737 Max 8 flight range of 3,515 nautical mile. It plans to debut the aircraft on transatlantic flights in July, which could usher in a new era of long-range commuter flights.

The aircraft will operate flights to Hartford, Newburgh Stewart and Providence from six points in Western Europe. Service to the three cities of the United States from Edinburgh began in June with 737-800s with limited capacity and will move to Max next month, while flights from the remaining five European footbridges - Belfast, Bergen, Cork, Dublin and Shannon - begin in July.

"When we get the Max, when we can fly full and you have no problem with the length of the tracks ... it will be very interesting because you can fly at very low rates," says Kjos in the new Routes "Max is a plane Very profitable. "
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Norwegian offered introductory USD 65 one-way fares on Max's transatlantic flights when they announced them in February.

Kjos says the initial demand for Max flights is "very good."

No other airline with 737 Max orders has yet to announce long-haul routes for the plane. Malindo placed his first 737 Max in service in the short segment of Kuala Lumpur-Singapore on May 22 and his father Lion Air plans to use the plane on flights to China from Indonesia later this year.

However, if Norway's long-distance experiment 737 is successful, other companies will undoubtedly follow their own long-distance services.

The Norwegian is already contemplating possible additional destinations for 737 Max, with Kjos saying "they will come". In addition to the routes to the United States, the plane could fly to India from Scandinavia, he says.