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Aircraft Acquisition

Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA has entered into a Letter of Intent (LoI) with Icelandair for the right to acquire three Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft, which Icelandair currently has on order.


Two of the aircraft are expected to be delivered during the first half of 2013, the third aircraft in early 2015. The three aircraft will complement the two 787-8 leases announced on November 8, 2010.


With today’s announcement and contract signing Norwegian’s long haul-fleet will count five Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners.


Norwegian is hosting a short press and analyst brief at the Company’s headquarters at Oksenøyveien 3 at 13.30 CET today. Please also see the attached press release for further information.


Fornebu, Norway, 26 May, 2011



CFO Frode Foss, +47 91 63 16 45

SVP, Corporate Communications, Anne Sissel Skånvik, +47 97 55 43 44



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. With competitive prices and customer friendly solutions and service, the company has experienced significant growth over the previous years. With more than 13 million passengers in 2010, Norwegian is the 3rd largest low-cost airline in Europe. Norwegian currently operates 57 aircraft on 238 routes to about 100 destinations and employs approximately 2 500 people.

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Norwegian was founded in 1993 but began operating as a low-cost carrier with Boeing 737 aircraft in 2002. Since then, our mission has been to offer affordable fares for all and to allow customers to travel the smart way by offering value and choice throughout their journey.

Norwegian has been voted Europe’s Best Low-Cost airline by Skytrax for six consecutive years and won Airline Program of the Year Europe & Africa at the Freddie Awards for four consecutive years. Since 2012, Norwegian has won over 55 awards for our service, product, and innovation in the industry.

We were the first airline in the world to join the UN Climate Secretariat’s climate action-initiative in 2019, pledging to work systematically to become carbon neutral by 2050.

Norwegian operates a short haul network across the Nordics and to key European destinations providing customers with excellent quality at affordable fares.