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AIRCRAFT ACQUISTION

Press release   •   Jun 21, 2011 09:06 BST

Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA has today extended its current aircraft order with Boeing Commercial Airplanes for an additional 15 Boeing 737-800 to be delivered between 2015 and 2018.

The total order for purchased aircraft now stands at a total of 78 whereof 19 have been delivered. Norwegian has 12 remaining purchase rights for aircraft of the type.

In addition to the 19 direct-buy 737-800s already delivered, Norwegian also operates 22 leased 737-800s and 17 737-300s. As per June 21st the fleet counts a total of 58 aircraft.

The future delivery stream of aircraft is set out below. All future 737 aircraft will be fitted with CFM Evolution engines, Boeing SKY interiors and in-flight Wi-Fi.

 

2011:          15 Boeing 737-800 (whereof 1 leased)

                   (11 already delivered)

2012:          13 Boeing 737-800 (whereof 3 leased)

                    1 Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner (leased)

2013:          10 Boeing 737-800 (whereof 1 leased

                    3 Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner (whereof 1 leased)

2014:           11 Boeing 737-800

2015:            7 Boeing 737-800

                    1 Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner

2016:           10 Boeing 737-800

2017:            5 Boeing 737-800

2018:            2 Boeing 737-800

 

TOTAL aircraft on order (not yet delivered):

Boeing 737-800:  62 (3 leased)

Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner: 5 (2 leased)

 

From August this year, all new deliveries will be fitted with CFM Evolution engines which, along with airframe improvements, will reduce emissions by more than 2 per cent, adding to Norwegian's environmentally progressive profile.

Norwegian already offers the all new Boeing SKY aircraft interiors and in-flight WiFi on 9 aircraft. Norwegian will offer fleet wide Wi-Fi coverage from next year.

For further information contact:

CFO Frode Foss, phone + 47 91 63 16 45

SVP Corporate Communications Anne-Sissel Skånvik,

phone + 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 58 aircraft on 238 routes to about 100 destinations and employs approximately 2 500 people.