July 14, 2016: Norwegian, one of the largest low cost carriers in Europe, has placed an order for 30 Airbus A321LRs. First deliveries will start in 2019.
This follows a commitment signed in June 2012 for 100 A320neo aircraft.
Norwegian operates a network across Europe, North America and Asia, and is rapidly expanding its low cost operations.
The new aircraft will feature a single class cabin layout, seating approximately 220 passengers.
“The new ‘short long-haul’ aircraft available from 2019 fits really well with our global expansion plans and future long-haul network, both in terms of size, range and fuel efficiency. The Airbus A321LR is the newest narrow body long-haul aircraft on the market and with this order we will have a significant cost advantage and increased competitiveness, which means that we can offer our customers low prices on board brand new aircraft to a wide range of new destinations, ? said says Bjorn Kjos, CEO of Norwegian.
The A321LR will provide additional flexibility as it will have the longest range of any single aisle airliner, making it ideally suited to transatlantic routes and enable airlines to tap into new long haul markets which were not previously accessible with current single aisle aircraft.