June 29th 2017, Norwegian took delivery of two of its 737 MAX-8 aircraft on order from Boeing. The airline will take delivery of an additional four MAX aircraft this year as the first European carrier to fly the 737 MAX.
The new 737 MAX will take flight later this summer, and the total six aircraft will operate 12 routes between the northeastern U.S. and Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Norway.
Norwegian will station four of the six new 737 MAX Aircraft at its new bases at Stewart International Airport in New York and Providence’s T.F. Green Airport, Rhode Island in the U.S. This will be Norwegian’s third and fourth U.S. bases; the airline currently has bases at JFK International Airport and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
Nearly 200 Cabin Crew and 84 Pilots employed by OSM Aviation will work onboard Norwegians new 737 MAX. The Crew will be spread across the different bases in Providence and Stewart in U.S and Edinburgh in UK with approx 60 Cabin Crew and 28 Pilots on each base.
“The 737 MAX 8 is a significant addition to Norwegian’s fleet, enabling the airline to start the next chapter in its incredible growth story of low-cost, long-haul travel,”
said Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ President and CEO, Kevin McAllister.
“It is a tremendous honor that a brand as innovative as Norwegian will be the first European carrier to fly the 737 MAX, and we are certain that this airplane will play a key role in its continued success.”
Please visit the Norwegian website for more information and details.
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