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Article from BTNews 13 AUGUST 2018

Norwegian B737 MAX for Gatwick

Selected short-haul flights between Gatwick and destinations in Europe by Norwegian are being operated later this summer by the carrier’s newest single-aisle aircraft, the Boeing B737 MAX, for the first time at the airport.

The airline, the world’s fifth-largest low-cost carrier and European launch customer for the new Boeing, says the move will not only reduce carbon and noise impact, but provides passengers with new cabins with a quieter ambience.

Norwegian is taking delivery of 12 of the aircraft type this year and currently has eight in operation on transatlantic routes from Edinburgh, Belfast, Dublin, Cork and Shannon to New York Stewart International Airport and Providence Airport in Rhode Island near Boston.

This summer, the airline will operate the B737 MAX configured with 189 leather Recaro seats with 38in or 30in pitch on selected flights from Gatwick initially to Helsinki, Oslo and Bergen and later to other European routes after future deliveries.

• In continued expansion, Norwegian has launched a recruitment drive in Ireland for 40 captains and first officers with Boeing B737 operational certificates, which will almost double the current number of flight crew operating from the Dublin base.

www.norwegian.com/uk

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