Norwegian Air Shuttle has announced it is to establish a new base in London at Gatwick Airport in spring 2013. Gatwick is already Norwegian’s biggest non-Scandinavian destination with around 100 departures per week.
Norwegian, one of the largest low cost carriers in Europe, has firmed up its order for 100 A320neo aircraft with Airbus. This follows a commitment signed in January. The order makes Norwegian a new Airbus customer, and as well, one of the biggest A320neo customers.
Norwegian Air Shuttle said it has placed the largest order for delivery of new aircraft in European aviation history. A total of 222 new Boeing and Airbus aircraft with a value at list price of £14 billion will replace and expand its existing fleet.
Norwegian procures EXIM-backed PEFCO financing for 7 x 2009-2010 Boeing 737-800 deliveries