|Norwegian Air’s first Boeing 787 with red and white livery|
The airline, which is Europe’s fourth-biggest discount carrier, is planning to introduce eight Boeing 787-8s into its fleet in total, with three deliveries this year, followed by another four in 2014 and a final one in 2015.
Initial routes include New York, Bangkok and Fort Lauderdale (Florida), although a revised date for the first handover is still awaited.
But progress is still being made! Check out the photo of Norwegian Air’s first 787 on this page, which has been released by the airline (there’s a whole photo album of images, visit my Facebook page to view them all).
The aircraft has finally been adorned with Norwegian’s red and white livery – a process that took six days in the paint hangar. What do you think of the final result? How does the livery compare to other 787s out there? As always, please feel free to share your comments here, and you can also get in touch on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ - I look forward to connecting with you!
Despite the delays, Norwegian Air is still upbeat about the Dreamliner. In fact, CEO Bjoern Kjos told Bloomberg that he’s looking to purchase even more of them!
This time, he might focus on the larger 787-9 model, and the Oslo-based carrier could even push for discounts as part of delay compensation… can we expect an announcement at Paris Airshow?