Norwegian Airlines (long haul unit) has officially announced that it has signed a deal with Boeing for an order of 19 new Boeing 787-9s (789) as part of its aggressive long haul expansion plan out of London Gatwick, Copenhagen, Oslo, Barcelona and Stockholm airports going into the next decade.
These B789s are confirmed to be configured to seat 344 passengers in a dual class layout i.e. 35 premium economy + 309 economy. The above mentioned order will henceforth result in the long haul fleet consisting of 8 B788s + 30 B789s once all are delivered gradually between 2017-2020.
The airline also revealed that its long haul flights have now started to make an operating profit and sees the higher capacity B789 with current fuel prices having a real positive impact on their bottom line.