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Thu, 25 February 2016

Norwegian Takes Delivery of First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Norwegian has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

The Swedish actress Greta Garbo is proudly displayed on the tail of Norwegian's first 787-9, leased from MG Aviation.

The aircraft's first commercial flight will take place on 27 February 2016 from Oslo to Orlando.

Norwegian leased the airplane through an agreement with MG Aviation. The delivery is also the first Dreamliner to MG Aviation, the aviation leasing arm of Jordache Enterprises which has three additional 787s on order.

"The 787-9 Dreamliner will provide Norwegian with unrivalled operational advantages, large improvements in fuel efficiency and much lower costs," said Norwegian's CEO Bjrn Kjos. "In addition, it is an airplane that offers an exceptional in-flight experience."

Norwegian already operates eight 787-8s and will use its 787-9s to open up new routes across North America, South America and Southeast Asia with its increased range and capacity.

The 787-9 complements and extends the 787 family. With the fuselage stretched by 20 feet (6 meters) over the 787-8, the 787-9 will fly more passengers and cargo farther.

Norwegian serves more than 130 destinations across Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, the USA and Southeast Asia, with a fleet that includes 90 Next-Generation 737-800s and eight 787-8s.

In October 2015 the airline placed the largest single order for 787-9s from a European carrier, ordering 19 airplanes valued at more than US$5 billion at list prices.

MG Aviation is part of Jordache Enterprises, the Nakash family's global conglomerate that also operates Arkia Israeli Airlines.

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