Published on February 28th, 2022 | by Alan Dwyer0
AerCap Announces Leases with Norwegian
The Irish leasing company has announced that it has signed agreements with Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA for the lease of ten new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft and eight Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft. The aircraft are scheduled to deliver in 2022 and 2023. Norwegian had operated over 100 Boeing 737 aircraft prior to the pandemic but had to scale down their operations and shut down their long-haul operations. They maintained operations, mostly in Scandinavia with just eight aircraft while travel restrictions were in place across Europe. The airline has slowly started rebuilding its network and these new lease agreements will aid this recovery.
Commenting on the deal, the Chief Commercial Officer of AerCap, Peter Anderson said, “We are delighted to support Norwegian’s narrowbody fleet renewal program. The addition of these aircraft will help Norwegian grow their operations whilst maintaining its commitment to operate a highly competitive, fuel-efficient fleet of aircraft. We wish Geir Karlsen and all the team every success and we look forward to working with them as these aircraft deliver.”
Also commenting was the CEO of Norwegian, Geir Karlsen who added, “The addition of these aircraft will help us achieving our target of building a larger, modern and more fuel-efficient fleet. This will, in turn, enable us to deliver our products and services in a wide network of routes in the Nordics and to European destinations.”